Today's News

  • Operation Kidsafe will be here Oct. 5-10

    Operation Kidsafe will be in Lawrenceburg Oct. 5-10 at Chrysler of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    Operation Kidsafe provides parents with a private record of their children’s fingerprints, which will be recorded for their private use free of charge during the event, according to a news release.

    No special information is needed, and no data-basing will be done, organizers said. Parents take home the only record of the visit, which can be handed to law enforcement during an emergency.

  • Sheriff named to association’s board

    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, the organization announced.

    “It is both an honor and a privilege to work with the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association,” said Jerry Wagner, the organization’s executive director.

  • Community briefs

    VFW sponsors youth contests

    VFW Post 4075 and its Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two youth contests, the organization announced.

    The first is the “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition,” which is open to students in grades nine through 12.

    Entry deadline is Nov. 1.

  • Senior Center Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 1

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Exercise

    9 a.m. Shopping & Errands


    Friday, Oct. 2

    10:30 a.m. Make your own ice cream

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Cards/Games


    Monday, Oct. 5

    8:30 a.m. Yoga with Jenny

    10:30 a.m. Jammin with Jeff

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Rook Club


    Tuesday, Oct. 6

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Tai Chi/Exercise

  • Courtoom tirade lands woman in jail

    A Lawrenceburg woman was dragged from traffic court Monday screaming “get the [blank] off me!” after being held in contempt of court for calling Judge Donna Dutton “stupid,” refusing to sit down and directing vulgar language at court officials and police.

    Linnea B. Harward, 20, of 207 Secretariat Drive was in Anderson District Court after being ticketed in June for failure to have car insurance for the second time.

  • Firefighter charged with sex crime

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Monday with trying to procure a minor in a sex offense, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Attorney General Jack Conway.

    Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested at his home in Lawrenceburg, according to the news release, and transported to the Franklin County Jail.

    Meece is a volunteer at Station 5 of the Anderson County Fire Department, Chief Patrick Krogman has confirmed.

  • Not just any old flag

    “Is this the first time you've been to our little town?

    ...I don't like to brag but we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag.”

    --Johnny Cash


    The flag the Anderson County football team rallies around is not yet ragged. It might never be tattered or threadbare.

    But the same message it waved in the winds near one of the world's hot spots is the one the Bearcats want to shout every time they take the field for the battle of a football game.

  • Blaze leaves family of nine homeless

    After screaming for his son to get out of their burning home last Thursday on Alton Station Road, Toby McRoberts did all he could do to rescue his son’s dog, Buddy.

    McRoberts said he broke out a window, but the smoke was too thick and he soon was overcome by smoke inhalation, leaving him nearly blacked out and headed to a nearby hospital.

    Saving Buddy then became the job of members of the Anderson County Fire Department, who used a thermal camera to make their way through flames, thick smoke and debris to rescue the beloved family pet.

  • Annual poker run raises money to bring soldiers home for Christmas

    Four years ago, Rodney Goodlett went all over Lawrenceburg, hat in hand, trying to raise a few bucks to fly soldiers home for Christmas.

    Fast forward to Saturday and what started as a way to help out a few soldiers has grown into a way of helping many.

    Goodlett, who spearheads the local chapter of Defining Forces, said Saturday’s poker run said it was easily the most successful fundraiser he has held so far.

    “We brought 13 soldiers home last year,” Goodlett said. “This year, we will probably bring home close to 20.”

  • Shoppers welcome return of Sidewalk Days

    Sidewalk Days in Lawrenceburg made its debut last week, featuring live music, grilled food and businesses showcasing their goods in front of their stores.

    Business appeared brisk during the three-day event, which returned for the first time in decades and was sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News.

    As she sat watching Puncheon Creek perform, Jane Ross said she was thrilled to see Sidewalk Days revived.