Today's News

  • Teen killed when mini-van slams into tree

    A teenager was killed Sunday afternoon when the van he was driving went off US 62 and slammed into a tree.

    Cody Ramsey, 17, of Willisburg Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle wreck. He was the only one in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, officials said.

    Ramsey was headed west when his vehicle went onto the right-hand shoulder of the road, careened back onto the road, went sideways and slammed into a tree on the opposite side.

  • Drought declared in Anderson County

    Anderson County joined 65 of other Kentucky counties in being declared under Level 1 drought conditions, according to a news release issued by state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    The drought declaration comes just one day after Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway signed a ban on all outdoor burning, citing unusually dry conditions.

    As of Wednesday, the burning ban did not include restrictions on setting off fireworks, but Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said planning to do so should exercise extreme caution.

  • County under burning ban

    Outdoor fires and burning have been banned due to ongoing drought conditions, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s office announced this afternoon.

    No outdoor burning of any kind is allowed, including trash barrels.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the ban does not include fireworks, for now.

    “We don’t want to interfere with people’s Fourth of July, but if because an issue, we may have to restrict them.”

    Barnes said anyone setting off fireworks is asked to use “extreme caution.”

  • Lawrenceburg man shatters state skydiving record

    By Jesse Osbourne
    Landmark News Service
    Somewhere between jumps 20 and 30, someone checked on Lawrenceburg resident Troy Woods’ status.
    “You OK?”
    “Yeah,” Woods said. “Open the door. Get out. Do it again.”
    Woods not only broke the state record for most skydiving attempts in one day on Friday at Arnold’s Airport in Springfield, he doubled it.
    The previous record was 40. Woods holds the new record, with 80 jumps in one day.

  • Church briefs: 6-27-12

    Freedom Baptist church hosts
    Fourth of July celebration
    Freedom Baptist Church, located at 1010 Powell Taylor Road, will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration on June 30, starting at 5 p.m.
    Event organizers invite the community to “come join us for food, a brief message from Brian Proctor and fireworks at dusk.”

    Mount Eden Christian to host concert
    Mount Eden Christian Church will feature the “Journeymen” during its 11 a.m. service on Sunday, July 1.

  • Westside VBS hosts Family Fun Night
  • Solomon gives answers to meaning of life

    What is the meaning of life?
    It’s hard to fathom sometimes why we are here and what our purpose in life is.
    That’s why I find the Bible so intriguing. It has all of the answers.
    Let me explain. God blessed King Solomon in 1 Kings Chapter 3 with, “a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you (Solomon), nor will there ever be.”
    God also blessed Solomon with “both riches and honor so that in your lifetime (Solomon) you will have no equal among kings.”

  • Graduate competes in Mount Laurel Festival
  • Anniversary: Sullivan

    Donald and Evelyn Sullivan of Avenstoke will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 28, the couple announced.
    The couple was married on June 28, 1952, at the Pigeon Fork Baptist Church parsonage in Waddy by the late Rev. Charles Tipton.
    The Sullivans have two children, Gary Sullivan and his wife, Deborah, of Shelby County, and Teresa Burns and her husband, David, of Anderson County.

  • Community calendar: 6-27-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg
    Green events
    Movie nights
    July 13: ‘Captain America’
    Aug. 10: ‘Happy Feet 2’
    Sept. 14: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’

    July 27: The Sweet Beats – Beatles Tribute Band
    Aug. 24: Cadillac Shack – 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n Roll
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribut3e Band – Parrot Head Event