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  • City to demolish four homes on Woodford Street

    Four dilapidated homes on Woodford Street could soon be facing the wrecking ball.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday received an update on the properties, which have been determined to be unsafe.

    City Administrator Robbie Hume said before the meeting that city officials have spent more than two years working with the property owner, Craig Sherwood, to clean them up.

    “We’ve been working with the property owner to do something with them, but at this point, nothing has been done in the time-frame allotted,” Hume said.

  • News briefs

    Open Hands Food Pantry

    Benefit Ride is July 16

    The 7th Annual Open Hands Food Pantry Benefit Ride is planned for July 16 at the food pantry.

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m.

    Cost of the ride is a $20 donation per bike and $5 per passenger. All proceeds go toward the pantry in support of their missions.

    The ride will begin and end at the food pantry located at 1111 Industry Road, Lawrenceburg.

    There also will be raffles and a silent auction.

  • Teenagers charged in armed robberies

    Three teens have now been charged in a string of armed robberies that occurred earlier this year in Lawrenceburg.

    Ian Chilton, 18, Octavus George, 19, and Jesse Drummond, 18, have all been detained in the robberies, which featured mask-wearing suspects storming into three different convenience stores in January and stealing money and tobacco products while frightened store clerks looked on.

    Chilton and George have been charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery and both have already pleaded not guilty in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Bailiff canned for racist rant

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

    Sheriff Troy Young announced the firing, emphasizing that the former employee served as a bailiff, 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.

  • ‘Thugs’ busted for disrupting prayer service

    A prayer service for racial harmony at the Anderson County Courthouse was disrupted Monday 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.

  • ‘Heroes’ waging war on addiction
  • ‘Enough is enough’

    A ribbon of walkers could be seen from Anderson County High School to Main Street last Friday evening, as people banded together to raise the awareness and prevalence of drugs here in Anderson County during a walk sponsored by HEROES (Helping Educate Reaching Out to End the Stigma).

    Local leaders and law enforcement walked arm-in-arm with overdose survivors and area families affected by addiction.

  • Fostering love

    Family isn’t always flesh and blood.

    For families with foster children, this sentiment rings especially true.

    “I always tell our kids, ‘We might not be the perfect family, but we love you and care for you,” said Lawrenceburg resident Michael Hart, who along with partner Kenny Ansert have three foster children.

  • Group: Study shows Highway 151 unsafe for commercial trucks

    A study of Highway 151 through Alton shows that a five-mile stretch of the road is not safe for commercial trucks, according to a leader of the group suing the state to get trucks banned from that road.

    Tom Isaac, who for nearly a year has lead the charge to rid the dangerous stretch of state highway of large trucks, said he has not seen the study but was told of its results.

    “The state has assured us the study has been done and that it shows the road to be unsafe due to a litany of things,” he said.

  • ‘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.