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  • Car goes up in flames after rear ending vehicle in wreck

    A vehicle caught fire after rear ending another vehicle on a rainy Monday morning, according to Lawrenceburg city police.
    The lights at the US 127 intersection in front of Walmart and MainSource Bank were flashing yellow, City Police Chief Chris Atkins said, when two vehicles traveling north on the bypass braked suddenly.
    A third vehicle, allegedly affiliated with Walters Buildings of Lawrenceburg, rear ended the black Chevy SUV in front of it, Atkins said.

  • House Dems try to push King out of Anderson again

    For the second time in as many years, the Democrat-controlled House in Frankfort is pushing a redistricting plan that would kick state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) out of Anderson County.
    The plan, which has been approved in the House, calls for Anderson County to become part of the 54th House District, moving it from the 55th and joining it with all of Spencer and a portion of Bullitt counties.
    Anderson is now joined with Mercer and a portion of Spencer counties.

  • Home invasion suspects plead not guilty

    Three of the four suspects charged with invading a Citation Drive home, stealing guns and cash and holding two teens at gunpoint pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Andrew Muns, 18, Charles Peach, 18, and Ryan Ashburn, 19, remain behind bars, however, after District Court Judge Donna Dutton rejected their attorneys’ arguments to have their bail reduced.
    “The bond will remain the same, in light of the severity of the charges,” Dutton said.

  • Stringtown couple playing in rain

    When storms turn the front yard into a pond, it’s time to launch the toy speedboat.
    Sarah Cook, who lives at 1531 Harrodsburg Road with her husband, Anthony Cook, said she decided to forget about the cold weather and spend a half hour playing with a toy boat in her temporary front yard pond.
    The Cooks, who said they’ve lived at their home in Stringtown for the past five years, take advantage of the massive amount of water that floods their front yard after a heavy or steady rain; the “pond” has formed about four times.

  • Vandals toss pig poop on newspaper’s door

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism that occurred sometime early Monday morning outside of The Anderson News.
    Vandals threw what appeared to be a mixture of pig feces, potatoes and peanuts against the newspaper’s front door, covering it and the surrounding area.
    The vandalism was discovered around 6:30 a.m. by a staff member.
    Police were called and officer Jeremy Cornish responded to the newspaper office, located at 1080 Bypass South near State Farm Insurance.

  • Timeless investments

    Steve Cornish, former county-judge executive, retired state trooper and now auctioneer and owner of Middle Creek Land and Auction Co., still owns his first, high-powered hunting rifle, a .30-30 caliber lever action Marlin model.
    Growing up during the muscle car era, Cornish said he appreciates the firearm for its workmanship and quality as he would admire a Mustang or Camaro.

  • Annual Business Expo Saturday at Eagle Lake

    The annual Business & Community Expo is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    Sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the event features dozens of booths from local and nearby businesses offering their services and wares.
    It also features a chili luncheon to benefit the Anderson County High School Band Boosters, along with a variety of live entertainment and activities for children.
    Admission to the event is free. For more information, call 839-5564.

  • Easter egg hunt at Legion postponed

    The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the city of Lawrenceburg has been postponed because of rainy weather conditions.

  • T-bones, rib-eyes and side of heroin?

    An employee of a home meat delivery business has apparently been offering his customers more than juicy steaks.
    A driver for Frankfort-based Holy Cow Steak Company pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Anderson District Court after being busted in a heroin sting conducted earlier this month by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Kerry D. Thompson, 34, of 7528 Garrison Road, Louisville, was charged March 5 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) after allegedly selling the drug to an informant outside of a business on US 127 South.

  • Man with 8 DUIs scolded during shoplifting sentence

    It’s safe to say District Court Judge Donna Dutton has had her fill of a Lawrenceburg man convicted of eight DUIs.
    John David Morgan, 49, of 1049 David Drive pleaded guilty to a shoplifting charge last Thursday in Anderson District Court, where he received a stern lecture and warning from Dutton, who sentenced him to two years probation for swiping a box of antacid pills from Kroger on March 5.