Today's News

  • Mom, daughter busted

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg mother and daughter were among three people charged last Wednesday afternoon with possession of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

    Dusty L. Dizney, 42, and her daughter, Lauren Dizney, 19, of 419 East Court St. were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The third person, Anthony D. Simpson, 27, of 1241 Dennis Road, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Judge-executive stops peforming marriages

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed last week that he will no longer perform marriages following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex weddings in all 50 states.

    Gritton, who is not statutorily required to perform marriages, said he has performed them since taking office in January but the ruling prompted him to stop.

  • Vets have lifelong bond

    War is often more about destruction than creation, but sometimes war can forge together something that lasts for decades — friendship among soldiers.

    Local Vietnam War veteran Terry Covington knows all too well the power of friendships, and said he has been fortunate enough to still be able to count on a few men he calls friends.

    Covington was surprised over the Independence Day week when four of the men he served with in the Vietnam War decided to visit him at his Lawrenceburg home.

  • New shop offers ‘Kentucky-centric’ items

    A passion for fashion and all things Kentucky led University of Kentucky marketing major Angel Yamraj into opening Bourbon Barrel Boutique in downtown Lawrenceburg.

    “I always wanted to work in clothing,” said Yamraj. “So when I was driving downtown one day and saw the building was for rent, I just thought I should go for it.”

    The 27-year-old said she felt Lawrenceburg has long lacked a place where you can find designer clothing and Kentucky-centric gifts.

  • Big Ed settles for PB&J
  • Rotary names new directors
  • Business owner arrested for school kickbacks

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Thursday for an alleged scheme that saw his business provide just over $115,000 in illicit kickbacks to a school official in Warsaw, Indiana, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to court documents and media reports.

    Brian Stowers, 54, of 1381 Birdie Road, waived extradition during his arraignment Monday morning in Anderson District Court, where he was also arraigned on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Old paper not kind to Bourbon Trail

    Column as I see ’em …

    Did you know Lawrenceburg used to have two newspapers?

    Neither did I until I stumbled across the digital archive of a publication that existed around the turn of the last century oddly titled “It.”

    And let me tell you, “It” was a veritable hoot not only for it’s name but for some of the content “It” included.

  • As usual, mom was right

    I am convinced that there is no worse feeling than when your local gas station clerk looks at you with pity and informs you that your card was declined because you only have $2 left in your bank account.

    I stood there dumbfounded, mentally calculating all my recent purchases. There was no way I could have spent that much money in two days.

  • Now’s the time to check plant health

    Mother Nature sure has been generous with the rain. Of course, there are pros and cons to everything. The bugs have been snacking on my flowers big time, and every time I think about spraying a repellent or sulphur on the leaves, rain comes.

    My roses are having a really tough time with both insects and black spot. If black spot is just beginning to show itself, spray with a mixture of 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of vegetable or horticultural oil in a gallon of water and spray the entire plant.