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Today's News

  • ‘God needed her more than me’

    A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg girl was killed last Saturday night when a vehicle crashed on Alton Station Road near Rainbow Drive. Sydney Peffer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another 17-year-old girl, who was not injured in the wreck. Her name had not been released as of Monday. The Kentucky State Police are investigating, and declined to comment if charges are pending.

  • Shelburne rocks Lawrenceburg

     

    The community came together Friday for “Nashville on the Green,” a free concert featuring Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne. Many local businesses sponsored the event that proved to be a success as the crowd continued to grow once the music started.

    At one point, Shelburne paused before starting a new song to tell the audience about his Kentucky roots.

    “I’m one of you guys, really,” said Shelburne. “I just got a guitar in front of me.”

  • Man jailed for choking woman

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after allegedly choking a woman until the blood vessels in her eyes burst, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brock O’Neil Thompson, 22, of 424 Secretariat Drive, allegedly broke into the woman’s home and waited for her to return while hiding in a basement closet, according to an arrest warrant requested May 8 by officer Nathan Doty.

  • Former Legion commander passes at 81

    The longtime commander of American Legion Post 34 and Korean War veteran Bobby Thornberry, 81, passed away suddenly Saturday at Baptist Health Lexington.

    A mainstay at the Legion, Thornberry lead numerous efforts through his years of service that brought statewide and national recognition to the local post.

    Funeral services were still pending Sunday afternoon at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, and were expected to be completed Monday.

    Thornberry is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Hyatt Thornberry.

  • Family Fun Night is Thursday at ACMS

    The 16th Annual Family Fun Night is scheduled for this Thursday at Anderson County Middle School where 800 backpacks will be stuffed and handed out to help the children get a jump start on their back-to-school supply lists.

    The event will be 6-8 p.m. and is open to all Anderson County students, from preschool to twelfth-grade to attend with their parents or guardian.

  • Four from Lawrenceburg arrested on meth charges

     

    Four people were arrested last Tuesday morning at around 2 a.m., when police obtained a search warrant for the property located at 1081 Johnson Road. They found evidence of distributing and trafficking methamphetamine.

    The search warrant was the result of a traffic stop made on July 17, by Deputy Zach Ray and Sgt. Patrick Beasley, according to a press release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • A Mother’s Day card Hallmark couldn’t write

    Column as I see ’em …

    Greeting cards have never really been my style.

    I don’t mind giving and receiving them, but as someone who makes a living via the written word, I always figured I could provide something a little better than a mushy poem filled with platitudes or goofy “Lordy, Lordy looks who’s 40” sort of gimmick.

  • Pension, tax reform discussion possibly on hold

    I hope you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly. I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Gov. Bevin.

  • Don’t be fooled, Japanese beetles aren’t finished this year

    Japanese beetle activity in some parts of Kentucky this year has resembled scenes from the 1980s, when this insect rolled across the state.

    Although the peak of adult feeding has passed for 2017, the last of the adults will be around for another 2 weeks. As adult feeding subsides, the white grub stage will take over.

    They will feed on grass roots for the next four to six weeks. Combined efforts of the Japanese beetle and masked chafers may result in above normal turf injury between now and early September.

  • Life through a century

    By Brittany Fuller

    News Staff

    Ernest Watts was born May 20, 1915, in West Virginia, and has settled for the remainder of his life in Anderson County where he celebrated his 102nd birthday in May. Watts describes himself as very laid back, and said that may be the key to his long, eventful life.

    Growing up, Watts said he didn’t like country life.

    “We lived in the country, and I was never happy with the country,” said Watts. “But I made the best of it.”