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Today's News

  • ‘Flim Flam Man’ is 50

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Four from Lawrenceburg arrested on meth charges

     

    Four people were arrested last Tuesday morning at around 2 a.m., when police obtained a search warrant for the property located at 1081 Johnson Road. They found evidence of distributing and trafficking methamphetamine.

    The search warrant was the result of a traffic stop made on July 17, by Deputy Zach Ray and Sgt. Patrick Beasley, according to a press release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • A Mother’s Day card Hallmark couldn’t write

    Column as I see ’em …

    Greeting cards have never really been my style.

    I don’t mind giving and receiving them, but as someone who makes a living via the written word, I always figured I could provide something a little better than a mushy poem filled with platitudes or goofy “Lordy, Lordy looks who’s 40” sort of gimmick.

  • Pension, tax reform discussion possibly on hold

    I hope you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly. I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Gov. Bevin.

  • Don’t be fooled, Japanese beetles aren’t finished this year

    Japanese beetle activity in some parts of Kentucky this year has resembled scenes from the 1980s, when this insect rolled across the state.

    Although the peak of adult feeding has passed for 2017, the last of the adults will be around for another 2 weeks. As adult feeding subsides, the white grub stage will take over.

    They will feed on grass roots for the next four to six weeks. Combined efforts of the Japanese beetle and masked chafers may result in above normal turf injury between now and early September.

  • Life through a century

    By Brittany Fuller

    News Staff

    Ernest Watts was born May 20, 1915, in West Virginia, and has settled for the remainder of his life in Anderson County where he celebrated his 102nd birthday in May. Watts describes himself as very laid back, and said that may be the key to his long, eventful life.

    Growing up, Watts said he didn’t like country life.

    “We lived in the country, and I was never happy with the country,” said Watts. “But I made the best of it.”

  • Jail Log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    July 2

    Glen Tillman was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and careless driving by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dakota Phillips was charged on a Franklin County warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dylan Watkins was charged with failure to appear by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    July 3

  • Man allegedly tries to strangle stepdaughter, 16

     

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Wednesday night on charges of fourth-degree dating violence assault and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Christopher Wheeler was taken into custody after he was involved in a domestic violence dispute at 1051 Melody Lane.

    According to a citation issued by the Kentucky State Police, Wheeler left the scene and was later brought back to the residence by a neighbor. Wheeler had blood on his nose and hands when officers finally made contact with him.

  • TOO MUCH SUGAR CAN LEAD TO A SOUR TASTE IN JAIL

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 22, 1937

    The inability of two men to get a car up a steep hill on the cliffs of the Kentucky River out toward Lock Five led to the discovery of what was a moonshine still and 52 barrels of mash and a stolen car.

    The recovery of the stolen car came about when a group of young men, who were camping near the Jessie May Lillard Camp, saw two men trying to get a car up the steep hill with little success.

  • Consider the Bible story of ‘the rich, young ruler’

    If you have attended Church or read the Bible much at all, you likely know the story of “the rich, young ruler.” Matt. 10:17-22 “As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him, and knelt before Him, and asked Him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good, except God alone.