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  • Grandmother’s plea date changed

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter had the date to enter what is expected to be a guilty plea moved from Tuesday to Jan. 7.
    Carolyn Case is expected to change her not guilty plea to guilty after verbally agreeing to an undisclosed plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
    No reason was give as to why the date was changed, other than that Case was not on the Circuit Court docket Tuesday morning.

  • Sand Spring homecoming to host local, national musicians

    Sand Spring Baptist Church is mixing the Christmas season and a little bit of a Gaither Homecoming this Sunday.
    The church will present “A Sand Spring Christmas Homecoming” on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The program will feature some of the best in local talent along with some nationally known gospel music artists.

  • Pipeline questions answered

    Buoyed by a show of support from local organized labor and the fact that their effort to secure property easements in Anderson County is nearly halfway complete, officials with the companies proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline answered a host of questions from concerned residents during a public hearing Monday night.

  • Abused child could lose kidney

    A Lawrenceburg couple was charged last week for allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he’s in danger of losing a kidney.
    Billie J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Hilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arrested and charged early Wednesday morning for second-degree criminal child abuse following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Former student homeless after former all-black school burns

    One of two remaining former all-black schools burned early Saturday morning, leaving a 74-year-old former student homeless and some of her former classmates saddened over the loss.
    Jean Cunningham, her son and another woman escaped the home uninjured after waking up around 5:30 Saturday morning when they smelled smoke inside their home at 1069 Lock Road, about a quarter-mile off Versailles Road.

  • $50,000 in stolen items seized on Wildcat Road

    Police seized an estimated $50,000 worth of stolen items and cracked the case of stolen saddles from a stable in Harrodsburg when they executed a search warrant Monday afternoon on Wildcat Road.
    The items were seized at 1044 Wildcat Road at a residence owned by John Crutcher.
    Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said Crutcher was already in the Carroll County Jail on burglary and other charges stemming from his arrest in Trimble County, and that no charges based on what was discovered Monday are pending further investigation.

  • Inmate charged with escape

    By Lisa King

    Sentinel-News

    Police are looking for an inmate who escaped custody while on work release Wednesday by stealing a vehicle that was found ditched later in Anderson County.

    Andrew Joseph Wilson, 21, from Richmond, was serving time for burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and possession of a controlled substance, from Woodford and Pulaski counties.

  • Parents charged with abusing 10-month-old

    A Lawrenceburg couple is behind bars for allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he's in danger of losing a kidney.

    Billie J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Gilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arrested and charged early this morning for criminal child abuse following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • A year after Newtown, Anderson fine-tunes school security

    Change in school security came with two new buzzers.
    School staff at Robert B. Turner and Saffell Street Elementary now stop people at the door and ask for names before visitors to any Anderson County school are allowed to enter and sign in at the office.
    Diane Womack, bookkeeper and attendance clerk at Robert B. Turner Elementary, said the new security buzzer system at Turner — installed this past summer — requires front desk staff to ask visitors to identify themselves in addition to their usual offers of assistance.

  • Fairview Road murder suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty

    The man charged with murdering a Fairview Road resident in September pleaded not guilty during his arraignment last Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Lexington resident Gary Luttrell, 39, is charged with shooting Steven Briscoe in the chest Sept. 14 during a confrontation between the two in Briscoe’s driveway.
    His next court appearance is March 4 at 9 a.m.