Today's News

  • Study claims Highway 151 safer than most

    Highway 151 apparently isn’t so dangerous after all.

    A safety study conducted by the state’s Transportation Cabinet in response to a lawsuit filed against it last year concludes that the narrow stretch of state highway is statistically safer than the norm.

    “Overall statistical analysis of all-vehicle-type crashes shows that KY 151 is experiencing lower crash rates and lower severity of crashes than Kentucky roadways of similar functional classification,” according to the report, which is posted on the cabinet’s website.

  • ‘He was there to kill us’

    Sheriff’s deputies came under fire this afternoon in western Anderson County before shooting and killing a suspect who had reportedly fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition into a neighbor’s house.

    The shootout happened at the home of Marty and Nicole Hagan, who live Redwing Drive in the Mallard Cove area, a private community off Fairmont Road.

    Two deputies responded but were uninjured. A spokesman for the Kentucky State Police said the deputies came under fire when they arrived, noting that their police cruiser was hit a number of times.

  • Van Buren church to start new archery program

    Van Buren Baptist Church is starting an archery program for boys and girls 11 to 15 years old, the church announced.

    The program will kick off June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, and begin June 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every other Saturday until completed.

    The archery program is a non-denominational outreach program that shares the gospel of Jesus through archery, organizers said.

  • Ask yourself if you’re ready to let ‘Jesus take the Wheel?’

    Do you remember the words of Carrie Underwood in her song, “Jesus Take the Wheel?”

    It is a song about a desperate young mother who is overwhelmed with life, and doesn’t know what to do next.

    She is at the end of her rope.

    The words are: “Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands, ’cause I can’t do this on my own. I’m letting go, so give me one more chance, and save me from this road I’m on. Jesus take the wheel.”

  • Cleaning up Salt River


    Master Distiller Brent Elliott and employees from Four Roses Bourbon hosted a Salt River Clean Up Day on May 19, according to a news release from the company.

    The group of volunteers spent the day maintaining the riverbank along the distillery grounds by removing debris.

    The event kicked off with a group lunch in the distillery gazebo. Afterward, the volunteers moved across the street to clean up the riverbank. The group targeted areas around the dam, bridge, and the highway where it forks on each side of the Salt River.

  • Celebrate Memorial Day with these recipe ideas

    Make your Memorial Day memorable. This is always such a busy time of year with graduations, weddings and getting ready for summer vacations.

    Whether your hosting a party this weekend or going to one, these recipes are easy and fast to prepare and you’ll look like a star.

    Red, White and Blue Salad

    5 ounces package of baby kale

    1 pint strawberries, quartered

    1 6 ounce container blueberries

    1 5 ounce container crumbled feta

    1/4 cup salted roasted sunflower seeds

    1/4 cup buttermilk

  • KSP Detective Young recognized for bravery

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 27, 1937

    Seventeen students graduated from Kavanaugh High school.

    In addition to the high school students receiving their diplomas, there were a number of eighth grade graduates on the stage, who also were given their diplomas by Mrs. Kavanaugh.

  • Late troopers to be honored

    Three Kentucky State Police troopers killed in the line of duty will be honored Thursday by placing wreaths at their gravesites, the state police announced.

    The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Lawrenceburg Cemetery, where trooper Bobby McCoun will be honored.

    The event will then be moved to the cemetery at Sand Spring Baptist Church, where troopers Harold Toll and Eric Chrisman will be honored.

    Toll, 34, was fatally injured Nov. 14, 1948 in an automobile accident while responding to a call for assistance in Anderson County.

  • Anderson County Scholarship Fund announces winners


    Scholarship grants for academic year 2017-18 have been made to 31 students, 29 of who were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, it was announced in a news release.

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg selected the remaining two students.

    The selection committee awarded 29 students $3,000 each.

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee selected two students who received at total of $3,000.

  • Jail Log

    The following people were charged recently and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    May 14

    Michael Best was charged with failure to appear and contempt of court by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    May 15

    James Tindall was charged with probation violation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    Justin Centers was charged with failure to appear by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.