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  • Clowns use magic to spread Christian message

    An illusionist is like a detective.
    Clark Rowland of Lawrenceburg dissects illusions he wants to learn starting from its conclusion, tracing the process of the magic trick back to its beginning.
    “I have an inventive mind,” Rowland, who has been performing illusions as part of a magic ministry called Gospellusions for the past seven to eight years, said. “I should have been a detective or something. I like to dig into the whys.”

  • Health department offers drive-thru flu shots

    This year’s flu shot is only a car trip away.
    The Anderson County Health Department will be offering a free drive-in flu shot clinic Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the health department facilities, located at 1080 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    The flu shot clinic is available to uninsured adults residing in Anderson County, according to Health Department Director Tim Wright.
    “You don’t have to get out of your car; it’s just drive thru and drive out,” Wright said.

  • Man charged with rape of mentally disabled sister

    Auston G. Satterly, 18, of 34834 Mt. Eden Road, was scheduled to appear Oct. 16 in Anderson Circuit Court for a disposition hearing regarding the alleged incest and rape of his 21-year-old mentally disabled sister.
    Satterly was arrested Jan. 25, 2012, for incidents dating back to November 2011 through December 2011, according to Kentucky State Police reports.
    He has pleaded not guilty to one count incest, a Class B felony; one count rape in the first degree, a Class B felony; and one count rape in the third degree of a person incapable of consent.

  • Cops: Suspect hid girlfriend’s pot in Summer’s Eve box

    A Lawrenceburg man was on his way to surprise his girlfriend with a gift, but was sidetracked by police confiscating $7,200 worth of pot from his residence.  
    Charles Scharbrough, 45, of 1060 Mudlick Road was charged Oct. 15 with cultivating marijuana five plants or more and a failure to wear a seat belt.
    Lawrenceburg Police Officer Jeremy Cornish said he performed a routine traffic stop last Thursday afternoon on Scharbrough’s vehicle because of a possible DUI complaint and a failure to wear a seat belt, according to the citation.

  • Smiles all around as child-tying suspects appear in Circuit Court

    The grandmother and parents accused of tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours a day laughed and hugged as they exited a courthouse elevator Tuesday morning just minutes after appearing in Anderson Circuit Court.
    The grandmother, Carolyn Case, also smiled as she exited the courthouse by one door, while the girl’s parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, attempted to hide their faces while exiting from another door.

  • Revamping Wooldridge Spur, one rock at a time

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Horace Lawson is fighting neglect with a retaining wall.
    He grips another large field rock in his bare hand and drops it into place on the wall, now standing about two feet tall.
    His 8-year-old grandson, Isaiah Black, rides his bike behind him as Lawson works.
    Both Lawson and Black walk out to this patch of land between Jenny Lillard Road and Wooldridge Spur nearly every day, cleaning and revamping a portion of Anderson County that previously sat forgotten until Lawson decided to do something about it.

  • City council to review new sign ordinance proposal

    A proposal for a new city sign ordinance — drafted with input from businesses, the Anderson County chamber of commerce and city officials — is scheduled to be back on the table before the city council after more than a year of discussion, according to City Attorney Robert Myles.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker asked Myles to update council members at Monday night’s meeting on the progress of the sign ordinance, the enforcement of which prompted more than a dozen business owners to voice their concerns before the council in June 2011.

  • Rock n’ roll band films music video at Ripy house

    The T.B. Ripy house on Main Street rocked with a different sound than creaking floorboards this weekend.  
    In a small drawing room of the Lawrenceburg mansion, Jenny Mann — the lead singer of the band Blameshift — debated grabbing her prescription ear plugs before running through another take for their music video.
    “For the beauty of the shot, I’ll go deaf,” Mann joked as she took her place in front of a bedazzled microphone stand.

  • Man to be sentenced for third DUI charge

    A Versailles man is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday on charges that include his third DUI in the past five years and fleeing from police.
    Jason D. Nelson of 324 Ridgewood Dr. pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, first-degree evading police and other charges stemming from a traffic stop late last year on Keaton Lane.

  • Magistrates OK engineer contract for recycling building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved a $19,000 engineering contract with a local firm Cann-Tech to help design and oversee construction of a new recycling facility at the county highway facility.
    The building will part of the county’s overall recycling plan, which will include an eventual end to curbside pickup and bins located in various areas of the city and county.