Today's News

  • Stolen car triggers Crime Stoppers reward offer from police

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking tips assisting in the identification and location of anyone involved with a case of a car stolen from Shawn’s Exhaust and Auto Service, the sheriff’s office announced.
    A cash reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest based on a caller’s tip.
    Callers are requested to call Crime Stoppers at 502-839-6969.
    Any and all tips are anonymous.

  • Trashed home still stands despite judge’s deadline

    A dilapidated home on Hammond Road remains standing despite a fire chief’s warning to tear it down, a district court judge’s order to tear it down and the potential for $85,000 in fines.
    The home, which is caving in, first made headlines over a year ago when it was declared unsafe by the county fire chief, who gave its owner, Steve Gay, 10 days to tear it down.
    Gay didn’t do it.
    Gay was then cited and ordered to appear in district court, where a judge gave him until July 5 to tear it down.

  • Board of Education receives grant
  • Cops, hot-rodders team up for pair of good causes

    If Gov. Steve Beshear’s schedule allows him to attend, it might be the one place he’ll go this month where he won’t be the center of attention.
    Oh, plenty will want to take a gander at the gov, but they’ll also be enthralled with the array of tricked-out police cars, hot rods and other classic cars on display during the Cops & Rodders 2012 Car Show, scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Atkins to replace Burris as interim police chief

    The city council discussed the issue of fireworks and the appointment of an interim police chief at its July 9 council meeting.
    Council member Bobby Durr asked Mayor Edwinna Baker if the city had any sort of time limit on when fireworks start and when they end, and to think about making changes to the city’s ordinance prior to next year’s Fourth of July
    The mayor said she and fire chief Robert Hume had discussed making possible changes to the ordinance to present to the council for final approval.  

  • Man claims Cherokee status in defense of tickets

    A Lawrenceburg man who claims he is a member of an organization called Cherokee Country claims police “kidnapped” and held him for “ransom” following a pair of traffic stops earlier this year, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • Mayor says no need to conserve water, yet

    Anderson County residents have been watching the skies for a chance of rain, and may also need to watch their water usage in the coming weeks.
    The Energy and Environment Cabinet recently designated Anderson County and 26 other Kentucky counties as being under a water shortage watch on Friday, July 5.  
    In light of Anderson County’s drought conditions and water shortage watch, city council member Ken Evans proposed the city make a statement for residents to conserve water until conditions were more favorable.

  • Two hurt when motorcycle, SUV collide near Walmart

    Two people were transported to a trauma center last Thursday after their motorcycle collided with an SUV at the Walmart entrance on Glensboro Road.
    Lawrenceburg residents Mike and Kathy Peach were on the motorcycle at the time of the accident.
    Both were transported by ambulance but their injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to Bart Powell, of Anderson County EMS.
    The driver of the SUV appeared to be uninjured.
    The Kentucky State Police investigated the wreck, but did not respond to requests for additional information.

  • Outpouring continues for family of teen killed in wreck

    The outpouring for the family of a 17-year-old killed when the van he was driving hit a tree July 1 continues with a fundraiser scheduled for Monday night.
    Cody Ramsey, who would have been a high school senior this year, worked part-time in the county park, and his co-workers, other county employees and fiscal court magistrates have already raised about $800 to help cover his final expenses.

  • Anderson County under water shortage watch

    Anderson County is one of 27 Kentucky counties now under water shortage watch, according to a news release sent from the Energy and Environment Cabinet Friday morning.

    High temperatures and limited rainfall contributed to the water shortage watch, which is issued when drought conditions can threaten the availability of drinking water, the release said.