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  • Wild Turkey employee among those indicted

    One Wild Turkey employee was among nine people indicted Tuesday by a Franklin County Grand Jury in the theft of bourbon from that distillery and Buffalo Trace, along with distribution of steroids.

    Mark S. Searcy was the Wild Turkey employee indicted. All were said to be part of what prosecutors called an organized crime syndicate that has operated since 2008.

    Authorities said that the stolen bourbon included the pricy Pappy Van Winkle.

  • Circuit Clerk’s office celebrates Donate Life month

    Circuit Clerk Pamela Robinson said she invites residents to join her in recognizing National Donate Life Month this April, a month-long celebration that showcases the various perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation, according to a news release.

    Every year since 2002, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to motivate people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Deadline is April 20 to register to vote in May 19 primary election

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20, the secretary of state’s office announced last week.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    Be a U.S. citizen,

    Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day,

  • Man sentenced to 10 years in home invasion case

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The man who pleaded guilty to sticking a gun in the faces of two teenagers during a robbery was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Kendall Cunningham, 19, was denied his attorney’s attempt to be placed on probation due to what Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said were the seriousness of his crimes.

  • Cub Scouts to host District Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scout Pack 38 in Lawrenceburg will host the organization’s 2015 District Pinewood Derby on April 18-19 at the American Legion Fairgrounds, according to a news release.

    The event will feature the top five winners from each Cub Scout pack within the Elkhorn District, and marks the first time the event will be held in Lawrenceburg.

    Competitors will race for a spot in the upcoming regional Pinewood Derby.

  • How Anderson County schools are dealing with the N word

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    When former UK guard Andrew Harrison mumbled the N word during a postgame press conference after his team fell to Wisconsin, the word’s use once again became the subject of debate, including who can use it and in what context.

    In a letter to the editor that appears in this week’s paper, an African American Lawrenceburg resident says the word is used by both black and white students in Anderson County schools, a claim that school officials don’t deny.

  • Woman fumes after plow wrecks mailbox

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Rosie Wells is getting angrier by the day.

    She started out miffed when an Anderson County Highway Department plow struck and ruined her mailbox on Deer Run Road during a Feb. 16 snowstorm.

    She got a little more upset when the driver of the truck didn’t stop to discuss the matter with her.

  • Police make heroin bust

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man said he was all set to turn himself into police Tuesday on a host of outstanding warrants.

    He didn’t get the chance.

    Instead, Johnathan Powell, 25, of 1021 Sunrise Lane went to jail a day early after being charged with first-degree heroin trafficking following a traffic stop at the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Court Street.

  • ‘Grinch’ given diverted sentence

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The former operator of a Dairy Cheer restaurant in Lawrenceburg received a three-year diverted sentence for stiffing a dozen employees out of over $8,000 in pay in 2011.

    Dubbed by former employees as “Dairy Grinch” because their paychecks started bouncing and she closed the Lawrenceburg location just before Christmas, Lou Emma Compton will remain on supervised probation during her sentence.