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  • Woman choked, burned, held against her will

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday after being charged with choking a woman, burning her with a cigarette and holding her against her will, according to court documents.

    Trevor Renaud, 20, of 4033 Briar Creek Road, is being held on a $5,000 cash bond after being arrested June 17 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department. He pleaded not guilty when arraigned in Anderson District Court, where Judge Donna Dutton set his bail at $5,000 cash.

  • Area veterinarian takes her show on the road

    When Gail Perry’s mixed-breed dog awoke from recent dental surgery, it wasn’t inside a kennel, confused and wondering where it was.
    Instead, the 12-year-old dog that had been suffering from dental issues and an infection awoke in Perry’s living room on Versailles Road, safely snuggled into a soft blanket.
    Perry’s other three dogs did the same, thanks to a mobile veterinarian operation located in Waddy.

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  • DUI suspect could face stiffer charge

    The Frankfort man charged with DUI and other violations after his pickup truck slammed into a car Sunday afternoon on Versailles Road could soon be facing felony charges.

    Roberto Montalvo, 47, of 241 Landings Drive was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Anderson District Court, but it was delayed until Thursday as authorities consider charging him with what court records indicate are at least a Class C or possibly B felony.

  • Pig roast to assist ailing cop

    A fundraiser to assist officer Kenny Goodlett of the Lawrenceburg Police Department is scheduled for Saturday, June 13.

    The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Eddie Carey’s new building, located at the corner of US 127 and Gilbert’s Creek Road near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    There will be a pig roast, and live music will be provided by Courtney Milam. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help Goodlett and his wife, Debbie, offset medical expenses.

  • Woman’s skull fractured in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman sustained serious injuries when the minivan she was driving slammed head-on into a pickup truck pulling a pontoon boat Sunday afternoon on Bardstown in western Anderson County, near Aaron Barnett Road.

    Michelle Barnett was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday afternoon for a fractured skull, family members said. Her daughter, Georgia Bell Judge, was shaken up but uninjured in the wreck.

  • She’s daddy’s little hero

    Move aside, Superman. Step back, Captain America. Thor, put down that hammer.

    There is a new hero in town.

    She’s a little short to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and prefers a pink sundress to a red cape, but Kylie Craig, 8, is exactly the hero her father needed last Tuesday.

    On the morning of June 2, Kylie’s father, Josh, went into cardiac arrest in the master bedroom of the Craig’s home in Lawrenceburg.

  • Magistrates bicker over how to pick roads for repair

    County highways again took center stage during the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s meeting last Tuesday, including when one magistrate rejected a previous suggestion that she shouldn’t be allowed to participate in deciding which ones should be resurfaced.

    Magistrate Juretta Wells represents the 3rd magisterial district, which has no county highways. During a meeting last month, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton suggested because of that, Wells should be the only of six magistrates not to get to place a road on the county’s priority road list.

  • Fire leaves family of six homeless

    Joey and Chelsey Bast didn’t have anything to smile about as they stood watching their home at 1069 Herndon Road burn nearly to the ground last Tuesday afternoon.

    That is until Maj. Amy Womack with Anderson County EMS walked up their driveway and handed them a pillowcase filled with photo albums and other family mementoes.

    Those objects, along with their dog, six newborn puppies and a pot-bellied pig were all that was left of the home that housed them, their four young children and would have been home later this year to the twins Chelsey Bast is carrying.

  • Pranked: Class of 2015 puts high school up for sale

    For Sale: Plenty of acreage, open floor plan, indoor gymnasium, basketball court, library, 10 bathrooms and over 100 rooms. Upper classmen not included.

    Last week as a final farewell to Anderson County High School, the class of 2015 decided to put its alma mater up for sale.

    Students claimed they were in the market for something a little bigger and were motivated to sell because of relocation.

    Last Wednesday morning, For Sale signs graced the front lawn of the Home of the Bearcats while toilet paper streamed from the school’s trees.