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Today's News

  • Bullets rip holes in home on Lincoln Street

    Lawrenceburg police are searching for what Chief Chris Atkins is calling a “list” of suspects in a drive-by shooting that rattled the Lincoln Street neighborhood early this morning.

    Shots rang out around 12:30 a.m. at 322 Lincoln St., with at least two bullets hitting the home and one punching a hole through the front door and into the family’s couch.

    Tristian Bean and his mother Lisa were home at the time, according to a family member who declined to be named, but neither was injured.

  • Middle schoolers nabbed for vandalizing park

    Three Anderson County Middle School students have been detained and are expected to face criminal charges for vandalism at the county park, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Their names are not being released because of their ages.

    The suspects caused considerable damage at the park Monday night, including spray painting graphic language on the walls of several park buildings and kicking in doors.

    The juveniles are expected to be charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary and trespassing.

  • Woman gets DUI with grandkids in car

    A woman with her grandchildren in a vehicle was charged with being nearly three times the legal limit late this afternoon when she was stopped by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Pamela G. Perkins, 52, of 131 Sunrise Lane, Lancaster faces charges of DUI, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, careless driving, no license, no insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to have children properly restrained in her vehicle.

    The children, ages 8 and 10, were turned over to a family member who came to get them.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest at Ritchie Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.

    Ryan was 82.

    Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home announced Wednesday day that visitation for the former NFL coach will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home located at 701 North Main Street.

    A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Teens see father shot during dispute over weed trimmer

    As they stood in front of their trailer Monday morning on Versailles Road, Summer Grace pulled up her husband Chuck’s T-shirt to reveal an angry-looking bruise on his back, just below his right shoulder.

    A lump beneath that bruise was formed by a .38-caliber bullet that ripped into his chest the night before, splashing blood on his face and sending his twin teenage sons — who were busy celebrating their 14th birthday — fleeing for help.

  • Turning grief into giving

    When Pat Roberts lost her 2-month-old grandson to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006, she had no idea that his death would take her life on a different path.

    To honor what would have been his first birthday, Roberts hosted a family party, asking those in attendance to bring new baby items. She collected all the items in a large 30-gallon storage tote and called the health department, asking them to identify an expectant mother in need that could use the supplies.

  • Portion of U.S. 127 to be named ‘Logann Driskell Memorial Highway’

    A portion of U.S. 127 in Anderson County will soon be named for a state highway superintendent who was killed in 2014 in an automobile accident.

    The highway between mile points 2.535 and 5.295 will be designated as the “Logann Driskell Memorial Highway,” the state transportation cabinet announced last week.

    A ceremony to unveil a sign is scheduled for 10 am. Friday, July 1 at the Anderson County Park.

    The public is welcome.

  • Man, 88, struck while crossing Main Street

    From staff reports

    An elderly Lawrenceburg man suffered a head injury Monday afternoon when he was struck while walking across Main Street.

    Roy Metzger, 88, was struck by a vehicle driven by Lawrenceburg resident Christopher Allex, according to officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dunn said witnesses saw Metzger walk out into traffic when he was struck by Allex’s car, which was turning onto South Main from East Woodford Street. Witnesses told police that Metzger was not in the crosswalk.

  • Fair carney charged with rape

    Federal marshals swooped into the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show tonight and arrested a carnival worker wanted on a charge of aggravated rape.

    The worker is identified as Sean Halper, 28, of Worcester, Massachusetts, where the alleged rape occurred.

    Agents with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, made the arrest around 6 p.m. at the fair.

    Taylor is a member of the Eastern District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force.

  • Fundraiser helps Humane Society facilities get a facelift

    Thanks to an what organizers called an overwhelming response from the communi-ty, the Anderson Humane Society has made many recent improvements.

    “We started a maintenance fundraising campaign in the early spring,” Karen Tuck-er, president of the humane society, said. “We raised close to $4,000.”

    Tucker credits local people and businesses with helping to get the renovations done. Through item and monetary donations, the humane society was able to in-stall new floors and paint the interior in colors that are soothing to the animals.