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Today's News

  • Four jailed after gunfire erupts in Lawrenceburg

    Gunfire erupted early Thursday night during a high-speed chase that ended in downtown Lawrenceburg, landing four local men behind bars.

    The incident, which police say involved drugs and money, began just before 6 p.m. at the park-and-ride area near the Bluegrass Parkway when an argument broke out. It ended when police captured the suspects in front of Lawrenceburg Supply on Court Street.

  • KSP creates team to investigate police-involved shootings

    With increasing public interest and media attention throughout the U.S. regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, the Kentucky State Police announced last week the formation of a new unit designed to add experience, expertise and transparency to investigations of officer-involved shootings in the Commonwealth, the agency announced.

  • Gunfire erupts on Harrodsburg Road

    Shots rang out early last Thursday night during a high-speed chase that ended in downtown Lawrenceburg, landing four local men behind bars.

    The incident, which police say involved drugs and money, began just before 6 p.m. at the park-and-ride area near the Bluegrass Parkway when an argument broke out. It ended when police captured the suspects near Lawrenceburg Supply on Court Street.

    Arrested were: Shelby Waford, 32, of 133 Waterfill St.; Giles Bullock, 30, of 6017 Jeffrey Court; Michael C. Rice, 27, of 223 Horn Drive; and Cody Lutz, 23, of 1046 Seascape Lane.

  • Sparks completes basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Kathryn Sparks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills, according to the release.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Man charged with burglary after stealing $2 in change

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday for allegedly stealing $2 from a residence on Avenstoke Road, according to court documents.

    Jacob C. Browning, 25, of 1366 Buntain School Road, was arrested last Thursday on a charge of second-degree burglary and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

    According to a warrant for his arrest, Browning kicked in the back door of the Avenstoke Road residence and stole approximately $2 in change from a box in the home’s master bedroom.

  • Woman faces meth, heroin charge

    A Lawrenceburg woman remained jailed Monday on drug charges and for resisting arrest, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

    Brianna Mowry, 21, of 203 Franklin St. was around 4 a.m. Saturday when deputy Zach Ray of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant for her arrest on Hunter Ridge Drive.

    In his report, Ray said he and officer Trey Burris of the Lawrenceburg Police Department were forced to use “empty hand techniques” to subdue Mowry, who put up a fight as Ray attempted to place her in handcuffs.

  • Cops catch suspect following foot chase

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Sunday afternoon after leading police on a foot-chase that began on Northwood Loop and ended on Johns Way.

    Billy Joe May, 27, of 1099 Northwood Loop was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and possession of marijuana after officers with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department were able to track him down.

  • Loose-lipped witness triggers mistrial in officer-involved shooting case

    A mistrial was declared Monday afternoon in the trial of a man charged with attempting to murder a police officer.

    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman declared the mistrial shortly after a break, but did not elaborate on the reason.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt Donnell said afterward that a witness in the trial was seen speaking to a juror during the break, prompting the judge’s decision.

  • Lady Bearcats defeat Spencer for first district win

    The Anderson County High School softball team overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat host Spencer County, 8-5, in 30th District action Monday night in Taylorsville.

    The Lady Bearcats claimed the victory in their first regular-season district contest of the season. Anderson will be going for its sixth consecutive district crown next month.

    “Our kiddos were really focused and played with confidence and energy,” Lady Bearcat coach Brent Aldridge said.

  • Hundreds turned away from courthouse gathering

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1937

    Three Anderson County students at the Kentucky Female Orphan School at Midway made the honor roll. They were Louise Catlett, Gee; Lorane Catlett, Lawrenceburg; and Worliaden Gillis, Sinai.