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  • Girl, 15, beaten, slashed over Facebook spat

    A 15-year-old Lawrenceburg girl was beaten and slashed several times with a steak knife by a man who became angry when she looked at an ex-boyfriend’s Facebook page, according to police reports.

    Ryan L. Smith, 18, of Fayetteville, North Carolina was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree assault in the March 8 incident that occurred on Djeddah Drive.

    Smith and the juvenile were in what police called a “sexual relationship” after meeting on the social media website.

  • Police find woman hiding in closet, charge her for meth and heroin

    Police found a Lawrenceburg woman hiding in the basement closet of a Scenic Garden residence and charged her with numerous drug violations.

    Tammie Moore, 34, of 1328 Brenda Drive, was charged with first-degree trafficking of methamphetamine, first-degree possession of heroin and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates) after police arrived at the Scenic Garden residence to serve her with a warrant.

  • Dead recycling building to be county morgue

    Having already killed the reason for which it was built, the Anderson County Fiscal Court has decided to turn a portion of its recycling building into a morgue.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed the decision last week, saying work will begin soon to configure a portion of the building into a morgue.

    “We are going to section off about 16 feet in one of the bay areas, all the way to the back wall,” Gritton said. “It already has working water, an eyewash station and a drain.”

  • Man threatens to shoot woman ‘like a deer’

    A dispute over a fence on Djeddah Drive resulted in a man threatening to shoot a woman, landing him behind bars.

    Nathan Reece Burton, 36, of 1321 Wildcat Road was charged March 9 with third-degree terroristic threatening following the incident, which took place Feb. 22.

    The victim told police that Burton was yelling and cussing at her before threatening to shoot her, according to a report filed by deputy Zachary Ray of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Suspect asks officer if weed, Suboxone count toward DUI

     

    A Frankfort man who allegedly ran from police during a March 9 traffic stop is facing numerous criminal charges after asking an officer if “weed and Suboxone” would count for a DUI, according to police reports.

    Gregory Bingham, 33, of 889 Devils Hollow Road is charged with DUI, felling police on foot, resisting arrest and careless driving after allegedly bolting from his car on Bell Street and leading police on a foot chase.

  • Man charged for finding, keeping woman’s wallet

    A man was jailed March 10 after he allegedly found a woman’s wallet containing $1,300 at a local restaurant and kept it.

    Zachary Brewer, 31, of 113 Ash Court, Lawrenceburg is charged with theft of property mislaid following an investigation by Trooper Jerry Milam of the Kentucky State Police.

    The woman apparently left her wallet in a booth at the restaurant March 2. When she returned, the wallet, her cash, credit cards and ID were gone.

  • Hume elected to international position

    Robbie Hume says he’s honored to achieve what only two other city clerks in Kentucky have done before, but he’s more interested in what being elected to an international post will do for the people he serves.

    Hume, who serves as clerk and administrator for the City of Lawrenceburg, was recently elected to the board of directors for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), becoming just the third clerk from a Kentucky city to hold the position.

  • 'An addict's life'

    Fresh out of his latest stint in rehab, admitted drug addict Matt Hayes overdosed and was moments from death as he laid helplessly on a friend’s bathroom floor.
    “I just thought I could celebrate one time,” Hayes said.
    His body no longer used to the drugs that were ruining his once-promising life, Hayes ended up on life support but lived to tell his tale.

  • Teens busted for ‘huffing’ in county park

     

    Two teenagers were charged Sunday afternoon after police found them in the county park, allegedly huffing Air Duster, according to citations on file in Anderson District Court.

    Freeman Verda Denny, 18, of 148 Bell St., Lawrenceburg, and Austin Ross Abshire, 19 (no address listed) were each charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and public intoxication by deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Home values, sales surge

    The real estate slump that has plagued Lawrenceburg for nearly a decade is officially over.

    Over, too, is the ongoing decline in the city’s overall property value, which posted a net gain this year of just over $5 million, according to statistics released last week by Anderson County Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

    Stivers said the city’s increase isn’t the result of his office increasing home values as part of its re-evaluation process but instead on the surge in home prices and sales.