Today's News

  • Spike in heroin use, overdoses cause for ‘concern’

    Last Wednesday’s heroin arrest of a Lawrenceburg mom who told police she is a “heroin fiend” is far from an isolated incident.
    Although most wouldn’t consider such a destructive narcotic common in Lawrenceburg, public safety officials say they are seeing plenty of the drug, and its devastating side effects with regularity.
    Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell said Monday that paramedics have responded to five heroin overdoses in just the past two weeks.

  • Debris from truck blamed for wreck on Versailles Road

    A tree limb that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck last Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that resulted in one woman being airlifted to an area hospital.

  • Annual Relay event begins Friday night

    Cancer, meet your match.
    The 11th Anderson County Relay for Life event will be held June 8-9 at the American Legion city park, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.
    Last year, the Anderson County Relay for Life raised $90,000, and has set a goal to raise $95,000 for 2012.
    From staff reports
    The annual Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society begins this Friday at the Legion Park.
    Following is the schedule of events.

    Pledge of Allegiance – Boy Scouts Troop 37

  • City misses out on litter funds, again

    City officials again this year failed to apply for state funds to sweep its streets, and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway says he’s not about to bail them out.
    According to information obtained in an open records request, the city did not respond to the state’s Division of Waste Management’s offer of nearly $5,500 in litter abatement funds, marking the second time in as many years the city has failed to do so.
    The deadline to file for the funds was last November, and failing to do so means the city has now lost roughly $11,000 over past two years.

  • Local man killed in bike wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Sunday while riding his motorcycle in Natural Bridge State Park.
    Gary Martin, 60, of Harry Wise Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which occurred on a large sweeping curve on Highway 11 near Slade, Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearn confirmed Monday.
    Hearn said Martin was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a guardrail.
    “He apparently lost control of the motorcycle,” Hearn said.

  • Mom tells cops she’s ‘heroin fiend’

    A woman who police say told them she is a “heroin fiend” was arrested last Wednesday during a welfare check on her children.
    Marian “Meg” Grant, 30, of 321 Humston Drive was arrested and charged with first-degree drug trafficking, first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • COLUMN: Even with regional loss, Barnes' record is phenomenal

    Looking back on my short baseball career, one thing stands out above everything else.

    I could not hit a curve ball. For that matter, I couldn't hit a fastball, a change, a screwball or anything else.

    But my first love has always been the game measured in 90-foot intervals. I have seen so many baseball games in person and on the tube that I have at least a working knowledge of the game, but I don't claim to be an expert.

    There is one thing my I am sure of: L.W. Barnes is a great high school baseball coach.

  • Lady Mustang soccer honors eighth-grade team

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team recently defeated Owen Co 6-0 on eighth grade night.  That finished off a spectacular season that saw them go 13-4 with six shut-outs. The Lady mustangs outscored their opponents 62-21 on the season. The B-team finished 6-3-1, outscoring the opposition 14-5 and recording six shutouts. “This year's group will be sorely missed,” said coach Daniel Rogers. “Not just because of their talent, but their enthusiasm, leadership and unselfish team play. They set the bar high for teams in the future.”

  • Mustangs cap stellar season with conference title

    The Anderson County Middle School baseball team won its second consecutive conference championship last Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Taylor County in extra innings. 

    “We couldn't quite get it going offensively, but we were kept in the game by pitchers Mason Baker and J.P. Garmon,” said Mustang coach Graham Carlton. 

  • Normal girl, extraordinary drive

    As she patrols the baseline of a tennis court, Hailey Cutts appears to be like any other girl playing high school tennis.

    She's relatively new to the sport and sometimes has problems getting her ground strokes to fall in just like the vast majority her teammates and opponents alike. When the match gets underway, Hailey's focus and determination cannot be denied. She also shows some speed and athletic ability that point to both a promising future in the sport and an athletic history that includes time playing soccer and running track and field.