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  • Have a turkey you can spare?

    Feeding hundreds of people on Christmas Day is pure joy for the folks at Community Christmas Outreach Meals, but they can’t do it without your help.
    The organization that last year provided a Christmas meal to 500 people who might otherwise not have eaten will do the same again this year and is seeking donations of food and money to do so.

  • Spelling bee champion defends local title, eyes state

    Matthew Phillips proved again this year that he is the king of spelling in Anderson County.
    Now he wants to rule the state, too.
    The 13-year-old eighth grader at Anderson County Middle School defended his title last week, placing first the school district’s annual spelling bee for the second consecutive year.
    Next up is the state competition, where he fell last year in the first round.

  • Man who drove truck into river pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man was sentenced to two years’ probation last Thursday for falsely an incident to police when his truck washed down the Salt River in August, but his troubles might not be over just yet.
    Ronnie Stratton, 38, may yet have to pay restitution for the hours-long search and rescue mission that ensued after witnesses saw his truck being washed away following a heavy storm.

  • Feds lower boom on suspected heroin dealer

    Police took a man wanted on a federal warrant into custody Saturday when they arrested him at his mother’s house in Highway 151.
    Phillip Bradley Warmouth, 31, of 3535 Highway 151, Frankfort, was indicted Dec. 1 by a federal grand jury on on one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and another for distributing heroin. Both charges are felonies, punishable by not more than 30 years in prison, not more than a $2 million fine and no less than six years of supervised release.

  • Seniors hope doing good deed helps set new trend

    Most high schoolers would love to set the latest trend, and Joshua Smith, Quinton Ueltschi and Nikolay Kuchmy are no exception.
    But instead the latest fashion or catchy phrase, the trio of Anderson County High School seniors said they hope a good deed they performed earlier this month sets a trend for something more meaningful: community service.

  • Volleyball parent charged with assault to be arraigned

    The Lawrenceburg man cited for allegedly choking the girls’ volleyball coach before a match in October is scheduled to be arraigned 9 a.m. Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive faces a single count of fourth-degree assault from the incident that occurred Oct. 10 at the Anderson County High School gymnasium.
    Video of the incident shows Holland, who had two daughters on the team, walking up the sidelines before the team’s senior night match and confronting coach Bob Hardin, who was seated on the team’s bench.

  • Grandson surprises chief at Bond St. blaze

    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume has been to enough fire and rescue scenes that not much surprises him when he arrives.
    That changed Friday when he rushed to house fire on Bond Street and saw his grandson manning a hose.
    Hume said he’d heard his grandson, Austin Taylor, was coming home on leave from Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, where he is training to be a firefighter.
    But because Taylor had only been in town 30 minutes when the fire call came out, he wasn’t aware he was already here.

  • Son jailed for wrongful imprisonment of mother

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars on a charge of second-degree unlawful imprisonment for allegedly not allowing his mother to leave his home while he ransacked her car and other belongings to find drug money.
    Zackary Edward Holt, 21, was charged Nov. 23 by Lawrenceburg Police after they were called to his home at 303 North Main St.

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  • Blaze damages home on Bond Street

     

    A Lawrenceburg family’s home at sustained heavy damage tonight when a fire broke out at 109 Bond St.

    The owners were out of town when the fire began, but 17-year-old Jacob Daniels was sleeping inside, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume.

    “Fortunately, he smelled the smoke and was able to get out,” Hume said.

    Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze fairly quickly, but the home sustained what Hume said was “extensive” damage.