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Today's News

  • Zoners want opt out for historic district residents

    The Planning and Zoning Commission said yes to creating a historic district in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    With one notable and additional recommendation: the inclusion of a zoning category with an “opt out” provision for property owners.
    The commission voted unanimously last Tuesday night to recommend the establishment of a historic district in the city, but with a condition for the council to consider creating a zoning category to give an option to property owners who do not want to be in the historic district.

  • A ‘Lassie’ story with a twist

    Zeke knew he had to save his partner-in-crime, Snickers.
    Trapped in a cold cistern on Hawthorne Lane with no way out, Snickers needed help.
    And Zeke, a large Labrador mix, went to find it.
    “It’s a Lassie story,” Snickers’ owner Millie McAnly said, remembering the Jan. 22 incident.
    Much like the famous collie’s television rescues, Zeke attempted to attract the attention of a property owner on Hawthorne Lane, according to Anderson County animal control officers.

  • Child-tying suspects want change of venue for trial

    Saying that he’s concerned about the amount of publicity the case has received, the attorney for one of the three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day requested their pending trial be moved out of Anderson County.
    Public defender Scott Getsinger filed a motion for a change of venue Tuesday morning in court. He told Circuit Judge Charles Hickman that he is concerned about a fair trial.

  • Panhandler gets bum’s rush

    Valentine’s Day proved anything but sweet for a man the Lawrenceburg Police Department tossed out of town following a panhandling complaint.
    Police say Jeffrey A. Polston, 32, of 299 Foxhaven Dr., Somerset had approximately $300 in cash along with various gift cards when they responded to a complaint about him panhandling on US 127 Bypass near the entrance to Kroger on Feb. 14.

  • Search for suspected bridge jumper continues

    The search for a man who authorities think jumped from the bridge in Tyrone on Monday continued Tuesday afternoon.
    The man’s name has not yet been released.
    The search began Monday morning after the man’s vehicle was found parked on the Woodford County side of the bridge.
    Authorities at the scene said that and other evidence led them to believe that the man may have leaped off the bridge in what is being considered a suicide.

  • Self checkout, guns coming to Walmart

    Walmart is planning significant changes for its Lawrenceburg store this summer — changes that will almost certainly make most shoppers happy.
    Store manager Kim Darland confirmed last week that Walmart will install eight self checkout lines this August, along with bringing back two popular items: guns and fabric.
    The checkout lanes are designed to allow shoppers to cash out on their own by scanning items, bagging them and paying without a cashier.

  • COLUMN: Winning region is toughest task

     

    It might be the most difficult task in team sports.

    We're talking about winning a regional high school championship in a one-and-done tournament.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats falter in regular-season finale at Franklin

     

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County can only hope one of the possible reasons for the Bearcats' performance at Franklin County Friday night was correct.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats avoid Senior Night trap with win over KCD

    The trap had been set for Anderson County last Tuesday.

    It was Senior Night for Bearcat basketball, a time when emotions can run rampant and get the best of any team.

    A starting guard, sophomore Austin Cummins, who had led Anderson in scoring for much of the month of February, used crutches to hobble to the end of the Bearcat bench and stayed there the whole game after a possible knee injury.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann named region's player of the year

    Anderson County High School junior Makenzie Cann has been named Eighth Region Player of the Year in voting by the region's coaches.

    Cann barely edged her teammate, Eriel McKee, another junior, who was second in the voting.

    A 6-foot-1 guard, Cann is averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4 rebounds a game for the second-ranked Lady Bearcats. She has scholarship offers from several Division I schools.

    Cann is the first girls' player from Anderson County to be named the region's top player in a season.