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  • Burgoo Cook Off winners
  • Woman’s death sparks demand to slow traffic on Versailles Road

    A Lock Road resident made an impassioned plea Tuesday morning to have the speed limit lowered and alterations made to Versailles Road, and the Anderson County Fiscal Court listened.
    By a unanimous vote, the court voted to send a letter to the state’s Transportation Cabinet, asking that the speed limit be lowered to 45 mph from Hilltop Drive all the way the Tyrone Bridge. Not at the meeting were magistrates Buddy Sims and Kenny Barnett.

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  • Woman indicted for rape of child

    A Lawrenceburg woman was indicted Sept. 18 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on a charge of first-degree rape of a person under the age of 12.
    Rochelle L. Olds, 36, of 1139 Versailles Road, Lot 35, was taken into custody Sept. 28.
    The charge stems from allegations of rape between September of 2004 and May of 2005.
    No other information was available Monday at the Anderson County Courthouse.

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    Early Childhood Center
    to host open house
    The public is invited to an open house for the new Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m.
    Staff will be on hand to show the new building and demonstrate the benefits it provides for students. Light refreshments will be provided.
    The center is located at 1154 N. Bypass in Lawrenceburg, behind the district’s central office off US 127 Bypass north.

    Friends of the Library host book sale on Saturday  

  • Two churches, one foundation

    After more than 60 years since its last Sunday morning service, Salt River Primitive Baptist is now considered home for one small Baptist congregation.
    The Salt River Baptist church will celebrate two milestones this year — the 214th anniversary of Salt River Primitive Baptist building and the fifth anniversary of the congregation that worships there.
    Salt River Independent Baptist formed in September 2007, and has been worshipping in the historic sanctuary on Salt River Road for the past five years.

  • Project Restoration organizers seek to ‘take back our town’

    Project Restoration is making a declaration: Anderson County needs to take back its town.
    Organizers of the Project Restoration prayer walk believe next Saturday’s event — a prayer march from the Anderson County High School to the courthouse to the Lawrenceburg Green — will be a call for unity in fighting addiction and suffering in the county.

  • Burgoo Festival starts Friday; cook off is Saturday

    If you haven’t experienced Lawrenceburg’s annual burgoo festival yet, now’s your chance.
    The 19th Anderson County Burgoo Festival activities kick off on Sept. 28 with a pancake breakfast at the Anderson County Senior Center at 7 a.m.
    The second annual Burgoo Cook Off will begin at 11 a.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green. Festival goers are invited to sample and vote on local businesses and organizations’ burgoo, with all proceeds going to the sheriff’s office’s Shop with a Cop program.

  • Springfield man injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Springfield man was injured Sept. 15 when a vehicle pulled out in front of his motorcycle on US 127, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Garland Mann, 73, lost control of his motorcycle when a vehicle driven by Katelin Butler, 19, of Irvington pulled out in front of him near the intersection of US 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Mann tried to steer his motorcycle around Butler’s vehicle, but his rear tired started to skid and he lost control, according to the release.

  • Home delivery

    Right before 22-year-old Lane Petrey gave birth to her first child, she had a nightmare about her son’s umbilical cord.
    She said she dreamed she was in labor, all alone, with no knowledge of what to do.
    A few weeks later, her boyfriend Ryan Pike faced the same scenario, cutting off his son’s umbilical cord after delivering their firstborn, Mason Ryder, at home with the help of an Anderson County 911 dispatcher.