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  • Taxpayers may pay $69,000 to house inmates

    Anderson County taxpayers may be on the hook for more than $69,000 in additional expenses to house its inmates and pay their emergency medical costs should the governor’s current budget pass.
    Jailer Joani Clark said the $69,000 Anderson County usually receives in bail allotment funding is simply not there in the governor’s biennial budget, which is proposing a overall 5 percent cut to the Department of Corrections.

  • Man leads city police on high-speed chase Tuesday following drug sting

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties Tuesday afternoon after the man was allegedly found to be trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Det. Jeremy Cornish and Det. Mike Schell of the Lawrenceburg police department, city police were conducting a drug sting involving suspect Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

  • Minor fire on Graefenburg Road causes smoke damage

    A couple living at 1668 Graefenburg Rd. were in the process of moving when a small fire broke out in the back bedroom of their home last Tuesday.
    County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said one of the homeowners, Eula Milburn, had been driving a friend back to his home after he helped the Milburns move their belongings.
    According to Barnes, Eula Milburn’s friend recommended she check her gas fireplace before she drove to Frankfort that afternoon to visit her husband, Gary Milburn.

  • More patients refusing transport by ambulance

    More Anderson County residents are refusing to be transported by ambulance against the advice of first responders, Public Safety Director Bart Powell said, although it’s been difficult to determine why.
    By the end of 2013 an average of 70-80 people per month refused to go to the hospital via ambulance, Powell said, about 15-20 more patients than at the beginning of 2013.
    The number of people requesting not to use an ambulance accounts for roughly 20-25 percent of total ambulance runs a month, according to data provided by Powell.

  • Judge Armstrong’s last day on bench set for March 16

    By Lisa King
    Sentinel-News
    Linda Armstrong, district judge of the 53rd Judicial District since 1998, announced her resignation on Feb. 10, with her last day scheduled for March 16.
    Armstrong withdrew from the judicial race in the 2014 Election just before the filing deadline in January, citing health issues. She said at that time that she didn’t know if she would serve the remainder of her term, and in last Monday’s statement, she reiterated those concerns.

  • News briefs: 2-19-14

    Smith promoted to manager
    at Department of Corrections
    Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair recently announced the promotion of Kristin Smith of Lawrenceburg to branch manager for the department’s re-entry and home incarceration branch, according to a news release.

  • Kentucky state police warns of one-ring cell phone scam

    From the Kentucky Press News Service
    The Kentucky State Police is warning cell phone users to be aware of a new scam called “The One-Ring Scam.”
    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said scammers profit from individuals who are curious enough to return a missed call from an unknown number, and can be charged $20 for call and $9 for every additional minute.
    The following is a list of area codes the BBB said is connected with the scam:
    · Dominican Republic - 809
    · Jamaica - 876
    · British Virgin Islands - 284

  • Jury trial begins Thursday for home invasion suspect

    Charles D. Peach, one of four suspects charged with robbing and threatening two Lawrenceburg teenagers at gunpoint last February, is scheduled to hear his charges reviewed by a jury beginning Thursday in Circuit Court.
    A trial by jury is set for Feb. 27-28 starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday in Circuit Court, according to the Circuit Court docket.

  • Judge-Executive candidate Gritton shares thoughts on race

    Orbrey Gritton, Republican candidate for Anderson County Judge-Executive, said he plans to not only bring a listening ear to the role of judge-executive, but decades of financial experience in seeking opportunities for growth and change.
    “I would like to see Anderson County grow,” Gritton said in a nearly hour-long interview with The Anderson News Monday morning. “I’ve gotten to a place in my business and financial background where I think that would make a positive influence for the county.”

  • For Valentine’s Day, Mount Eden woman gets new heart

    Not everyone can say they received a new heart for Valentine’s Day.
    Alisha Stamper, a Lawrenceburg native and Mount Eden, can.
    “Everybody around here is so excited that (the surgery is) over for her because she has a chance to live many, many more years,” Alisha’s sister, Delilah Hopper of Mount Eden, said the day after Alisha’s 13 1/2 hours of open heart surgery at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “I mean she got a heart for Valentine’s Day, what more perfect gift could you get than the gift of life.”