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Today's News

  • City police launch seat belt campaign

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is joining the 2015 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization on May 18 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

    “As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” Sgt. Chris Beach said in a news release. “We’ll be out in force – day and night – prepared to ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt.”

  • Aggressive attack credited for saving burning house

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Arson investigators were still trying Monday to determine what caused an unoccupied residence at 1941 Glensboro Road to burn Saturday afternoon.

    “We’re looking into that,” said Anderson County Fire District Chief Patrick Krogman. “We’re waiting to make contact with the owners to be able to get back in there. It looks like it started in a second floor bedroom. That’s where the heaviest damage was.”

  • Fire damages apartments on Evergreen

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Lawrenceburg firefighters were able to save an apartment building at 204 Evergreen Drive that caught fire around 8:30 Tuesday morning, but the building sustained significant damage.

    City Fire Chief Bobby Hume said it appears the fire started in the upstairs bathroom of center of three apartments in the building and was likely caused by an exhaust fan.

    “We’re pretty sure that’s what started it,” he said. “One of our guys touched it and it fell through the hole.”

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary held their spring conference in Florence on April 17 and 18, the organization announced.

    Member Pam Brough announced to department President Lana Goley that the local unit would send $1,000 to be split between her two special projects that are Intrepid Fallen Hero’s Fund at Fort Campbell and Wounded Warriors Battalion at Fort Knox.

    Guest speakers included department Commander Marty Goley, membership chairman Sidney Shouse and National Executive Committeeman Randall Coffman.

  • Legion Auxiliary to host poker run

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 will host its eighth annual Poker Run for the Department of Kentucky Healing Field on Saturday, May 16.

    The Healing Field honors all Kentucky solder’s who have given their life in the War on Terrorism.

  • FBLA students preparing for national conference
  • Education briefs, May 13, 2015

    Chesser wins $2,000 scholarship

    Laiken Chesser, a 2015 senior at Anderson County High School, received a $2,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Association of Counties as an outstanding graduating senior, the agency announced.

    Chesser, a daughter of Wayne and Sonya Chesser of Lawrenceburg, plans to major in business administration and pursue a career in humane resource management at Morehead State University, according to a news release.

  • Tractor-trailer slams into tree on Graefenburg Road

    A tractor-trailer went off Graefenburg Road in Alton just after midnight Thursday and slammed into a tree in front of the home of Brian Flood.

    The unidentified driver sustained what appeared to be leg and head injuries but was conscious and alert after being trapped inside the truck’s cab for nearly two hours. He was airlifted to an area hospital.

    The impact knocked the engine out of the truck, spilling it and what appeared to be a load of aluminum ingots into the home’s yard.

  • Polson living big dream, ‘crazy story’

    Dreaming big dreams.

    That simple, yet gigantic step is usually the first step to success in any endeavor.

    For countless boys growing up in Kentucky, playing basketball in the recreation leagues, middle schools and high schools that dream starts with eventually wearing a blue and white uniform and running onto the floor at Rupp Arena. 

    Somewhere along the way, the cruel realization hits that the dream is bigger than one’s basketball ability.

    Jarrod Polson was no different.

    In many ways, that is.

  • Cann leaves Cincinnati program

    Former Anderson County High School girls’ basketball star Makenzie Cann has left the University of Cincinnati program.

    Cann confirmed her decision in a Twitter message to The Anderson News on Saturday.

    Cann saw action in all 31 games for Cincinnati last season, starting once. She averaged 7 points a game.

    She had a season-best 23 points against Central Florida in the AAC Tournament. The next game, eventual national champion UConn ended Cincy’s season. The Bearcats finished at 8-23.