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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • Getting past election blues, Christians can take moment to shine

    It has taken a while, but I think I am finally getting over the results of Election 2012.
    That doesn’t take the sting away, though.
    Yes, I voted for Mitt Romney. Given the choices we had, I would do it again. And again.
    I strongly believe President Obama’s policies have added to what was already an exploding national debt (over $50,000 per person and counting, last time I checked) and are leading our great country more and more toward socialism, if we are not already there.

  • A tradition is born

    A generation’s childhood may be sold in bankruptcy court.
    Twinkies represent misplaced childhood simplicity, the familiar joy of knowing with absolute certainty that you’re about to bite into soft yellow cake with an ooey, gooey creamy core.
    Dependable. Safe. Comforting.
    A food that establishes security when none can be found.
    Staring over the edge toward the future— the so-called fiscal cliff, day-to-day economic woes and even endless Thanksgiving preparations — can be a scary prospect.

  • Some real facts about mandatory trash, recycling

    Column as I see ’em …
    I was off hunting deer last week and had no intention of climbing out of my tree stand to respond to a letter to the editor in last week’s paper from David Steedly.
    But that doesn’t mean I’m letting that letter go unanswered.
    Steedly, a member of the county’s environmental committee, thought it necessary to “provide some factual information” to clear up an editorial I wrote the previous week.

  • Cops raid suspected heroin dealer’s home

    Police sent one man to jail and social services took at least four children into protective custody during a heroin bust Friday night at 118 Waterfill St.
    Charged with trafficking heroin and other drug-related charges is former Lexington resident Joseph Brandon Baumgardner, 18, who lives at the address.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department led a raid of the home after obtaining a search warrant. Cornish said undercover officers had been purchasing heroin there for a couple of months before obtaining the warrant.

  • Vandals hit cars during Bible study

    While the faithful sat inside Salt River Independent Baptist Church studying their Bibles, folks of a different sort seized the opportunity to deface their vehicles and steal their belongings.
    Police are investigating vandalism and theft that occurred early Sunday evening at the small rural church, located on Salt River Road about a half-mile off Harrodsburg Road in Stringtown.
    Vandals stole gas from one vehicle and left scratch marks on a number of others, including that of Jean Bush, whose husband Carl leads worship services at the church.

  • 77-year-old indicted for incest of child under 12

    Donald S. Geach, Sr., 77, was indicted Nov. 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on two counts of incest and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor over a period of three years.
    Geach allegedly “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse” with a minor under the age of 12 during an incident that took place between September 2005 and September 2007. Geach is also charged with a sexual abuse offense during that same time period.