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Today's News

  • Locks of Love donation
  • Burglars hit Western school

    Six unknown suspects on four-wheelers apparently broke into the old Western school building and stole a camera, the Kentucky State Police reported in a news release.
    The break-in happened July 25 around 1 a.m., police said.
    No other property was reported missing from the building, which served as a school for the western portion of Anderson County until it was closed around a decade ago.
    Troopers are analyzing video surveillance that was taken at the building, and are trying to determine the identity of the suspects, according to the news release.

  • Mayor’s land buy angers councilmen

    The July 11 city council meeting was the first time council member Ken Evans said he had heard about the $116,250 payment on the Lawrenceburg Green.
    A bill that, according to Evans, should not have been paid without city council approval.
    “I think the council was slapped in the face by not being informed of this expenditure,” he said.
    “When you got something that big, [Mayor Edwinna Baker] needs to inform the council anyway.”

  • Free backpacks, and other stuff

    The FamilyFunFest will celebrate its 10th year of providing free backpacks, school supplies and back-to-school entertainment July 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County Middle School campus.
    It’s first come, first served for those who want to snag one of 750 free backpacks and school supplies available at Thursday’s event.  
    With temperatures rising, students and family members will also receive Popsicles along with their new back-to-school gear.

  • High school students now have to pay

    Parents of high schoolers not receiving free or reduced lunches can add one more item to their back-to-school lists: $50.
    That’s how much it will cost students to attend high school this year, and not paying will result in students not being allowed access to textbooks or to graduate.
    Those receiving reduced lunches will be required to pay $25. Those receiving free lunches will pay nothing.
    The fee was approved by the school’s elected site based council to generate cash to purchase textbooks, according to Principal Ronnie Fields.

  • Soldier, racecar driver honored

    A retired member of the Kentucky National Guard was laid to rest last Friday with full military honors in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
    William Carroll “Billy Carroll” Wooldridge, 61, passed away July 18 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A racecar driver, Wooldridge died following a race at Richmond Speedway — a race named in honor of uncle, “Butterball.”

  • Secretariat Drive man indicted for child porn

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say admitted to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted on 70 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.
    Mark Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Drive, as indicted last week by the Anderson County Grand Jury on 10 counts of first-degree distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and 60 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to documents on file and Anderson County Circuit Court.
    All 70 indictments are Class D felonies.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: Mitchell says improvements will be made

    In a perfect world, Sheila Mitchell would be able to wave a wand and fix what ails the athletic facilities serving the schools of Anderson County.


    “I would like to get them all met now,” the county’s superintendent of schools said.

  • String music!

    No one on the women’s basketball team at St. Catharine College was even around when Joe Dean made college basketball his domain 30 years ago, but they put their own twist on the man who called Southeastern Conference games for more than 20 years.

    Courtney Milam found out first-hand last year.

  • COLUMN: Great Expectations

    Over the years, I have often wondered about the effect of expectations on a team, especially one that competes at the high school level.


    It is especially pertinent now with football kicking off three weeks from Friday when Anderson County travels to Bryan Station for the inaugural meeting between the schools. Suffice it to say that in 26 years of writing and about 20 more of generally following Bearcat football, I have rarely seen expectations so high before the first tackle is ever made or the first block ever executed.