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Today's News

  • Woman charged with DUI, attempting to punch cop

    An Alton Station Road woman was jailed Tuesday morning after police found her passed out with her vehicle running on Secretariat Drive.

    Heather Hume, 36, allegedly became combative with police after they arrested her for driving under the influence, according to a citation.

    At one point she allegedly attempted to punch officer Nathan Doty of the Lawrenceburg Police Department after he arrived as backup.

    Officer C. Carney found Hume hunched over the steering wheel of her car around 7:30 Tuesday morning. He said the vehicle was running at the time.

  • Police seize 10 pounds of weed, $10,000 cash during Dove Drive bust

    There isn’t as much marijuana in Lawrenceburg as there used to be after police confiscated an estimated 10 pounds from a suspected indoor growing operation last Thursday afternoon on Dove Drive.

    Police arrested Kelly Moore, 41, of 109 Dove Drive following a lengthy investigation, according to a citation issued by Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    “It was a major indoor grow operation,” said Cornish. “We confiscated 8 to 10 pounds of high-potency weed with an estimated street value of $40,000.”

  • Two jailed after troopers find meth, pot, pills

    When a Willisburg man was busted last Tuesday night, police found a cache of drugs, including some shoved down his pants.

    Thomas Combs, 36, was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by trooper Gerry Milam of the Kentucky State Police. When Milam and fellow trooper Don McCormick searched the vehicle, they allegedly found a treasure trove of methamphetamine, marijuana and illegal prescription drugs before taking him to jail.

  • Group rallies against charter school legislation

     

  • Blaylock to open Nashville on the Green

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne has announced that Hannah Blaylock will be the opening act for the Nashville on The Green concert to be held in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, May 12.

    Blaylock was a founding member of the group “Edens Edge” before going leaving the group in 2013. Her final appearance with the group was at the Grand Ole Opry. Edens Edge had a pair of hits on the country music Top 40 charts before Blaylock left, explaining that “dreams and visions change.”

    Shelburne has known Blaylock for several years.

  • Homeschool team claims state title


    The ‘Lectric Legends, a local high school robotics team comprised of nine home educated students, recently returned home with the highest honors from the FIRST Tech Challenge Kentucky Championship, the group announced.
    The tournament, held on the campus of Owensboro Community Technical College, included teams from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.  

  • Local gun shop has exclusive rights for Safety Bullet

    There has never been a safe bullet.
    Until now, that is, and in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg is the only place to buy them.
    Kenny Barnett Jr., owner of Fully Loaded on Hickory Grove Road, has exclusive rights in Kentucky to sell Safety Bullet, the aptly named product which looks like actual ammunition but is designed to keep handguns from being fired by children or intruders without locking them up in safes or using trigger locks.

  • Victim identified in fatal wreck

     

     

    The woman killed yesterday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Highway 151 has been identified as Makayla Brown, 20, of Lawrenceburg.

    Brown was pronounced dead at the scene by the Anderson County Coroner’s Office after the vehicle she was driving was T-boned by a pickup truck as she entered the intersection from Frankfort Road near McDonald’s.

  • Group to rally here against charter schools

     

    Opponents of proposed charter schools in Kentucky will rally here Monday at 6 p.m.

    Save Our Schools Kentucky, an organization dedicated to preventing charter schools across the state, has organized the rally. Its president, Gay Adelmann, is scheduled to speak.

    Adelmann, who has spoken at similar rallies across the state, said in a guest column published earlier this week in the Courier-Journal that robbing funding from public schools is only one concern she has with charter schools.

  • Djeddah Drive man charged with child porn

     

    A Djeddah Drive man is behind bars after being arrested last night on child pornography charges.

    Barry L. Tackett, 59, was arraigned by video from the Shelby County Detention Center this morning in Anderson District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

    He was arrested around 7:45 last night at his home at 318 Djeddah Drive by the Kentucky State Police, according to a criminal citation.