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Today's News

  • Warm weather now could prove ‘devastating’

    Basking in the low 70s in February seems great now, but experts are warning there will be a heavy price to pay later this year if, as expected, winter makes a vengeful return.

    “I’m very concerned,” said Tommy Yankey, a natural sciences and agriculture agent at the Anderson County Extension office.

    “Mother Nature has a way of getting even.”

  • Boo birds, supporters greet McConnell

    Hundreds of protesters gathered here Tuesday afternoon to shout their displeasure at Sen. Mitch McConnell, who was in town to speak at the Andeson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    McConnell’s motorcade blew past the large crowd gathered in the American Legion park, and later ignored questions from protesters who managed to get tickets into the sold-out luncheon.

  • Better, cleaner animal shelter

    Anderson County’s animal shelter was declared among the state’s worst a year ago, but that almost certainly isn’t the case anymore.

    “I would encourage them to come out and check it out again,” said Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton. “That would be great … go right ahead.”

    The shelter ranked 17th worse in the state, according to information released following a statewide study titled the Current Status of Kentucky County Shelters, conducted by six students from the University of Kentucky and Lincoln Memorial College.

  • Meth bust lands four behind bars

    Two men and two woman were arrested Saturday night on methamphetamine charges.

    Derek L. Cooper, 26, of 307 Center St., John Russell, 48, of 1779 U.S. 127 Bypass, and Donna Williams, 51, of 1081 Johnson Road were charged around 2:30 Saturday morning when an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the two men stopped alongside U.S. 127, standing outside of a van.

  • Trump supporter, protester clash during McConnell visit

     

    A largely peaceful visit by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell included some late fireworks Tuesday when a Lawrenceburg physician and avid Trump supporter exchanged heated words with protesters.

    Dr. Andrew Bustin, a member of the Anderson County Board of Health, got into the exchange with Louisville resident Lisa Tobe before being escorted toward the door by Sheriff Joe Milam.

    The exchange came inside of Legion Hall just moments after McConnell finished taking questions from the audience.

  • School district yanks students from McConnell event over protest concerns

    High school students scheduled to meet and ask questions of Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during his visit here Tuesday will not be allowed to attend due to concerns over a protest being organized by the Kentucky Democratic Committee, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has confirmed.

    Similar concerns also played a role in the event being moved from the county park to a fenced-in area inside of the American Legion, according to Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the sold-out event.

  • Democrats organizing anti-McConnell rally here

    Disparaging remarks about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s physical appearance and about his wife, Transportation Cabinet Secretary Elaine Chao, can be seen on a Facebook page hosted by the Kentucky Democratic Party calling for people to protest McConnell’s appearance here Tuesday.

    The page includes a post from a person who claims his past actions would likely prevent him from getting into the event.

  • ‘She was my world’

    Mike Brown paused from making funeral and burial arrangements for his 20-year-old daughter MaKayla Brown on Monday to reflect on the difficulty and emotions of losing his only child.

    “I miss the hell out of her … it’s killing me,” said Brown. “I raised her since she was a year old and everyone knows I’d do anything for my kid.

    “She was my only child. She was my world.”

  • Police seize meth, heroin, guns on Alford Road

    A routine traffic stop last week yielded what Sheriff Joe Milam called a “pretty good lick” in fighting drug sales in Anderson County.

    Stuart Goodlett, 34, of 206 Forrest Drive faces numerous drug charges after a passenger involved in a traffic stop allegedly told police that drugs found in the vehicle belonged to him.

    Deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a vehicle and was granted permission to search it, according to a citation issued by trooper Gerry Milam of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Walnut Street man charged with rape

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after being charged with raping a child under the age of 14, according to an arrest warrant on file in Anderson District Court.

    Steven Joshua Logan, 33, of 322 Walnut St. is charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy for incidents that allegedly occurred late last year.

    According to the arrest warrant signed by trooper Rob Wood of the Kentucky State Police, Logan allegedly committed rape and sodomy between Nov. 1 2016 and Dec. 7 2016 at an undisclosed location in Anderson County.