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  • Crimestoppers offers cash reward

    Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a two people suspected of stealing cars from Industrial Park, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    A cash reward is being offered through Crimestoppers to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing a 1985 black Delta 88 and 1996 Plymouth Breeze from the 1700 block of Clifton Road near Industrial Park.
    Both vehicles were located wrecked and abandoned in the Clifton Road/Ninevah area.

  • Mismatched ball hitch leads to meth, stolen tractor arrest

    A routine traffic stop last Sunday afternoon resulted in the recovery of numerous stolen items —including a tractor — and the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab.
    Lawrenceburg Police officer Jeremy Cornish said he was patrolling US 127 Bypass near Highway 151 when a piece of tin flew off a trailer in front of him and nearly struck his vehicle.

  • Missing teen found in trunk of man’s car

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Tuesday after police officers found a missing teenage girl in the trunk of his car.
    Cameron K. Robinson, 19, of Lawrenceburg was charged with custodial interference, endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Officers were called to the Butler Drive area of Lawrenceburg around 2 a.m. Tuesday following a report of a missing 14-year-old girl.

  • Suspected heroin ring busted

    The flow of heroin from Cincinnati to Lawrenceburg was dealt a serious setback after a Lawrenceburg man and three Georgetown residents charged with selling the drug were taken into custody here Wednesday afternoon, according to the officer who made the arrest.
    “This was the Cincinnati hookup,” said officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department. “That’s where a lot of the heroin comes in from.”

  • ‘It’s extremely nasty’

    An estimated 1,500 gallons of raw sewage was pumped off the edge of Wildcat Road on Monday night, triggering a massive cleanup effort and an investigation by local, state and potentially federal authorities.
    “It’s extremely nasty,” said Tim Wright, interim health director for the Anderson County Department of Health. “There’s human waste, tissue paper, bacteria, viruses, sanitary female items, condoms … it’s just nasty.”

  • Deputy injured in meth-related scuffle

    A late-night vehicle and foot chase on Herndon Road injured an Anderson County deputy and resulted in the arrest of two people on methamphetamine charges, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    When deputies responded to a suspicious call vehicle around 11 p.m. Tuesday night on Herndon Road, the vehicle fled the scene and attempted to elude deputies, according to the news release.

    A chase ensued but ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of Herndon and Puckett roads.

  • Child tying suspects in court Tuesday

    The three Lawrenceburg residents charged with first-degree criminal child abuse for allegedly tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to return to Circuit Court on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.
    A disposition hearing is set for the child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley.
    All three appeared earlier this month, but another hearing was set when prosecutor David Nutgrass rescinded a plea offer.

  • County forges ahead with recycling

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted 5-2 last Tuesday night to construct a $325,000 building, a cornerstone of its new recycling program expected to begin early next year.
    The vote effectively ends any discussion on mandatory recycling, an effort pushed previously by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and Magistrate David Ruggles, who chairs the county’s solid waste program.

  • Santa, live reindeer to visit library

    The Anderson Public Library will host Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and two of Santa’s reindeer Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10-11 a.m.
    The program includes songs and stories, as well as an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will receive a gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and be able to take a picture with Santa.
     

  • A place where guests feel like family

    Marlene and Ron Yung spent the week of their 44th anniversary prepping their new bed and breakfast for their first guests — an Iraq war veteran and his fiancée.
    As participants of the national “B&Bs for Vets” program, the Yungs hosted the serviceman and his guest for free in honor of Veterans Day.
    Partnering with B&Bs for Vets is important to the Yungs, who want their new home at 643 North Main St. to feel like home to their guests.