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Today's News

  • Critter getter

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Brad Burge is an expert when it comes to getting rid of unwanted houseguests.

    No, not pesky in-laws or grown children still living in the basement. Instead, Burge specializes in getting rid wildlife that sneak, slither, fly or burrow into people’s homes.

    “I can catch anything but a bear, deer, turkey or elk,” said Burge, owner of Lawrenceburg-based Backyard Bandits.

  • Teen credited with helping save man’s life

    By Ben Carlson

    Jaden Raymond, 15, is thankful that his father taught him CPR at a young age, but nowhere near as thankful as the man whose life Raymond saved when he put that teaching to use.

    Raymond, a freshman at Anderson County High School, was hanging out after school with a friend Jan. 30 on West Court Street when a woman came out of a nearby residence screaming for help.

  • Demanding teacher, loyal friend

     

    The broken blackboard was thrown out years ago, but the lesson Jack Upchurch taught with it continues to live.

    “I remember one night we were playing Stanford out here and we were up seven or eight at the half, but had not played well,” Tom Smith remembers with a chuckle. “We were kind of laughing in the locker room and Coach Upchurch walked in.

    “He just took his fist and hit the blackboard and said, ‘Boys, that is not how we play basketball.’

    “We played a lot better in the second half.”

  • Boy accused of hiding, taking pics in girls’ restroom

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Police are investigation allegations that a 16-year-old male high school student was caught recording images while hiding in a girls’ restroom at the school.

    The incident is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    The child’s name is not being released.

  • Man charged with raping, sodomizing 14-year-old

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after he was charged with third-degree felony rape and third-degree sodomy of a 14-year-old girl.

    Collin Wayne Catlett, 25, of 110 W. Court St. was arrested Feb. 6 and arraigned Monday in Anderson County District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

    Catlett allegedly enticed the 14-year-old to skip school Feb. 5 before raping and sodomizing here, according to a police report filed by Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Treehouse dream coming true for Mt. Eden child

    By Ashley Wilkins, Landmark News Service

    After a new cancer diagnosis, Mt. Eden’s Blake Hundley is back to fighting for his life.

    An aggressive reemergence of the cancer has the family taking it one day at a time, but another group is rallying together to make a wish come true for the 9-year-old.

    Originally Hundley made just one request to the Make-A-Wish foundation – he asked for a treehouse built by Pete Nelson, the star of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters.

  • Turner Elementary School names honor roll students

    From staff reports

    The following students were named to the second-quarter honor roll at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, according to information provided by the school.

    Fourth grade

    All A’s

    Alena Andrukov

    Gracie Birch

    Abigail Frasure

    Joseph Frasure

    Olivia Griffin

    Wyatt McEndree

    Jack Rhody

    Laney Rowland

    Taylor Sanders

    Jade Trent

    Connor Asher

    Megan Conway

    Dani Edwards

  • Three named to dean’s list at Georgetown

    From staff reports

    Three Lawrenceburg residents have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College, the school announced last week.

    Named were Amber Crutcher, Shelbi L. Savoie and Allie L. White.

    To qualify, students must have completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and have a minimum 3.7 grade point average.

  • Beta Club donates to Kosair, attends convention
  • Chorus serenades school board