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Today's News

  • ‘He was there to kill us’

    A cold wind whistled through the hundreds of bullet holes in Marty and Nicole Hagan’s home last Friday afternoon.Less than 48 hours earlier, neighbor Fred Ratliff became enraged following a confrontation with Marty Hagan and another neighbor, resulting him getting an AR-15 rifle from his home and riddling Hagan’s home, pickup, tractor and other items with bullets.

    Ratliff, who was bleeding profusely from an injured leg, apparently made it back to his house and was there when two deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrived.

  • Maynards to create high bridge replica for renovated library

    Mathew and Karine Maynard handcraft one-of-a-kind pieces of art, and recently agreed to build a railroad bridge for the children’s wing in the renovated Anderson Public Library. The work is to be reminiscent of the local Young’s High Bridge. This bridge crosses the Kentucky River and spans between Anderson and Woodford counties.

    “Someone on the library board asked can you do that, and we said absolutely,” said Karine Maynard.

  • Bourbon memorabilia rediscovered

    Dawn Cassidy is getting to know her late grandfather all over again.

    A recent transplant from her home in Arizona, Cassidy’s grandfather, Orville Robinson, worked at what is now Wild Turkey Distillery from 1946 until he retired in 1992. Along the way, he amassed a collection of memorabilia, including items dating back to the distillery’s days as J.T.S. Brown and perhaps even earlier.

    Cassidy, who moved here in 2015 to care for her grandmother after her grandfather passed away, uncovered that collection in their home on Franklin Street.

  • Students using math to fight cancer

    Saffell Street Elementary School is busy working math problems in the hopes to help fight childhood cancer.

    The school’s Math-A-Thon fundraiser, which helps to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, has been a tradition for over 14 years and is something students and educators look forward to.

  • Woman charged with beating grandson, 7

    A Lawrenceburg woman is free on $10,000 bail after being charged with abusing her 7-year-old grandson, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

    Elsie Franklin, 61, of 1001 Cox Lane was charged March 14 with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12, court documents say.

    According to an arrest warrant filed by deputy Zach Ray of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin is accused of “intentionally abusing” her 7-year-old grandson, causing him physical injury.

  • ‘He went there to try to save her’

    The North Carolina man charged with beating and slashing a 15-year-old girl earlier this month following an argument that started over Facebook apparently wasn’t the only one who had a knife when the altercation began.

    During a probable cause hearing last Thursday in Anderson District Court, the police officer who arrested Ryan Smith, 18, testified that Smith told him afterward that the 15-year-old had a butcher knife at the time.

  • Study claims Highway 151 safer than most

    Highway 151 apparently isn’t so dangerous after all.

    A safety study conducted by the state’s Transportation Cabinet in response to a lawsuit filed against it last year concludes that the narrow stretch of state highway is statistically safer than the norm.

    “Overall statistical analysis of all-vehicle-type crashes shows that KY 151 is experiencing lower crash rates and lower severity of crashes than Kentucky roadways of similar functional classification,” according to the report, which is posted on the cabinet’s website.

  • ‘He was there to kill us’

    Sheriff’s deputies came under fire this afternoon in western Anderson County before shooting and killing a suspect who had reportedly fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition into a neighbor’s house.

    The shootout happened at the home of Marty and Nicole Hagan, who live Redwing Drive in the Mallard Cove area, a private community off Fairmont Road.

    Two deputies responded but were uninjured. A spokesman for the Kentucky State Police said the deputies came under fire when they arrived, noting that their police cruiser was hit a number of times.

  • Music, food, fine art, celebrity quests

    A night full of music, food and fine art will benefit the furry friends in life. Lawrenceburg’s Annual Garden Party is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday and will host special celebrity guest Jon Carloftis.

    Hosted by Becky and Gene Wilhoit, 524 South Main Street, this marks the 10th year for this event and is the single largest fundraiser for the Anderson County Humane Society, according to Karen Tucker, the organization’s president. Anyone who wishes to attend can do so by registering on the humane society website.

  • Woman busted for trafficking heroin, meth

    A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested May 9 after police found quantities of heroin and methamphetamine in her home at 121 Hunter Ridge Drive, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Alanna Wiseman, 37, was charged with trafficking in both substances after Det. Jeremy Cornish executed a search warrant late that afternoon.