Local News

  • State of the City declares good times now, better times ahead

    Mayor Edwinna Baker told Lawrenceburg City Council that the City’s budget was being met through April and was expected to be met for the entire fiscal year in her State of the City address Monday of last week.

    Baker’s address revisited specific budget items that had been achieved, including improvements to city parks and Lawrenceburg Green, upgrades and replacement of equipment, construction of an equalization basin for storm water and rehabilitation of the Bearcat water tank.

  • Mefford served Lawrenceburg for more than 2 decades

    Lawrenceburg City Council paused to remember Robert Paul “Bob” Mefford during its regular monthly meeting Monday of last week.

    Mefford, 83, died May 8. He had been serving as an interim Council member completing the term of Larry Giles, who had also died while in office.

    Mefford’s experience was vast. He had served on the City Council for 24 years before his most recent stint.

  • Lawrenceburg achieves ISO 4 rating, should reduce home insurance costs

    Lawrenceburg residents should begin seeing a change for the better on their homeowner insurance policies.

    During the Lawrenceburg City Council meeting Monday of last week, Fire Chief Bobby Hume reported that the Insurance Service Organization completed its evaluation of several City functions, such as fire protection, dispatch service and water flow, and had given the City an ISO rating of 4, which should have a positive impact on local homeowner’s insurance.

  • Woman is okay after horse kicks her in the head

    A beautiful evening enjoying the outdoors almost turned tragic for a woman Sunday.

    Linda Nelson, 66, was flown to U.K. Medical Center in Lexington after being kicked in the head by a horse.

    Nelson was leading the horse on private property just outside Lawrenceburg when it got spooked and kicked her, according to Anderson County Director of Public Safety Bart Powell.

    Nelson was wearing a helmet but sustained serious head injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening, Powell said.

  • Police find armadillo found near railroad

    Lawrenceburg residents gawked at an odd site on East Woodford Street near the railroad tracks Monday morning.

    Lawrenceburg Police Officer Sean Wells said he and Chief Chris Atkins saw a dead armadillo while working morning traffic due to malfunctioning railroad stop arms. Wells said the armadillo presented a hazard because drivers were stopping to look.

    “It was a big excitement,” Wells said.

    This in not the first time an armadillo has been found in Anderson County. In 2011, one was found at the Convenience Store on Broadway Street.

  • November county judge race will be Gritton vs. Conway

    Republican Orbrey Gritton beat Noal Cotton and Blan Lickliter to win the chance to challenge incumbent Democrat John Wayne Conway for Anderson County Judge-Executive in November.

    Gritton collected 817 votes to win the Republican Primary race yesterday. Cotton received 797 votes and Lickliter received 70 votes.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes will challenge incumbent Mitch McConnell for the 6th Congressional District U.S. Senate seat in November.

  • Bus crash on U.S. 127, no injuries reported

    Anderson County Schools’ bus 13 was involved in a crash on U.S. 127 near Carlton Drive at around 11:05 a.m. today, according to Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said there was minimal damage to the bus and everyone on the bus was checked out by Anderson County EMS as a precautionary measure.

    For more information, see the May 28 issue of The Anderson News.

  • Wooldridge wants a ‘family’ environment

    Saffell Street Elementary held a community meet and greet reception for new principal Todd Wooldridge on Tuesday of last week.

    Out of 31 applicants, the Saffell Street Elementary Site-Based Decision-Making Council unanimously named Todd Wooldridge as principal Wed., April 30. We will officially take his new position July 1.

  • Jenkins accepts plea deal

    Eric D. Jenkins, who was indicted for the vehicular murder of Marie Garmon, received a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice offer for a plea of guilty to 2nd degree Manslaughter March 11.

    Jenkins accepted the plea agreement, which requires him to serve a 6-year prison sentence pay restitution for operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Newsroom to greenhouse: Gillette makes rewarding change

    Gratitude for Growers is a series about growers, farmers and crafters of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories will celebrate farmers market vendors and allow readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    As a child, Barbara Gillette can recall wandering around three acres of woods near her family’s home in Hamilton, Ohio, picking Daylilies and Peonies for a fragrant kitchen table bouquet.