Today's News

  • Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday, cook-off Saturday

    A weekend filled with music, pageants and food is on tap as the annual Anderson County Burgoo Festival kicks off this week.

    The festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, highlighted again this year by the annual Burgoo Cook-off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop. The cook-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Lawrenceburg Green, with trophies going to the top three teams.

    The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with music by R&R, followed by performances by Scott Said & Backroads Band at 7 p.m. and Killin’ Time Band at 8 p.m.

  • BIRTHS: Alexander

    Hudson Gregory Alexander was born July 16 at St. Joseph East Hospital.

    He is a son of Jason and Jamie Alexander of Lawrenceburg, and joins a brother, Wyatt Alexander, 2.

    His grandparents are Greg and Denise Cinnamon of Lawrenceburg, and Bob and Cammie Alexander of Lawrenceburg.

    His great-grandparents are Gene and Mary Ruth Cinnamon; Wilma and the late Dale Flygstad; Hazel Smith, the late Robert Smith, and the late John and Milda.

  • News briefs, Sept. 23

    Bailey family plans reunion

    The Bailey family will hold a reunion Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, Frankfort.

    A potluck meal will be shared at 1 p.m., with drinks and paper products provided.

    For additional information, call Danny Bailey at 502-875-5182.

    Book sale during Burgoo

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is having a “Burgoo Book Sale” book sale Sept. 26.

  • Church news briefs, Sept. 23, 2015

    Revival at First Baptist

    First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg will hold revival services Sept. 27-30, the church announced.

    John Franklin, a nationally known speaker in the area of prayer and spiritually healing, will speak.

    “His passion is to provide conferencing and resources to arouse God’s people to seek him for personal and national revival,” according to a news release from the church.

  • Fire hospitalizes homeowner, leaves nine homeless

    A fire Thursday evening gutted a home on Alton Station Road, leaving a family of nine homeless and the father hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

    Homeowner Toby McRoberts arrived home to see his house on fire before rushing inside to alert his son, Toby Jr., 18, to get out, according his wife, Donna McRoberts.

    Toby McRoberts was overcome with smoke, but his son managed to escape out of the back of the home.

    There was no immediate word on Toby McRoberts’ condition. His wife said one of their daughters traveled with him to the hospital.

  • City council approves 2% fee on alcohol sales

    Buying alcohol in the city of Lawrenceburg will get more expensive this coming January.

    The city council on Monday gave final approval to a 2 percent regulatory fee on all alcohol sales within city limits.

    The vote was unanimous.

    The fee will not apply to establishments that sell alcohol outside of city limits, including the convenience stores and restaurants near Eagle Lake Convention Center or the convenience stores located near the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Two busted when cop eyes weed in window

    Officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department did a double take while on patrol last Wednesday morning.

    As he passed by a residence at 200 Forrest Drive, he noticed what appeared to be marijuana plants visible from a basement window.

    “I turned around and could verify, from the street view, that the plants were marijuana,” Dunn wrote in a police report.

  • Making a change, making a difference

    Even when he was chasing quarterbacks or putting his opponents on the mat, Zach Cotton knew his true nature was that of a gentle soul.

    “I am really not one to fight back,” the former Anderson County High School football player and wrestler admits. “I am like a rabbit.”

    Life can take some unusual twists and turns, but little did Zach Cotton know that a desire to change his lifestyle would lead him to an avenue to reach his dream of simply helping special needs children cope with what life has dealt them.

  • Paying their respects

    Most Americans went about their normal, work-a-day lives when the anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks occurred last Friday.

    Not Glen and Jennifer Drury.

    The Lawrenceburg couple wanted to make sure proper respect was paid to those who lost their lives in the attacks, so they traveled to the site of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania for a ceremony remembering the brave men who forced the plane to crash into a field.

  • Golfers look to add to legacy at state

    If things go as they want and believe in, Jordon Morgan and Zachary Toles will have two more rounds of high school golf.

    They are the only seniors on the playing roster of the Anderson County boys' golf team and have every intention of leading the Bearcats into the second day of competition at the Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.