Local News

  • Slick roads heat up school closings debate

    This winter isn’t the worst one Anderson County’s ever seen, according to meteorological records, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been difficult to clear the roads of ice and snow to get residents to work and school.  
    Billy Powell Catlett, who’s been the road department supervisor in Anderson County for the past three years, said he’s keeping his fingers crossed that the extra 200 tons of salt that arrived last Friday will be enough to see the county through the rest of the season.

  • Lawrenceburg fire and rescue announce 2013 awards

    The Lawrenceburg fire and rescue recently held an awards banquet to honor firefighters and other first responders over the last year.
    The city of Lawrenceburg fire and rescue responded to 101 runs in 2013, according to a release from City Fire Chief Bobby Hume. Out of the 101 runs, 25 of those were fire runs.
    Awards given out during the banquet included:
    Most fire runs attended: Rex Riley
    Most fire training hours attended: Allen Davenport
    Firefighter of the year: Robbie Hume
    Junior firefighter of the year: Dalton Hawkins

  • Kentuckians overwhelmingly back minimum wage increase

    By Tom Loftus and Jere Downs
    The Courier-Journal
    Preparing for her 4 p.m.-to-midnight shift at a Louisville convenience store on Friday, 33-year-old Lyn Riley said a hike in minimum wage would have a significant impact on her life — lifting her from welfare.
    The $7.25 hourly wage she earns now is just not enough to cover rent and utilities for her one-room basement apartment in Smoketown, and food and diapers for her 18-month-old daughter, Riley said.

  • 78-year-old sentenced to prison on sexual abuse charge

    Donald S. Geach Sr., 78, was sentenced to eight years in prison at the Department of Corrections for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse during a sentencing appearance last Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Prior to the sentencing handed down by Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, Geach’s attorney asked for probation, citing the “undue burden on the prison system” that his client, a veteran, would have if sentenced without probation.

  • Rotary to host pancake breakfast

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will host its 57th annual pancake breakfast March 1 at the Emma B. Ward Elementary cafeteria from 7 a.m. to noon.  
    The cost of the breakfast is $7.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage biscuits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and juice. Children under the age of 5 eat free with a paying adult.
    There will also be a silent auction which includes two tickets to opening day with the Lexington Legends.  All proceeds go to fund the Rotary’s annual scholarship fund for Anderson County High School students.

  • Boone County schools snow day message rocks

    By Melissa Stewart
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    BURLINGTON — It’s cold again and there’s snow. James Detwiler dreaded spreading the same old message of a school closing.
    So, the Stephens Elementary principal partnered with drama teacher Chad Caddell to rock it up.
    On Feb. 3 when school was canceled, they published a video on YouTube of the duo recording the school closing message to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The video can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dYiHYa.

  • What is love? Hope, humor and hard work

    My mom once sold tickets to allow neighborhood kids to watch my father plunge to his death.
    My parents don’t usually share the story of how they first met because I’m sure they don’t remember.
    Their worlds never existed without the other being there in the background, waiting in the wings.
    My dad, Brian, lived in an ordinary, Wonder Years home in Eagle Estates in central Long Island, New York.
    My mom, a year older, lived in an ordinary, middle-class home two houses down.

  • How they met

    An Hungarian tour guide and an American World War II history buff.
    A Lawrenceburg couple whose courtship started with a mother’s broken nose and survived 54 years of marriage and two open heart surgeries.
    A Kentucky boy and an Arizona girl who’ve laughed over ill-fated road trips and the darnest things their kids say for more than 13 years.
    Learn more about how a pair of newlyweds, two Lawrenceburg parents and two open heart surgery patients explain the ordinary and extraordinary ways they found each other.

    The Montgomerys

  • City council appoints Mefford to fill vacancy

    The city council unanimously voted Monday night to appoint Robert Mefford Sr. to fill the vacancy left by council member Larry Giles.
    Giles, who had been serving on the council for the last 15 years, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at the age of 74. He was re-elected in November 2012 to a two-year term.
    Prior to the start of Monday’s council meeting, a black table runner had been draped next to Giles’ nameplate over the spot where Giles typically sat during council proceedings.

  • Hatred is no respecter of age in Birmingham church bombing

    Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963.  
    It was Youth Sunday at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.