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Today's News

  • Parents who sold marijuana to son sentenced

    A mom and dad charged with selling marijuana to their 17-year-old son have pleaded guilty and were sentenced last Wednesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Hershel and Karen Brown of 124 Dove Drive were both placed on four-year supervised diversion program, and Judge Charles Hickman ordered them to remain drug and alcohol free, not possess firearms and other restrictions during sentencing.
    They were charged in August after police searched their residence and reported finding marijuana, hydrocodone, Oxyconton, cash and guns.

  • Driver smashes into Fox Creek residence, flees accident scene

    A Lawrenceburg man crashed a Chevy Tahoe into a Fox Creek Road residence early Monday afternoon and fled the scene of the accident.
    According to Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Likens, 20-year-old driver John Ivey of 1497 Aaron Barnett Road was driving west into Lawrenceburg with a single passenger, 19-year-old Andrew Rittenberry, when Ivey lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Fox Creek Road and Anderson City Road a little before 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.

  • Woman sustains injuries in wreck on Alton Road

    A helicopter airlifted a female driver Monday afternoon after she struck a tree with her vehicle on Alton Road.
    Charlotte Hall, 57, of Indiana, was transported via helicopter to the University of Kentucky hospital on Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. after sustaining non life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident.
    Officer Brian Wooldridge of the Sheriff’s Office said Hall, the sole passenger, lost control of her Chevrolet pick up while driving on the wet road.

  • Mental health could be used in murder suspect’s defense

    The man charged with brutally murdering his landlord last year on Clay Burgin Road may use his own mental health in defending himself against the charge.
    Terrance Cram, 50, is charged with killing Tena McNeely, 49 last January at her residence about 14 miles outside of Lawrenceburg.
    According to documents filed in Anderson Circuit Court, Cram’s attorney plans to introduce “mental health evidence relating to the defense of extreme emotional disturbance.”

  • Prosecutor rescinds plea offer in tied up child case

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s office retracted a plea offer Wednesday for the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for as many as 16 hours each day.
    The girl’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with her parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, all are charged with first-degree criminal child abuse and have each pleaded not guilty.
    Armed Wednesday in Anderson Circuit Court with their own public defenders, each appeared in front of Judge Charles Hickman and were expected to receive a plea deal from prosecutor David Nutgrass.

  • Child porn suspect pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with 70 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court and could now face up to 20 years in prison.
    Mark Hawks, 55, of Secretariat Drive entered his plea roughly 16 months after being indicted for downloading and viewing pornographic images of girls as young as 6 years old at his home and at his workplace in Shelbyville.

  • Mom hauls son into court, cops haul him away

    The mother of a suspected methamphetamine “smurf” out of jail on bond hauled her son into Anderson Circuit Court on Wednesday, then stood and watched as deputies hauled him off to jail.
    Evan Cochran, 20, of Lawrenceburg was arrested in May along with four others on methamphetamine-related charges. Evans told arresting officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department that he was “smurfing,” a term used to describe those who purchase pseudoephedrine and other substances for others who manufacture meth.

  • Rams open season

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team got on the winning track Saturday when the Rams whipped the Georgetown Home School group 65-40 on the academy's home floor. The Christian Academy defense limited Georgetown to 12 second half points after struggling through the first half.

    “We handled them easily last season so it was a struggle to keep our players focused for this game,” Christian Academy coach Cory Robinson said.

  • BASKETBALL: Cat Madness 20 tips off high school hoops season

    Cat Madness has changed since Anderson County High School started the tradition, but one thing remains the same. It is still the event that signals high school basketball is upon us.

    Now in its 20th year, Cat Madness tips off Saturday night, Nov. 17 with the highly-ranked Anderson County girls' basketball team participating in a Red-White scrimmage at 6 p.m. The Bearcat boys' team will tangle with perennial power Covington Holmes in the second game, starting at approximately 7:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Don't hold your breath for a big name in Lexington

    Notes written while looking for turkey deals...

    You have to love the ambition of a lot of Kentucky football fans. Some think just because the Wildcats' head coaching job is open, anyone with a right mind would want to talk with Mitch Barnhart and company.

    Nice stadium. A couple of stud quarterbacks – Max Smith and Patrick Towles – already in the fold. A chance to coach in the SEC.  What more could someone ask for?