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  • Sargent files for state rep

    Lawrenceburg’s James Sargent makes several things immediately clear while discussing why he is running for state representative, not the least of which is that he doesn’t want to be judged based on his party affiliation.

    “I’m not a liberal,” said Sargent, 50, a registered Democrat who filed last week to challenge incumbent state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) to represent Anderson, Spencer and a portion of Bullitt County in House District 53 in next November’s election.

  • Humbug! OSHA investigating how city workers hung Christmas lights

    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 last morning, saying that OSHA officials armed with a copy of the image arrived in Lawrenceburg last Monday to investigate.

  • Turning tragedy into hope

    Dentist David Sperow isn’t about to let the three children whose mother was murdered last Wednesday in Alton Station go without Christmas.

    A missionary who travels to some of the most dangerous places on the planet to assist orphans in war-torn regions, Sperow, owner of Lawrenceburg Family Dentistry on Main Street, jumped into action shortly after learning of the murder-suicide on Rueland Drive last week.

  • Wreck victim says cop deserves medal

    The man injured in a wreck on Ballard Road when a vehicle driven by a suspect fleeing from police slammed into his pickup is calling Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch a hero for his actions that day.

    “He needs a medal,” said Jimmy Desponett, 78, recalling the incident he says ended Crouch attempted to shield him from gunfire before shooting the suspect in the mouth.

  • ‘This is going to be a big help’

    David Montgomery’s eyes grew larger as forklift after forklift emerged Monday morning at YKK, each carrying a huge box stuffed with Christmas gifts.

    Montgomery, director of the Open Hands Food Pantry knew immediately that, thanks for the efforts of YKK employees, many more children will have a merrier Christmas this year in Lawrenceburg.

    “This is the most giving community I’ve ever seen,” said Montgomery, who also serves as 5th District magistrate on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • 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.