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  • Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Alton Station

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide Wednesday afternoon on Rueland Drive in Alton Station.

    A man and woman are confirmed dead inside of the residence.

    Police were called to the residence after Lawrenceburg Dispatch receive a call about possible gunshots coming from inside.

  • Humbug! OSHA investigating how city decorated Main Street

    The City of Lawrenceburg is being investigated by the state’s division of Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a photo posted to Facebook showed city workers hanging Christmas decorations on Main Street from the bucket of a backhoe.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed the investigation Wednesday morning, saying that OSHA officials armed with a copy of the image arrived in Lawrenceburg on Monday and put a stop to the work.

  • Christian Academy to host craft fair Saturday

    When the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg hosts its annual craft fair Saturday, two items in particular will grab the attention of football fans, especially those who cheer for the Cincinnati Bengals.

    The event will feature a football signed by Bengals QB Andy Dalton, and one signed by Domata Peko, a defensive tackle.

    Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the sale of the footballs will help raise money for Shop With a Cop, an annual event sponsored by that office to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need.

  • Parade, Gala, Lunch With Santa highlight week

    Although it might not be reflected in the temperatures, Christmas is most certainly in the air in Lawrenceburg beginning this week.

    A host of activities will get people in the holiday spirit, including the city’s annual Christmas parade and remembrance ceremony, the Legion Auxiliary’s Lunch With Santa and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala.

    Christmas parade

    Two of Lawrenceburg’s most notable characters will serve as grand marshal’s for this year’s Christmas parade.

  • Police: Mom threw dirty needle down near 1-year-old

    A Frankfort woman was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly threw down a used needle near a 1-year-old child, according to a police report.

    The incident occurred Nov. 18 on Briar Creek Drive when police were making a methamphetamine bust that resulted in the arrest of Christopher S. Cox, 43, of 3018 Briar Creek Road.

    His charges include selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a a school.

  • Education briefs

    Three ag scholarships available

    Three scholarships are available from the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary for students majoring in the field of agriculture or related natural resources fields.

    The George Crafton Memorial Scholarship is available to any high school senior enrolled to attend college who intends to major in the field of agriculture or conservation of natural resources.

  • Man killed in head-on wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Monday afternoon on Fox Creek Road when a pickup truck crossed into his lane and struck his family’s vehicle head-on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Jonathan Robert Liles-Meeks, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    Liles-Meeks’ wife, Samantha D. Meeks, 24, and their son, Floyd Meeks, 4, were also injured in the wreck and transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

  • Suspect shot by police officer to be charged

    A Danville man shot by a Lawrenceburg police officer following a vehicle chase that ended on Ballard Road is expected to face attempted murder and other charges once he is released from the hospital.

    John Tompkins, 35, was identified Monday by the Kentucky State Police as the man shot by Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch last Friday morning.

  • Cops find suspect hiding in trashcan

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police Nov. 18 when he allegedly took off on foot while officers attempted to serve a search warrant.

    Kris L. Mitchell, 36, of 212 Poplar Drive, was found hiding in a trashcan after he allegedly fled a residence on Briar Creek Drive.

    The incident occurred while officers were at the residence and spotted Mitchell standing next to a nearby residence, according to a police report.

  • Typical 10-year-old, extraordinary voice

    In many ways, it would seem that Mikaya Taylor is your typical 10-year-old girl.

    “Do you want to ask me some questions about my dog,” the fifth-grader from Robert B. Turner Elementary School asks.

    She proceeds to go into detail about Zoe, her 7-month-old Doberman Pinscher, who hops on the couch to get some hugs and return the love. “She has a big nose,” Mikaya says, “but she’s a good dog.”