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Today's News

  • City OKs fix for E. Broadway flooding

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to install a new 24-inch drain on East Broadway with the hope of solving residents’ storm water issues dating back several years.

    Beth McFarland, an East Broadway resident, spoke to the council Monday night and presented three years worth of pictures of her yard and her neighbor Debbie Beasley’s yard.

    The McFarlands have lived on East Broadway for eight years and deal with flooding about once a year, every year, she said.

  • Bank robbed; suspect caught

    It took all of two minutes for a pair of deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to nab a Grant County man accused of robbing a Town & Country Bank branch Tuesday afternoon in Lawrenceburg.

    Sgt. Greg Boblitt said he received a dispatch at 2:55 p.m., telling him that the branch at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 had been robbed.

    By 2:57, he and Deputy Brian Boggs had Jason W. Artip of 5510 Stewartville Road, Williamstown, under arrest and charged with second-degree robbery.

  • Search continues for new superintendent

    The search for the next superintendent of Anderson County Schools is still in full swing, board members said Monday night.

    The board met Monday to go into executive session and discuss its current search, but did not expect to name someone as the district’s newest leader just yet, Chairman Lee Hahn said.

    The board met June 8 in a work session to discuss the interviewing process, including what questions would be asked of the three finalists for the position.

  • COLUMN: Summer survival guide

    Summer is pretty much synonymous with higher temperatures and smaller clothes, but all that doesn’t have to add up to low self-esteem.

    I know, I know — it’s far easier to preach it than practice it. But here is where my train of thought has been traveling recently, so follow it for just a minute.

    There is absolutely no reason not to enjoy the summer and everything it offers, so here’s some advice to not only make it through to fall, but to actually relish in the heat wave.

  • Two wrecks, two deaths

    Two Lawrenceburg residents were killed in vehicle accidents over the past several days.

    Keli Wilson, 22, was returning home from a Brad Paisley concert in Cincinnati when the vehicle in which she was riding slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer late Sunday night on Interstate 75 in Boone County.

    Joseph Rauch of Versailles, was the driver of the vehicle and is facing DUI and second-degree manslaughter charges.

    Wilson leaves behind her parents and a daughter, 2.

  • Grand jury issues indictments on drug, non-support charges

    The following people were indicted May 18 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Larry W. Walker, of 858 Copperfield Drive, was indicted on a charge of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.9

    Seniors ‘handled like animals’ at graduation

    To the editor:

    This is to thank the educators employed with the Anderson County school system.

    I am proud of the education my children are receiving. I also understand the importance of good leadership, but feel taking the time to recognize the retiring members of this system at the graduation event is inexcusable.

  • EDITORIAL: Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia

    Pet owners were thisclose to having to deal with what would have been an onerous law that missed being approved by a whisker.

    The fiscal court last Tuesday morning voted 3-3, which means failure, on a “companion animal” ordinance that, to put it kindly, was ill-conceived at best.

    In what appeared to be an instance of good intentions run amok, the ordinance failed and did so miserably on many counts. Topping that list were the dictates regarding the size and amount of time dogs could be kept in a shelter.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Anderson County All-Star team selected, preparing for district tournament

    The votes are in and an all-star team has been assembled.

    Major league managers of the Anderson County Little League have cast their votes and the team representing Anderson County in its quest to make it to infamous Williamsport, Penn., for the Little League World Series is set.

  • Man with local ties murdered

    A man with local ties was murdered May 18 in Carroll County, Va., according to a story that appeared in The Carroll News.

    Bryon Jordan Wilson, 27, of Hillsville, Va., died from a fatal gunshot wound to the chest, the paper reported.

    A 21-year-old Galax, Va., man has been charged with his murder, the paper reported.

    Wilson was a grandson of Floyd and MaryLou Aldridge and Terry and Joyce Wilson, all of Lawrenceburg, and a nephew of Loyd Aldridge, Tim Aldridge and Melissa Aldridge Collins, also of Lawrenceburg.