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Today's News

  • Anti-tank round discovered at recycling center

    The Kentucky State Police were called to the sheriff’s office Tuesday morning after a 75 millimeter anti-tank artillery round was left at the county’s recycling center, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Jack Edwards, supervisor at Kentucky State Police Hazardous Devices, responded and identified it as a World War II-era anti-tank round. He advised it was a solid projectile that had previously been fired and posed no explosive risk. He collected the round for disposal, according to the news release.

  • Crimestoppers offers cash reward

    Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a two people suspected of stealing cars from Industrial Park, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    A cash reward is being offered through Crimestoppers to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing a 1985 black Delta 88 and 1996 Plymouth Breeze from the 1700 block of Clifton Road near Industrial Park.
    Both vehicles were located wrecked and abandoned in the Clifton Road/Ninevah area.

  • Mismatched ball hitch leads to meth, stolen tractor arrest

    A routine traffic stop last Sunday afternoon resulted in the recovery of numerous stolen items —including a tractor — and the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab.
    Lawrenceburg Police officer Jeremy Cornish said he was patrolling US 127 Bypass near Highway 151 when a piece of tin flew off a trailer in front of him and nearly struck his vehicle.

  • Missing teen found in trunk of man’s car

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Tuesday after police officers found a missing teenage girl in the trunk of his car.
    Cameron K. Robinson, 19, of Lawrenceburg was charged with custodial interference, endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Officers were called to the Butler Drive area of Lawrenceburg around 2 a.m. Tuesday following a report of a missing 14-year-old girl.

  • Suspected heroin ring busted

    The flow of heroin from Cincinnati to Lawrenceburg was dealt a serious setback after a Lawrenceburg man and three Georgetown residents charged with selling the drug were taken into custody here Wednesday afternoon, according to the officer who made the arrest.
    “This was the Cincinnati hookup,” said officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department. “That’s where a lot of the heroin comes in from.”

  • ‘It’s extremely nasty’

    An estimated 1,500 gallons of raw sewage was pumped off the edge of Wildcat Road on Monday night, triggering a massive cleanup effort and an investigation by local, state and potentially federal authorities.
    “It’s extremely nasty,” said Tim Wright, interim health director for the Anderson County Department of Health. “There’s human waste, tissue paper, bacteria, viruses, sanitary female items, condoms … it’s just nasty.”

  • UK looking to Stoops for new heights

    The excitement over the University of Kentucky's hiring of Mark Stoops as its new head football coach isn't confined to a loyal fan base.

    While the Big Blue Nation has been abuzz since UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart announced, via Twitter, that Stoops had been hired last Tuesday, those who have worn the Blue and White on Saturdays might be even more excited about the guy with the famous football name taking on the challenge of turning around the Wildcats' football fortunes.

  • Dickerson fond of former coach Phillips

    There are probably few people in Kentucky that wanted Joker Phillips to succeed as Kentucky football coach than Jason Dickerson.

    The Anderson County resident played at Kentucky and for much of that time, Phillips served as an assistant coach under Rich Brooks. It pained Dickerson to see Kentucky's football fortunes slip so badly under Phillips' watch.

  • Maggard, Dickerson like Barnhart's approach

    Freddie Maggard and Jason Dickerson are both pleased with the way athletic director Mitch Barnhart went about hiring Mark Stoops as the new University of Kentucky football coach. While Stoops acknowledged during his introductory press conference that he reached out to Barnhart first, there is little doubt that the search was Barnhart's.

  • Wrestling: McDaniel leads Mat Cats at Wayne County

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team continued its impressive early-season showing, winning four of five matches in the Wayne County Duals, held Saturday.

    Chris McDaniel (126 pounds) led the Bearcats with a perfect day. McDaniel scored pins in each of his five bouts. Taylor Logsdon and Alex Swartz put four opponents' shoulders on the mat and won all five bouts. Cody Dillow also won all five of his bouts with three pins.