Local News

  • Business booming for Anderson jailer

    And it isn’t even a full moon.
    February got off to an inauspicious start in Anderson County as police logged 27 arrested in the month’s first four full days and 33 in its first week.
    Jailer Joani Clark, whose team of deputies transports those arrested to the Shelby County Detention Center, said it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why so many people were charged, but said the warmer than usual weather may have played a role.

  • Burglary suspect shows up at scene with stolen item

    While deputies were investigating a burglary on Fox Creek Road on Feb. 3, the man who allegedly stole the items showed up at the scene with one of the items still in his vehicle.
    Aaron Haines, 35, of 1024 Butler Drive, Lawrenceburg, was charged by deputy Patrick Beasley with third-degree burglary.
    Beasely was called to investigate the burglary after owner of a rental property reported that the front door to the residence was kicked in and that someone had stolen a ladder and several lawnmowers, according to a report filed by Beasley.

  • Woman claims BG Energy truck ran red light

    The attorney’s office representing a Harrodsburg woman who was seriously injured last Friday when the vehicle she was driving was struck claimed Monday that the Bluegrass Energy truck that hit her ran through a red light before doing so.
    “She says her light was green,” said a spokesperson for the office of Danville-based attorney Ephraim Helton, who is representing the victim, Karen Coontz. “From others we spoke with, [the truck driver’s] light was red.”

  • Car narrowly misses Alton Road home

    For residents in Alton, the hits just keep coming.
    Just two days after a tractor-trailer nearly killed a woman walking her dog in her own driveway, a passenger car careened off of Alton Road near the caution light, narrowly missing a family’s home.
    Homeowner Beth Willoughby said the vehicle likely went off the road around noon and caused considerable damage to her yard.
    She said some construction workers witnessed the incident, but did not get the vehicle’s license plate.

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  • Council schedules vote on students wearing pajama pants

    The high school’s site based decision making council will hold a first reading Monday on a dress code change that allows students to wear pajama bottoms, yoga pants and leggings.
    The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the school’s media center and is open to the public.
    The decision to allow pajama pants and other changes came during the council’s meeting last month following a lengthy discussion that included comments from a handful of parents and students who supported the change.

  • Man jailed after cussing deputies near sheriff’s office

    From staff reports
    An man who was allegedly drunk and yelling vulgarities at deputies while standing in the parking lot just 10 feet from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was jailed early Sunday morning.
    Howard D. Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St. was charged with menacing, being drunk in public and disorderly conduct after deputies used pepper spray on him to bring him under control, according to a report filed by deputy Loren Wells.

  • No debate about it: Homeschooled senior advances to national championships

    Daniel Churchman, of Lawrenceburg, and his debate partner, Stephen Kauk, of Evansville, Indiana, are one of only eight teams nationwide who have already locked up a spot at this year’s national championships.
    Churchman, 18, is a homeschooled senior who competes in team policy debate in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. He and his partner punched their ticket to nationals following a second-place finish out of 100 teams at a national open tournament in Black Mountain, North Carolina on Jan. 30.

  • Two jailed for being drunk in court

    From staff reports
    Two men were cited with contempt of court after they appeared before District Court Judge JR Robards while under the influence.
    One of the men, Willie Webb, 65, of 542 South Main St., Lawrenceburg appeared Feb. 4 on a second-offense DUI charge when court officials noticed the smell of alcohol.
    He was detained and registered a .05 on a breath test, which is under the legal limit but not to appear in court.
    Robards sentenced Webb to five days in jail for contempt of court.

  • ‘Get the trucks outta here’

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton’s message for Gov. Matt Bevin will be a simple one when he meets with him Feb. 16: temporarily ban heavy truck traffic on Alton Road (Highway 151).
    “All it would take is the stroke of a pen,” Gritton said as he prepares for the meeting that will include state Rep. James Tipton and Alton Road residents Tom Isaac and Don McCormick.