Today's News

  • Beth Drive man rescued from woods on Harry Wise Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man was injured Monday afternoon when he fell from a ladder on Harry Wise Road while attempting to hang a tree stand for hunting.

    Christopher Aldridge, 25, of 115 Beth Drive sustained a broken leg when he fell an estimated 10 feet.

    Aldridge and friends were hanging the tree stand on private property about 150 feet into the woods near a creek. First responders said he was using an extension ladder to put up what’s known as a hang-on stand, which has a seat and footrest and is clamped to a tree.

  • Man charged in Walmart parking lot stabbing released

    Michael Aaron Joseph, who was charged with first degree assault for stabbing a man in the Walmart parking lot in Aug. 2013, was released from the Shelby County Detention Center and placed on probation Tuesday of last week.

  • Lawrenceburg police solve Huddle House burglary

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A former Huddle House employee has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly stealing $600 and smashing a window to gain entrance to the restaurant late last month.

    Austin Rogers, 20, of 106 Peach Drive was held on $5,000 bond following his arrest Nov. 5 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Harvest for Haiti packages meals and hope

    Around 400 volunteers from southern Indiana and throughout Kentucky came to Lawrenceburg on Saturday to package meals for children in Haiti.

    This is the second year Fox Creek Christian Church has hosted Harvest for Haiti. This year, 150,000 meals were packaged and more than $20,000 was raised to pay for the shipping and ingredients to package the meals.

  • ‘Café on the Corner’ paints picture of small-town life

    After four years of work and dedication, the members of Puncheon Creek have their first album to show for their efforts, and they couldn’t be happier.

    The locally produced and mixed album “Café on the Corner” paints a picture of small town life from the “Café on the Corner” about Jocko’s, a local café in Corydon, Indiana where townspeople would talk about the game over a burger and apple pie, to an ode to a late barber at the Zandale Barber Shop in Lexington.

  • Local veterans honored with a service and meal

    Anderson County veterans were honored Sunday afternoon with a service and a catered meal.

    The service was hosted by members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, and the meal was provided by local churches Family Worship Center, Open Bible and New Life Christian Fellowship.

    Col. Charles T. Jones of the Kentucky Army National Guard was the guest speaker for the event. He spoke of the sacrifice made by soldiers and their families and hoped to start a conversation about what more can be done to support veterans, especially to aid them in returning to civilian life.

  • Convicted drug dealer calls 911, asks for ride to jail

    From staff reports

    A man granted a diverted sentence on charges of distributing methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child turned himself into police Friday by calling 911 and asking to be picked up.

    Justin Ransdell, 22, whose address on court records is listed as 645 Stratton Road, Salvisa, apparently called 911 Friday afternoon and asked for a ride to jail. He was picked up at a residence on Nevins Station Road by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Boggs and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Water shut off city-wide

    Update: Crews fixed the broken water main under pressure and water will be restored by 5 p.m, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.

    The boil water advisory will remain for the next 18-24 hours, said Hume.


    Orginal story: A break to a 12-inch water main near Stringtown has forced city officials to shut off water to all of Lawrenceburg.

    The water is expected to be off until around 6 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume, who said it could be sooner depending on time needed to make repairs.

  • New health clinic opens to rave review

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Seeing Ebony Whiteside flash her brilliant smile wasn’t unusual.

    That she flashed it during a medical appointment that included an injection and a battery of medical tests can be chalked up to the fact that she enjoyed every minute of her visit to the newly opened Anderson County Health Department Family Clinic.

    The clinic opened to at least one rave revue Monday morning, that coming from Whiteside, who just missed being the clinic’s inaugural patient but was its second.

  • Historic night for Republicans

    By Ben Carlson

    New staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have a Republican majority for the first time in the county’s history come January despite Democrats holding nearly a 2-to-1 margin in voter registration.

    In what will go down in history as the greatest Republican wave to ever hit the county, the GOP also held onto the county clerk’s seat and apparently elected a Republican to represent it in the state House of Representatives.