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  • Machine-gunner, soldier, mom

    Brenda Daniels, National Guard military police officer, kept watch from her perch by the machine gun at the back of the Jeep.
    Her supervisors put her in charge of the gun, probably because the thought of firing the machine gun would scare her, Daniels recalled Monday morning from the safety of her home on Washington Street.
    It didn’t.
    She was scared, but not because the National Guard reservist couldn’t do her job. The chaos in Miami frightened Daniels.
    The screams.
    The gunshots.

  • Doctor free to practice after restrictions lifted

    The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure lifted in June all conditions imposed on a new Lawrenceburg doctor’s medical license about eight years after it discovered the doctor engaged in conduct that violated state laws.

  • Trick-or-treat hours rescheduled for tonight

    Sad Halloween is over? Ate all your candy from yesterday?

    Don't be too sad — the city of Lawrenceburg has rescheduled trick-or-treating for tonight, Nov. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    'Trick or Treat on Main' will also be held downtown from 5-7 p.m.

    The city of Lawrenceburg issued a press release Wednesday morning stating that because of the threat of severe weather, trick-or-treating hours and the annual downtown event would be moved to Friday, Nov. 1.

  • Only two days left for ‘Misery’
  • Truck goes up in flames on Bluegrass Parkway

    A Ford F-350 pick-up truck became engulfed in flames Monday afternoon after the driver pulled off the Bluegrass Parkway to check the cause of a burning smell in the vehicle.
    According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, two men from Fayette County were traveling westbound at 12:48 p.m. Monday when something started to smell like it was burning.
    They pulled off to the side of the parkway, at about mile marker 62, popped the hood and didn’t find anything. Climbing back into the cab of the truck, they pulled off the dashboard cover and the fire flared into the cab.

  • Man indicted for owing $22K in child support

    A Lawrenceburg man was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 22 for allegedly owing just over $22,000 in child support payments, according to court documents.
    Stanley W. Penny Jr., 50, of 520 Lincoln St. faces a Class D felony charge after Marlena Jean Corbin swore out a complaint claiming he owes her child support payments dating back to 2006.
    Corbin swore out the complaint in March and Penny was arraigned in May in Anderson District Court. The charge was then waived to the grand jury.
    Penny is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 26 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Man jailed for hitting invasion suspect in court Thursday

    A Lawrenceburg father who allegedly assaulted one of the men suspected of robbing his Citation Lane home in March is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Thursday morning in Anderson County District Court for a disposition hearing.
    Joshua Hillyer, 40, of 4128 Citation Lane, was arrested and charged in March 2013 for allegedly striking one of the men involved in the home invasion of Hillyer’s residence.

  • Closed Frankfort theater sparks movie interest in Lawrenceburg

    News that the movie theater in Frankfort is closing at the end of the year and leave Lawrenceburg moviegoers without a nearby place to watch a flick sparked questions over whether a movie theater would be a viable option here.
    That enthusiasm was tempered a bit when it was announced days later that a new theater is planned to replace the old one, likely leaving Lawrenceburg without its own movie theater for years to come.

  • School board funds study to fight state cuts

    The Anderson County school board wants more state funding for district education, and believes adopting a resolution Monday will help appeal its cause to Kentucky lawmakers.
    School board president James Sargent, recently selected to serve a three-year term on the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA), presented the KSBA’s funding resolution to his fellow board members Monday night.

  • News briefs: 10-30-13

    Sale to benefit Lil’ Prince, Princess
    The 12th semi-annual Lil’ Prince and Princess sale is scheduled for Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Turner Elementary School, organizers announced.
    Sale items will include gently used baby, children and maternity items, including clothing to size 14, toys and accessories.
    Home-based businesses will also offer items during the sale.
    For more information call Emy Womack at 5020-680-1185 or Diane Womack at 502-680-0882.

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