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  • ‘Jailbirds’ raise thousands for CASA

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Ad-Hoc Committee for abused and neglected children, held its fifth annual Jail Event at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show to raise funds and awareness for the program, the agency announced.

    “The organization’s ad-hoc committee would like to give its appreciation and thanks to the very generous sponsors of the Jail Event, and to the caring people who went to “jail” for this great cause,” organizers said.

  • Calendar of events

    July 13

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Senior medical patrol blood pressure checks with Phyllis

    11 a.m. to noon — Bright Star Theatre at First Baptist gym (Part of Anderson Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Program)

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Yoga at the Anderson County Senior Center

    2 p.m. — Cards and games at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Two busted for disrupting service for racial harmony

    A prayer service for racial harmony at the Anderson County Courthouse was disrupted early this evening when two men allegedly walked by and threw firecrackers, startling the crowd.

    Cameron Allen Mayberry, 20, of 1171 Cox Lane, Lawrenceburg, and William C. Richardson, 21, of #9 West Court Street/Town Terrace, Lawrenceburg, were each charged with disorderly conduct after being chased down by police officers at the event.

  • Courtroom security officer fired over racist Facebook rant

    A part-time certified courtroom security officer was fired today from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for posting a racially charged statement on his Facebook page.

    Sheriff Troy Young announced the firing, emphasizing that the former employee is not a deputy, only worked “two or three days a month” providing security in the Anderson County Courthouse and that the post in no way reflects the view of his office.

  • Work begins Monday on rail crossings

    Rail crossings across Lawrenceburg will be intermittently closed for repairs beginning Monday, July 11.

    Crossings will be closed for three to four hours each as workers move from one to the next.

    Closures will include crossings on Salt River Road, Woodford Street, North Main Street, Alton Station, Bond Lillard Road, Court Street and at Florida Tile, according to Lisa McCauley, project coordinator for the company performing the repairs, RoadSafe Rail & Utilities.

  • Family collecting donations for West Virgina flood victims

    When flash flooding tore through the southern part of West Virginia last week claiming 23 lives, Rebecca Burgess and her mother Jean Burgess, of Lawrenceburg, wanted to do something to help.

    Together, they are gathering much-needed clothing and supplies for those affected by the historic flooding which as damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes.

  • Woman not injured when car flips over

    A Lawrenceburg woman emerged shaken but uninjured when her car flipped over this afternoon on U.S. 62 near Powell Taylor Road.

    Angel Stumph, 21, was on her way to work at Bourbon Street on Main when she rounded the corner near Powell Taylor Road, hydroplaned and ended up upside down in a steep ditch just off the shoulder of U.S. 62.

    “I came around the turn and started sliding,” she said. “I saw the guardrail and hydroplaned and saw the rock wall coming.

    “I saw the airbag come out. That’s all I remember.”

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when boat slams into tree

    Lawrenceburg resident Louis Colpitts, 75, was seriously injured late Saturday afternoon when the boat he was driving slammed into a large tree sticking out of the Kentucky River.

    First responders described his injuries as “significant” and said he was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    Peggy Gill and Roger Dyer of Versailles said they witnessed the accident, which happened near the Bluegrass Parkway bridge.

  • Edwards named district runner-up in annual Rotary speech contest

    Public speaking can be horrifying for some people, but not for Annie Edwards. The 17-year-old was recently named runner-up at the district level of the annual Rota-ry speech contest.

    Edwards advanced to the district level after winning the club, sectional, and re-gional titles. “It was pretty exciting. I was in awe,” she said. “There were lots of good speakers, so it was satisfying to be called number one.”

  • Gas line ruptured on Walker Lane

    A car struck and ruptured a natural gas line Sunday morning, forcing the closure of a portion of Walker Lane and nearby residents to shelter inside. An employee with Atmos Energy was able to shut off the gas without incident, and the road was reopened around 11:45 a.m. Above, Emergency Management Director Bart Powell examines the broken gas line. No injuries were reported.