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Today's News

  • Fostering love

    Family isn’t always flesh and blood.

    For families with foster children, this sentiment rings especially true.

    “I always tell our kids, ‘We might not be the perfect family, but we love you and care for you,” said Lawrenceburg resident Michael Hart, who along with partner Kenny Ansert have three foster children.

  • Group: Study shows Highway 151 unsafe for commercial trucks

    A study of Highway 151 through Alton shows that a five-mile stretch of the road is not safe for commercial trucks, according to a leader of the group suing the state to get trucks banned from that road.

    Tom Isaac, who for nearly a year has lead the charge to rid the dangerous stretch of state highway of large trucks, said he has not seen the study but was told of its results.

    “The state has assured us the study has been done and that it shows the road to be unsafe due to a litany of things,” he said.

  • Pullin' the ol' switcharoo

    Some mischievous, clever vandal(s) pulled a prank switching the ‘Cemetery Entrance’ road sign with the ‘Factory Entrance’ road sign on South Main Street recently. The sign in front of the cemetery now reads ‘Factory Entrance’ and the road sign leading to the industrial park bears the words ‘Cemetery Entrance.’ As of Thursday morning, it had not been changed back.

  • Two busted for disrupting service for racial harmony

    A prayer service for racial harmony at the Anderson County Courthouse was disrupted early this evening when two men allegedly walked by and threw firecrackers, startling the crowd.

    Cameron Allen Mayberry, 20, of 1171 Cox Lane, Lawrenceburg, and William C. Richardson, 21, of #9 West Court Street/Town Terrace, Lawrenceburg, were each charged with disorderly conduct after being chased down by police officers at the event.

  • Courtroom security officer fired over racist Facebook rant

    A part-time certified courtroom security officer was fired today from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for posting a racially charged statement on his Facebook page.

    Sheriff Troy Young announced the firing, emphasizing that the former employee is not a deputy, only worked “two or three days a month” providing security in the Anderson County Courthouse and that the post in no way reflects the view of his office.

  • City to demolish four homes on Woodford Street

    Four dilapidated homes on Woodford Street could soon be facing the wrecking ball.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday received an update on the properties, which have been determined to be unsafe.

    City Administrator Robbie Hume said before the meeting that city officials have spent more than two years working with the property owner, Craig Sherwood, to clean them up.

    “We’ve been working with the property owner to do something with them, but at this point, nothing has been done in the time-frame allotted,” Hume said.

  • News briefs

    Open Hands Food Pantry

    Benefit Ride is July 16

    The 7th Annual Open Hands Food Pantry Benefit Ride is planned for July 16 at the food pantry.

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m.

    Cost of the ride is a $20 donation per bike and $5 per passenger. All proceeds go toward the pantry in support of their missions.

    The ride will begin and end at the food pantry located at 1111 Industry Road, Lawrenceburg.

    There also will be raffles and a silent auction.

  • Shelburne to perform in Taylorsville

    From staff reports

    Country music artist J.D. Shelburne will be hosting a CD Release Party in downtown Taylorsville Saturday, July 16.

    The concert gets underway at 7 p.m. with Hannah Blaylock, formerly of the group Eden’s Edge. Shelburne headlines the concert, taking the stage at 8 p.m.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Work begins Monday on rail crossings

    Rail crossings across Lawrenceburg will be intermittently closed for repairs beginning Monday, July 11.

    Crossings will be closed for three to four hours each as workers move from one to the next.

    Closures will include crossings on Salt River Road, Woodford Street, North Main Street, Alton Station, Bond Lillard Road, Court Street and at Florida Tile, according to Lisa McCauley, project coordinator for the company performing the repairs, RoadSafe Rail & Utilities.

  • Man carves bowl from tree once climbed by Hellen Keller

    When Marty Terry and his family visited Helen Keller’s birthplace in Tuscumbia, Alabama last year, they left with a piece of history.

    As they were departing the 640-acre Ivy Green, as it’s known, Terry noticed groundskeepers downing a tree on the property and asked for a few of the logs to bring back to Lawrenceburg. He had a friend in mind that might be interested in them.