Today's News

  • Celebrating Advent to prepare for Christ’s return

    Pastor and Chaplain Harold Dinsmore wrote, “Our Lord Jesus coming to earth was a history-changing, life-changing event. Had he not come on that night long ago as a babe in the manger, we would not have had the man Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. The reality of Advent never changes.”
    Most of us identify the “reality” of the Christmas season with traditional decorations and celebrations, and a sparkling tree with colored lights with mounds of brightly wrapped gifts beneath its branches.

  • Way We Were: Expectant father makes it to hospital . . . alone

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Dec. 12, 1963
    Miss Myrtle Perry, head teacher at Alton Elementary School, remained a patient at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington for treatment of a slipped spinal disc. Rev. Stratton Paxton, minister at the Alton Baptist Church, handled her teaching duties.

    Fox Creek RECC celebrated their silver anniversary with a move into a new building on U.S. 62 east of Lawrenceburg.

    Lights were out

  • Lawrenceburg police department announces recent arrests

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department made the following arrests during the past several weeks, according to a news release from the department.

    Nov. 4
    An investigation by Officer Sean Wells into a theft from Walmart resulted in the arrest of Justin M. Christmas, 22, Lawrenceburg. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking, under $500.

  • Police warn of drinking and driving during holidays

    This holiday season, Lawrenceburg police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement, the agency announced in a news release.
    From Dec. 13 to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.
    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is giving fair warning to all partygoers.

  • District court docket: 12-11-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on October 21, 2013.
    Mary Whitaker, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – continued to Dec. 2.
    Fern Williams, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – paid.
    Floyd M. Reynolds, continued first appearance, license to be in possession – dismissed.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 12-11-13

    The following people were charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center during the past week, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer, Joani Clark.

    Dec. 1
    Samantha Newton, fourth-degree assault, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Association
    Jimmy Biddle, theft by unlawful taking (auto), by the Lawrenceburg Police Department
    Dustin Estes, theft by unlawful taking/receipt of a stolen credit or debit card, by the Lawrenceburg Police Department

  • Fairview Road murder suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty

    The man charged with murdering a Fairview Road resident in September pleaded not guilty during his arraignment last Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Lexington resident Gary Luttrell, 39, is charged with shooting Steven Briscoe in the chest Sept. 14 during a confrontation between the two in Briscoe’s driveway.
    His next court appearance is March 4 at 9 a.m.

  • State pension gap getting worse, not better

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal
    The funding gap in Kentucky’s pension plan for most state workers and retirees continues to widen while lawmakers hope to stop the bleeding in the upcoming budget session, actuaries told the Kentucky Retirement Systems’ Board of Trustees Thursday.

  • Pickup loses its top
  • Lawsuit would prevent pipeline company from using eminent domain

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal
    A new nonprofit filed a lawsuit Thursday in Franklin Circuit Court seeking a ruling on whether Bluegrass Pipeline can use eminent domain in Kentucky.
    Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain is using the suit to determine the validity of Bluegrass Pipeline’s claim it has the power of eminent domain to build a natural gas liquids pipeline through the state.
    In cases of controversy, plaintiffs can sue under state law to seek a binding declaration of rights.