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  • Trucks collide near Running Brook

    A white Ford pick-up truck rear ended another pick-up on 127/Alton Road/North Main Street in front of the Running Brook subdivision Friday, with one driver being transported to the hospital for complaints of an elevated heart rate.
    Douglas Muller, 49, of Louisville, was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after mentioning his heart rate was up, according to Kentucky State Police Officer Frank Flowers.
    Muller allegedly rear ended Shirley D. Long, 68, of Lawrenceburg, as both were driving southeast toward Lawrenceburg on 127/Alton Road/North Main Street.

  • Ruling spells trouble for library

    The Anderson Public Library won’t change the way it sets its local tax rate despite a circuit court judge’s ruling that could financially devastate petition-formed libraries statewide, including here.
    “Until we’re told differently we’re going to operate the same as we always have,” said Pam Mullins, the library’s director.

  • 85-year-old could walk on DUI charge

    The Anderson County Attorney’s office is appealing a district court judge’s decision that could result in an 85-year-old man not being convicted on a DUI charge.
    Judge Donna Dutton ruled in February that a Lawrenceburg police officer should not have pulled the man over and granted a defense motion to suppress any further findings, including that the man was allegedly intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

  • Report: Trooper attacked with meth needle

    A Danville man faces a host of charges after allegedly trying to stick a Kentucky State Trooper with a loaded methamphetamine needle following lengthy vehicle and foot chase last Thursday afternoon in Lawrenceburg.
    Charles Lyens, 40, lead police on an 11-mile road chase before abandoning his vehicle on Highway 44 near Pleasant Grove Ridge Road and taking off on foot, according to police reports.
    Lawrenceburg Police officer Clay Crouch and Trooper Jason Woodside chased Lyens for nearly a mile on foot before catching up with him, according to a report filed by Crouch.

  • Autopsy today on Lynn Drive woman found dead

    An autopsy is scheduled for today at 9:30 a.m. on the body of a Lawrenceburg woman found dead in her apartment at 225 Lynn Drive.

    Melissa Brown, 42, was found dead by her landlord Sunday afternoon around 1:30, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey, who will conduct the autopsy.

    Tussey said before the autopsy that he wasn’t ready to rule out foul play as a cause of death.

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  • Rite of Spring

    The babies have arrived on Wildcat Road.  
    Tic and Tac, two fuzzy baby doll Southdown lambs only three days old, wobble after a sheared ewe in the afternoon sun.
    Betsy DeKoster, the owner of the Lawrenceburg Bluegrass Babydoll sheep farm, explains that the third lamb triplet, Toe, didn’t make it.  
    She points at a lamb named Twister, who survived a complicated birth, she said, and was safely delivered despite the lamb’s head being pulled backwards.

  • News briefs: Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers lecture series

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is offering an event titled “Taking Charge of Your Health” as part of the hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” physician lecture series Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
    The event includes a complimentary dinner and will be held at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort at 66 C. Michael Davenport Blvd.
    Presentations will be made by the following physicians and topics:
    Joseph Dobner, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
    Willis McKee, MD – Wound Care
    Steven Vallance, MD – General Surgery

  • Lawrenceburg Police announce arrests, citations

    The Lawrenceburg police department recently issued the following citations and arrests:
    Oshula A. Warner, 33, Lawrenceburg, was charged with falsely reporting an incident Feb. 4. An investigation by Officer Josh Satterly into a reported burglary on Alice Drive has resulted in Warner’s arrest after Satterly’s investigation revealed the theft never occurred.
    Joshua S. Solomon, 21, Danville was charged Feb. 6 with speeding, no insurance and DUI and arrested after a traffic stop on US 127 Bypass by Officer Bryan Brashears.

  • Man charged with video voyeurism

    A Florida man is charged with video voyeurism for allegedly setting up a video camera in the home of a Lawrenceburg woman.
    Dale Chrisien, 56, of 291 Mango St., Fort Meyers allegedly set up the camera in a “private living area” of the home, located on Edge Hill Drive in Lawrenceburg.
    The incident dates back to July of 2005.
    Chrisien entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney, Michael Hawkins, last Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.