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Today's News

  • Ransdell signs with Georgetown
  • Police find methamphetamine suspect hiding in closet

    From staff reports
    Police found a Lawrenceburg man hiding in a closet before busting him for possession of methamphetamine and his girlfriend for trying to hide him.
    Timothy Walker, 31, and Mariah McDaniel, 25, both of 1141 Versailles Road were jailed after police performed a “knock and talk” at their residence while investigating active arrest warrants that had been issued for both.
    Once inside, officers questioned McDaniel, who told them three times that Walker was not at the residence.

  • In Alton, patience runs out

    Alton Road residents decided Monday night to put their money where their mouths are.
    Saying they’ve run out of patience in getting their demands for safety testing and a temporary truck ban fulfilled by the state, at least two dozen residents of the wreck-riddled stretch of state Highway 151 signed up to help fund the hiring of an attorney to see if a judge will grant their wishes.

  • Woman busted for using fake Powerball tix

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly used the winnings from photocopied lottery tickets to purchase scratch-off lottery tickets pleaded not guilty last week in Anderson District Court.
    Avagail R. Fajardo, 30, of 115 Gatewood Drive was caught on surveillance video scanning photocopies of Powerball tickets into an automated lottery machine at a location on West Broadway in Lawrenceburg, according to a criminal citation.

  • Mayor gets city’s OSHA fine reduced

    It remains an expensive lesson, but not nearly as expensive as it was.
    City officials have negotiated a deal with state labor officials to have a $4,500 OSHA fined leveled against them reduced to $2,250, according to Mayor Sandy Goodlett.
    “It’s final now, and it’s paid,” Goodlett said Monday morning.

  • Following in dad’s footsteps

    No one will ever again accuse Madison Cherry of being the silent type.
    A 15-year-old sophomore at Anderson County High School, Cherry is downright ebullient these days, thanks to her participation in FFA, (formerly known as Future Farmers of America).
    “Once I started going to events and competitions, I learned I had the skills for FFA,” said Madison, whose passion for the organization is matched only by her love of show jumping atop her horse, Wave.

  • Brown joins staff at The Anderson News

    Shannon Brown has joined The Anderson News staff as front office assistant.
    A Lawrenceburg native, Brown was a full-time stay-at-home mom prior to joining the newspaper.
    “The job was a perfect fit for my family. It’s just part-time so it allows me time with my kids,” she said.
    Brown is the mother of Cameron, 12; Brayden, 6; and Mallory, 11 months. She is married to Steven Brown.
    “I like the fact that my family lives here,” she said. “I’m really close to my family.”

  • Felon with gun is no big deal

    The next time someone tells you that America needs tougher gun laws, show them the article in this week’s paper about the convicted felon who pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm.
    If what follows sounds like I’m writing in anger, it’s because I am. Reading the plea agreement this guy made with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office made my blood come to a full boil, but it wasn’t the sole source of heat.

  • Lean on your state legislator to pass fiscally responsible budget

    Back in January, I submitted our budget to the state legislature. It is a fiscally responsible budget that takes the necessary steps to start repairing Kentucky’s financial foundation. It takes into consideration the fact that our administration has been left with more than $35 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. Simply put, this is money we owe, but do not have.

  • As April enters, signs of life are everywhere

    Did this month fly or what? Here it is the last day of March and it seems like it just started. It may be going out like a lion, but it brought along its buddy April showers. Let’s just hope they don’t come every day.
    Time and Mother Nature finally colluded this past weekend and my body can sure tell it. What gorgeous weather we had. I got all kinds of work done on the farm. I can tell you that it takes precisely 3 cubic feet of soil to fill one wooden pallet for a raised bed.