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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when boat slams into tree

    Lawrenceburg resident Louis Colpitts, 75, was seriously injured late Saturday afternoon when the boat he was driving slammed into a large tree sticking out of the Kentucky River.

    First responders described his injuries as “significant” and said he was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    Peggy Gill and Roger Dyer of Versailles said they witnessed the accident, which happened near the Bluegrass Parkway bridge.

  • Gas line ruptured on Walker Lane

    A car struck and ruptured a natural gas line Sunday morning, forcing the closure of a portion of Walker Lane and nearby residents to shelter inside. An employee with Atmos Energy was able to shut off the gas without incident, and the road was reopened around 11:45 a.m. Above, Emergency Management Director Bart Powell examines the broken gas line. No injuries were reported.

  • ‘He was part of our family’

    Anderson County honored one of its own last Friday when the Transportation Cabinet named a portion of U.S. 127 in honor of the late Logann Driskell.

    Driskell, who worked his way up the ranks to Highway Superintendent I at the state’s Anderson County Maintenance Facility, was just 30 years old when he lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Wildcat Road just before Christmas in 2014.

  • Family collecting donations for West Virgina flood victims

    When flash flooding tore through the southern part of West Virginia last week claiming 23 lives, Rebecca Burgess and her mother Jean Burgess, of Lawrenceburg, wanted to do something to help.

    Together, they are gathering much-needed clothing and supplies for those affected by the historic flooding which as damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes.

  • Edwards named district runner-up in annual Rotary speech contest

    Public speaking can be horrifying for some people, but not for Annie Edwards. The 17-year-old was recently named runner-up at the district level of the annual Rota-ry speech contest.

    Edwards advanced to the district level after winning the club, sectional, and re-gional titles. “It was pretty exciting. I was in awe,” she said. “There were lots of good speakers, so it was satisfying to be called number one.”

  • Car hydroplanes, flips on U.S. 62

    A Lawrenceburg woman emerged shaken but uninjured when her car flipped over this afternoon on U.S. 62 near Powell Taylor Road.

    Angel Stumph, 21, was on her way to work at Bourbon Street on Main when she rounded the corner near Powell Taylor Road, hydroplaned and ended up upside down in a steep ditch just off the shoulder of U.S. 62.

    “I came around the turn and started sliding,” she said. “I saw the guardrail and hydroplaned and saw the rock wall coming.

    “I saw the airbag come out. That’s all I remember.”

  • Recruit kids to help in the kitchen

    I don’t believe in coincidences. When I meet someone or I’m put in a situation that challenges me, I step back and consider why that is.

    Last week, I was talking to my mail carrier about the food column and she suggested I write about kids in the kitchen. Later that same week, I read an article by Jamie Oliver about kids and nutrition and all the wonderful work he has done.

    He has brought a lot of attention to the growing problem of child obesity in regards to processed food, school lunches and advertising.

  • Wedding

    Abigail Grace McLain and Jay Bruce Springate were married on June 25, 2016 in Atlanta.

    The bride, 26, is a native of Atlanta, and is a 2012 graduate of Auburn University. She is employed in Seattle as a counselor/therapist to hospitalized children with serious illnesses. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis McLain of Atlanta, and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reeves Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Polk McLain.

  • Houtz-Harmon engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Houtz of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie Houtz to Anthony Lynn Harmon, son of Glenn Harmon of Springfield and Rebecca Harmon of Apex, North Carolina.

    Hautz is a 2001 graduate of Anderson County High School. She graduated from Nash Academy of Lexington in 2012, where she studied animal arts. She is employed at America’s Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts.

    She is the granddaughter of Charles and the late Doris West of Nicholasville, and Allene and the late LaVern Houtz of Winchester.

  • Hope Community Church commisions Stephen Ministers

    From staff reports

    Nine newly minted Stephen Ministers were commissioned at Hope Community Church recently.

    According to its website, Stephen Ministers provide Christ-centered care to people experiencing a difficult time in life. For example, divorce, grief, illness, and job loss are a few of the problems they are trained to deal with.