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  • Trio charged with tying up child in court Tuesday

    The three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to appear Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Grandmother Carolyn Case, mother Rebecca Medley and stepfather Herbert Medley are scheduled to appear in front of Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman for a disposition hearing at 9 a.m.
    All three have already pleaded not guilty.
    Case and Rebecca Medley have been released from jail on their own recognizance after being charged with first-degree criminal child abuse of a person under the age of 12.

  • Operation: Homecoming

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg’s school photo needed one more person.
    Not another teacher or a student.
    It needed Ashley Elliott’s husband, Staff Sgt. Colby Elliott.
    Ashley, an instructor at the Academy, believed she was picking her husband up in Frankfort later that afternoon after his debriefing. After being deployed to Afghanistan in January with the National Guard, Colby was finally coming home from his third tour of duty.
    The Elliott family reunion came a little earlier than expected.

  • Deputy: Woman offered cash to get out of DUI ticket

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged with DUI and attempting to bribe a police officer was scheduled for a pretrial conference today (Wednesday) in Anderson District Court.
    Malory R. Johnson, 24, of 121 Chautauqua St. allegedly offered $100 to Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Robinson “to let her go” after he determined she had been drinking and driving, according to court documents.
    The deputy was called to assist a stranded motor vehicle on Mill Creek Pike. When he arrived, Robinson said Johnson told him that her vehicle had blown a tire.

  • Man indicted for threatening deputy’s life

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say threatened a deputy’s life and “used his vehicle as a weapon” was indicted Oct. 2 by an Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Joseph M. Whetzel, 26, of 2000 Waddy Road was indicted on felony counts of terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, evading police and criminal mischief following an incident in March.

  • Voter registration deadline is today

    As we near the Nov. 6 general election, I thought it would be a good time to give a preview of who’s running for which positions, the pre-election schedule and ways in which a registered voter can vote.
    Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.
    The Anderson County Board of Elections is in need of qualified election officer. Call our office at 839-3041 if you are willing to work on Election Day.

    President of the U.S.
    Democrat: Barack Obama
    Republican: Mitt Romney
    Green: Jill Stein

  • Second graders raise money for Buddy Walk

    Two students and friends from Emma B. Ward Elementary are raising money and looking for registered walkers for the 10th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 6.
    Second graders Jordan Ball and Elijah Penn have participated in the Buddy Walk for the past few years to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky organization.
     “Jordan’s Team” raised $7,802 last year and rewarded for his efforts by being featured on a billboard advertisement for the 2012 Buddy Walk.

  • Burgoo a hit in Philippines, too

    Burgoo may be a Kentucky tradition, but it’s also a top-selling menu item at a restaurant chain in the Philippines.
    The slow-cooked Kentucky stew is the star entrée of Albert Alavera’s restaurant chain Burgoo, a casual dining establishment with 11 different locations in metro Manila.
    Alavera, who said he’s a professionally trained chef, entrepreneur and managing director of the Burgoo chain, flew from his sister’s home in Los Angeles to Lexington to experience Lawrenceburg’s annual burgoo festival.

  • Cops to wait tables to help deputy’s wife

    Ever thought it would be fun to have a police officer wait on you hand and foot?
    Those who show up at Edwardo’s Pizza on Monday night will get just that and more as the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department team up to help the wife of a fellow officer.
    All proceeds and tips received Oct. 8 at Edwardo’s will help cover medical expenses for Traci Beasley, a Saffell Street Elementary School teacher and wife of deputy Patrick Beasley.

  • School board approves working budget

    The Board of Education unanimously approved its final working budget for the upcoming fiscal year during a special-called meeting on Sept. 26.
    The budget, at $22.567 million budgeted in overall revenue and $21.095 million in operating expenses, is calculated based on a flat tax rate of $5.52 per $1,000 assessed value.

  • City announces trick-or-treat times for Halloween

    Whether you plan to dress up as a ghost, ghoul or goblin this Halloween, make sure you know the times to trick-or-treat in Lawrenceburg this year.
    The city of Lawrenceburg has set trick-or-treat hours for Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., according to a press release from city hall.