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Today's News

  • Turning grief into giving

    When Pat Roberts lost her 2-month-old grandson to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006, she had no idea that his death would take her life on a different path.

    To honor what would have been his first birthday, Roberts hosted a family party, asking those in attendance to bring new baby items. She collected all the items in a large 30-gallon storage tote and called the health department, asking them to identify an expectant mother in need that could use the supplies.

  • Son busted for stealing items from father’s house

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after he allegedly stole a number of items from his father’s house.

    Brian Daniels, 32, of 302 Suzanne St., and another man were seen allegedly loading a white passenger car with lawn mowers and other yard maintenance items on June 21, according to a police report.

    They also took several DVDs and CD player from inside the home.

    Police arrived and found that two sheds on the property had been forcibly entered, according to the report.

  • Woman gets DUI with grandkids in car

    A woman with her grandchildren in a vehicle was charged with being nearly three times the legal limit late this afternoon when she was stopped by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Pamela G. Perkins, 52, of 131 Sunrise Lane, Lancaster faces charges of DUI, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, careless driving, no license, no insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to have children properly restrained in her vehicle.

    The children, ages 8 and 10, were turned over to a family member who came to get them.

  • Fair carney charged with rape

    Federal marshals swooped into the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show tonight and arrested a carnival worker wanted on a charge of aggravated rape.

    The worker is identified as Sean Halper, 28, of Worcester, Massachusetts, where the alleged rape occurred.

    Agents with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, made the arrest around 6 p.m. at the fair.

    Taylor is a member of the Eastern District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force.

  • Anderson native honored by NAIA sports info pros

    Campbellsville University’s sports information department claimed 10 Media and Publications Contests awards at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Information Directors Association Convention, according to a news release.

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves leads the department as the school’s sports information director.

  • Curry, Aldridge named All-State, play in East-West games

    The awards keep rolling in for Anderson County High School softball players.

    Senior Mia Aldridge and junior Bailey Curry have both been named to First Team All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    It is the second consecutive year that Curry, a catcher, has been named to the first team. She was a second team selection in 2014.

    Aldridge was a third team selection last season.

  • Aldridge selected to Kentucky All-Star team, will play against Tennessee’s best

    Anderson County High School softball player Mia Aldridge continues to pull in the honors. Aldridge, who graduated last month, has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team, which will play the Tennessee All-Stars on Wednesday, June 29 at South Warren High School in Bowling Green.

    Aldridge, who will attend Campbellsville University, was selected as a pitcher and outfielder for the team.

    Aldridge becomes the first Anderson County player selected for the all-star games since Courtney Turpin in 2010.

  • Lady Bearcats expect to be ‘right there’ in quest for another title

    I can’t remember ever writing a column like this one in more than three decades at the keyboard, but that’s good.

    Or at least I think it should be new ground when I talk about the future of Anderson County High School softball.

  • Blackhawk pilot to share story

    Jeff Niklaus, who took part in the real-life mission that inspired the movie “BlackHawk Down,” will share his story at 6 p.m. June 26 at Anderson Christian Church.

    “Jeff weaves his faith into his story,” Brandon Dulaney, head minister at Anderson Christian Church, said. “He shares from lessons learned and experiences gained and doesn’t shy away from sharing God’s role in his life.”

  • Church briefs

    Pigeon Fork Baptist plans vacation bible school

    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host vacation bible school June 29 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Family Fun Night is planned for 5 p.m. July 2.

    Pre-register by calling 502-803-6508.

    The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road, Waddy.

    Waddy Church of Faith homecoming planned

    The Waddy Church of Faith homecoming begins at 10 a.m. July 10.

    Lunch will follow the service.