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Today's News

  • Labhart gives new meaning to ‘Old School’

    If you ever try to describe Bryndon Labhart, the football player, chances are you are going to use the term “Old School” much sooner than later.

    The Anderson County High School senior is an honest-to-goodness fullback. We aren’t talking about those guys who just line up a few feet behind the quarterback and are given the name because it sounds good.

    Nope. Labhart is the real thing. Think a miniature Larry Csonka.

  • Bearcats look to dethrone Eagles in district race

    With a new statewide football alignment taking effect last year, it was widely assumed that Class 5A’s District 6 would be little more than a coronation for Anderson County.

    After all, the Bearcats had advanced at least to the regional finals four of the previous five years and seemed to be simply reloading. Meanwhile, none of the other three district teams had experienced much success over the previous decade.

    Someone forgot to tell Madison Southern.

  • Fun at Lady Bearcat softball camp
  • Man charged with drunk boating after going over lock

    A Frankfort man whose jon boat got stranded below Lock 5 on the Kentucky River this afternoon was charged with boating while intoxicated, according to police.

    The man is identified as Robert Callahan. Police sources said Callahan was cited for boating while intoxicated about a year ago and has had numerous DUIs during the past two years while driving vehicles.

    Reports indicate that Callahan's boat ran out of gas and went over the lock, stranding him on rocks.

  • Man charged with drunk boating after going over lock

    A Frankfort man whose jon boat got stranded below Lock 5 on the Kentucky River this afternoon was charged with boating while intoxicated, according to police.

    The man is identified as Robert Callahan. Police sources said Callahan was cited for boating while intoxicated about a year ago and had has numerous DUIs during the past two years while driving vehicles.

    Reports indicate that Callahan's boat ran out of gas and went over the lock, stranding him on rocks.

  • Students injured when bus hits suspected drunk driver’s vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg man faces DUI charges after the vehicle he was driving collided with an Anderson County school bus this afternoon, sending two elementary students to an area hospital.

    The students complained of head and neck pain and were transported for precautionary reasons, first responders said.

    The man, identified by police as Billy Cecil of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 25, was allegedly more than three times the legal limit when the bus backed into his vehicle at the corner of Canterbury Street and Dickens Drive.

  • Meth, heroin, pills land four behind bars

    From staff reports

    Four people are behind bars after being charged during the past week with possession of a controlled substance, including three charged with possessing heroin or methamphetamine.

    Ashley Mitchell, 25, of 100 Robbie Drive, Lawrenceburg was charged with first-degree heroin possession and other charges when the vehicle she was driving was stopped Aug. 2 on Grant Drive.

    In his citation, officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said he pulled her over because a passenger in the car was not was not wearing a seat belt.

  • Woman jailed when ‘three-way’ goes awry

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg woman remains behind bars after telling police that a “three-way went bad” July 31 at a residence on Lakeview Drive.

    Courtney D. Chesser, 23, of 1072 Butler Drive, is charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place following the incident early that morning, according to a police report filed in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • City’s value falls again

    The overall value of city of Lawrenceburg dipped for the sixth consecutive year while outside of the city, the county’s overall value showed a healthy increase.

    Lawrenceburg’s value fell from last year’s assessment of $530,167,902 to 529,886,650, roughly a $1.2 million decline.

    Since 2010, the city’s overall assessment has dipped nearly $13 million, and it is anticipated that the declines will continue in years to come.

    City Administrator Robbie Hume there are several overall factors for the overall decline.

  • From Alton Station to Grand Ole Opry

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If the definition of a great country song is “three chords and the truth,” David Wayne Johnson might have found his niche.

    The Anderson County native has toiled for 10 years trying to make it in the country music business, playing between 250 and 300 shows a year in bars and clubs across the country. All the while, he’s been searching for that right combination of Hall of Famer Harlan Howard’s description of what makes Music City magic.

    He keeps things simple with three chords and the truth.