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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Judging the judge candidates and curious about tourism

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Republican Chip Chambers vs. Democrat John Wayne Conway for judge-executive will be an intriguing race this fall on many levels, and will offer great insight into the minds of Anderson County voters.

    Conway, the 20-year magistrate who ousted the incumbent judge in the Democratic primary by a 2-1 margin, is understandably riding high right now and carries plenty of momentum into the fall.

  • Turpin first Lady Bearcat named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Courtney Turpin did not get much of a chance to show how big her softball bat is at the East-West All-Star games over the weekend.

    She walked four times and got just one hit for the West senior team in the series of games at the University of Kentucky. Turpin also pitched four scoreless innings on Saturday.

  • Brown first team Academic All-State

    Anderson County High School softball player Lauren Brown has been named to the Academic All-State first team by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    A run-producing first baseman and pitcher on the field, Brown was very strong in the classroom as first team selections are required to carry a 3.75 to 4.0 grade point average. All selections are required to have played in 50 percent of their team's varsity games.

    The Academic All-State softball selections are limited to juniors and seniors only.

  • Pageants will kick off fair, horse show

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is set to begin Saturday with a full plate of events.

    A miniature horse show is scheduled for 1 p.m., and three of the week’s pageants — Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess — are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

    Miss Teen is first on the program and features 14 contestants from ages 13 to 15.

  • 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.