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  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 6: Trio await trial in child-tying case

    From staff reports
    Three suspects now wait to stand trial in Anderson Circuit Court after being charged with tying up a 3-year-old Lawrenceburg girl for up to 16 hours a day.
    Grandmother Carolyn Case and parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley are scheduled to stand trial Feb. 25-27 for charges brought against them in September 2012 following an investigation by Kentucky state police and social services.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 7: Ex-cop charged after ‘contact’ causes vehicle wreck

    Former Lawrenceburg police officer Kyle Lucas resigned from the city police department in February following a car accident in Franklin County that led to a misdemeanor charge of wanton endangerment.  
    According to a report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, then 32-year-old Lucas was performing a “sexual act” on then 19-year-old driver Courtney Chesser, causing her to take her eyes off the road and to crash into a guardrail on US 127 in Franklin County.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 8: Old ECC building sells for $75K; Christian Academy finds permanent home

    One school’s property on South Main Street became a private Christian academy’s new home in the summer of 2012 with the sale of the former Early Childhood Center.  
    The Anderson County Board of Education approved the purchase of the former Early Childhood Center (also the old Anderson County High School) by the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg during a special-called meeting in late June.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 9: Health dept. reverses deficit; names director

    After beginning 2012 with nearly $200,000 in operating deficits and a strained relationship with the Anderson County community over spending habits, the Anderson County Board of Health ended the year with a profitable health department and a new health director.
    After the health board had spent nearly all of its cash reserve funds to prevent massive layoffs or a tax hike, former health director Hurley was placed on probation and had his position reduced to part-time status in 2011.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 10: Raw sewage latest assault on Wildcat Road

    It took two days for volunteers to remove 15 tons of trash from Wildcat Road in May, and mere minutes for two suspects to dump 1,500 gallons of raw sewage over its banks in December.
    Located in a remote area between Tyrone and Stringtown, Wildcat Road is considered one of the county’s most scenic areas and one of its biggest eyesores.
    Disgusted at the amount of junk ranging from household trash to hot tubs that had been dumped into the ravine that rims the narrow section of gravel road, volunteers gathered in May and filled a dump truck eight times with trash.

  • Technology helps soldier witness son’s birth from Africa

    Although Specialist E4 James Francis Osbourne is stationed in Africa, the soldier got to see his son’s birth at Flaget Memorial, thanks to Internet technology used for the first time at the Bardstown hospital, according to information provided by the hospital.

  • Retiring circuit clerk to offer refreshments

    The public is invited to join retiring Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers on Friday, Dec. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. to enjoy holiday refreshments, her office announced.
    Rogers has served for 30 years in the justice system.
    “I want to thank the people of Anderson County for electing me as your circuit court clerk in 1994,” she said. “It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve you. I am blessed to have had your kindness and support.

  • Community members pray, reflect on Sandy Hook tragedy

    More than 25 people braved the cold and windy snow to remember the victims of the Dec. 14 mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., during the ‘Hugs for Sandy’ memorial event held last Friday morning.
    The idea for the service came from second grader Brianna May, who was handing out white carnations and programs to bundled-up attendees.
    Brianna also came up with the name of the event, “Hugs for Sandy,” because “people like hugs.”
    “I just wanted to do something nice,” Brianna said.

  • Ex-city councilman charged with being drunk at meeting

    A man who once served on Lawrenceburg City Council and ran unsuccessfully for mayor was arrested Tuesday night for alcohol intoxication during a meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Allen Kays, 68, of 1048 David Drive, was escorted from the fiscal court chambers moments after magistrates concluded a work session.

  • Health board says Wright is right man for the job

    Tim Wright shed the interim label he has had for the past 10 months after the Anderson County Board of Health unanimously selected him as health department director last Thursday night.
    The health board interviewed Wright and two other candidates in closed session before publically voting Wright into the position.
    Wright beamed when the board voted as his wife, Tammy Lou, and several health department staff members applauded the decision.
    Afterward he said having the interim label removed doesn’t mean his goals have changed.