Today's News

  • For Republican caucus, solving public pension woes is No. 1 priority

    As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the governor’s desk.

  • Student named state runner-up in art contest

    From staff reports
    Helaine “Lainie” Alsabrook, a student at Saffell Street Elementary, was honored during a special awards presentation at the Jane K. Beshear Capital Education Center in Frankfort for winning the 2015 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests.
    The competition, produced in partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD), was themed “The Wild Side of Kentucky” and had more than 66,000 total entries submitted.

  • Education briefs

    McNabb, Schuster graduate
    Emilie-Anne McNabb and Chelsea Schuster of Lawrenceburg were among the 1,082 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University recognized at the conclusion of the fall 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12, 2015.

    HOSA students compete
    at state conference
    Ten Lawrenceburg students were among those who competed last month at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Louisville.

  • News briefs

    CASA to conduct annual Boot Drive
    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will conduct its annual Boot Drive on Saturday, April 9, the organization announced.
    Volunteers are scheduled to be at Ace Hardware, Kroger, Tractor Supply and Walmart, accepting donations, which can also be mailed to CASA of the Bluegrass, Box 193, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
    The drive is being conducted in concert with Child Abuse Month.

  • Back in the saddle again
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pickin’ taters

    Doug Smith had two options: throw away nearly a quarter of a ton of potatoes at a produce depot in Louisville or haul them back to Lawrenceburg and give them away.
    “It was a no-brainer,” said Smith, owner of Smith’s Towing near the Bluegrass Parkway. “I told them I would take them back to my hometown and let the people there have them before anyone else.”
    The towing company posted a note on its Facebook page that it was giving away just over 46,000 pounds of potatoes and people came from near and far to get their share.

  • 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.