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Today's News

  • Seminar aims to ‘Protect the Flock’

     

    First Baptist Church will be the first church in Kentucky to offer a seminar addressing the threat of violence and sexual assault on unsuspecting worshippers. The church has partnered with SheepDog Seminars, and hopes to bring awareness to the issue.

  • Something for everyone

     

    A new business has opened in Anderson County offering a variety of activities for youth and adults to keep busy and having fun this summer and into the fall months. Bearcat Den opened its doors July 5, and is located at 101 Hilltop Shopping Center. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Anderson unemployment remains low

     

    Despite unemployment rates rising in 96 counties throughout the state, Anderson County is among the lowest with just a 4.6-percent jobless rate according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    During the last year, the rate has fallen in 20 counties, and stayed the same in four counties within the Commonwealth. These statistics are based on estimates and compiled to measure trends rather than to count the people actually working, and include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are currently seeking work.

  • Sen. Carroll should not resign, friend says

    FRANKFORT — Julian Carroll had made no public response by press time Tuesday to the call from his fellow Democratic state senators that he resign from the Senate after a television news report that Carroll allegedly groped a man and propositioned him for sex in 2005.

  • ‘Flim Flam Man’ is 50

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Pit bull attacks 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old child suffered severe lacerations to the face this morning during an attack by a pit bull.

    The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

    The child was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with what first responders said were non-life threatening injuries.

    The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone, according to Shane Bast, director of the county’s animal control unit who is investigating the incident.

  • Suspect found not guilty of trying to murder cop

    John Thompkins is going to prison for more than a decade, but not for the attempted murder of a police officer.

    The 38-year-old Danville man who in 2015 was indicted on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly firing a handgun at former Lawrenceburg Police officer Clay Crouch was instead found guilty last week of first-degree assault and other charges.

    Two police officers swore under oath that they saw Thompkins point a handgun, and an eyewitness testified he saw Thompkins shoot at Crouch, heard the shot and saw the muzzle flash.

  • Don’t call her ‘baby’

    Jason and Erica Doss were given a scare when a high-risk pregnancy resulted in Erica giving birth at 22 weeks pregnant.

    Through a low survival rate, surgeries, oxygen tanks, breathing machines and medical supplies, they now have a thriving 3-year-old daughter, Jai’lynn.

  • Progress continues on library expansion

    Most are aware that the Anderson County Public Library is under-going a renovation, although not everybody might be aware of what the new building will offer.

  • Merged fire departments discussion put on ice

    Those hoping to see the city and county fire departments merge can kiss that idea goodbye.

    At least for now.

    “Is it dead? From our perspective, no,” said Johnny Walls, chairman of the Anderson County Fire Protection District’s board of directors. “But if the city wants to stop the whole issue, that’s fine. We won’t push it.”