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  • Woman gets DUI after being clocked at 107 mph

    A woman who police say was three times the legal limit while driving more than 100 mph on U.S. 127 allegedly threatened to kill a state trooper after he pulled her over.

    Joyce A. Bailey, 39, of 114 Chautauqua St. told the trooper, “I will have my father cut out your (expletive) heart and feed it to the hogs,” according to a criminal citation filed by trooper Tim Mullins, before adding “I will get out of jail and go back to Wyoming and you all will never see me again.”

  • Schools ‘blindsided’ by transgender demands

    An edict from the Obama administration that requires public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and showers of their choice or risk lawsuits and the loss of federal funds has left school officials here looking for answers and seeking legal advice.

    The mandates were issued last Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education, catching educators across Kentucky off guard and scrambling to figure out how, or if, they should comply.

  • Cops: Mom abandoned infant in parking lot

    From staff reports

    A woman is charged with three felony counts of child abandonment, second-offense DUI, three counts of second-degree wanton endangerment and three counts of possession of heroin-related drug paraphernalia after leaving three young children — including a weeks-old infant — alone in her vehicle for an hour last Wednesday night at the West Park Shopping Plaza in Lawrenceburg.

  • Four charged with murder at Eagle Lake

    Four men are behind bars and two more might soon join them for the October 2015 murder of teenager at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Damycal Tre Bolton, 18, was murdered during a late-night party at Eagle Lake when he was shot in the head.

    Charged with complicity in his murder are:

    l Kendall R. Berry, 29

    l Kenneth R. Berry II, 23

    l William L. Edwards, 27

    l Antoine Q. James, 28

    Kendall R. Berry, Kenneth R. Berry and Edwards are all being housed in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond.

  • Singing phenom, 11, releases inaugural CD

    When she starts singing it’s sometimes hard to remember Mikaya Taylor is just completing fifth grade at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    But the local girl, who has been performing the country and bluegrass music for about a year, might be the perfect mix of youthful exuberance and a maturing voice that is turning heads.

    “Was your day good today?” Taylor asks with a huge smile.

    As she did in November for an interview about her new-found success, Mikaya gives the impression she’s a typical, talkative 11-year-old girl.

  • Anderson 'feels the Bern'

     

    Sen. Bernie Sanders posted a strong victory in Anderson County in the Democrat presidential primary, knocking off former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a just over 500 votes.

    Sanders collected 1,649 votes to Clinton’s 1,132.

    Statewide results were not yet available, and all local results were unofficial.

    Republicans held a presidential caucus earlier this year that went to Donald Trump.

  • Voter turnout low in county
  • Fourth man charged in 2015 murder at Eagle Lake

     

    A fourth man has been charged in the October 2015 murder that took place at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Antoine Q. James, 28, currently an inmate at the Blackburn Correctional Complex, has been charged with murder for what police say was his role in the October 2015 murder of Damycal Tre Bolton, 18, during an after-hours party in Lawrenceburg.

    Bolton was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Tipton addresses Fiscal Court

    State Rep. James Tipton gave a legislative update during last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, saying the legislature’s moves to shore up state retirements funds “was a good step forward” and was one of his top priorities heading into the session.

    Tipton also provided an update on Highway 151, the dangerous stretch of state highway that is the subject of a lawsuit filed by Alton residents.

    Tipton said he met with the state’s transportation secretary and that money to significantly upgrade the highway has been approved.

  • Coroner claims ‘moral, legal victory’ over bills

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted to pay bills submitted by Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey more than a month after a magistrate called his spending “irresponsible.”

    Magistrates paid the bills after tabling them in March, but not before two of them expressed their frustration that Tussey does not attend meetings and give them reports.

    “Can we draw up an ordinance to make him come to a meeting a month?” Magistrate Kenny Barnett asked County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

    “No, you can’t do that,” Lewis said. “