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Today's News

  • Needle exchange meeting is Monday

    City, county and health board officials will meet Monday to discuss the possibility of creating a needle exchange program for drug addicts.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the health department building on Glensboro Road.
    The idea, which requires the approval of the health board, city council and fiscal court, surfaced during last month’s health board meeting and was immediately met with staunch opposition during a fiscal court meeting a few days later.

  • Rose family is on a mission

    Lawrenceburg natives Steve and Alissa Rose are back in town, but not for long.
    The couple and their children recently returned home in hopes of raising enough funds to support their latest mission in life: helping orphaned teenage girls in Honduras.
    Rose, 47, and his family have planned a variety of fundraisers to support their program titled El Camino de La Vida (The Path of Life), the first at Gatsby Gallery on Main Street on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The gallery will host a silent auction of photos of the people of Honduras and ministry sites.

  • Man charged for letting dog starve to death

    A Lawrenceburg man is facing animal cruelty charges after he allegedly tied up a dog in his back yard and allowed it to starve to death.

  • Armed robbery suspect nabbed, passes out in police car

    Police tracked down and caught an armed robbery suspect earlier this afternoon after the man allegedly pulled a knife on a Walmart employee who had confronted him for shoplifting.

    The suspect, Charles Henry Crawford Jr., 46, of Frankfort took off on foot and was caught a short time later behind Liberty Tax Service, just south of Walmart on U.S. 127 Bypass.

  • Boy OK’d for girls’ softball team

    County officials will allow a boy to play on a girls’ softball team in the parks and recreation league this spring, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton has confirmed.
    “The county’s stance is simple,” Gritton said. “We have no policy that says a boy can’t play.”
    Gritton said the boy is 8 years old, has never played sports and his parents expressed concern that he might be injured playing Little League baseball.

  • Needle exchange committee adds two

    Two city council members volunteered Monday night to participate in a controversial needle exchange program being proposed by the Anderson County Board of Health.
    Council members Paul Thomas Vaughn and George Geoghegan will join representatives from the health board, fiscal court and other local officials when the committee holds its first public meeting 10 a.m. April 25 at the health department building on Glensboro Road.
    Mayor Sandy Goodlett said he would likely attend the meeting as well.

  • Keeping it 'reel'

    It’s doubtful old family photos of Tyler Feaster wearing a diaper while playing in the live well of the family’s fishing boat will make it on the nationally televised fishing show he will star in this summer.
    It’s doubtful, too, that any old photos of him floating in a lifejacket while tethered to one of the fishing boat’s cleats as a toddler will air, either.

  • Woman charged for having ‘methball’

    A homeless Lawrenceburg woman was busted for possession of a “methball,” a street term for the mixture of methamphetamine and heroin that is used simultaneously.
    Joyce Waford, 53, was stopped last Tuesday morning on Waterfill Street for not wearing a seatbelt, which lead to Lawrenceburg police finding the toxic combination of meth and heroin along with an uncapped needle in her pocket, according to police reports.

  • Delivering books and much more

    Gone are the days of the Bookmobile, but that doesn’t stop Deborah Perry from making her rounds with the Anderson Public Library Outreach program.
    Perry zips around Anderson County in the library’s maroon 2008 Scion XB, which is affectionately named Vinny.
    Four days a week, Perry delivers smiles, laughs and books to library patrons and childcare centers.

    Morning smiles

  • Bring out your junk!

    The City of Lawrenceburg has scheduled its annual clean-up days, which are slated to begin April 18 and run through May 4.
    Work crews will pick up items not accepted by trash hauler Republic Services during that time, including washers, dryers, water heaters, refrigerators, light metal and other items.
    Crews will not pick up yard debris, lumber, paint containers, tires or any hazardous materials.
    Residents are asked to have items at the curb on the date assigned to their streets.
    Once that street has been covered, no future pickups will be available.