Today's News

  • Are we ignoring cancer?

    Cancer has become so common as to be ignored.
    We hear reports about it the news.
    We know it’s the No. 2 killer of American men and women, right behind heart disease.
    We see pink ribbons on bumper stickers, on license plates.
    I feel like the power of hearing a word like “cancer” has been reduced to a dull roar, mixed in with all of the other harmful things that could and might and probably will kill us someday.
    Car accidents.
    Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Four decades required to pay for city’s errors

    Column as I see ’em …
    If you could receive $5,500 from a state agency by simply responding to an email, would you do it?
    Of course you would, that is unless you are in city government.
    In the past two years, city officials have squandered $11,000 by not responding to emails from the state’s Division of Waste Management that required little more than clicking “reply,” typing in “We’ll take the money” and clicking “send.”

  • Benson Creek man recovering after four-wheeler wreck

    The friend of a Lawrenceburg man seriously injured May 3 in a four-wheeler wreck is hoping that the incident serves as a lesson for drivers of cars, and four-wheelers.
    John Bradley, 39, of Benson Creek Road sustained numerous injuries when the four-wheeler he was driving went off the road and hit a tree after nearly being struck by an oncoming motorist, according to friend and neighbor Bobby Denhart.

  • Spike in heroin use, overdoses cause for ‘concern’

    Last Wednesday’s heroin arrest of a Lawrenceburg mom who told police she is a “heroin fiend” is far from an isolated incident.
    Although most wouldn’t consider such a destructive narcotic common in Lawrenceburg, public safety officials say they are seeing plenty of the drug, and its devastating side effects with regularity.
    Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell said Monday that paramedics have responded to five heroin overdoses in just the past two weeks.

  • Debris from truck blamed for wreck on Versailles Road

    A tree limb that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck last Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that resulted in one woman being airlifted to an area hospital.

  • Annual Relay event begins Friday night

    Cancer, meet your match.
    The 11th Anderson County Relay for Life event will be held June 8-9 at the American Legion city park, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.
    Last year, the Anderson County Relay for Life raised $90,000, and has set a goal to raise $95,000 for 2012.
    From staff reports
    The annual Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society begins this Friday at the Legion Park.
    Following is the schedule of events.

    Pledge of Allegiance – Boy Scouts Troop 37

  • City misses out on litter funds, again

    City officials again this year failed to apply for state funds to sweep its streets, and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway says he’s not about to bail them out.
    According to information obtained in an open records request, the city did not respond to the state’s Division of Waste Management’s offer of nearly $5,500 in litter abatement funds, marking the second time in as many years the city has failed to do so.
    The deadline to file for the funds was last November, and failing to do so means the city has now lost roughly $11,000 over past two years.

  • Local man killed in bike wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Sunday while riding his motorcycle in Natural Bridge State Park.
    Gary Martin, 60, of Harry Wise Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which occurred on a large sweeping curve on Highway 11 near Slade, Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearn confirmed Monday.
    Hearn said Martin was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a guardrail.
    “He apparently lost control of the motorcycle,” Hearn said.

  • Mom tells cops she’s ‘heroin fiend’

    A woman who police say told them she is a “heroin fiend” was arrested last Wednesday during a welfare check on her children.
    Marian “Meg” Grant, 30, of 321 Humston Drive was arrested and charged with first-degree drug trafficking, first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • COLUMN: Even with regional loss, Barnes' record is phenomenal

    Looking back on my short baseball career, one thing stands out above everything else.

    I could not hit a curve ball. For that matter, I couldn't hit a fastball, a change, a screwball or anything else.

    But my first love has always been the game measured in 90-foot intervals. I have seen so many baseball games in person and on the tube that I have at least a working knowledge of the game, but I don't claim to be an expert.

    There is one thing my I am sure of: L.W. Barnes is a great high school baseball coach.