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  • Water bills could be socked with 911 fee

    The shrinking number of landline telephones could result in a fee to fund the 911 dispatch center being added to water bills across Anderson County.
    Members of the city/county joint 911 Committee have for several months been discussing how to replace the $1.89 monthly landline fee as more and more people drop home phone service and replace it with cell phones or internet-based service called voice over IP.
    Committee Chairman Todd Sparrow said Friday that adding a fee to water bills is among several options being considered.

  • SUV wrecks after nearly hitting jail van
  • Grand jury indicts eight suspected meth ‘smurfs’

    Eight people were indicted earlier this month by the Anderson County Grand Jury after being charged as “smurfs,” the term used to describe those who supply cold pills and other items to those involved in manufacturing methamphetamine.
    Their indictments come nearly a year after they were allegedly caught supplying cold pills for $50 per box to a man later convicted of cooking meth.
    Indicted on one count each of unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor are:

  • ‘Ice’ bust lands three behind bars

    An “extreme amount” of crystal methamphetamine intended for sale in Lawrenceburg never hit the streets after three Georgia residents were stopped for speeding last Friday evening.
    Police searched the vehicle and discovered nearly 3.5 ounces of the potent drug with a street value of $15,000, according to Lawrenceburg Detective Jeremy Cornish.
    “It was quite a lick,” Cornish said Monday afternoon. “It’s the biggest bust of my career.”

  • Skydiving teddy bears provide courage for sick children

    Nothing’s braver than a teddy bear.
    A teddy bear that jumped from an airplane at about 9,500 feet, that is.
    Lawrenceburg resident Troy Woods, a statewide record-holding skydiver and jumping instructor at the Jumping for Fun Parachute Center, has jumped from planes for charity before.
    Last year Woods broke the state record (80 jumps in one day) while he raised funds for a boy battling leukemia.
    On June 1 he will strap stuffed teddy bears to his chest as a fundraiser for Kentucky Children’s Hospital with the help of his daughter, Christina.

  • News briefs: 5-22-13

    Senior center raffling Indy 500 tickets
    The cash-strapped Anderson County Senior Citizens Center is raffling off four tickets for Sunday’s running of the Indianapolis 500, the agency announced.
    Raffle tickets are $25 each, and available at the senior center, located at 160 Township Square, organizers said.
    Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    The raffle includes the Woodford County senior center, as well, which will share in the proceeds.
    A drawing is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m., and the winner will be notified.

  • Memorial Day to be observed Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary invites the community for a Memorial and Healing Field service on Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg.
    The ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of fallen service men and women and for all who have served, according to an Auxiliary press release.

  • ‘Heels,’ ‘faces’ and fans

    He’s flying.
    A two-second superman in black and purple pleather pants, Jimmy Lamb slams his body into a wrestler roughly twice his size and at least 20 years younger.
    Chris Majors, his 22-year-old, 305-pound opponent, crashes to the floor of the ring.
    Majors doesn’t move.
    The referee smacks his palm against the mat once, twice —
    It’s unclear if anyone could possibly count the rest over the crowd’s shouts as Jimmy Lamb defeats one of the hated princes of King Hustle’s Court.

  • Tractor-trailer crashes into Graefenburg Road home

     

  • Disgusting to divine

    A trash and feces-filled home police said just 10 days ago was one of the worst they’d ever seen is now clean as a whistle and ready to be lived in.
    Dozens of co-workers and members of Hope Community Church shoveled, scrubbed, cleaned and repaired a residence at 104 Beth Drive that made headlines across the region last Friday when police removed two children from the home and charged their parents, Anna Mauer and Michael Hutchens, with second-degree wanton endangerment.