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Today's News

  • Police warn of drinking and driving during holidays

    This holiday season, Lawrenceburg police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement, the agency announced in a news release.
    From Dec. 13 to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.
    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is giving fair warning to all partygoers.

  • District court docket: 12-11-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on October 21, 2013.
    Mary Whitaker, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – continued to Dec. 2.
    Fern Williams, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – paid.
    Floyd M. Reynolds, continued first appearance, license to be in possession – dismissed.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 12-11-13

    The following people were charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center during the past week, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer, Joani Clark.

    Dec. 1
    Samantha Newton, fourth-degree assault, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Association
    Jimmy Biddle, theft by unlawful taking (auto), by the Lawrenceburg Police Department
    Dustin Estes, theft by unlawful taking/receipt of a stolen credit or debit card, by the Lawrenceburg Police Department

  • Fairview Road murder suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty

    The man charged with murdering a Fairview Road resident in September pleaded not guilty during his arraignment last Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Lexington resident Gary Luttrell, 39, is charged with shooting Steven Briscoe in the chest Sept. 14 during a confrontation between the two in Briscoe’s driveway.
    His next court appearance is March 4 at 9 a.m.

  • State pension gap getting worse, not better

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal
    The funding gap in Kentucky’s pension plan for most state workers and retirees continues to widen while lawmakers hope to stop the bleeding in the upcoming budget session, actuaries told the Kentucky Retirement Systems’ Board of Trustees Thursday.

  • Pickup loses its top
  • Lawsuit would prevent pipeline company from using eminent domain

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal
    A new nonprofit filed a lawsuit Thursday in Franklin Circuit Court seeking a ruling on whether Bluegrass Pipeline can use eminent domain in Kentucky.
    Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain is using the suit to determine the validity of Bluegrass Pipeline’s claim it has the power of eminent domain to build a natural gas liquids pipeline through the state.
    In cases of controversy, plaintiffs can sue under state law to seek a binding declaration of rights.

  • Farm Bureau outlines priority issues during annual meeting

    Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) concluded its 94th annual meeting with its Board of Directors approving condensed lists of priority issues for 2014, according to a press release. The organization’s delegates adopted policy positions at its business session on Friday.
    Most of KFB’s chief concerns are ongoing, including maintaining funding for the state’s agricultural development initiative and opposing any attempt to freeze the state real property tax rate. Kentucky’s rural road fund and hefty wildlife population were other topics given top attention.

  • Council unanimously passes amended Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council unanimously passed the second reading of its amended Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance 5-0 on Dec. 9, effectively allowing the sale of alcohol on Election Day due to new state law regulations.
    Senate Bill 13, passed by the Kentucky legislature in March 2013, allows for the sale of alcohol on Election Day in areas where beer, wine and liquor are normally sold.
    The new ABC law went into effect June 25, according to the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Local Farm Bureau receives
 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2013 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville, according to a news release. The award honors women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.