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  • Magistrate calls for change at Three Corners intersection

    The intersection at Three Corners is an accident waiting to happen.
    No recent injury collisions have occurred where Hammond Road, Ninevah Road and Highway 326 meet, but they will, Magistrate David Montgomery said.
    Change at the Three Corners will happen when someone gets killed in the intersection, he said.
    “The way I’m looking at that, [the Transportation Cabinet’s] going to have to wait until a really bad accident happens before they’ll do anything, and I don’t agree with that,” the 5th District magistrate said.

  • Barr discusses sequester, spending, guns, Paul’s filibuster

    Freshman Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) pulled no punches in discussing the federal spending cuts known as the sequester and other national topics following his visit here last week to tour the public school system.
    Barr railed against the sequester, a deal struck between Democrats and Republicans two years ago that went into effect March 1 and chopped a reported $85 billion in federal spending.
    He also weighed in on entitlement reform, gun control and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s now famous filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA.

  • ‘Beauty and Beast’ high school musical opens Friday night

    As a candlestick and clock banter on stage, a dancing spoon (she also embodies the roles of wolf and villager) waits in the dark auditorium wings.
    Anderson County high school student Suzanne Lilly said, in a loud whisper, that the cast and crew of “Beauty and the Beast” have basically recreated the animated Disney movie from the 1990s, one that holds fond childhood memories for Lilly and many of her classmates.

  • Help needed for family who lost home in fire

    Tim Perry is a fighter, but that doesn’t mean he and his family can’t use a helping hand.
    Perry’s family lost everything in a fire last Monday afternoon that destroyed their home on Glensboro Road. Since that then he and six other family members have been living at Best Western and wondering how they will replace not only their home, but their clothes, furniture and other belongings.

  • Councilman wants to ban gunfire in city

    Past complaints of broken headlights and windows triggered city council member Ken Evans to propose an ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    Evans said he was surprised to learn the Lawrenceburg didn’t already have an ordinance to that effect, and that the police department thought
    “There’s no ordinance prohibiting that, and I don’t think that should be happening in this town,” Evans said at Monday’s night council meeting.

  • Girls advance to Sweet 16, play tonight

    An epidemic of Lady Bearcat fever has broken out in Anderson County.
    That became official about midday Monday when Anderson County High School announced it had sold out of its allotment of tickets for the girls’ state high school basketball tournament where the Lady Bearcats will take on Henderson County tonight, Wednesday, March 13, at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Vigilante jailed for whacking home invasion suspect in head

    An act of vigilantism by a man whose teenage son was held at gunpoint while his home was being robbed resulted with his arrest.
    Josh Hillyer, 40, of 4128 Citation Lane allegedly found one of the men involved in the March 1 invasion of his home hours later at a residence on Hunter Ridge Drive.
    Hillyer allegedly struck him in the head with a police baton after the suspect refused to allow Hillyer to take him to the Lawrenceburg Police Station.

  • Drunk hunting suspect indicted on three felonies

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with hunting under the influence and second-degree wanton endangerment is now facing a host of felony charges for an incident that took place last September.
    David Gaines, 40, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive was indicted last week on three felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, along with harvesting wildlife while under the influence.
    Gaines was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury just days before his Monday trial was supposed to begin in Anderson District Court on the original charges, which were misdemeanors.

  • Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

    Three women, two drivers and a single passenger, sustained non life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident at North Main and Walker Lane on Tuesday morning.
    According to Officer Clay Crouch, the female driver of a Dodge Neon was turning left from Walker Lane onto North Main when another vehicle headed south on North Main T-boned the Neon, sending the vehicle into the front yard of a North Main residence.
    The Neon eventually hit a tree and large rock in the front yard before coming to a stop, according to Crouch, who was working the scene of the accident.

  • Man charged with DUI while reporting theft

    A Frankfort man was charged with DUI after allegedly driving to the Kentucky State Police Post 12 to report items stolen from his home, according to a news release from the state police.
    Victor Smith, 67, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and was lodged in the Franklin County Detention Center, police said.
    Troopers are investigating Smith’s theft allegations, they said.