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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coroner: Thurman drove in fatal wreck

    Justin Thurman was driving the pickup truck that veered off Highway 44 more than a year ago, killing him instantly.
    That is the ruling of the Anderson County Coroner’s office, which had to wait for DNA results from the state police lab in Frankfort before making the determination.
    The news puts to rest a year-long question as to who was driving the truck, Thurman or the man who turned out to be his passenger, Kristian Baxter.

  • Hillary loses, again

     

  • Firefighters battle eight blazes in two hours

    The New England Patriots weren’t the only ones who kept coming back Super Bowl Sunday.
    The Anderson County Fire Department came back, and back, and back some more to their assigned fire stations after being called out to battle eight different fires in a two-hour period.
    “We were pretty busy for a while,” said Chief Pat Krogman.
    The fires were all either brush fires or controlled burns that went out of control, he said.

  • Jail log: Woman busted for allegedly using forged prescriptions

    A Frankfort woman was busted Feb. 2 by Lawrenceburg Police for allegedly passing forged prescriptions at the Walmart pharmacy.
    Stephanie Rhodes, 26, of Apple Tree Court was charged after allegedly admitting to taking forged prescriptions from another person to the store and having them filled under different names, according to a report filed by officer Jamie Dunn.
    At the time of her arrest, police allegedly found a blue pill container containing a number of prescription pills, along with more pills in her vehicle.

  • High school archery team wins NASP regional

    The Anderson County High School archery team claimed the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 7 Tournament Saturday, defeating second place Western Hills by 29 points. The Bearcats won the NASP regional for the eighth consecutive year.

    Anderson tallied 3,404 points of a possible 3,600.

    Top scorers for the Bearcats were Isaiah Caldwell with a 291 (of a possible 300) to earn first-place male. Anna Rose took the first-place female with 289.