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  • Lawsuit says coach called injured wrestler ‘crybaby,’ twisted broken leg

    The father of an Anderson County school student claims that a middle school assistant wrestling coach called his son a “crybaby” and twisted his broken leg after the child was injured during a practice.
    William Agee, the boy’s father, is suing the school district, middle school and then-coach Travis York for compensatory and punitive damages from an incident that occurred in November 2011 during a middle school wrestling practice.

  • Car bursts into flames on Whirlaway

    The front tires blew up on a vehicle that caught fire Sunday morning in Thoroughbred Estates, but fortunately for its owner the car did not.
    Lawrenceburg firefighters were called to 3126 Whirlaway Lane after a 2008 Kia owned by Danny Walker caught fire in the driveway.
    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said the car was destroyed in the blaze, which was likely caused by a motor that ran the car’s anti-locking braking system (ABS).

  • Leads come up empty in ‘Waddy werewolf’ attacks

    By Todd Martin
    Landmark News Service
    The planned autopsy on a calf that was one of the mysteriously attacked animals in Waddy has been cancelled.
    Tony Carriss, the magistrate for District 6 who has helped gather information and lead an investigation into the attacks, said he went to look at Robert Green’s calf just before noon on Tuesday, but another animal had attacked it since its death on Sunday.

  • Appeals court upholds ruling in Waddy man’s penis amputation case

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    A Waddy man who lost a battle in the state Court of Appeals on Friday may not be giving up his fight to have his doctor held accountable for amputating his penis.
    The attorney for Phillip Seaton said Wednesday that he may go to the Kentucky Supreme Court, if necessary, to seek relief against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who twice has been vindicated for deciding to amputate Seaton’s penis during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 2: Wild Turkey, Four Roses sink millions into improvements

    The increased popularity of bourbon across globe was good news for Anderson County as both of its distilleries sunk millions into expanded facilities.
    Wild Turkey made the biggest splash by announcing in February that bottling its world-famous brand would return to Lawrenceburg after leaving in 2006.
    The distillery’s $44 million bottling plant remains under construction and is expected to provide around 60 new jobs.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 1: Thousands mourn death of Marie Garmon

    Several deaths, including one murder, hit Anderson County particularly hard in 2012, but none worse than the loss of Marie Garmon, 43, a mom and hospice nurse who died after being struck head-on by a dump truck in September on Versailles Road.
    In what was described by a funeral director as one of the largest turnouts he’d even seen, an estimated 4,000 people paid their last respects to Garmon before she was laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

  • Sky-high bids for recycling building rejected by fiscal court

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court received what amounted to a lump of coal in its Christmas stocking when bids for its new recycling center proved to be at least double the amount it previously approved to spend.
    Bids for the proposed $325,000 building were opened during a special called meeting Thursday morning. The lowest bid of four came from Smith Contracting, Inc., for $667,000.
    Each of the other bids were over $700,000, the highest being from the Walker Company for $779,000.

  • Burglar swipes kids’ presents Christmas Eve

    Margaret Glover’s children cried Christmas morning, and one of her daughters took a hammer to bed with her that night.
    The crying was the result of someone stealing some of her children’s presents on Christmas Eve.
    The fear was the result of her children realizing that the burglar had broken into her house at 137 Ballard St. to do so.

  • Cops chase down escaped pigs on Christmas Day

    Forget chasing criminals.
    On Christmas Day, nearly a half-dozen police offers spent the better part of an hour chasing two pigs around Thoroughbred Estates, a housing development on North Main Street.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said he and other officers with the Kentucky State Police and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office were involved in tracking down two pigs that had escaped from a pen at the end of Walker Lane near Peachtree Estates.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 4: War rages on between city, county

    It’s a safe bet that 2012 will go down in Anderson County history as one of the most contentious on record between county and city government.
    From parking signs to solid waste grants to unified government to water bills, the past year was pockmarked with all manner of disagreements between Mayor Edwinna Baker and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s offices.