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  • Family busted for tying 3-year-old to bed, chair up to 16 hours a day

    The parents and grandmother of a 3-year-old Lawrenceburg girl are charged with tying her up “very tightly” for up to 16 hours a day.
    Charged with first-degree criminal child abuse are her parents Rebecca Leah Medley, 30, and Herbert Charles Medley, 53, and the girl’s grandmother Carolyn Case, 64.
    The girl was tied up on a bed at Case’s residence at 1024 Terri Lane from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Man charged with first-degree rape

    A Lawrenceburg man was arraigned this morning in Anderson District Court after being charged with first-degree rape.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Jake R. Gribbons, 19, on Tuesday night for the alleged rape of a juvenile who, according to documents on file in District Court, is “incapable of consent/physically helpless.”

    The state police announced Gribbons’ arrest this afternoon, saying he was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • News briefs: 9-19-12

    Frankfort Regional receives tissue donation award
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center received the 2011 Tissue Donation Performance Award from KODA, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, the hospital announced.
    KODA is an organ procurement organization that ensures Kentuckians are aware of the benefits of organ and tissue donation, and that they have the information necessary to make individual, informed choices regarding donation.

  • Fire rips through wrestling ring business

    A fire at Monster Rings and Cages, located at 1020 Cable Court near General Cable, destroyed the contents of the local business on Wednesday night, with the cause of the fire still under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
    The Anderson County Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 12. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said firefighters had to fight the blaze defensively, spraying water from the outside in.

  • City council gives final nod to tax rate increase

    The city council voted 4-0 at its special-called meeting Monday afternoon to approve a 3.4 percent increase in real property taxes for 2012-2013.
    Council member Sandy Goodlett made the first motion to approve the tax rate, with Larry Giles seconding the motion. Council members Steve Rucker and Ken Evans were absent from Monday’s special-called meeting.

  • School board to take comments on $23M facility plan

    The Board of Education will hold a rescheduled public hearing Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at central office on its proposed facility plan for the Anderson County school district.
    After approving a $23 million draft facilities plan in May, the board of education postponed a scheduled public hearing on the facility plan in June.  

  • Judges hear appeal in Waddy man’s penis amputation case

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    The man who sued his surgeon and lost when he said the doctor had no right to amputate his penis has taken his case to the state’s appellate process in a case that could have significant ramifications in medical procedure.
    Oral arguments were heard last Tuesday at the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case of Phillip Seaton, 65, of Waddy vs. his urologist, Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort.

  • Complaints spur cleanup of junk pile on Beaver Lake

    After nearly a month of looking at a large stinking pile of trash and debris just feet from his residence on Beaver Lake Road, George Marcus had had enough.
    A Lexington resident who calls Beaver Lake his second home, Marcus raised a ruckus, made phone calls and by Monday, all of that junk was gone.

  • Conway wants speed limit lowered on Versailles Road

    If Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway gets his way, the speed limit along the stretch of Versailles Road where Marie Garmon was fatally injured will soon be reduced.
    Conway confirmed Monday that he has already started the process of getting the speed limit on Versailles Road reduced to 45 mph, and hopes to have that limit extended all the way to the Kentucky River.

  • Civil War re-enactment to be held this weekend

    The fourth annual Anderson County Civil War re-enactment of the battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk will bring more than 250 re-enactors to the Anderson County Community Park  on Sept. 21-23, according to event organizers.
    The re-enactment kicks off with school activities on Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Eighth grade students from Anderson Middle School will compete in a “Gettysburg Address” contest, with five finalists showcasing during the Ladies Tea and the winner being named at the battle re-enactment, according to event organizers.