Today's News

  • Real reason to commemorate Oct. 31 isn’t Halloween

    Tomorrow evening our streets will be abuzz with the sights and sounds of Halloween.
    Children will be dressed as their favorite super heroes, princesses, pirates and poltergeists.
    Tricks will be threatened, treats will be given and sugar-highs will abound.
    Little cowboys and ladybugs will sit among piles of sweet delights, counting their treasures as their parents cringe at the sight of the confection overload. Come Friday morning, Wal-Mart will have sweet deals (pun intended) for all the grownups (me included) who want to get in on the candy rush themselves.

  • Truck goes up in flames on Bluegrass Parkway

    A Ford F-350 pick-up truck became engulfed in flames Monday afternoon after the driver pulled off the Bluegrass Parkway to check the cause of a burning smell in the vehicle.
    According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, two men from Fayette County were traveling westbound at 12:48 p.m. Monday when something started to smell like it was burning.
    They pulled off to the side of the parkway, at about mile marker 62, popped the hood and didn’t find anything. Climbing back into the cab of the truck, they pulled off the dashboard cover and the fire flared into the cab.

  • Man indicted for owing $22K in child support

    A Lawrenceburg man was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 22 for allegedly owing just over $22,000 in child support payments, according to court documents.
    Stanley W. Penny Jr., 50, of 520 Lincoln St. faces a Class D felony charge after Marlena Jean Corbin swore out a complaint claiming he owes her child support payments dating back to 2006.
    Corbin swore out the complaint in March and Penny was arraigned in May in Anderson District Court. The charge was then waived to the grand jury.
    Penny is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 26 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • District court docket: 10-30-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Sept. 5.
    Jessie M. McMurray, motion to revoke probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, third-degree terroristic threatening – probable cause found for violation, bench warrant.
    Kenneth Wayne Mitchell, show cause, theft by unlawful taking – pretrial conference Jan. 9, jury trial Feb. 6.

  • Man jailed for hitting invasion suspect in court Thursday

    A Lawrenceburg father who allegedly assaulted one of the men suspected of robbing his Citation Lane home in March is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Thursday morning in Anderson County District Court for a disposition hearing.
    Joshua Hillyer, 40, of 4128 Citation Lane, was arrested and charged in March 2013 for allegedly striking one of the men involved in the home invasion of Hillyer’s residence.

  • Saffell Street October students of the month
  • Red Cross offers tips for a safe, yet spooky Halloween

    With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they don their costumes and go out to trick or treat, according to a news release from the Red Cross.
    Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents, so the Red Cross is offering the following tips to help make this Halloween safe:
    • Look for flame-resistant costumes.

  • Fall on display at Christian Academy
  • Education briefs: 10-30-13

    Lawrenceburg student inducted into education honor society
    Kelsie Doss of Lawrenceburg, an elementary education major at Campbellsville University, was recently inducted as a member of the Alpha Epsilon Omicron chapter of Campbellsville University School of Education’s Kappa Delta Pi.  
    Initiates became members of the Alpha Epsilon Omicron chapter Oct. 13, according to a news release.

  • Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg releases honor roll

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg recently released its fall 2013 honor roll.

    A and B honor roll
    Noah Broce
    Victoria Cunningham
    Tristan Gee
    Phillip Maxfield
    Evan Peters
    Taylor Snipes
    Calvin Weeks

    All A honor roll
    Dawson Blacketer
    Melody Dezarn
    Ethan Durham
    Gab Eilliott
    Jacob Gaines
    Erica Hickman
    Gracie McDonald

    Middle-High honor roll (3.50 – 3.69 GPA)
    Ethan Gray