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  • ‘We’re sick of it’

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Brian Flood was angry. Just days before the second anniversary of a tractor-trailer slamming into his home on Graefenburg Road in Alton, he was startled from his bed early last Thursday morning when another tractor-trailer hit a large tree in front of his home hard enough to knock the engine from the truck.

    Flood isn’t alone. For years, folks who live on the narrow state highway have had cars and trucks smack into their homes, tear off their porches, hit their trees and force them to sleep with one eye open.

  • Chief describes difficulty cutting driver from wreck

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Anderson County Fire Chief Patrick Krogman has seen a lot in his decades of responding to wrecks, but even he was surprised at what he witnessed last Thursday morning on Graefenburg Road.

    “I’ve seen a lot of accidents and a lot of nasty ones, but that was the first time I’ve seen an engine knocked completely out of a semi,” Krogman said. “It hit the tree so hard it knocked the engine right out of the cab.”

  • Fire destroys man’s SUV

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    An electrical problem is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a vehicle on Ballard Street early Saturday morning in Lawrenceburg.

    Bill Lane, who owned the vehicle, said he was asleep when a neighbor knocked on his door, saying there was smoke coming from his 2006 Ford Explorer.

    It didn’t take long for the entire vehicle to be engulfed in flames, which was the case by the time firefighters with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department arrived.

  • Memorial Day service is Sunday

    Memorial Day services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Healing Field, located in the American Legion Park on Broadway, the organization announced.

    Services are scheduled to be held inside of Patriot Hall if it rains.

    The names of the 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will be read aloud, along with the names of all Anderson County soldiers who died while serving their country.

  • Hickory Drive abuzz over honeybee swarm

    By Janie Bowen, News staff

    When bees started coming from everywhere Thursday afternoon around the residence of Charlotte Guthrie on Hickory Drive, neighbors started buzzing. Several saw the swarm and came out to check it out.

    “I walked to the door and they were swarming,” said Guthrie. She said they had gathered into what looked to be about the size of a softball. Her daughter, Jean Mansfield, had a doctor’s appointment and couldn’t get to the car.

  • Chickens, and so much more

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    People come from all over Kentucky and neighboring states to visit the wildly popular Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap, but it’s a safe bet Wendy Hume is the only one driving a refurbished meter maid cart that once roamed the streets of New York City, looking for illegally parked cars.

    Hume, who lives in Stringtown, said she uses the three-wheeled vehicle emblazoned on each door with a bug-eyed bird and the words “crazy chicken” to haul what she buys and sells back and forth to her home.

  • Duncan Hines more than name of cake mix

    The Kentucky Humanities Council series, “Telling Kentucky’s Story,” will be presented by speaker Louis B. Hatchett Jr. on May 21 at 7 p.m.

    The program titled “The Importance of Duncan Hines” will be held at the Senior Citizen’s Center located at 160 Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

    Hatchett will tell the remarkable story of the Duncan Hines family and how Mr. Hines’ effort culminated in his name being placed on cake mix boxes.

  • Scholarship fund names recipients

    Thirty-four students were selected for $96,000 in scholarships from the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, the organization announced.

    The fund’s selection committee chose 31 recipients, and three were chosen by the United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg.

    Each of the 31 students selected will receive a $3,000 scholarship. The other three students will receive $1,000 each.

    Half of the money will be distributed in August, with the balance distributed in December.

  • City police launch seat belt campaign

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is joining the 2015 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization on May 18 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

    “As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” Sgt. Chris Beach said in a news release. “We’ll be out in force – day and night – prepared to ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt.”

  • Aggressive attack credited for saving burning house

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Arson investigators were still trying Monday to determine what caused an unoccupied residence at 1941 Glensboro Road to burn Saturday afternoon.

    “We’re looking into that,” said Anderson County Fire District Chief Patrick Krogman. “We’re waiting to make contact with the owners to be able to get back in there. It looks like it started in a second floor bedroom. That’s where the heaviest damage was.”