Today's News

  • Driver cleared after two struck on Main Street

    The driver whose vehicle struck two children last Thursday on Main Street will not be charged in the incident.

    “The driver who hit them was not charged with anything,” Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins said Monday morning. “She was not at fault in any way, shape or form.”

    Atkins said the investigation was not fully complete at the time of his statement, but that the information needed to finalize it would not change the outcome.

  • ‘Hopestock’ set for Saturday


  • ‘Idol’ winner bringing TV show to Burgoo

    The year’s Burgoo Festival could be in for some star treatment.

    Taylor Hicks, winner of the popular TV show “American Idol,” will be filming a segment for his new show, “State Plate,” a food-based series that is now in its second season on the INSP network, sources have confirmed.

    Hicks is expected to appear during the annual Burgoo Cook-Off, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 on the Lawrenceburg Green to raise money for Shop With a Cop.

  • Roaches at Saffell, school bus safety cited as reasons to raise school tax

    Student safety and cockroaches at Saffell Street Elementary School were among the reasons supporters and school board members gave for taking the largest property tax increase allowed by law during last Thursday’s public hearing.

    By a vote of 4-1, the board increase its property tax rate from $6.08 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.27, a 3 percent rate increase that is expected to generate an additional $700,000 from local property taxes.

  • Judge: Opinion coming soon on proposed fire tax hike

    After getting an earful Tuesday morning from an angry Willisburg Road taxpayer about the proposed 38-percent tax rate increase proposed by the Anderson County Fire District, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said he is preparing to issue an opinion about what, if anything, the Anderson County Fiscal Court can do about it.

  • First Christian men paying it forward

    First Christian Church of Lawrenceburg has been paying it forward to the community for decades by building handicap ramps for those in need.

    Started in the 1980s by church members Nathan Allen and Clarence Ray Sparrow, the gesture began as a way to help church members.

    Jim Link later took over the project, and it morphed into not only helping members of the church, but many others in Anderson County.

  • EDA puts industrial park up for sale

    Just because it’s trying to sell the land it purchased a few years ago to develop into an industrial park doesn’t mean the Lawrenceburg/Anderson Economic Development Authority is throwing in the towel on bringing industry to that location.

    “Absolutely not,” said the agency’s director, George Leamon. “We want to get as much exposure for that land as we can.”

  • You’re not Conway Twitty

    A Lawrenceburg man allegedly tried to pass himself off as the late country singer Conway Twitty before police charged him Aug. 27 with his fourth DUI, according to an arrest report.

    Bradley W. Driskell, 46, of 1150 Paxton Road was asked to show identification when a Lawrenceburg police officer stopped him around 6 p.m. on Fox Creek Road. According to the officer’s report, Driskell handed him a Conway Twitty cassette tape.


    Police seized an estimated $60,000 worth of marijuana plants last Friday from a location in rural western Anderson County, Sheriff Joe Milam announced.

    Milam said his deputies, along with a trooper with the Kentucky State Police, eradicated 30 plants after receiving a tip from aerial surveillance. The plants, he said, were in a field and that the grower attempted to hide them amid round bales of hay.

  • She’s No. 1!

    Bobbi Jo Lewis is living proof that, with hard work laced with a good dose of courage, dreams can and do come true.

    Lewis was named Kentucky’s County Attorney of the Year during the state prosecutor’s conference last week, an honor she says she used to dream of winning as a young attorney that has now come true.

    “It’s the capstone of my career,” said Lewis, who had no idea Attorney General Andy Beshear had picked her for the award until she arrived at the conference.