Today's News

  • BUSTED! Heroin, meth, pot land eight behind bars

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Last week wasn’t a good one for those involved in the use and sale of heroin and other drugs in Lawrenceburg.

    Police made several arrests, including one involving a man allegedly selling the heroin.

  • Team Blake adds an all-American

    By Ashley Wilkins, Landmark News Service

    In 2012, Blake Hundley – just 6-years-old at the time – was diagnosed with brain cancer.

    And in the last three years he has battled and beat cancer time and time again.

    A great-grandson of Mt. Eden residents Junie and Phyllis Temple, Shelby County’s poster boy of inspiration has been in our thoughts for several years, but more recently he’s captured the heart of his own hero, University of Kentucky basketball all-American Willie Cauley-Stein.


    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1965

    Fire guts courthouse 50 years ago

    In a fire that started at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1915, the Anderson County Courthouse and five Main Street business-houses were destroyed by fire. The blaze was of unknown origin but believed to have started in the rear of the Waterfill grocery, occupied by the A&P Company in 1965.

  • Church continues to rebuild in wake of tower collapse

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    After eight months of hardship, the congregation of Waddy Baptist Church is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since the church suffered substantial damage from the collapse of a water tower on its property last summer, members have been deprived of their fellowship hall and dining area and their youth have no place to meet because a house next to the church that accommodated their Sunday school classes was also destroyed.

  • Health department receives state’s highest honor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Health Department received the highest award given during the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, held last Wednesday in Owensboro.

    The department received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health during the event, which was presented to Director Tim Wright by the Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, Kentucky’s commissioner of public health.

  • Former Anderson resident charged with embezzlment sued

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools and former resident of Lawrenceburg who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • News Briefs for April 22, 2015

    Poker run to benefit Healing Field

    A poker run to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the Healing Field is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, the Legion Auxiliary announced.

    The Healing Field, located on Broadway, honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

    The poker run will be at Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg and will be between 80 and 100 miles. Poker hands are $15.

    Two extra cards are available at $5 each. Riders are $10.

    Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at noon.

  • April Citizens of Month named at Saffell
  • Saffell students named to honor roll

    From staff reports

    The following students were named to honor roll for the third nine-week marking period at Saffell Street Elementary School, according to information provided by the school.

    Fifth grade

    All A’s

    Jesse Boblett

    Lauren Holmes

    Abby Joseph

    Laura Quire

    Anna Sawyer

    A/B honor roll

    Chris Ball

    Isabella Bailey-Sims

    Cameron Beeler

    Makayla Caldwell

    Logan Chapman

    Cayden Cox

    River Crepps

  • Turner Elementary names honor roll students

    From staff reports

    The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, the school announced.

    Fifth grade

    All A’s

    Sarah Baker

    Samantha Black

    Jessica Brothers

    Colten Courrejolles

    Seth Davis

    Bryce Foster

    Isaiah Gettelfinger

    Jayden Hart

    Cameron Jones

    Emma Karpowich

    Annalise Luna

    Micah Maggard

    Greta McRoberts

    Bennett Myers