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Today's News

  • Church briefs: 1-1-14

    Salvisa Christian
     sponsors free clothes day
    Salvisa Christian Church will sponsor a free clothes day for Anderson and Mercer County residents only on Jan. 6 from 1:30-4 p.m.
    Bring proof of residency, such as a photo ID.
    Salvisa Christian is located at 155 Sugar St., Salvisa. For more information, contact Pam Votaw at 502-839-5626 or Charlotte Fallis at 859-865-2226.

    Gospel group to perform
     at Sand Spring

  • Don’t confuse self-improvement with self-salvation

    “Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will for Christ’s sake.”

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 10 — Alleged drunk hunter finally agrees to plea deal offer

    The saga of a Lawrenceburg man who allegedly hunted under the influence and shot at another dove hunter finally came to a close with him pleading guilty on a Class D felony.
    David Gaines, 41, was first charged with a misdemeanor, but just days before he was to stand trial in Anderson District Court, the Commonwealth Attorney’s office took the case to the grand jury, which then indicted Gaines on three felony counts of wanton endangerment.

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 9 — Expansion continues as bottling returns to Wild Turkey

    Gov. Steve Beshear should consider renting a home in Lawrenceburg.
    Thanks to Wild Turkey, the governor comes to town to celebrate the world’s largest bourbon distillery’s latest expansion project so often having him here has become almost commonplace.
    Beshear was in town again in September to inaugurate the distillery’s latest project, a $40 million packaging facility that returned bottling to Lawrenceburg for the first time in nearly a decade.

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 8 — Marching band breaks school record, again

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats envisioned being #finalsbound by the end of the 2013 season.
    Looks like the power of positive thinking (and a lot of hard work) paid off for the middle and high school students who placed second at the state competition this fall.
    This season’s aspirational mantra “#finalsbound” — boldly proclaimed on the band’s T-shirts, bandanas and other gear — was no longer a promise, but a fact.  

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 7 — Puncheon Creek flash flood devastates homes, church

    Satan couldn’t destroy Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, but a flash flood that dropped 5 inches of rain in under and hour certainly did major damage to the church and nearby homes, leaving one family devastated and church members scrambling to rebuild their house of worship.
    The church, which sits just in front of Puncheon Creek, and a home owned by Rick and Lorraine Coffman, took the worst of nature’s force when the creek rose an estimated 15 feet in about an hour.

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 6 — Lexington man flees following murder of Lawrenceburg man

    A Fairview Road man’s apparent murder in September sparked a manhunt that ended in Ohio with the arrest of a Lexington man charged with shooting Steven Briscoe in the chest.
    Gary Luttrell, 39, has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and is being held on $500,000 bail.
    Police collared Lutrell at his cousin’s home in Chillicothe, Ohio, just three days after the shooting.
    Luttrell reportedly fled Anderson County after the shooting, taking his wife, Leslie, with him against her will.

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 5 — Anderson County’s swimming pool saga continues

    Will Lawrenceburg ever get a swimming pool?
    The long-debated and often rejected notion of building a public swimming facility in Anderson County seemed like it might be realized after all after magistrates approved a $15,000 feasibility study this summer.
    Having a swimming facility in Lawrenceburg has been a decade-long debate following the closure of a public pool in the Legion park.
    Numerous fundraisers have been held since that time, and a pool committee several years ago received grant funds to move the project forward.

  • District court docket: 1-1-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Oct. 31, 2013.
    Jonathan Davis, sentencing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged), eight days home incarceration program, 30 day operator license suspension, $728, installment/deferred payment Feb. 17, review Nov. 25.
    Danny C. Eckler, show cause, theft by unlawful taking, fraudulent use of credit card (less than $10,000) – preliminary hearing Dec. 12.

  • Hatchett named top county employee