Today's News

  • ‘In-your-face terror’

    Some are afraid of heights, others tight spaces, spiders or snakes.

    The world is full of phobic reactions, including plenty of people who feel like running away screaming at the first sight of a clown.

    That’s a condition known as coulrophobia, and by the end of October it might well be the single most diagnosed condition in Lawrenceburg.

  • Man jailed for hitting 9-year-old with stick

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after being charged with breaking a stick over a 9-year-old boy’s back.

    Timothy Bowman, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 44, is charged with fourth-degree assault, child abuse, following and incident at his home Sept. 21.

    According to a report filed by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the child said that Bowman broke the stick over his back during an argument he was having with his brother.

  • Teen receives national award for saving man’s life

    When Jaden Raymond saved a man’s life in January, he never expected to be featured on the front page of The Anderson News.

    Imagine his surprise, then, when the 16-year-old freshman at Anderson County High School found out his act of heroism won him a national award.

    Raymond won the American Legion Auxiliary’s national Youth Hero Award during the group’s national convention in Baltimore and was presented the award by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg earlier this month.

  • Dangerous road to be fixed

    After years of complaining and dodging vehicles careening through their yards or slamming into their homes, help might finally be on the way for Graefenburg Road (Highway 151) residents.

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) confirmed last week that the state Transportation Cabinet plans to implement changes to the road, perhaps before the end of the year.

    “I was told they are hoping to get a contractor in there to do some repairs and make some modifications,” Tipton said in an interview last Friday.

  • ‘He was a force, he was a kind man’

    It’s fitting that one of the last images people will have of Jimmy Walker is of him holding the American flag high during the singing of the National Anthem.

    It was the recent anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and Walker, co-president of the Wheels in Time Car Club, made sure that the group’s Friday night cruise-in on Main Street included a patriotic tribute to those who lost their lives.

  • He wants to turn Lawrenceburg blue

    A Lawrenceburg man is launching a blue light campaign to support police.

    Michael Childress said he “went numb” when hearing of the murder of Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder, a person with whom he was friends.

    “I didn’t want to believe it,” said Childress, who lives on Seabiscuit Lane. “I am sick and tired of hearing police officers getting killed left and right and all they’re trying to do is their jobs.

    “The last thing I want to do is bury a family member because of some coward.”

  • Four Roses repeats as Burgoo Cook-Off champs

    Jess Sanford and his team at Four Roses apparently can’t be beat.

    For the fifth consecutive year, Four Roses outdistanced the competition in the Burgoo Cook-Off, an event sponsored by The Anderson News as a fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program that purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Darnell’s Old Tyme Burgoo had a strong showing and placed second, followed by Anderson County Schools, which placed third in its first year of competition.

    The event raised nearly $1,200 for Shop With a Cop.

  • Winners named in Lion’s Club’s 5K Run/Walk

    The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club hosted a 5K Run/Walk for Sight on Saturday during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eyeglasses for the under-privileged people in Anderson County.

    Forty-nine people participated in the and everyone was able to finish the 3.1-mile course in less than one hour.

    The fastest runner in the event was Austin Dillow of Lawrenceburg, who ran the course in 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Second was Aaron Hume of Lawrenceburg with a time of 18:28.

  • Marching Bearcats place first in Pulaski County Invitational
  • Sixth grader to sing National Anthem at Keeneland

    The largest crowd to witness sixth grader Lauren Wash sing is about 500.

    That’s about to change in a big way.

    On Oct. 11, Wash will sing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people during the fall meet at Keeneland.

    “I’m actually really excited,” the 11-year-old veteran of numerous pageants and musicals said Monday afternoon. “I’ve done a lot of things over the years, but haven’t done anything as big as this.”