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Today's News

  • Tourism commission making progress toward hiring director

    It might not be at a breakneck pace, but progress is being made by the joint tourism commission created one year ago by city and county government.

       Gabe Uebel, who chairs the still-fledgling group, said it is inching ever closer to hiring a full-time director, a position authorized when the commission was created by the Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council.

  • ‘SANTA’ DENNY VISITS ANDERSON SENIOR CENTER
  • SANTA AT FISCAL COURT

    Sheriff Joe Milam shakes hands with Santa (County Clerk Jason Denny), who burst into last Thursday's fiscal court meeting and handed out candy canes for all.
     

  • Publisher receives award for religion coverage

    From The Western Recorder

    FLORENCE — Princeton newspaper publisher Chip Hutcheson is the 2016 recipient of the Integrity Award for Coverage of Faith Issues, an honor bestowed by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
    KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood awarded the prize to Hutcheson during the annual meeting of Kentucky Baptists at Florence Baptist Church in Florence.

  • Granny who tied up child released from prison

    The woman sentenced to five years in prison for tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter up to 16 hours a day has been released after serving just over half of her sentence.
    Carolyn Case, who pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse in July of 2014, served about 32 months of her 60-month sentence before being mandatorily released from prison Dec. 1, due to not being what is considered a violent offender.

  • City officer saves child’s Christmas

    A Lawrenceburg police officer saved a 5-year-old’s Christmas after a woman allegedly stole her present from her grandmother’s front porch.
    Kathryn Ballinger, 35, of 104 Maple Court, was cited for theft by unlawful taking and charged on an outstanding warrant.
    A neighbor spotted Ballinger pulling into grandmother Ann Little’s driveway on Pebble Beach Drive on Dec. 8, saw her get out of her car, go onto Little’s porch and swipe the gift, which had been left on her porch by a delivery service, according to a police report.

  • Water, sewer rates likely to increase

    Water and sewer rates will have to increase next year, an auditor told the Lawrenceburg City Council during its meeting Monday night at City Hall.
    Alan Zumstein, a Lexington-based certified public accountant, delivered what amounted to a clean review of the city’s books during the meeting. During a brief presentation of his findings, he pointed out that the city’s water and sewer operations fall short of a requirement for 1.25 times annual debt service, coming it at only 1.1.

  • Police searching for hit-and-run suspect

    Police were still searching for the person who plowed a pickup truck into an awning in front of a Main Street business and took off running.
    The incident happened early Sunday night when the unknown driver slammed into a vehicle parked in front of Bourbon Street on Main then careened into an awning in front of Bourbon Trail Cycles, destroying it and leaving a pile of rubble in its wake.

  • Tipton to play key roll in funding state’s colleges

    State Rep. James Tipton figures to play a key role in the upcoming battle to fund Kentucky’s public universities.
    Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will chair the budget review subcommittee on post-secondary education, the Kentucky House Republican Majority Caucus announced last week.
    Tipton is beginning his second term and represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District after being re-elected last month, and joins the first Republican majority in the House in decades.

  • Feds lower boom on suspected heroin dealer

    Police took a man wanted on a federal warrant into custody Saturday when they arrested him at his mother’s house in Highway 151.
    Phillip Bradley Warmouth, 31, of 3535 Highway 151, Frankfort, was indicted Dec. 1 by a federal grand jury on on one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and another for distributing heroin. Both charges are felonies, punishable by not more than 30 years in prison, not more than a $2 million fine and no less than six years of supervised release.