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Today's News

  • Kayaks can make good replacements for fishing boats

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways.

    Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with many baby boomers reaching retirement age and wanting a new hobby.

  • Police: After smoking dope with juveniles, man tried to get teenager to sell Xanax

    A man who police say tried to convince a teenager to sell narcotics after smoking marijuana with a group of juveniles remained behind bars Monday afternoon.

    Tyler Hawkins, 18, of 1111 Lakes of Dogwood Blvd., Shepherdsville faces a litany of charges when he and six juveniles were caught allegedly smoking marijuana early Friday morning in American Legion Park off Broadway, according to police reports.

  • Woman allegedly four times limit during fourth DUI

    A woman was allegedly nearly four times the legal limit was charged with her fourth DUI when police found her standing in front of her vehicle on Tyrone Road, according to police reports.

    The woman, Christy Stevens, 35, of 520 Linden Drive, Versailles allegedly told a Lawrenceburg police officer that she was driving the vehicle, only to change her story and try to claim her mother was driving.

  • news briefs

    Crane completes basic,

    AIT training

    PVT II Joseph Alex Crane successfully completed basic training and AIT training, as a combat engineer June 9 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.

    Crane received an award for the highest basic rifle marksmanship in the training cycle, which earned him the expert marksmanship badge.

    Crane will be assigned to the 1123rd Sapper Company for combat engineers.

    Crane is the son of B.J. and Julie Crane of Lawrenceburg, and is a 2016 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Car dealer provides DARE vehicle

    Chrysler of Lawrenceburg is showing its support for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program by providing a pickup truck at no cost to the taxpayers.

    Sheriff Joe Milam said dealership owner Ron McCauley approached him and offered to provide a pickup truck, free of charge as a means of supporting the program designed to help keep children away from drugs and alcohol.

  • Why you can’t cross the road for chicken

    Column as I see ’em …

    “Why in the heck can’t I cross over the median in front of Bojangle’s?” I asked myself soon after the chicken joint opened a few weeks ago.

    I would imagine you’ve asked yourself the same, so I snooped around for some answers this week, fully reminding myself that no matter what, I’d refrain making any idiotic chicken-crossing-the-road jokes in the meantime.

  • Enjoying summer flowers, starry nights

    It’s summer. I love our warmest season and we get three whole months of it. From todays Summer Solstice until the Autumnal Equinox in September, these are the longest and warmest days of the year. Surely we can find some time to just sit and enjoy Mother Nature each day or night.

    Admiring the beauty of flowers is pleasurable, but knowing a little something about them is even cooler. There are lots of books and online sources that will give you the history of specific flowers, as well as the facts and myths associated with them.

  • Striving to make Kentucky work ready
  • Don’t let spider mites ruin this summer’s vegetable garden
  • Family restoring Ripy mansion to its former glory

    Most cannot drive down Main Street in Lawrenceburg and not notice the Ripy mansion. Nestled back behind mature trees, some might know of its history and may have even walked inside, although few may know the plans for the historic buildings future.