Today's News

  • Where did all the thinkers go?

    I was complaining about technology. Again.
    This was not a new conversation. It’s one I repeat time and time again, with friends, family, random people in line at the grocery store, and most recently, my cousin, a self-professed technofile.
    “This is the best time to be living in,” he told me, as my SUV purred along the highway and he pored over the glow of his smart phone.
    For him, technology is exciting, revolutionary. An evolution of industries building toward a brighter, better future.
    In my mind, technology equals anxiety.  

  • More questions than answers about sale of ECC land, building

    Column as I see ’em …
    Count me among the many still scratching their heads at the tremendous deal the Christian Academy got in buying the old Early Childhood Center building and land for $75,100.
    Frankly, I couldn’t be happier for those folks, especially considering the hard work and due diligence they did before making what turned out to be the only bid on that building.

  • Lightning strikes same spot twice
  • Carlton visits family history in DC
  • 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.