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Today's News

  • Woman gets DUI with grandkids in car

    A woman with her grandchildren in a vehicle was charged with being nearly three times the legal limit late this afternoon when she was stopped by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Pamela G. Perkins, 52, of 131 Sunrise Lane, Lancaster faces charges of DUI, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, careless driving, no license, no insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to have children properly restrained in her vehicle.

    The children, ages 8 and 10, were turned over to a family member who came to get them.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest at Ritchie Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.

    Ryan was 82.

    Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home announced Wednesday day that visitation for the former NFL coach will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home located at 701 North Main Street.

    A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Teens see father shot during dispute over weed trimmer

    As they stood in front of their trailer Monday morning on Versailles Road, Summer Grace pulled up her husband Chuck’s T-shirt to reveal an angry-looking bruise on his back, just below his right shoulder.

    A lump beneath that bruise was formed by a .38-caliber bullet that ripped into his chest the night before, splashing blood on his face and sending his twin teenage sons — who were busy celebrating their 14th birthday — fleeing for help.

  • Turning grief into giving

    When Pat Roberts lost her 2-month-old grandson to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006, she had no idea that his death would take her life on a different path.

    To honor what would have been his first birthday, Roberts hosted a family party, asking those in attendance to bring new baby items. She collected all the items in a large 30-gallon storage tote and called the health department, asking them to identify an expectant mother in need that could use the supplies.

  • Portion of U.S. 127 to be named ‘Logann Driskell Memorial Highway’

    A portion of U.S. 127 in Anderson County will soon be named for a state highway superintendent who was killed in 2014 in an automobile accident.

    The highway between mile points 2.535 and 5.295 will be designated as the “Logann Driskell Memorial Highway,” the state transportation cabinet announced last week.

    A ceremony to unveil a sign is scheduled for 10 am. Friday, July 1 at the Anderson County Park.

    The public is welcome.

  • Man, 88, struck while crossing Main Street

    From staff reports

    An elderly Lawrenceburg man suffered a head injury Monday afternoon when he was struck while walking across Main Street.

    Roy Metzger, 88, was struck by a vehicle driven by Lawrenceburg resident Christopher Allex, according to officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dunn said witnesses saw Metzger walk out into traffic when he was struck by Allex’s car, which was turning onto South Main from East Woodford Street. Witnesses told police that Metzger was not in the crosswalk.

  • Fair carney charged with rape

    Federal marshals swooped into the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show tonight and arrested a carnival worker wanted on a charge of aggravated rape.

    The worker is identified as Sean Halper, 28, of Worcester, Massachusetts, where the alleged rape occurred.

    Agents with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, made the arrest around 6 p.m. at the fair.

    Taylor is a member of the Eastern District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force.

  • Fundraiser helps Humane Society facilities get a facelift

    Thanks to an what organizers called an overwhelming response from the communi-ty, the Anderson Humane Society has made many recent improvements.

    “We started a maintenance fundraising campaign in the early spring,” Karen Tuck-er, president of the humane society, said. “We raised close to $4,000.”

    Tucker credits local people and businesses with helping to get the renovations done. Through item and monetary donations, the humane society was able to in-stall new floors and paint the interior in colors that are soothing to the animals.

  • Blackhurst wins fair crown

    Jordan Faith Blackhurst was crowned Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    “I’m so excited,” she said, minutes after winning the title. “It’s fun to be able to represent your hometown.”

    Blackhurst isn’t a stranger to pageants. She previously was Miss Lexington Bluegrass Fair and Miss Teen in the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    She said the competition was tough. “All the girls are pretty and had a fair chance of winning,” she added.

  • Autopsy: Dog starved to death

    The Ripy Street man facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge for tying up his dog and allowing it to starve cannot be be charged with a felony, according to County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, who is prosecuting the case.

    During a hearing last Thursday in Anderson District Court that included Howard D. Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St., entering a plea of not guilty, Lewis revealed that although an autopsy of the dog shows that it starved to death, that does not rise to the level of torture, which is required under Kentucky statutes to bring a felony charge.