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Today's News

  • Man jailed after hiding in woman’s bed with knife in pants

    A Lawrenceburg man found hiding beneath bed covers in a woman’s home while brandishing a 13-inch knife was charged last week was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond Monday morning in Anderson District Court.

    Brian C. Wells, 30, of 1523 Alton Road faces a rash of charges after police say he held the woman at knifepoint earlier that day, threatening to kill her, himself and her dog if she called police.

  • Winners named in 2015 Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    Following are those who placed in the recent Anderson County Home, Craft and Garden Fair, held at the Anderson Extension office.

    Names are listed in order of finish.

    Antiques Department – Best of Show – Bobby Gritton

    Metal/Tin - Collection - Jane Taylor, Dixie Willing, Marvin Smith

    Paper – Collection – Jane Taylor

    Jewelry – Collection – Nancy Baker, Jane Taylor

    Wood – Individual Item – Bobby Terrell, Brenda Gritton, Jane Taylor

  • Something to sink my teeth into

    Recently a friend of mine had his wisdom teeth taken out and is still recovering from the procedure with the assistance of his new best friends: yogurt and Jell-O. It is only his second day of recovery and he is still telling anyone that will dare to listen about his overwhelming need for a cheeseburger.

  • Man slices his throat two times

    A man sliced his throat with a knife two times around 7:45 p.m. last Wednesday before running into the McDonald’s at the intersection of US 127 and Frankfort Road.

    The man, who was not charged in the incident, was sitting in a car with two other people in the restaurant’s parking lot and was threatening to kill himself, according to deputy Loren Wells of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Because it was considered a mental health issue by authorities, the man’s name is not being released.

  • His 1969 Mustang is not for sale

    The year was 1970 and Lawrenceburg’s Harold Johnson was driving a convertible 1962 Ford Galaxy that simply had to go.

    “My wife didn’t like it. With the top down, it got her hair messed up,” said Johnson, who ironically was waiting patiently outside of a local beauty parlor last Friday morning as his wife was getting her hair done.

    So Johnson did what any good husband would do: he traded in the Galaxy for a very sharp 1969 Ford Mustang that he still has today.

  • Tourism doesn’t yet deserve more money

    Column as I see ’em …

    When former judge-executive John Wayne Conway gets this newspaper in the mail, it’s a good bet he’ll just shake his head when he reads that the fiscal court has taken the first step toward merging with the city council on tourism.

  • A more thorough definition of marriage license

    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had voted 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage.

    This meant that all states are to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, as well requiring all states to allow this union.

    That same day, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office issued a directive to all 120 county clerk’s offices to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

  • August perfect for ‘hobo dinners’

    Well, it’s here. The eighth month has arrived, though August seems like the beginning of the end of summer. Complete with the start of school, there are some positives to the month.

    If ever there was a perfect month for outdoor summer events, this one is it. The daytime temperatures reach into the mid-80s, the nights cool off into the mid-60s and there are fewer rainy days.

  • Six vie for Distinguished Young Women title

    The annual Anderson County Distinguished Young Women program is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Anderson County High School Bearcat Theater, the group’s committee announced.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

    There are six contestants vying for the coveted title and scholarship prizes.

    They include:

    Teagan Lilly, a daughter of Jeff and Kathy Lilly whose talent is hip hop dance. She is undecided on her choice of college.

  • Joseph jailed for tattooing vulgarity on woman

    A Lawrenceburg man charged with tattooing the word slut on a woman’s back while holding her at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Anderson Circuit Court and was sentenced to two years in prison.

    Michael Joseph, 30, pleaded guilty to third-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), along with entering an Alford plea on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.