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Today's News

  • City council to discuss higher water, sewer rates

    It has yet to be determined how much water and sewer rates will go up this year, but the increase will be “moderate,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said Monday.
    The increase, along with issues ranging from the expanding the cemetery to an annexation request, will be discussed when the council hosts a workshop Thursday at 5 p.m. in City Hall.
    News of the increase came last month when the city’s private auditor said 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.

  • Let’s party!

    Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2020, and Mayor Sandy Goodlett isn’t wasting any time getting ready to throw a party.
    Goodlett said Monday that he would like to see the Lawrenceburg City Council begin planning a celebration this year by putting together a committee to start considering exactly what such a party would entail.
    “We want to talk about starting the process to get ready for that,” Goodlett said.

  • Tragedy on the Bypass

    Investigators on Monday said they hope dental records and a tattoo help them identify what they say is a female whose charred corpse was pulled from a New Year’s Eve wreck that claimed two lives on U.S. 127 Bypass.
    The wreck took place in front of Hill of Beans BBQ when a Buick traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane struck an SUV head-on and burst into flames.

  • Police officer says unruly woman spit in his face

    A Lawrenceburg woman was charged with first-degree disorderly conduct on New Year’s Eve when she allegedly spit in the face of a detective with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Police ordered Deborah Scalvini, 51, of 1404 Meadowlark Drive, to leave Little Caesar’s earlier that day, but she allegedly returned later that afternoon and was causing a disturbance, according to a police report.

  • Welcome aboard, Joe

    Joe Marshall has an eye on the future.
    The newest member of the Lawrenceburg City Council who was sworn in last week said the future and what it holds is what intrigues most as he prepares for his first meeting Thursday at City Hall.
    “There are some things I’d like to see,” said Marshall, a 59-year-old native of Taylorsville who has lived in Lawrenceburg for the past 25 years.

  • ‘People would have died. I wasn’t OK with that.’

    A Lawrenceburg man was able to pull two young boys from a burning SUV on New Year’s Eve after it was struck head-on by another car.
    Jeremy Zeller said he and his son were on their way to a family gathering when he came upon the wreck. He said he initially attempted to gain access to the car, which was already catching fire, but couldn’t open the doors.

  • Tunnel under train tracks?

    It’s a longshot, but one Lawrenceburg City Council member Bobby Durr is willing to take.
    Durr on Thursday is expected to discuss his plan to build an underpass beneath the railroad tracks somewhere in the city that could be used exclusively by first responders in an effort to eliminate potentially life-threatening delays when slow-moving or stopped trains block the tracks.
    The issue is scheduled to be discussed when the city council holds what is expected to be a lengthy work session 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at City Hall.

  • Anderson girls win consolation bracket in Bourbon tourney

    A second championship in three years was not to be for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team in the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County last week. But Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell believes the effect on the rest of the season could be very similar.

    The Lady Cats took fifth place in the eight-team tournament, rolling through the consolation bracket after dropping a decision to Covington Holy Cross in the first round.

    The Lady Bearcats ended the tournament at 10-3

  • Bearcats recover from first-round stumble in Greenup tournament

    Anderson County might have gotten the medicine it needed last week at Greenup County.

    The Bearcats went in as one of the perceived favorites in the tournament but had to settle for a fifth-place finish after taking a spanking from West Carter in the first round of the Stultz Pharmacy Classic.

    The Bearcats recovered to roll past Paintsville and Bath County in the consolation bracket to up their record to 9-4 on the year.

  • College sports roundup

    Cummins blisters nets in return to court

    Anderson County High School graduate Austin Cummins tallied 20 points to lead Union College past Brescia, 99-70, Saturday afternoon in Barbourville.

    Cummins, who transferred to  Union from Anderson University in South Carolina, saw his first action since the move, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line.

    Union improved to 13-3 on the year.

     

    Fitzpatrick closes college career