Local News

  • Cock-a-doodle don’t!

    When Lawrenceburg City Council member Joe Marshall said last Thursday he wants public input about allowing city residents to raise chickens, he didn’t have to wait very long to get it.
    “I don’t know how you can regulate a chicken ordinance when you can’t regulate the ones you already have,” said resident Don Robinson, who made it clear he opposes chickens being raised within city limits.
    Robinson said when he moved into his home on Center Street 40 years ago, a neighbor had chickens and the smell was terrible.

  • Lawrenceburg couple cashes in $125,000 scratch-off ticket

    Sharon Bickers and her husband Tommy, of Lawrenceburg, were just out for a joy ride Saturday when they stopped at Liberty Shell Mart in Liberty.

    Sharon decided to purchase a $10 Xtreme Cash Scratch-off ticket. It’s one of the Kentucky Lottery’s large 8-inch by 8-inch extended play tickets.

    “Something just told me to get that ticket. I don’t usually buy those kind, the longer play,” said Sharon.

    The chance paid off for Sharon, she won $125,000.

  • Earning his kibble

     Officer Aaron Haden and Det. Jeremy Cornish exchanged a fist-bump last Thursday afternoon as a suspect charged with possession of nearly $4,000 in crystal methamphetamine was being hauled off to jail.

  • New K-9 makes ‘significant’ bust second day on job

    It took only two days for the Lawrenceburg Police Department’s new K-9 officer to earn his keep.

    A traffic stop yesterday afternoon by Det. Jeremy Cornish resulted nearly $4,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine being seized and a woman locked up on trafficking charges.

    Arrested was Sharleen Stokes, 54, of 7101 Lawrenceburg Road, Chaplin on a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

    Cornish said once he pulled Stokes over, he could tell she was nervous.

  • Fourth of July celebration set

     A patriotic Fourth of July celebration is planned for Lawrenceburg that includes plenty of fireworks, music and a parade.

  • Lawrenceburg native Boblett serving aboard USS Constitution

     BOSTON – A 1997 Oneida Baptist Institute graduate and Lawrenceburg native will celebrate America’s 242nd year of independence as part of a hand-picked Navy crew serving on the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution.

  • Congressional hopeful to open field office here

    Amy McGrath (D-Georgetown) announced last week that she will be opening a field office in Lawrenceburg as part of her campaign for the 6th Congressional District.
    The retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who easily won her party’s primary in May, including carrying 61 percent of the vote here, is trying to unseat incumbent Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) in this fall’s general election.

  • ‘A rush of emotions’

     Shelbi Jackson had a feeling Monday night would be special.

  • Vandalism suspects released without bail

     Three of the four 18-year-olds charged with vandalizing the baseball and football fieldhouses at Anderson County High School have been administratively released from jail and are scheduled to be arraigned next month.

  • Annual fair, horse show starts Saturday

     Behind the whirling neon and mechanical ruckus of modern American fairgrounds, it’s difficult to visualize what the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show might have looked like during its debut 146 years ago.