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Today's News

  • Man claims Cherokee status in defense of tickets

    A Lawrenceburg man who claims he is a member of an organization called Cherokee Country claims police “kidnapped” and held him for “ransom” following a pair of traffic stops earlier this year, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • Mayor says no need to conserve water, yet

    Anderson County residents have been watching the skies for a chance of rain, and may also need to watch their water usage in the coming weeks.
    The Energy and Environment Cabinet recently designated Anderson County and 26 other Kentucky counties as being under a water shortage watch on Friday, July 5.  
    In light of Anderson County’s drought conditions and water shortage watch, city council member Ken Evans proposed the city make a statement for residents to conserve water until conditions were more favorable.

  • Two hurt when motorcycle, SUV collide near Walmart

    Two people were transported to a trauma center last Thursday after their motorcycle collided with an SUV at the Walmart entrance on Glensboro Road.
    Lawrenceburg residents Mike and Kathy Peach were on the motorcycle at the time of the accident.
    Both were transported by ambulance but their injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to Bart Powell, of Anderson County EMS.
    The driver of the SUV appeared to be uninjured.
    The Kentucky State Police investigated the wreck, but did not respond to requests for additional information.

  • Outpouring continues for family of teen killed in wreck

    The outpouring for the family of a 17-year-old killed when the van he was driving hit a tree July 1 continues with a fundraiser scheduled for Monday night.
    Cody Ramsey, who would have been a high school senior this year, worked part-time in the county park, and his co-workers, other county employees and fiscal court magistrates have already raised about $800 to help cover his final expenses.

  • Anderson County under water shortage watch

    Anderson County is one of 27 Kentucky counties now under water shortage watch, according to a news release sent from the Energy and Environment Cabinet Friday morning.

    High temperatures and limited rainfall contributed to the water shortage watch, which is issued when drought conditions can threaten the availability of drinking water, the release said.

  • Motorcycle, SUV collide near Walmart

    Two people were transported to a trauma center around 4:30 p.m. Thursday after their motorcycle collided with an SUV at the Walmart entrance on Glensboro Road.

    A man and woman on the motorcycle were injured, but those injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to Bart Powell, of Anderson County EMS.

    The driver of the SUV appeared to be uninjured.

    The names of those injured were not immediately released.

  • Times change but Camp Calvary's mission never does

    MACKVILLE – When you turn right into the entrance to Camp Calvary, it seems like the world just knows it stays behind. It always has.

    Nestled in the hills of northern Washington County, just a water balloon throw from the Anderson County line, the camp serves as a week-long home to over a thousand kids each summer.

    The only cars anyone can hear are the ones driving down the hill from the camp entrance to the main building. Occasionally, you can hear a plane flying overhead, but that is about it.

  • District court docket: 7-4-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 7, 2012.
    Angela D. Lay, motion for shock probation, first-degree criminal trespassing – motion granted, new probation agreement.
    Kenneth W. Miller, hearing, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, display/possession of cancelled/fictitious operator’s license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – received $900 credit for time served, released.

  • Church briefs: 7-4-12

    Magician to perform
    at First Baptist
    Magician David Garrard is scheduled to perform at First Baptist Church, located at 111 North Main St., on July 11 at 6 p.m. This is event is free and is open to the public.

    New Hope Baptist seeks
    VBS volunteers
    Volunteers and supplies are needed for vacation Bible school at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3825 Tyrone Pike in Versailles.

  • Academy students experiment with green beans