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Today's News

  • Cornish named city’s top DUI cop
  • Atkins sworn in as city police chief
  • Recycling building troubles leave magistrates stumped

    Just moments after being told by their highway foreman that water and gas lines for a new recycling building were about to be completed, fiscal court magistrates admittedly had more questions than answers about how, or if, that building will actually be built.
    The building, which was to be the centerpiece of the county’s burgeoning recycling program, has become a sore spot for magistrates after bids for it came in at more than twice the $325,000 they voted to spend to have it built.

  • Lawrenceburg man’s home seized in pill mill arrest

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Monday with prescription drug and money laundering charges, according to an announcement from Attorney General Jack Conway and US Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
    Ernest William Singleton, who owned a home in Lawrenceburg and a farm in Willisburg, Washington County, was arrested at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder funds from October 2010 until January 2013.

  • County losing thousands in uncollected booze permits

    County government has for years failed to collect thousands of dollars in taxes by not enforcing an ordinance that requires stores selling packaged liquor and beer to purchase a license.
    Retailers that sell malt beverages such as beer are, by ordinance, required to purchase a $140 license each year. Those selling liquor are required to purchase a license for $400. Retailers selling both are required to purchase both.
    A quick count of locations selling packaged beer comes to roughly 25 in and around Lawrenceburg, along with five liquor stores.

  • Passions run high over gun control

    The nation is divided over the hotly contested issue of gun control, and Anderson County is no exception.
    As Americans hold their breath while waiting for the president to reveal his promised measures on gun control later this week, residents here aren’t shy on sharing their views, including one woman who vows no one will take away her firearms.

  • Rash of copper thefts under investigation

    A recent “rash” of copper thefts in the city prompted Police Chief Chris Atkins to ask the city council, and Lawrenceburg citizens as well, to look out for suspicious activity.
    Atkins reported the recent increase of copper thefts in the city during a departmental report at the city council’s Monday meeting.
    “They’re targeting specific items outside of residences and businesses,” Atkins said at the meeting.

  • COLUMN: Quiet excellence

     

    In the 102 years of basketball in Anderson County, there has not been a more appropriate field goal ever made than the one 38 seconds into the second quarter at Mercer County Senior High School last Tuesday.

    It was a simple put back.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Unlikely bomb buries Bearcats

    Just when you thought you had seen everything in 40 minutes of high school basketball – 186 points, a triple-double that turned out to be in a losing effort, 81 free throws, 60 fouls and countless skipped heartbeats – maybe the most unlikely game-winning shot you will ever see banged off the south backboard at Anderson County High School's gym and through the net.

  • Sports briefs for Jan. 16, 2013

     

    Mustang wrestlers do well at Woodford