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Today's News

  • City grants extension on historic district recommendation

    The joint Planning and Zoning Commission now has until January to finalize its decision about a potential historic district in Lawrenceburg, thanks to an extension granted by the city council Monday night.
    Council members voted 5-0 to allow the joint commission until its January 2013 meeting to review requested ordinances from Bluegrass Area Development District in making its final recommendation either for or against the creation of a historic district.
    Council member Paul Thomas Vaughn was absent from the Nov. 12 meeting.

  • Bring summertime inside this winter season

     Now that we have fallen back in time, so to speak, our biological clocks are adjusting, albeit slowly. My normal wake up hour has shifted from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
    It should have gone the other way, but it never does in the winter. The wildlife on the farm seem to follow the same routine.
    Since the sun sleeps in a little longer, so do the birds and other critters, including us. I miss the flurry of activity in the yard during those early hours.

  • Future of Kentucky tourism: recreational pot

    In the post-election buzz, Kentucky marijuana tourism probably didn’t cross your mind.  
    But the media, having turned its gaze away from analyzing every aspect of the presidential race, is starting to refocus on a measure recently passed in Colorado and Washington — legal recreational marijuana.
    An amendment that Kentuckians may be voting on sooner than you think.

  • Waiters with a cause
  • Time to do away with constables

    Column as I see ’em …
    It looks like Kentucky is on its way to doing something that should have been done decades ago: getting rid of the elected position of constable.
    A report released last week by the Department of Criminal Justice Training was sort of a Capt. Obvious moment for many who already knew that the position is about as useless as a bucket without a bottom.
    The report calls constables “irrelevant as an arm of law enforcement,” which is actually much kinder than the description I would have offered.

  • Honoring Anderson County Veterans
  • Parents who sold marijuana to son sentenced

    A mom and dad charged with selling marijuana to their 17-year-old son have pleaded guilty and were sentenced last Wednesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Hershel and Karen Brown of 124 Dove Drive were both placed on four-year supervised diversion program, and Judge Charles Hickman ordered them to remain drug and alcohol free, not possess firearms and other restrictions during sentencing.
    They were charged in August after police searched their residence and reported finding marijuana, hydrocodone, Oxyconton, cash and guns.

  • Driver smashes into Fox Creek residence, flees accident scene

    A Lawrenceburg man crashed a Chevy Tahoe into a Fox Creek Road residence early Monday afternoon and fled the scene of the accident.
    According to Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Likens, 20-year-old driver John Ivey of 1497 Aaron Barnett Road was driving west into Lawrenceburg with a single passenger, 19-year-old Andrew Rittenberry, when Ivey lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Fox Creek Road and Anderson City Road a little before 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.

  • Woman sustains injuries in wreck on Alton Road

    A helicopter airlifted a female driver Monday afternoon after she struck a tree with her vehicle on Alton Road.
    Charlotte Hall, 57, of Indiana, was transported via helicopter to the University of Kentucky hospital on Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. after sustaining non life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident.
    Officer Brian Wooldridge of the Sheriff’s Office said Hall, the sole passenger, lost control of her Chevrolet pick up while driving on the wet road.

  • Mental health could be used in murder suspect’s defense

    The man charged with brutally murdering his landlord last year on Clay Burgin Road may use his own mental health in defending himself against the charge.
    Terrance Cram, 50, is charged with killing Tena McNeely, 49 last January at her residence about 14 miles outside of Lawrenceburg.
    According to documents filed in Anderson Circuit Court, Cram’s attorney plans to introduce “mental health evidence relating to the defense of extreme emotional disturbance.”