Local News

  • Man charged in Walmart parking lot stabbing released

    Michael Aaron Joseph, who was charged with first degree assault for stabbing a man in the Walmart parking lot in Aug. 2013, was released from the Shelby County Detention Center and placed on probation Tuesday of last week.

  • Beth Drive man rescued from woods on Harry Wise Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man was injured Monday afternoon when he fell from a ladder on Harry Wise Road while attempting to hang a tree stand for hunting.

    Christopher Aldridge, 25, of 115 Beth Drive sustained a broken leg when he fell an estimated 10 feet.

    Aldridge and friends were hanging the tree stand on private property about 150 feet into the woods near a creek. First responders said he was using an extension ladder to put up what’s known as a hang-on stand, which has a seat and footrest and is clamped to a tree.

  • Police find, investigate human remains

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Investigators have plenty of clues as to the identity of the human remains found Saturday night off New Liberty Road in western Anderson County.

    Proving who that person was, however, will take time and perhaps an anthropologist.

  • Accused wife beater found in victim’s attic

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly threw his wife to the floor in August, beat her up and pointed a loaded bow at her chest in September and was found hiding in her attic in November will not likely be getting out of jail anytime soon.

    Tired of seeing Steven Robinson, 34, of 233 Hunter Ridge Drive violate domestic violence protective orders only to get bailed out of jail, District Court Judge Donna Dutton lowered the boom on him last Wednesday by ordering him to be held on $100,000 cash bail.

  • ‘Grinch’ who stole employees’ Christmas behind bars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former Dairy Cheer owner who allegedly stiffed employees for thousands of dollars in pay in December of 2011 is now behind bars.

    Dubbed “Dairy Grinch” by employees furious that she closed the restaurant and skipped town without paying them, Lou Compton, 68, was arrested late last month in Detroit after Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office used social media to track her down.

  • Human remains found in Anderson County

    Hunters found identification papers in a western Anderson County field Saturday. Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputies searched the area and around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night found skeletal human remains, according to Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Taylor said the sheriff's office and the coroner are working this as a death investigation.

    For the full story, see the Wednesday print or e-edition of The Anderson News. 

  • Water shut off city-wide

    Update: Crews fixed the broken water main under pressure and water will be restored by 5 p.m, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.

    The boil water advisory will remain for the next 18-24 hours, said Hume.


    Orginal story: A break to a 12-inch water main near Stringtown has forced city officials to shut off water to all of Lawrenceburg.

    The water is expected to be off until around 6 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume, who said it could be sooner depending on time needed to make repairs.

  • Tourism commission creates executive director position

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission made a unanimous decision to accept a proposal for a part-time executive director position with an annual salary of $12,000 at a meeting Oct. 14.

    As outlined in the job description, the executive director will be responsible for performing administrative and marketing duties to simulate economic development and promote tourism within Anderson County.

  • Studio unveils expansion plans during Art Trail

    For Karine and Matthew Maynard, the Fourth Annual Art Trail was an opportunity to share plans for expansion with the public.

    More than 40 attended the Maynard Studios groundbreaking ceremony during the Art Trail on Saturday.

    In January 2013, the Maynard Studios moved their blacksmith shop from the front to a large shop just behind the preexisting one due to limited space.

  • Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculum

    Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculumIf you step into J.B. Barnett’s classroom, you’re likely to hear a sound you don’t normally hear in a math class, laughter.

    Laughter is Barnett’s specialty. In addition to teaching, he tours across the nation imitating Red Skeleton comedy skits.

    “He’s funny,” said Heather Ward, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. “Math isn’t my favorite subject but his class is fun.”