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Today's News

  • Chandler’s final vote comes as no surprise

    Column as I see ’em …
    Ben Chandler must have gone to bed the evening of Nov. 6 wondering what in the world went wrong after losing so badly in his effort to remain in Congress.
    Fast forward to his Jan. 2 fiscal cliff vote to increase the deficit by $4 trillion and it’s safe to say he still hasn’t figured it out.

  • Murphy to chair Commerce Lexington

    Lawrenceburg native Danny Murphy has been named chairman of the board for Commerce Lexington Inc., the group announced.
    Murphy is the assistant dean of administration and community engagement at the University of Kentucky’s College of Law.
    The group’s board of directors is instrumental in the success of the organization as it works toward its mission “to represent our members, creating the environment and opportunity for economic prosperity and quality living in Central Kentucky,” according to a news release.
     

  • City council OKs cheaper water rates to help lure industry

    New jobs plus increased city water use equals economic growth for Lawrenceburg.
    That’s the proposed formula behind a new ordinance unanimously passed by the city council last Friday during a special-called meeting, effective immediately.
    The ordinance, whose purpose is “stimulating the creation of new jobs and commercial development within the community,” authorizes Mayor Edwinna Baker to enter into an agreement offering savings in city water service in exchange for potential job growth.  

  • Welsh to compete at state

    Lauren Welsh, the Anderson County 2013 Distinguished Young Woman, will participate in Kentucky’s Young Woman of the Year program on Jan.11 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.
    Tickets may be ordered by calling the Singletary Center at 859-257-8427 Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office before each performance.
    Welsh is a daughter of John and Sue Welsh of Lawrenceburg.

  • Vaughn pleads guilty to synthetic pot charge

    Craig Vaughn, former owner of Herbal Awakenings, pleaded guilty to charges resulting from a February 2012 bust for synthetic marijuana, a substance illegal to sell or possess in Anderson County.
    Vaughn appeared before Judge Donna Dutton on Jan. 3 in Anderson County District Court and pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of drug paraphernalia — deliver/manufacture and to a second count of “any misdemeanor not covered by these codes.”
    He was sentenced to an 18-month probation to be served concurrently with the second misdemeanor sentence.

  • Chrisman to attend meeting

    Lawrenceburg’s Randy Chrisman will be among the Kentucky voting delegation participating in the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau in Nashville, according to a news release.
    The event, scheduled for Jan. 13-16, is the 94th annual meeting of the organization.
    Nearly 500 Kentuckians will travel to the event to help shape Farm Bureau’s national policy agenda for 2013, take in numerous informational seminars and compete for some of the country’s top agricultural honors in a variety of contests, according to a news release.

  • Brothers now all Eagle Scouts

    The odds of a Boy Scout reaching the rank of Eagle Scout are roughly 2-in-100.
    The odds of three boys from the same family doing so? Incalculable.
    But that’s just what the three sons of Dr. Keith and Delwin Jacoby have achieved.
    “I don’t know the odds, but this is the first time I know of in this community and I’ve been serving as scoutmaster for more than 20 years,” said Scoutmaster Kevin Cox. “I don’t know of any time there has been three Eagle Scouts from the same family.”

  • Home again, this time for good

    After almost a year apart from her husband, Jackie Black only needed to wait a few more hours before they were finally reunited for the holidays.
    The wife of 1st Sgt. John Black of Anderson County, Jackie arrived at Capital City airport at about 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 21 to welcome her husband home as he arrived in Frankfort after nearly a year’s deployment to Afghanistan with the National Guard.

  • Lawsuit says coach called injured wrestler ‘crybaby,’ twisted broken leg

    The father of an Anderson County school student claims that a middle school assistant wrestling coach called his son a “crybaby” and twisted his broken leg after the child was injured during a practice.
    William Agee, the boy’s father, is suing the school district, middle school and then-coach Travis York for compensatory and punitive damages from an incident that occurred in November 2011 during a middle school wrestling practice.

  • Car bursts into flames on Whirlaway

    The front tires blew up on a vehicle that caught fire Sunday morning in Thoroughbred Estates, but fortunately for its owner the car did not.
    Lawrenceburg firefighters were called to 3126 Whirlaway Lane after a 2008 Kia owned by Danny Walker caught fire in the driveway.
    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said the car was destroyed in the blaze, which was likely caused by a motor that ran the car’s anti-locking braking system (ABS).