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  • Dad claims son didn’t allow dog to starve

    The father of a Ripy Street man cited for second-degree cruelty to animals is refuting that his son allowed a dog tied up behind his house to starve to death.

    “That dog was 16 years old. That’s 112 years in human life” Tim Tinnell said last Wednesday afternoon. “It didn’t die of starvation. It died of old age.”

    His son, Howard Tinnell of 308 Ripy St. stands accused of tying up the elderly miniature pinscher in his back yard and not giving food, water or shelter for approximately two weeks.

  • Another dead dog found on Ripy St.

     

    Just days after a Ripy Street man was charged with allowing a dog tied up in his back yard to starve to death, another dog was shot and killed just two houses down the street.

    Carrie Searcy, of 402 1/2 Ripy Street, said her 9-pound miniature pinscher/terrier mix dog Lena died after being shot two times with a pellet gun.

    “You never think someone is going to shoot your dog,” Searcy said, adding that the incident has left her very upset at losing her pet.

  • Weather radio programming free at Kroger Saturday

    The Anderson Radio Club will program weather radios for free for residents Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Kroger.

    Residents can bring in a weather radio they already own or buy one at Kroger for programming. Those interested will need to bring a battery for their radio so the programming is not lost when it is unplugged.

    Having a weather radio ensures you will only hear alerts for your area and you are not bothered by alerts that are not for your area.

  • Man charged for letting dog starve to death

    A Lawrenceburg man is facing animal cruelty charges after he allegedly tied up a dog in his back yard and allowed it to starve to death.

  • Boy OK’d for girls’ softball team

    County officials will allow a boy to play on a girls’ softball team in the parks and recreation league this spring, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton has confirmed.
    “The county’s stance is simple,” Gritton said. “We have no policy that says a boy can’t play.”
    Gritton said the boy is 8 years old, has never played sports and his parents expressed concern that he might be injured playing Little League baseball.

  • Needle exchange committee adds two

    Two city council members volunteered Monday night to participate in a controversial needle exchange program being proposed by the Anderson County Board of Health.
    Council members Paul Thomas Vaughn and George Geoghegan will join representatives from the health board, fiscal court and other local officials when the committee holds its first public meeting 10 a.m. April 25 at the health department building on Glensboro Road.
    Mayor Sandy Goodlett said he would likely attend the meeting as well.

  • Rose family is on a mission

    Lawrenceburg natives Steve and Alissa Rose are back in town, but not for long.
    The couple and their children recently returned home in hopes of raising enough funds to support their latest mission in life: helping orphaned teenage girls in Honduras.
    Rose, 47, and his family have planned a variety of fundraisers to support their program titled El Camino de La Vida (The Path of Life), the first at Gatsby Gallery on Main Street on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The gallery will host a silent auction of photos of the people of Honduras and ministry sites.

  • Armed robbery suspect nabbed, passes out in police car

    Police tracked down and caught an armed robbery suspect earlier this afternoon after the man allegedly pulled a knife on a Walmart employee who had confronted him for shoplifting.

    The suspect, Charles Henry Crawford Jr., 46, of Frankfort took off on foot and was caught a short time later behind Liberty Tax Service, just south of Walmart on U.S. 127 Bypass.

  • Woman charged for having ‘methball’

    A homeless Lawrenceburg woman was busted for possession of a “methball,” a street term for the mixture of methamphetamine and heroin that is used simultaneously.
    Joyce Waford, 53, was stopped last Tuesday morning on Waterfill Street for not wearing a seatbelt, which lead to Lawrenceburg police finding the toxic combination of meth and heroin along with an uncapped needle in her pocket, according to police reports.

  • Keeping it 'reel'

    It’s doubtful old family photos of Tyler Feaster wearing a diaper while playing in the live well of the family’s fishing boat will make it on the nationally televised fishing show he will star in this summer.
    It’s doubtful, too, that any old photos of him floating in a lifejacket while tethered to one of the fishing boat’s cleats as a toddler will air, either.