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  • Questions linger in woman’s death

    The family of a Lawrenceburg who died June 9 after falling into the Kentucky River has more questions than answers about what lead to her death.
    Mitsey Ann Barnett Garlen, 43, of Ninevah Road died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after spending several days there on life support, according to her stepfather, Henry Adams.
    Garlen apparently fell from a houseboat docked in the river not far from the governor’s mansion in Frankfort, but no one saw her fall in, Adams said.

  • Three indicted for trafficking heroin, morphine, oxycodone

    Just days after a Lawrenceburg mom and her brother were arrested on heroin charges, the Anderson County Grand Jury indicted three people on separate charges for allegedly trafficking heroin, morphine and oxycodone.
    Indicted June 2 were Colton T. Riggs, 24, of 1500 Mac Drive, Cody L. Stratton, 18, of Town Terrace Apartments, and Kelly R. Isham, 29, of 1095 Tara Way.

  • Jumping for more than joy

    A Lawrenceburg man doesn’t want to set a new state record for the most skydives in one day.
    He wants to shatter it.
    Troy Woods will start jumping out of a perfectly fine airplane at daylight Friday, June 22 and doesn’t plan to stop doing so until dark.
    If all goes well, he hopes to make 80 jumps that day, twice as many as the current Kentucky record of 40.

  • News briefs: 6-6-12

    ‘Bikers vs. Cancer’ poker run set for June 16
    The Drury Brothers’ 10th ‘Bikers vs. Cancer’ Relay for Life Poker Run will be held June 16 at McBs Bar and Grill, 212 West Main St., Lebanon.
    According to Todd Drury, one of the organizers of the event, the Relay for Life Poker Run began with just 20 bikes, and has grown to close to 200 bikes in 2011.
    Sign-up begins at 10:30 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $10 per bike, which includes ride entrance and one poker card. Extra cards are available for $5 each.

  • Benson Creek man recovering after four-wheeler wreck

    The friend of a Lawrenceburg man seriously injured May 3 in a four-wheeler wreck is hoping that the incident serves as a lesson for drivers of cars, and four-wheelers.
    John Bradley, 39, of Benson Creek Road sustained numerous injuries when the four-wheeler he was driving went off the road and hit a tree after nearly being struck by an oncoming motorist, according to friend and neighbor Bobby Denhart.

  • Spike in heroin use, overdoses cause for ‘concern’

    Last Wednesday’s heroin arrest of a Lawrenceburg mom who told police she is a “heroin fiend” is far from an isolated incident.
    Although most wouldn’t consider such a destructive narcotic common in Lawrenceburg, public safety officials say they are seeing plenty of the drug, and its devastating side effects with regularity.
    Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell said Monday that paramedics have responded to five heroin overdoses in just the past two weeks.

  • Debris from truck blamed for wreck on Versailles Road

    A tree limb that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck last Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that resulted in one woman being airlifted to an area hospital.

  • Annual Relay event begins Friday night

    Cancer, meet your match.
    The 11th Anderson County Relay for Life event will be held June 8-9 at the American Legion city park, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.
    Last year, the Anderson County Relay for Life raised $90,000, and has set a goal to raise $95,000 for 2012.
    From staff reports
    The annual Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society begins this Friday at the Legion Park.
    Following is the schedule of events.

    Welcome
    Pledge of Allegiance – Boy Scouts Troop 37

  • City misses out on litter funds, again

    City officials again this year failed to apply for state funds to sweep its streets, and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway says he’s not about to bail them out.
    According to information obtained in an open records request, the city did not respond to the state’s Division of Waste Management’s offer of nearly $5,500 in litter abatement funds, marking the second time in as many years the city has failed to do so.
    The deadline to file for the funds was last November, and failing to do so means the city has now lost roughly $11,000 over past two years.

  • Local man killed in bike wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Sunday while riding his motorcycle in Natural Bridge State Park.
    Gary Martin, 60, of Harry Wise Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which occurred on a large sweeping curve on Highway 11 near Slade, Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearn confirmed Monday.
    Hearn said Martin was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a guardrail.
    “He apparently lost control of the motorcycle,” Hearn said.