Today's News

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 2-26-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Feb. 17
    Victoria Lopez, failure to appear or pay, by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.
    Jordan Cornish, probation violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Bryan Simpson, Fayette County warrant, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Thomas Burton, contempt, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline postpones plans until 2016

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark Media News Service
    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.
    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Murder suspect to appear in court Tuesday

    The Lexington man charged with the murder of Fairview Road man Steven Briscoe is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court for a disposition hearing or trial date Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Gary Luttrell, 39, is charged with shooting Steven Briscoe of 1433 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg, in the chest Sept. 14, 2013, during a confrontation between the two in Briscoe’s driveway at 1433 Fairview Road.

  • School board seeks ‘immunity’ in lawsuit

    Anderson County Board of Education attorney Robert Chenoweth has filed a motion asking Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman to reconsider removing the school board as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by former girls’ softball coach Brian Glass against the school board and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  

  • More voters registering with GOP

    Anderson County’s been mostly “blue” as long as long-time Republican chairman Dave Disponett can remember.
    No, not University of Kentucky Wildcat blue.
    Democratic Party blue.
    The number of voters registering as Democrats was traditionally about 10 Democrats to one Republican in Anderson County, Disponett said, and Lawrenceburg has been solid Democrat at least as long as he’s been Anderson County Republican Party Chairman in 1969.

  • Taxpayers may pay $69,000 to house inmates

    Anderson County taxpayers may be on the hook for more than $69,000 in additional expenses to house its inmates and pay their emergency medical costs should the governor’s current budget pass.
    Jailer Joani Clark said the $69,000 Anderson County usually receives in bail allotment funding is simply not there in the governor’s biennial budget, which is proposing a overall 5 percent cut to the Department of Corrections.

  • OUTDOORS: Skunks emerge from winter's thaw, can be beneficial

    It appears we may have survived a rather unusually long and cold winter here in the Bluegrass State. Hopefully the latest thawing out will last and bring us much greener days ahead as the temperatures rise and the sun shines.

    The warmer temperatures have certainly thawed out some of God’s smellier creatures. Anybody seen any skunks? I’ve had several folks asking me about the number of skunks they’ve seen killed on the roads lately.

  • OUTDOORS: Stretch of horrid weather is perfect time to prepare for upcoming fishing season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

  • Man leads city police on high-speed chase Tuesday following drug sting

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties Tuesday afternoon after the man was allegedly found to be trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Det. Jeremy Cornish and Det. Mike Schell of the Lawrenceburg police department, city police were conducting a drug sting involving suspect Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: Time for a real sixth man

    Finally, it looks like people have begun to realize just what has been going on in Anderson County over the last few years.

    Last Thursday, when Anderson hosted Lafayette, the old high school gym was about 75 percent full. Nine days before, when Franklin County came to town, it was the same thing. Back on Feb. 7, when Louisville Mercy visited, it was another night when the filled seats far outnumbered those that were empty.

    It was for girls' basketball. And those crowds were a good thing.