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  • Woman jailed for punching officer in mouth

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A woman is behind bars after being charged with punching a Lawrenceburg police officer in the mouth early Tuesday morning on Poplar Drive, according to police reports.

    Katherine D. Yarborough, 31, 207 Hawthorne St., Frankfort, faces a host of charges that include second offense DUI, third-degree assault of a police officer, second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in proper container and resisting arrest.

  • Get out!

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young says he’s had about all he can stand of so-called “gypsies” showing up here from the Carolinas each spring and scamming unsuspecting residents.

    “I’ve been dealing with these people for 23 years,” said Young. “Every year it’s fence painting, barn painting or a blacktopping scam.

    “I pretty much have come to expect they’re going to show up, just like the dandelions. Sometimes you just gotta go out and spray.”

  • Skeletal remains ID’d

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    The skeletal remains of a man found last fall in western Anderson County were identified last week.

    The remains were of Justin Michael Smith, 27, of Indianapolis, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of Smith’s death is not known.

    “There is no evidence of blunt force trauma,” Tussey said, “and no evidence of penetrating trauma.”

    Smith disappeared about a year ago but wasn’t found until last fall when hunters came across his remains.

  • City firefighters save woman’s home from fire

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    This time, the trailer survived.

    A fire damaged but didn’t destroy a woman’s house trailer on Versailles Road, thanks to quick action by the Lawrenceburg Fire Department and some remodeling of the structure.

    The fire broke out around 8 a.m. Monday at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 43, in a home owned by Jacqueline Lendrum, who was home when it broke out but escaped without injury, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume.

  • State funds OK’d to resurface part of Highway 749

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to accept nearly $500,000 in state funds, the bulk of which will be used to resurface 4.9 miles of state highway 749 between Hickory Grove and Bonds Mill roads.

    Magistrates approved the state’s recommendation to spend $335,588 on that portion of the road, but rejected the recommendation to use the balance of the funds — $151,063 — to pave an additional two miles of that road.

  • Trash ‘just everywhere’

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Health officials suspended food service Saturday evening at Wildcat Championship Wrestling on Hilltop Drive and someone apparently wasn’t happy with the decision.

    While a Lawrenceburg police officer escorted an environmental inspector through the building, someone “keyed” the officer’s car in the parking lot, leaving large scratch marks on the cruiser. That incident remains under investigation, according to Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.

  • BUSTED! Heroin, meth, pot land eight behind bars

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Last week wasn’t a good one for those involved in the use and sale of heroin and other drugs in Lawrenceburg.

    Police made several arrests, including one involving a man allegedly selling the heroin.

  • Greenhouse teaches students business skills, responsibility

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    While their peers sweated out exams and lectures last Friday, members of the high school’s greenhouse class did a little sweating of its own.

    It was the day before the greenhouse’s annual grand opening and the team’s four managers were busy making everything just right while waiting on school staff who were buying up potted flowers and vegetable during what amounts to a sneak preview.

  • A day for service
  • Health department receives state’s highest honor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Health Department received the highest award given during the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, held last Wednesday in Owensboro.

    The department received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health during the event, which was presented to Director Tim Wright by the Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, Kentucky’s commissioner of public health.