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  • Advance Auto Parts breaks ground in Lawrenceburg

    Advance Auto Parts is coming to Lawrenceburg and will soon be setting up shop next to the Anderson County Health Department.
    City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed Monday afternoon that an Advance Auto Parts store is in the process of being constructed on Glensboro Road between the health department and Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy.

  • Four to be arraigned on heroin charges

    Four people are scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday on heroin and other drug-related charges.
    Bruce and Melissa Taylor, 119 East Mulberry St., Apt. 3, Lebanon were charged May 3 following a traffic stop May 3 at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 in Lawrenceburg.
    Police reports show that they were pulled over on a seat belt violation and that Bruce Taylor told the arresting officer that he was driving on a suspended license.

  • Local man busted for burglary, again

    A Lawrenceburg man with a long history of burglary and drug convictions is back behind bars.
    William “Bill” Crawford, 44, of 707 West Broadway was indicted earlier this month after being arrested on charges that include second-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking and third-degree criminal mischief, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Annual backpack giveway set for July 25

    The Anderson County school district will host its 13th Family Fun Fest on July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County middle school, located at 1 Mustang Trail.  
    The district will give away about 800 backpacks filled with school supplies to Anderson County residents, and more than 40 vendors will be on site to hand out information and supplies as well.
    For more information, contact Beckey Johnson at 839-9261, Stacey Newton at 839-2510, Barbara Basham at 839-2504 or Clay Birdwhistell at 839-5118.

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  • Judge says pipeline not welcome here

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway has one simple message for the company planning to build a pipeline to transport natural gas through Anderson County: Stay out!
    Conway said Monday that he has delivered that message to a representative of the firm working on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that would cut a swath through western Anderson County and run along Taylorsville Lake.

  • Barber’s nephew gunned down

    The police officer gunned down in a shootout Saturday in Killeen, Texas, was the nephew of a Lawrenceburg business owner.
    Danny Bowman, owner of Danny’s Barber Shop on Main Street, said Monday that he was about to board a plane to Texas, said the officer was his sister’s son, and that other than what he’d read online, he had few details about what occurred.

  • Man toting AK-47 walks Bypass to protest Zimmerman verdict

    A Lawrenceburg man was checked out by deputies and released late Tuesday morning after he told them he was “protesting what is going on in Florida” while carrying an AK-47 rifle and walking north on US 127 Bypass about a mile south of Kroger.
    Dressed on black clothing despite the 90-degree heat around 11:30 a.m., the man was not carrying any protest signs, but deputies said his objections stemmed from the ongoing strife that resulted from George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict Saturday night in Sanford, Fla.

  • Two teens airlifted after car crash on Rice Road

    Four teenagers were seriously injured  in a car accident Tuesday afternoon after allegedly crashing into a tree on Rice Road, located just off US 62.

    Emergency management personnel and firefighters responded at about 4:30 p.m. and worked quickly to extract a young man and a young woman from a gray Nissan Altima, which had flipped over onto its hood and appeared to have landed the middle of Rice Road. Two other young women were being treated by EMS off to the side, away from the vehicle.