Today's News

  • Farmers Bank wins annual ‘Spirit of Giving’ food drive

    The Main Street and West Broadway branches of Farmers Bank were awarded the “Spirit of Giving” food drive mayor’s cup trophy after donating a collective 1,310 pounds of food to Open Hands food pantry.
    This year Lawrenceburg banks collected more than 2,700 pounds of food, 700 pounds more than last year, according to a news release from city hall.

  • Hoarding is more than sad TV show

    Compulsive hoarding is a health condition that has received much attention from the media in recent years. However, hoarding is not always easy to detect and may be more widespread than many believe.
    Compulsive hoarding can be secretive. An individual can discreetly accumulate items over many years. Sometimes hoarding is discovered only when the individual is no longer able to live in their own home or the family cleans the home following the loved one’s death.

  • Remedies to keep your vehicle free of ice

    Well we’ve made it to the season of “ahh.” The holidays are over and we start to settle back in to some kind of routine. Our days and nights are calmer. The decorations are back in their boxes and all the trash has finally been picked up. Now, we just have to get through winter.  

  • Instead of writing a ticket, police officer wins keys to new car

    City Police Officer Michael Corley stood in the pouring rain after he pulled over the driver of a Ford Mustang the Thursday morning before Christmas.
    It was a routine traffic stop, nothing more.
    Little did Corley know that Mustang would become his new Christmas gift.
    “I was pretty clueless until they handed me the keys,” Corley, who recently won a Mustang through the “Battle for Your Mustang” contest, said. “I did not recognize it; I did not recognize the car. I thought it was a legit traffic stop.”

  • State of children poor, in numbers

    Numbers can wound or heal depending on how you wield them.
    One of the side effects of working as a reporter includes thousands numbers tangling themselves into piles of paper stored into file folders in what I consider to be the organized chaos of my desk: salary figures, test score percentiles, ages, birthdays, funeral services, election returns and meeting dates, to name a few.
    Numbers have always been important when it comes to reporting news.
    The greater the number, the bigger the story.   

  • Chandler’s final vote comes as no surprise

    Column as I see ’em …
    Ben Chandler must have gone to bed the evening of Nov. 6 wondering what in the world went wrong after losing so badly in his effort to remain in Congress.
    Fast forward to his Jan. 2 fiscal cliff vote to increase the deficit by $4 trillion and it’s safe to say he still hasn’t figured it out.

  • Murphy to chair Commerce Lexington

    Lawrenceburg native Danny Murphy has been named chairman of the board for Commerce Lexington Inc., the group announced.
    Murphy is the assistant dean of administration and community engagement at the University of Kentucky’s College of Law.
    The group’s board of directors is instrumental in the success of the organization as it works toward its mission “to represent our members, creating the environment and opportunity for economic prosperity and quality living in Central Kentucky,” according to a news release.

  • City council OKs cheaper water rates to help lure industry

    New jobs plus increased city water use equals economic growth for Lawrenceburg.
    That’s the proposed formula behind a new ordinance unanimously passed by the city council last Friday during a special-called meeting, effective immediately.
    The ordinance, whose purpose is “stimulating the creation of new jobs and commercial development within the community,” authorizes Mayor Edwinna Baker to enter into an agreement offering savings in city water service in exchange for potential job growth.  

  • Welsh to compete at state

    Lauren Welsh, the Anderson County 2013 Distinguished Young Woman, will participate in Kentucky’s Young Woman of the Year program on Jan.11 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.
    Tickets may be ordered by calling the Singletary Center at 859-257-8427 Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office before each performance.
    Welsh is a daughter of John and Sue Welsh of Lawrenceburg.

  • Vaughn pleads guilty to synthetic pot charge

    Craig Vaughn, former owner of Herbal Awakenings, pleaded guilty to charges resulting from a February 2012 bust for synthetic marijuana, a substance illegal to sell or possess in Anderson County.
    Vaughn appeared before Judge Donna Dutton on Jan. 3 in Anderson County District Court and pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of drug paraphernalia — deliver/manufacture and to a second count of “any misdemeanor not covered by these codes.”
    He was sentenced to an 18-month probation to be served concurrently with the second misdemeanor sentence.