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Today's News

  • ‘I Never Really Knew Him’

    There can be little doubt that Mikaya Taylor, 12, has changed since releasing her first CD a year ago.

    She’s noticeably taller. The Anderson County Middle School student gives the appearance of a young lady about to embark on her teenage years. That’s normal, since she’s just heading to the seventh grade.

  • ‘Spice’ bust lands Alton man in jail

    Police found a man allegedly high on synthetic marijuana “dancing around” his vehicle while saying he was being electrocuted and that his foot was in water, according to a citation on file in Anderson District Court.

    Deputy Brian Boggs of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said in his report that Mark Wagner, 39, of 1402 Alton Road was holding onto the door of his vehicle parked in the Green Meadows area when he arrived, holding onto the open driver side door and vomiting in the vehicle and on himself, according to an arrest report.

  • Tipton says tax reform ‘critical’ to solving state pension woes

    On the heels of news that another $700 million is needed annually to help solve the state’s pension crisis, Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) said last week that he remains committed to honoring promises to retirees but knows doing so will be painful.

    State budget director John Chilton made the announcement last week, saying $700 million is needed each year on top of the $1.5 billion Gov. Bevin asked for and received in the 2016 state budget to tackle the state’s $40 billion retirement deficit.

  • Volunteers sought to make dog treats

    The Anderson County Humane Society started making dog treats about four years ago in hopes to increase profits toward spaying and neutering pets.

    In 2016, the Humane Society was able to raise $1,082, and has already raised nearly $500 this year with treats towards its program.

    Now, the Humane Society needs volunteers to help reach a new goal, as it expands the product and hopes to become Kentucky Proud certified.

  • Honoring Kentucky’s bravest

    Woodsmen of the World teamed up with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon to honor veterans and their families at the Healing Field with a flag presentation. The event included the Honor Guard, a 21-gun salute, guest speakers, bikes and old cars from across the state, and several musical performances.

    Three veterans stood at each flagpole and helped lower, fold and replace each of the existing flags.

  • Woman arrested twice on same night

     

    A trooper with the Kentucky State Police arrested the same woman twice last Thursday night, which included her third DUI charge, according to police reports.

    Stacy L. Peercy, 37, of 1028 Morris Drive, Richmond, was pulled over around 6 p.m. May 18 on U.S. 127 and charged with an outstanding warrant out of Madison County and driving on a license suspended for DUI, according to a report filed by trooper Josh Satterly.

  • Home values, sales surge

    The real estate slump that has plagued Lawrenceburg for nearly a decade is officially over.

    Over, too, is the ongoing decline in the city’s overall property value, which posted a net gain this year of just over $5 million, according to statistics released last week by Anderson County Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

    Stivers said the city’s increase isn’t the result of his office increasing home values as part of its re-evaluation process but instead on the surge in home prices and sales.

  • Teens busted for ‘huffing’ in county park

     

    Two teenagers were charged Sunday afternoon after police found them in the county park, allegedly huffing Air Duster, according to citations on file in Anderson District Court.

    Freeman Verda Denny, 18, of 148 Bell St., Lawrenceburg, and Austin Ross Abshire, 19 (no address listed) were each charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and public intoxication by deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • ‘God needed her more than me’

    A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg girl was killed last Saturday night when a vehicle crashed on Alton Station Road near Rainbow Drive. Sydney Peffer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another 17-year-old girl, who was not injured in the wreck. Her name had not been released as of Monday. The Kentucky State Police are investigating, and declined to comment if charges are pending.

  • Shelburne rocks Lawrenceburg

     

    The community came together Friday for “Nashville on the Green,” a free concert featuring Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne. Many local businesses sponsored the event that proved to be a success as the crowd continued to grow once the music started.

    At one point, Shelburne paused before starting a new song to tell the audience about his Kentucky roots.

    “I’m one of you guys, really,” said Shelburne. “I just got a guitar in front of me.”