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  • Child found safe after massive search

    The Springfield Sun

  • Police zap suspect following foot chase on Main Street

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly passed phony money at several fast-food restaurants added to her legal woes when she bolted from custody, forcing a police officer to shoot her with his Taser.
    The Anderson County Grand Jury on Sept. 20 indicted Katelyn Taylor, 21, of 316 Woodford St., Lawrenceburg on a host of felony charges, including first-degree fleeing or evading arrest, second-degree escape and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Burgoo, pullers highlight busy weekend

    Diesel-powered vehicles and burgoo will converge this weekend in Lawrenceburg.
    The annual Burgoo Festival and Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association will highlight one of the busiest weekends of the year when both begin Friday in Lawrenceburg.
    The Burgoo Festival runs through Sunday and features plenty of food, music and other events.
    The truck and tractor pull is Friday and Saturday nights and is scheduled to feature pullers from as far away as California.
    New to the Burgoo Festival this year is a cook-off sponsored by The Anderson News.

  • They found a dead what?

    Armadillos, you’re not in the Southwest anymore.
    The iron-plated rodent’s habitat is usually limited to the arid climate of Southern states like Arizona and Texas — with their range extending into Florida and the Carolinas — but have been gradually making their way up north, even into Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
    Bobby Patel, owner of The Convenience Store located on Broadway, and Scotty Embry of Lawrenceburg, discovered a decomposing armadillo in the back lot behind the station.

  • Thefts plague Early Childhood Center

    More than $10,000 worth of tools and copper piping was stolen from the new Early Childhood Center two weeks ago, the most recent incidents in a series of thefts at the construction site.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell first heard of thefts at the Early Childhood Center in late August, when the first two incidents occurred.
    According to Mitchell, all of the items stolen in connection with the August thefts had been reclaimed.

  • Young named Kentucky's top sheriff

    Which of Kentucky’s 120 counties has the best sheriff?
    The answer is Anderson County, at least according to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association, which last Thursday night presented the award to Sheriff Troy Young.
    With his triplet sons, wife, mom, several deputies and friends there to support him, Young received the award in front of hundreds of sheriffs and deputies crowded into a tony ballroom at the Galt House in Louisville.
    Lt. Col. Carl Yates of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office heaped praised on Young while presenting the award.

  • Upset residents lobby for, get public hearing

    Angry Harry Wise Road residents didn’t get to have their say Tuesday morning, but they soon will.
    Upset over the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s efforts two weeks ago to overturn a planning and zoning board recommendation to deny a subdivision near their homes, about 20 residents packed the fiscal court’s meeting room Tuesday morning to say their piece.
    Most weren’t allowed to speak because of legal restrictions that allow magistrates to hear only statements and evidence presented during previous planning and zoning meetings.

  • Waddy man killed when Jeep flips in field

    By Todd Martin
    The Sentinel-News
    A Waddy man was left dead at the scene early Sunday morning when his Jeep flipped and ejected him and two passengers joy riding in a field.
    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, was celebrating his birthday on Saturday, and the party extended into the early hours Sunday.
    At about 4 a.m. Temple and six others decided to take three vehicles into a nearby field on a large farm about half mile north of the Waddy Fire Station.

  • ‘The Flim-Flam Man’ film to be shown during Burgoo festival

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    From May to November of 1966, Hollywood transformed Main Street into Cape Fear.  
    “The Flim-Flam Man,” a 1967 film set in the fictitious Cape Fear County, brought Lawrenceburg its first, and so far, only behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood filmmaking.  Athena Gentry, director of adult programming at the Anderson Public library, has been researching the movie prior to the library’s Oct. 1 showing, which will coincide with the Burgoo festival.

  • Sheriff to host open house

    An open house to celebrate the new Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, the sheriff’s office announced.
    The open house will begin at 5 p.m. Tours of the facility will be available, and light refreshments will be served.
    The office is located at 208 South Main St., in the building that formerly served as the Anderson County Health Department.
    All are welcome.