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Today's News

  • School cop could be dropped in salary sharing dispute

    The sheriff’s office is requesting a reimbursement increase from the school board to continue its school resource officer program or it may have to pull the officer from the school, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.  
    Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Blackhurst currently serves as the county school resource officer at Anderson County High School, with the school board funding 25 percent of his salary.

  • Two to appear in court for sodomy, sex abuse felonies

    Jacob M. Hibbs, 36, of 1409 John Court in Lawrenceburg, was scheduled to appear in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for a disposition hearing regarding one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12, and two count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.
    According circuit court documents, Hibbs allegedly subjected a victim younger than 12 years of age to sexual contact around July 1, 2001, again between January 2003 and December 2003 to the same victim, now under the age of 16; and for a third time around July 4, 2006.

  • Mill Creek Pike methamphetamine lab suspects indicted

    Two Lawrenceburg men arrested following a meth lab bust on Mill Creek Pike on Sept. 14 were indicted Nov. 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury for complicity in manufacturing meth, a Class B felony.
    Indicted were Christopher James Caffee, 36, of 1940 Mill Creek Pike Road, Lawrenceburg, Jeffrey Wayne Goodlett, 38, of 430 Bondville Road, Salvisa; and Dylan T. Hawkins, 18, 1930 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg.

  • Learn how to resist holiday food temptation

    Weight-The Reality Series begins in December, just in time for the holiday season.
    During this time of year, the temptation to overeat or select less healthy foods presents itself at every social gathering and frequently at your workplace. Just avoiding weight gain is a success at this time of year.
    The information below comes from publications used in Weight-The Reality Series-Becoming Weight Wise. The seven session class will not only provide information on weight management but also support from the group, new recipes and cooking skills.

  • Christmas Parade of Lights to be held today

    Lawrenceburg’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    All participants must fill out a registration form and sign a liability form.
    Registration and liability forms are available on the city’s website at www.lawrenceburgky.com or can be picked up at city hall in the foyer. All forms may be returned in advance to Parade Committee — City of Lawrenceburg, 100 North Main St. — P.O.  Box 290, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 or during the line up for the parade.

  • Buy a pizza to help a child

    When police officers waited tables at Edwardo’s Pizza last Saturday, they raised $1,700 for the sheriff’s office’s Shop With a Cop program.
    Now Edwardo’s is taking the fundraising a step further and announced it will donate $2 from each large pizza sold Nov. 23-24 to the program, which provides Christmas gifts to local children in need.
    The donation includes dine-in or carryout pizzas.

  • Judge says Cornish administration stiffed city for $57,000 during four-year period

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is in arrears to the tune of $57,000 in money owed the Lawrenceburg City Council and was expected to approve paying that amount when it met Tuesday night.
    The amount is what the county should have paid the city in franchise fees it collects from trash hauler Republic Services, but failed to during former judge-executive Steve Cornish’s administration, according to current Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

  • Mascot has scare at Madness

    Anderson County basketball got a scare Saturday night when the Bearcat mascot, Aric Day, apparently overheated and collapsed during player introductions before the Bearcats’ scrimmage with Covington Holmes at Cat Madness.
    With the main lights down and only a spotlight on players as they were introduced, it appeared that Day and an Anderson player chest-bumped in the air, but Day fell to the ground and hit his head on the gym floor.

  • News briefs: 11-21-12

    Open Hands to host free
    Thanksgiving meal
    Open Hands Food Pantry, located at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg, will be hosting a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 21.
    A full Thanksgiving meal will be served cafeteria style from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The meal is open to the public.

    Cash Express to host
    community drive
    Cash Express, located at 509 Humston Drive in Lawrenceburg, will be hosting a community drive this holiday season.

  • Magistrate warns: ‘Someone’s gonna get killed’

    The intersection at Three Corners, the interchange between KY 326, Ninevah and Hammond roads, poses significant dangers to Anderson County residents trying to navigate a blind spot as they travel southwest from Ninevah Road to KY 326, according to Magistrate David Montgomery.