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  • Buy a pizza to help a child

    When police officers waited tables at Edwardo’s Pizza last Saturday, they raised $1,700 for the sheriff’s office’s Shop With a Cop program.
    Now Edwardo’s is taking the fundraising a step further and announced it will donate $2 from each large pizza sold Nov. 23-24 to the program, which provides Christmas gifts to local children in need.
    The donation includes dine-in or carryout pizzas.

  • Judge says Cornish administration stiffed city for $57,000 during four-year period

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is in arrears to the tune of $57,000 in money owed the Lawrenceburg City Council and was expected to approve paying that amount when it met Tuesday night.
    The amount is what the county should have paid the city in franchise fees it collects from trash hauler Republic Services, but failed to during former judge-executive Steve Cornish’s administration, according to current Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

  • Mascot has scare at Madness

    Anderson County basketball got a scare Saturday night when the Bearcat mascot, Aric Day, apparently overheated and collapsed during player introductions before the Bearcats’ scrimmage with Covington Holmes at Cat Madness.
    With the main lights down and only a spotlight on players as they were introduced, it appeared that Day and an Anderson player chest-bumped in the air, but Day fell to the ground and hit his head on the gym floor.

  • News briefs: 11-21-12

    Open Hands to host free
    Thanksgiving meal
    Open Hands Food Pantry, located at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg, will be hosting a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 21.
    A full Thanksgiving meal will be served cafeteria style from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The meal is open to the public.

    Cash Express to host
    community drive
    Cash Express, located at 509 Humston Drive in Lawrenceburg, will be hosting a community drive this holiday season.

  • Magistrate warns: ‘Someone’s gonna get killed’

    The intersection at Three Corners, the interchange between KY 326, Ninevah and Hammond roads, poses significant dangers to Anderson County residents trying to navigate a blind spot as they travel southwest from Ninevah Road to KY 326, according to Magistrate David Montgomery.  

  • Cops raid suspected heroin dealer’s home

    Police sent one man to jail and social services took at least four children into protective custody during a heroin bust Friday night at 118 Waterfill St.
    Charged with trafficking heroin and other drug-related charges is former Lexington resident Joseph Brandon Baumgardner, 18, who lives at the address.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department led a raid of the home after obtaining a search warrant. Cornish said undercover officers had been purchasing heroin there for a couple of months before obtaining the warrant.

  • Vandals hit cars during Bible study

    While the faithful sat inside Salt River Independent Baptist Church studying their Bibles, folks of a different sort seized the opportunity to deface their vehicles and steal their belongings.
    Police are investigating vandalism and theft that occurred early Sunday evening at the small rural church, located on Salt River Road about a half-mile off Harrodsburg Road in Stringtown.
    Vandals stole gas from one vehicle and left scratch marks on a number of others, including that of Jean Bush, whose husband Carl leads worship services at the church.

  • 77-year-old indicted for incest of child under 12

    Donald S. Geach, Sr., 77, was indicted Nov. 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on two counts of incest and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor over a period of three years.
    Geach allegedly “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse” with a minor under the age of 12 during an incident that took place between September 2005 and September 2007. Geach is also charged with a sexual abuse offense during that same time period.

  • Whooping cough outbreak in schools spreads

    Another Anderson County elementary student has contracted whooping cough, this time a third grader at Saffell Street Elementary.
    Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning that a positive case of pertussis or “whooping cough” was detected and confirmed at Saffell Street Elementary Monday afternoon.   
    Two more positive cases from Emma B. Ward Elementary were reported a day later, Wright said, bringing the total number of infections to eight in the county as of Tuesday afternoon.  

  • 'Whooping cough' spreads to Saffell Street Elementary

    Another Anderson County elementary student has contracted whooping cough, this time a third grader at Saffell Street Elementary.

    Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning that a sixth positive case of pertussis or “whooping cough” was detected and confirmed at Saffell Street Elementary at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.   

    Wright said the health department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg, will now provide $5 whooping cough immunizations for adults and children 11 years of age and older.