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Today's News

  • Japanese students visit Lawrenceburg, perform at high school

    Fifteen Japanese exchange students shared their culture and traditional Choroku dance for Anderson County High School last Friday afternoon.

    One hundred students from the high school were able to watch the performance. The students were visiting from Sakurai High School in Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture Japan.

    “The students are very happy to be here,” said Mr. Toshihiro Kawahira. Kawahira is one of the chaperones of the children, and the English teacher at Sakurai High School. “They are so excited.”

  • Man busted for sending obscene material to minor

    A former Lawrenceburg resident was arrested March 14 on a warrant that claims he sent a photo of his private parts to a minor.

    Joseph Petersmark, who is currently housed in the Three Forks Regional Jail on other charges, is charged with distribution of obscene material to a minor, harassing communications and third-degree terroristic threatening in a case that involved interacting with a 17-year-old Lawrenceburg girl on social media, including Instagram and Facebook.

  • Man charged with ‘swatting’ at EMS

    A man staying at Best Western became combative with EMS workers March 14, allegedly swinging at them while yelling, “I am USA! You no USA!” according to police reports.

    Eric Reynaga, 48, of Ashland City, Tennessee was charged March 14 with second-degree disorderly conduct.

    “He kept saying, ‘I was born here. I am USA, you no USA,” said Emergency Management Director Bart Powell, who was in Reynaga’s hotel room at the time.

  • Woman charged with heroin possession

    A Lawrenceburg woman was charged with first-degree possession of heroin March 19 after police responded to a complaint near the trailer park on Versailles Road.

    Amber Perkins, 21, of 1420 Buntain School Road was charged with possession of .38 grams of heroin after police found it in her purse, according to a report filed by deputy Loren Wells of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Man charged for driving on Suboxone with child in car

    A Lawrenceburg man is facing wanton endangerment charges after police pulled him over while he was allegedly under the influence of Suboxone while having his 14-year-old son in his vehicle, according to police reports.

    David W. Lockard, 37, of 116 Dove Drive was also charged with alcohol intoxication (first and second offense), disregarding a stop sign and failure to signal during a traffic stop that took place March 18 on Bluebird Court, according to a police report filed by arresting office Kyle Burris of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Coming home has its perks

    It might be a stretch to say the only reason Makenzie Cann transferred to the University of Kentucky was to play in the NCAA Tournament, but it would only be a slight one.

    “It’s definitely a perk of being here,” Cann laughed Friday after Kentucky held off Belmont, 73-70, in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

  • Owensboro still on their minds

    The sting is still there for the Anderson County softball team.

    Even though time heals wounds and some key members of last year’s Lady Bearcats are now in college, the memories of what happened last June 10 are still vivid in their minds.

  • Bearcats open season with optimism

    If wins and losses are the only measure of success, then Anderson County baseball hit a valley it had not experienced in decades last season.

    But if getting better is the barometer for judging a season, the Bearcats at least passed a test. After opening the year with 13 consecutive losses, Anderson won five of its final 12 games.

    The 5-20 record was the lowest win total in the tenure of Coach L.W. Barnes, who took over the Anderson program in 1999.

  • Upchurch to be inducted into hoops Hall of Fame

    LEXINGTON – Those who knew Jack Upchurch when he coached high school basketball at Anderson County knew he was quite a basketball player.

    But did they know he was THAT good?

    Upchurch, who coached at Anderson from 1965-71, led the Bearcats to a state runner-up finish in his final game in Lawrenceburg. He left Anderson to return to his native Wayne County to take over the Cardinal program.

  • Cummins part of national championship team

    When Austin Cummins came back to Kentucky to complete his college basketball career, he knew he had a chance to be part of something special. Just how special was the only question.

    He found out last week when his Union College Bulldogs defeated Cornerstone University of Michigan, 72-69, for the NAIA Division II championship in Point Lookout, Missouri. The title was the first in Union history.