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  • 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.”

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary held their spring conference in Florence on April 17 and 18, the organization announced.

    Member Pam Brough announced to department President Lana Goley that the local unit would send $1,000 to be split between her two special projects that are Intrepid Fallen Hero’s Fund at Fort Campbell and Wounded Warriors Battalion at Fort Knox.

    Guest speakers included department Commander Marty Goley, membership chairman Sidney Shouse and National Executive Committeeman Randall Coffman.

  • Tractor-trailer slams into tree on Graefenburg Road

    A tractor-trailer went off Graefenburg Road in Alton just after midnight Thursday and slammed into a tree in front of the home of Brian Flood.

    The unidentified driver sustained what appeared to be leg and head injuries but was conscious and alert after being trapped inside the truck’s cab for nearly two hours. He was airlifted to an area hospital.

    The impact knocked the engine out of the truck, spilling it and what appeared to be a load of aluminum ingots into the home’s yard.

  • Grass stains on biker, motorcycle lead to arrest

    Grass stains all over his bike and his clothes was all the clues a deputy needed to charge Thomas V. Freeman II of 1317 Alton Road with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

    Freeman, 35, was apparently riding his motorcycle on Alton Station Road around 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of the bike and crashed into the front yard of a residence, according to an arrest report issued by deputy Brian Boggs of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    When Boggs arrived, he said he saw a black skid mark on the road and began to search the area.

  • From serving his county to serving his nation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Dillon Harrod answered his county’s call of duty Saturday when an unoccupied home on Glensboro Road caught fire.

    Three days later, he answered his country’s call of duty when he reported to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training with the National Guard.

  • City budgets $515,000 for tourism

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council was scheduled Tuesday evening to get its first glimpse of a proposed budget Monday that includes $515,000 in tourism spending.

    The bulk of that spending — $419,000 — will be used to purchase the storage unit business on Main Street and convert the property into a parking lot. The balance will be used to hire a tourism director and promote tourism if the Anderson County Fiscal Court OKs a request to allow the city to join its tourism commission.

  • Man found dead in trailer park

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a Lawrenceburg man found dead inside of a trailer on Versailles Road, Coroner Mark Tussey confirmed.

    The body of Charles Cox, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 58, was found inside a neighboring residence, Lot 50, Saturday morning, Tussey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:21 a.m.

  • Auto parts fire under investigation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A fire last Thursday temporarily forced the evacuation of Advanced Auto Parts on Glensboro Road.

    The fire apparently started in an office when paperwork being stored in several large cardboard boxes burst into flames.

    City of Lawrenceburg firefighters were able to pull the burning boxes into the parking lot and extinguish them, temporarily closing the store.

    Fire Chief Bobby Hume said Monday that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • Correction

    An incident report issued March 4 by the Shelby County Detention Center says inmate Robert Harrison Phillips did not test positive for methamphetamine. A previous report from the detention center dated Feb. 19 indicated that Phillips did test positive for methamphetamine, which was the basis for an article that appeared in the March 4 edition of The Anderson News. The March 4 detention center report was written after that edition of the newspaper was distributed.