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Today's News

  • A community says goodbye to longtime Walmart manager

    After 31 years,

    Kim Darland retires

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Local Walmart Manager of 31 years, Kim Darland, will be retiring this week.

    Darland was one of the first female Walmart managers in Kentucky, and a longtime pillar in the community known for her warm, caring personality and positive attitude. Throughout her time at Walmart, Darland showed dedication to Lawrenceburg, serving on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and participating in numerous community service related projects.

  • Duvall sworn in as postmaster

    Longtime Lawrenceburg U.S. Post Office postmaster Regina Graham, was officially replaced by Todd Duvall Friday afternoon.

    Though Duvall has been acting as the officer in charger since May, he was officially sworn in as the new postmaster Friday.

    Duvall has 17 years of post office experience, working his way up from a part-time clerk.

    Around 30 people were at Duvall’s swearing in ceremony at the Lawrenceburg USPS Office.

  • Swimming pool fund increases, budget amendments top agenda

    The intent to pursue construction of a public swimming pool was revisited but the pool of money being saved is still wet behind the ears.

    During Friday’s special-called Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates approved a budget amendment that added $15,000 to the Swimming Pool Project.

    According to Anderson County Treasurer Dudley Shryock, money has been generated for the fund over several years with business license fees and some money raised by the public.

  • Kentucky River locks will reopen, boats will be able to travel far

    By Chris Brooke

    Editor/Henry County Local

    An effort to refurbish locks and dams on the Kentucky River will open 64 miles of waterway to recreational users no later than next spring.

    After the completion of the renovations, boaters will be able to take the river all the way from the Ohio to Frankfort, according to the Kentucky River Authority’s Jerry Graves.

    The effort to make the river navigable over long distances arose after boaters expressed interest in floating to the state capital.

  • Three injured in Bypass South crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 confirmed that three were injured in the 127 Bypass South car crash Tuesday of last week around 4 p.m.

    Speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi-tractor trailer, according to police.

    Roy L. Myers, 65, of Bardstown, driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, was traveling northbound on 127 Bypass South when he saw a KSP trooper was about to pull him over for speeding.

    Johnston was allegedly looking through his rearview mirror when he ran a red light and hit a 2007 Chevrolet 4-door vehicle.

  • City/county fireworks are Friday

    The upcoming Lawrenceburg Fourth of July festivities will be held Fri., July 4.

    The event lineup is:

    •Veterans Parade Line up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds located at 725 W Broadway St, Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

    There will be hot dogs, chips and other refreshments provided for all participants during line-up. The Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 sponsors this event.

    •Veteran’s parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from American Legion park to Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Watson charged with burglary

    Kenneth N. Watson, 34, of 616 N. Lime, Frankfort KY 40342 was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury June 17 on one count of second-degree burglary, one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident that occurred around April 24, 2014.

    Officer Chris Beach of the Lawrenceburg Police Department charged him.

    The following people were also indicted June 17 by the Grand Jury, according the Anderson Circuit Court records.

  • Stolen AMR ambulance is recovered in Shelby County

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Kentucky State Police responded to the theft of an American Medical Response Ambulance transporting a patient from Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond to Our Lady of Peace in Louisville around 10:54 p.m. Tuesday of last week.

    During transport, the patient became combative, overpowering EMS workers, and left them on the side of I-64W near mile marker 48 in Franklin County.

  • Kentucky’s stance on marriage has changed drastically, God’s hasn’t

    Last week, federal Judge John G. Heyburn II struck down as unconstitutional an amendment to our state constitution that made it illegal for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages or perform civil unions.

    The amendment, which was approved by 75 percent of Kentucky voters in 2006, reads, “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky.

    A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”

  • Many youth are ineligible for military service

    Two-thirds of U.S. youth are unqualified to serve in the military, according to the Pentagon.

    The top shortcomings that restrict youth for being able to serve in the military are physical, behavioral issues, no high school diploma, prescription medicine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, tattoos and ear gauge pierces.