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  • Economic Development Authority receives, gives grants

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Economic Devel-opment Authority showed it was good to both give and receive during its meeting Wednesday morning at Law-renceburg City Hall.

    The agency approved a $500 grant for the fledgling Anderson County Arts Council after accepted a $2,000 grant from the Lexington Board of Area Realtors (LBAR).

  • Burgoo Eating Contest set for Sept. 24

    From staff reports

    Think you can eat burgoo faster than anyone in Anderson County?

    Find out by entering the inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 during the annual Burgoo Festival.

    Entry is limited to the first 10 people to sign up and pay a $25 entrance fee at Ace Hardware in Lawrenceburg. All proceeds will benefit CASA, an organization that assists children going through legal proceedings.

  • For Buckleys, the show keeps going on

    For most people, a trip to the Kentucky State Fair means a long day or two of walking and fun.

    For Tyler Buckley and his family, it’s nearly a week of work. And so much fun they would not trade for any other experience.

    If all went as planned, Tyler, his wife, Kelli, and their sons, Colt and Luke, packed up enough of their belongings Tuesday to spend a week in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Wing with a dozen head of their Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle.

  • It’s Joe!

    It’s a job Joe Milam says he’s been preparing for his entire career.

    At the end of this month, he will have a chance to put all of that preparation into action.

    Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped Tuesday night to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who is stepping down Sept. 1.

    The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Man charged with drunk boating after going over lock

    A Frankfort man whose jon boat got stranded below Lock 5 on the Kentucky River this afternoon was charged with boating while intoxicated, according to police.

    The man is identified as Robert Callahan. Police sources said Callahan was cited for boating while intoxicated about a year ago and has had numerous DUIs during the past two years while driving vehicles.

    Reports indicate that Callahan's boat ran out of gas and went over the lock, stranding him on rocks.

  • Man charged with drunk boating after going over lock

    A Frankfort man whose jon boat got stranded below Lock 5 on the Kentucky River this afternoon was charged with boating while intoxicated, according to police.

    The man is identified as Robert Callahan. Police sources said Callahan was cited for boating while intoxicated about a year ago and had has numerous DUIs during the past two years while driving vehicles.

    Reports indicate that Callahan's boat ran out of gas and went over the lock, stranding him on rocks.

  • Students injured when bus hits suspected drunk driver’s vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg man faces DUI charges after the vehicle he was driving collided with an Anderson County school bus this afternoon, sending two elementary students to an area hospital.

    The students complained of head and neck pain and were transported for precautionary reasons, first responders said.

    The man, identified by police as Billy Cecil of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 25, was allegedly more than three times the legal limit when the bus backed into his vehicle at the corner of Canterbury Street and Dickens Drive.

  • Meth, heroin, pills land four behind bars

    From staff reports

    Four people are behind bars after being charged during the past week with possession of a controlled substance, including three charged with possessing heroin or methamphetamine.

    Ashley Mitchell, 25, of 100 Robbie Drive, Lawrenceburg was charged with first-degree heroin possession and other charges when the vehicle she was driving was stopped Aug. 2 on Grant Drive.

    In his citation, officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said he pulled her over because a passenger in the car was not was not wearing a seat belt.

  • Woman jailed when ‘three-way’ goes awry

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg woman remains behind bars after telling police that a “three-way went bad” July 31 at a residence on Lakeview Drive.

    Courtney D. Chesser, 23, of 1072 Butler Drive, is charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place following the incident early that morning, according to a police report filed in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • City’s value falls again

    The overall value of city of Lawrenceburg dipped for the sixth consecutive year while outside of the city, the county’s overall value showed a healthy increase.

    Lawrenceburg’s value fell from last year’s assessment of $530,167,902 to 529,886,650, roughly a $1.2 million decline.

    Since 2010, the city’s overall assessment has dipped nearly $13 million, and it is anticipated that the declines will continue in years to come.

    City Administrator Robbie Hume there are several overall factors for the overall decline.