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Today's News

  • Emma B. steals the show

    Emma B. Ward Elementary has returned from the 25th annual Model School Conference held in Nashville late last month where the school was so well received it was asked to present an additional session.

  • Will Bible be going back to school?

    The state legislature has cleared the way for the Bible to again be taught in Kentucky schools, but it will be up to the high school’s site-based council to determine its fate in Anderson County.

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently signed into law House Bill 128, which requires the Kentucky Board of Education in the Commonwealth to establish an elective social studies course on Hebrew Scripture, the Old and New Testament of the Bible, or a combination of the Hebrew Scripture’s and the New Testament to be taught at the high school level.

  • Cold water tossed on fire dept. merger

    Lawrenceburg’s fire chief, along with the chairman of the city’s public safety committee, both beat down Monday any notion that the city’s fire department would consider merging with the Anderson County Fire District.

    The possibility of a merger has been floated for months by some within the fire district. On Monday, Anderson County Fire Chief Pat Krogman said it is being discussed.

  • DeSoto mystery solved

    Imagine their surprise when Bobby and Patricia Smith found out they were the subject of one of my columns a few weeks ago, especially considering we’d never met or even spoke over the phone.

    Actually, the Smiths weren’t mentioned in that column by name. I focused instead on their car, a vintage DeSoto that I followed down North Main Street one warm Saturday afternoon, wondering where it was going, where it had been and whether I should follow it long enough to find out.

  • Splash park delayed, again

    Children in Lawrenceburg will have to wait until next year to cool off in a long-promised splash park.

    City officials say the park, which was slated to be open this summer after trying for years  to obtain a grant, now won’t be open until next year due to a delay in actually receiving federal grant funds.

    “It probably won’t be until next spring,” said Monte Rhode, the city’s public works director. “We had a delay in getting our grant, so we’re not doing a ton of work until it’s here for sure.

  • She wants to take you fishing

    Emily Stein said she started fishing with her father before she can remember.

    Growing up playing with bait (minus the hooks) instead of dolls, Stein said she would accompany her father to professional muskellunge (muskie) tournaments. Now, years later she is hoping to turn her hobby into a full-time job by becoming the first female guide for muskie in the state of Kentucky.

  • Chief explains slow response to gun heist

    A lengthy police response time to a smash-and-grab theft of guns from a business early last Thursday morning has Lawrenceburg’s police chief saying he’s working to beef up his force.

    The incident occurred around 4 a.m. at Auto Max, a used-car and firearms business located on U.S. 127 Bypass. Thieves apparently smashed the windows, ran inside, grabbed a handful of guns and took off.

  • Man charged with stalking in Thoroughbred Estates

    A man spotted walking in the Thoroughbred Estates community wearing a hoodie on an 80-degree day was charged with second-degree stalking after allegedly calling and texting the mother of his child hundreds of times a day, according to an arrest report.

    A person on Affirmed Court called police around 10 p.m. June 30 when they saw Paul Wagers, 39, of 826 Ridgeview Drive, Frankfort walking in that area. When Police arrived they found him on Lookout Lane, where the mother of his child lives.

  • Jailer: Obamacare repeal will wreak havoc on budget

    The threatened repeal of Obamacare could devastate the county’s budget for providing medical care to inmates, Jailer Joani Clark said during a recent meeting of The Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “Since Obamacare kicked in, the jail’s inmates are charged the Medicaid rate for payment of hospital, doctor bills, etc., when they’re in custody,” said Clark. “If this all goes away, the county will be paying all hospital and doctor bills and any other type of medical at full regular prices.”

  • White named ‘Bell’ of the fair

    Carrie Bell White, 19, was crowned the 2017 Miss Lawrenceburg Monday night at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    A graduate of Anderson County High School, White said this pageant marked her return to the stage for the first time in almost three years.

    “I call this my coming out of retirement pageant because I have not done them in so long,” said White. “I grew up doing them, and this is my first one in three years. I won Miss ACHS before and went to state, this is going to be a completely new experience for me. I am so excited.”