Today's News

  • Boiling anger, irrational behavior make sports a target, too

    You just knew it was a matter of time before someone walked into a newspaper building and started shooting.

    As you undoubtedly know, it happened Thursday in Annapolis, Md., and much of the world seemed shocked again.

    I wasn’t.

  • Washington to play in world tournament

    Callie Washington, 16, has been selected to play for Rush Soccer USA in the Gothia Cup soccer tournament. The tournament will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from July 15-21. Washington and her teammates will be in Sweden from July 13-23.

    Washington is a resident of the Atlanta area and is the daughter of Mark and Kristie Clark Washington, formerly of Lawrenceburg. Callie is the granddaughter of Darrell and Janice Clark of Lawrenceburg.

  • Lawrenceburg couple cashes in $125,000 scratch-off ticket

    Sharon Bickers and her husband Tommy, of Lawrenceburg, were just out for a joy ride Saturday when they stopped at Liberty Shell Mart in Liberty.

    Sharon decided to purchase a $10 Xtreme Cash Scratch-off ticket. It’s one of the Kentucky Lottery’s large 8-inch by 8-inch extended play tickets.

    “Something just told me to get that ticket. I don’t usually buy those kind, the longer play,” said Sharon.

    The chance paid off for Sharon, she won $125,000.

  • Cool’s the rule at splash park

     On a 90-degree afternoon in the dog days of July, kids and adults will tell you the new Lawrenceburg Splash Park is an oasis. 

  • Earning his kibble

     Officer Aaron Haden and Det. Jeremy Cornish exchanged a fist-bump last Thursday afternoon as a suspect charged with possession of nearly $4,000 in crystal methamphetamine was being hauled off to jail.

  • Rocketing to the top of her game

    Bailey Curry could only laugh when she was asked how many times she walked during her freshman season at the University of Toledo.

    She took a few seconds to look up her statistics on the Rockets’ website. “Thirty-four,” she chuckled, “in 58 games.”

    Anderson County softball fans know the reason for the running joke about Curry walking. During her illustrious career at Anderson, she walked so many times that her coaches changed the batting order to let one of the most prolific home run hitters in Kentucky history bat leadoff.

  • New K-9 makes ‘significant’ bust second day on job

    It took only two days for the Lawrenceburg Police Department’s new K-9 officer to earn his keep.

    A traffic stop yesterday afternoon by Det. Jeremy Cornish resulted nearly $4,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine being seized and a woman locked up on trafficking charges.

    Arrested was Sharleen Stokes, 54, of 7101 Lawrenceburg Road, Chaplin on a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

    Cornish said once he pulled Stokes over, he could tell she was nervous.

  • Police: Suspect stole vehicle because ‘he wanted it’

     A Bloomfield man remains behind bars for allegedly stealing a vehicle June 20 on West Broadway Street, according to a police report.

  • News briefs

     Pierian Club to meet Friday

  • Get 'jailed' for CASA

     Jail bird

    Shown is CASA volunteer Shirley Thornberry ‘handcuffing’ local pastor Noal Cotton Jr. at last year’s Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show. Fair patrons also have the chance at this year’s fair to watch residents and elected officials ‘go to jail’ and struggle to make bail in order to raise funds awareness for the role of CASA in the community.