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  • UPDATE: Parents arrested as ‘Hoarders’ nightmare on Beth Drive continues

    UPDATED FRIDAY, 6:45 P.M — Two people are now behind bars after police found them and their 2-year-old child living in a home filled with animal and human feces, and garbage reportedly piled several feet high throughout.

    Michael W. Hutchens, 24, and Anna G. Mauer, 24, both of 104 Beth Drive, Lawrenceburg, were each charged with one count of second-degree wanton endangerment.

    They are both currently lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center and are likely to be arraigned by video Monday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • BREAKING: ‘Hoarders’ nightmare unfolding on Beth Drive

    Police and child protective services removed a 2-year-old child and two adults who have apparently been living in squalor so bad it stunk from the street in front of their home at 104 Beth Drive.

    There are reports of dead animals in the home, including what could be a decomposed cat, rats and what appeared to be cat feces.

    A second child has also been taken into protective custody and is a student at Saffell Street Elementary School.

  • Vehicles collide, flip on Bypass
  • News briefs: 5-8-13

    Mount Eden Saddle Club hosts horse show
    Mount Eden Saddle Club will host a horse show May 11 at 6 p.m.
    The event will feature youth, adult Western, gaited pleasure and contest classes.
    The horse show will be located at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds on Mount Eden Rd/Highway 53.
    For more information, contact Leslie Smitha at 502-321-8166, Sharon Gilbert at 502-738-9741, Chasidy Hawkins 502-680-0497 or Brooke Gilbert 502-902-1754 or visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com.
    Humanities Council hosts Chautauqua presentation

  • Property owners on historic district: ‘Don’t do it’

    Property owners raised their hands high during last Tuesday’s public hearing to say one thing to the city council about a proposed historic district in Lawrenceburg.
    Don’t do it.  
    “People that live there don’t want it,” city councilman Thomas Vaughn, who attended the hearing along with four of his fellow councilmen, said in a follow-up interview. “They live there, they don’t want it.”

  • Heroin suspect leads police on foot chase

    A Lexington man is behind bars after leading police on an early-morning foot chase Saturday that began on Broadway and ended Suzanne Street.
    Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office noticed that Jarrod T. Baker, 20, of 1658 Maywick View Lane was unsteady on his feet while pumping fuel at Five Star on Broadway, according to a report filed by officer Josh Satterly of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Library lawsuit moving forward, donations sought

    The lawsuit threatened two weeks ago against the Anderson Public Library has yet to be filed, but those suing say they still plan to do so.
    “We’re in the developing stages and getting our briefs together,” said Harold Todd, one of those involved. “We still have some legwork to do, but we are still moving forward.”

  • Library lawsuit moving forward, donations sought

    The lawsuit threatened two weeks ago against the Anderson Public Library has yet to be filed, but those suing say they still plan to do so.
    “We’re in the developing stages and getting our briefs together,” said Harold Todd, one of those involved. “We still have some legwork to do, but we are still moving forward.”

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