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  • Car bursts into flames in Edwardo's parking lot

    A car burst into flames in the back parking lot behind Edwardo's Pizza Tuesday night just as an employee was coming back from a pizza delivery.  

    City fire received a call at about 7:18 p.m. Tuesday evening of a car on fire behind Edwardo's Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, City Fire Chief Bobby Hume said. 

    "[The fire] was fully involved when they called us out," Hume said as firefighters sprayed more water on the vehicle, "caused a little damage to the car on the opposite side of it." 

  • Come for the bourbon, stay for Lawrenceburg

    Kim Marks of Louisville is a Kentucky Bourbon Trail veteran.
    He estimated he’s completed the entire trail — currently at seven bourbon distilleries — about 25 times.
    He’s been to Wild Turkey Distillery about four times this year alone, he said.
    “I love bourbon,” Kim said, standing in the Wild Turkey parking lot last Saturday with his basset hound, Beauregard Duke Barks, in tow. “[Distilleries] teach me new things.”

  • Suspects in Anderson child tying case back in court Friday

    The attorneys for three people charged last year with tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours a day will argue Friday in court to have their clients’ upcoming trial moved out of Anderson County.
    “There’s been a lot of publicity,” public defender Scott Getsinger said during a hearing earlier this year in Anderson Circuit Court when he introduced his motion for a change of venue. “I’m not sure the people of this county can [fairly] hear this case.”

  • No foul play found in Lynn Drive woman’s death

    Foul play has been ruled out in the death of a woman found dead in her Lynn Drive apartment Sunday afternoon.
    The body of Melissa Brown, 42, was found by her landlord around 1:30 p.m., according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Tussey conducted an autopsy Monday morning on Brown, and determined that earlier suspicions of foul play were not founded.

  • City council to hold public hearing on proposed historic district

    The creation of a Lawrenceburg historic district will have to wait until the city council hears from the people.
    The council voted 4-1 to table its final recommendation and to schedule a public hearing allowing property owners to express concerns or support for the establishment of a historic district.  
    City council member Ken Evans was absent from the April 8 meeting.
    Council member Bobby Durr made the first motion, saying he’d like to hold a public hearing before the council moves forward on anything involving the district.  

  • Fiscal court pelts Carey with questions over pulling events

    Controversy over use of the pulling track at the county park continued last week, including stiff questions from the county attorney over events being scheduled without the fiscal court’s approval.
    The topic surfaced during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court as magistrates considered a request to abandon its current lease system for the track in favor of simply renting it out.

  • Woman offers $1,000 reward for missing wedding ring

    She’s taken the seats out of her car and torn apart her 8-month-old granddaughter’s diaper bag.
    But Lisa Ann Winfrey of Lawrenceburg hasn’t given up on finding her priceless wedding band.
    Not yet, anyway.
    The missing ring is actually more like a bracelet, she said; she’s soldered together her wedding band, engagement ring, 10th anniversary wedding band and separate gold “enhancer” that wraps around the solitaire diamond into one piece.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau now accepting local applications for 2013 ‘Farmer of the Year’

    The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award, according to a news release.
    Farm Bureau initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership, according to the release.

  • High-speed chase starts here, ends in Mercer County

    A Russell Springs man was jailed after police say he lead them on a high-speed chase Monday morning that began in Lawrenceburg and ended 40 miles away in Mercer County.
    Dallas Corey Crawford, 38, was arrested and taken to Lawrenceburg Police Department where he was transported to Shelby County Detention Center.  His charges include first-degree fleeing and evading a police officer, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, careless driving, no seat belt and other violations, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Middle school student earns honorable mention during UK entomology symposium

    An Anderson County Middle School student received an honorable mention for his presentation during a University of Kentucky symposium on invasive species.
    Tanner Carlson, 12, a seventh grader, competed in a poster contest against undergraduate college students during the event, held last week in Lexington.
    Carlson’s presentation was on the emerald ash borer, which has invaded a number of counties in Kentucky, including Anderson, and kills ash trees.