Today's News

  • America’s second Declaration of Independence

    This July 4 marks the nation’s 236th anniversary from British rule. However, 2012 is also another important date in our nation’s history. This year marks our 200th anniversary from our second independence from British domination during the War of 1812.

  • Bee garden great way to give back to earth

    Sunrise to sunset, summer is awesome.
    Yes, I know it can get hot, but just watch everything grow.
    The warm evening temperatures have given tomatoes and peppers a big jump. Squash is appearing overnight.
    Blackberries are getting blacker by the day. Mother Nature is in full swing.

  • Who do you blame when good kids go bad?

    Thirty-five seconds.
    The video kept recording the humiliation for about 10 minutes, but I had seen enough to convince me.  
    What the eye sees, it can’t erase.
    So I procrastinated on viewing the infamous “Making the Bus Monitor Cry” for days. I knew about how horrible it was, and believed all of the outrage.  
    I don’t consider myself a member of the morality police, and typically err on the side of free speech.
    But the middle school boys portrayed in the video were not exercising First Amendment rights.

  • Preparing for return of ‘Flim-Flam Man’

    With our array of taxing districts poised to set tax rates later this summer, it seems only fitting that a 1960s movie titled “The Flim-Flam Man” included scenes shot right here in Lawrenceburg
    That movie featured a pair of drifters who teamed up to gain the confidence of locals while bilking them out of their money. The key, of course, was to never let the local rubes know that they were having their pockets picked, which isn’t all that different than the way the system to raise property taxes works.

  • Fireworks, parade mark July 4 fun

    This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Anderson County features fireworks, a parade and a salute to veterans, as well as other activities being held to remember America’s birthday.
    Bart Powell, director of public safety, said the annual fireworks display at the county park is set to begin at dusk on July 4. The first rain date will be Thursday, July 5 with a second rain date planned for Friday, July 6.

  • Officials say ‘sky’ lanterns pose fire hazard

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Chinese or “sky” lanterns may light up the night sky with a gentle glow, but these popular floating globes can also spark unintentional and potentially dangerous fires.
    County fire chief Mike Barnes only saw four or six lanterns in the sky last year, but says six lanterns are enough to cause six separate house fires.  

  • Lane wins 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg crown

    Chelsea Lane loves to hunt, but winning the 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show title on Monday night outstrips even her most prized trophy buck.  
    “You can mount a deer, but I think it’s more fun to look at a crown than a deer,” she laughed.
    Both hunting and pageants are big parts of Chelsea’s life, her father Tony Lane said.

  • Man indicted for being high with kids in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say had three children in his vehicle while high on prescription drugs was among four people indicted June 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Lee B. Rarden, 25, of 2044 Fox Creed Road, Lawrenceburg was indicted for second-offense DUI, possession of a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment stemming from an incident in March.
    The grand jury indicted him on nine counts, including that he was operating a vehicle under the influence, endangering the lives of two minors.

  • Great Buffalo Chase to be run on July 4

    The Great Buffalo Chase, Buffalo Trace Distillery's 11th annual 5K race will be held at the distillery grounds in Frankfort on Wednesday, July 4. The race begins at 8 a.m. and proceeds from the race will be used to help fund the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075, annual fireworks show to be held that evening, according to a news release.

  • ESPN Golf Challenge comes to Lawrenceburg

    Nine teams of golfers from around Kentucky took part in the ESPN Golf Challenge, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday.

    While more twosomes had been expected to put their games on the line in the elimination tournament, Rick Hawkins, one of the course owners, was philosophical. “There is just a lot going on right now,” he said. “We are going to try again next year.”

    Hawkins teamed with Greg Pike to form the only local team in the event. Pike shot an 82 and Hawkins fired a 92, both near their normal scores.