Today's News

  • Feds seeking comments on Highway 151 truck ban

    The federal government is seeking comments on turning a temporary ban of Surface Area Transportation Act trucks in Highway 151 into a permanent ban.

    Comments will be accepted through July 15 by logging onto www.regulations.gov and going to https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FHWA-2016-0012-0001.

    Getting a permanent ban would eliminate only the largest tractor-trailers from traveling the dangerous stretch of state highway, which has made headlines in recent months after residents sued Kentucky to prove it is safe enough for large trucks.

  • Friends of the Library to host book sale Saturday

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host their second book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

    “We invite children taking part in the library’s summer reading program to come in for a free book,” Friends’ member Donna Herrick said. “Also, anyone who brings in this article from The Anderson News, will receive a free book.”

  • Speedsters tour Lawrenceburg

    No top. No fenders. No problem.

    Model T Speedster enthusiasts made Lawrenceburg home for four days last week during the Horses, Bourbon and Back Roads Tour.

    A speedster is built from a Model T Ford (1908-31) and is powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine. The cars are topless and often have the fenders removed.

    Twenty-nine speedsters and 62 folks made the trip to Lawrenceburg for the 13th annual tour. Each year, the tour takes place in a different setting. Organizers choose Lawrenceburg this year for the country roads and local attractions.

  • Horse competitions, pageants highlight rest of fair week

    The 2016 Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show continues through Saturday at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    Cost of admission is $10 per person and includes all shows, carnival rides and attractions.

    The side shows continue each evening. Joey’s Bubble Factory opens the shows each evening at 6:30 p.m. Jurassic Kingdom performs at 7:30 p.m. Beast Riders Motorcycle Globe Show begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by Zega the Robot at 9:30 p.m.

  • Autopsy: Dog starved to death

    The Ripy Street man facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge for tying up his dog and allowing it to starve cannot be be charged with a felony, according to County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, who is prosecuting the case.

    During a hearing last Thursday in Anderson District Court that included Howard D. Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St., entering a plea of not guilty, Lewis revealed that although an autopsy of the dog shows that it starved to death, that does not rise to the level of torture, which is required under Kentucky statutes to bring a felony charge.

  • County paid utility bills for months after coroner moved

    Taxpayers continued to foot the bill for natural gas and electricity for months after the coroner’s office at Eagle Lake was closed.

    According to documents obtained by The Anderson News, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved payments totaling just over $1,000 from the time the coroner’s office was moved to the Extension building in the county park in July of 2015 through June 1 of this year.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton called continuing to pay those utility bills an “oversight.”

  • Elfin magic?

    If you live in Lawrenceburg, you may have seen Mary Cappello zipping around town in her ELF — a bright orange, odd-looking contraption that is actually a bike, but looks more like a bike trailer for a child.

    “People stop me all the time,” she said with a smile.

    Cappello bought the ELF after a leg injury left her immobile. Pedaling the ELF helped in her recovery.

    “I was laid up for about a year and a half and had gained a lot of weight,” she explained. “(Using the ELF daily) also helped me lose 150 pounds.”

  • Fireworks display scheduled for July 4

    The annual fireworks display in Lawrenceburg is scheduled for dusk Monday, July 4 in the Anderson County Park.

    The day’s festivities will kick off at 5:30 with the annual Veterans Parade that will travel from American Legion Post 34 on Broadway to Main Street and Lawrenceburg Green.

    Participants are asked to begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion. The Legion’s Auxiliary will provide hot dogs, chips and other refreshments to participants.

  • Blackhurst wins fair crown

    Jordan Faith Blackhurst was crowned Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    “I’m so excited,” she said, minutes after winning the title. “It’s fun to be able to represent your hometown.”

    Blackhurst isn’t a stranger to pageants. She previously was Miss Lexington Bluegrass Fair and Miss Teen in the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    She said the competition was tough. “All the girls are pretty and had a fair chance of winning,” she added.

  • Lawrenceburg man busted third time for heroin possession

    A Lawrenceburg man was busted for heroin possession for the third time Monday afternoon.

    Robert Bentley, 48, of 101 Plantation Drive was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving on South Main Street, according to a report filed by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Crouch reported that Bentley appeared to be under the influence of something other than alcohol and had a “small amount of blood visible on his left forearm,” according to the report.