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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.”

  • Woman, 78, suffers in jail for no reason

    I’m not going to tell you the name of the person involved in this story because she’s already suffered enough.

    A local 78-year-old woman many of you would readily recognize spent four nights incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center earlier this month, where she was forced to sleep on a concrete floor in a freezing cell without the medication she needed.

    No, I’m not making this up.

    In that cell were seven and sometimes eight other women, three of them pregnant and, in her words, all “druggies.”

  • News briefs

    Kampfer named site director

    Lindsay Kampfer has been named as the new site director for the Hospice of the Bluegrass — Frankfort office, the organization announced.

    As site director, Kampfer will manage day-to-day operations and oversee the staff who serve Hospice patients and their families in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties.

    Friends of NRA poker run slated

    The Central Kentucky Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold a motorcycle poker run Aug. 6 at the American Legion Post 7 in Frankfort.

  • Little League title dream ends in championship game.

    The dream of a state championship came to an end for the Anderson County Little League baseball 9- and 10-year-old all-stars Wednesday morning in Richmond.

    Owensboro Southern pounded the local team, bashing five home runs en route to a 17-4 romp past Anderson in the Little League State Tournament at Lake Reba Park in Richmond. The game was called after four innings with Owensboro Southern in front by 13 runs.

  • Woman, 78, suffers in jail for no reason

     

    I’m not going to tell you the name of the person involved in this story because she’s already suffered enough.

    A local 78-year-old woman many of you would readily recognize spent four nights incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center earlier this month, where she was forced to sleep on a concrete floor in a freezing cell without the medication she needed.

    No, I’m not making this up.

    In that cell were seven and sometimes eight other women, three of them pregnant and, in her words, all “druggies.”