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  • Complaints spur cleanup of junk pile on Beaver Lake

    After nearly a month of looking at a large stinking pile of trash and debris just feet from his residence on Beaver Lake Road, George Marcus had had enough.
    A Lexington resident who calls Beaver Lake his second home, Marcus raised a ruckus, made phone calls and by Monday, all of that junk was gone.

  • Conway wants speed limit lowered on Versailles Road

    If Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway gets his way, the speed limit along the stretch of Versailles Road where Marie Garmon was fatally injured will soon be reduced.
    Conway confirmed Monday that he has already started the process of getting the speed limit on Versailles Road reduced to 45 mph, and hopes to have that limit extended all the way to the Kentucky River.

  • Civil War re-enactment to be held this weekend

    The fourth annual Anderson County Civil War re-enactment of the battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk will bring more than 250 re-enactors to the Anderson County Community Park  on Sept. 21-23, according to event organizers.
    The re-enactment kicks off with school activities on Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Eighth grade students from Anderson Middle School will compete in a “Gettysburg Address” contest, with five finalists showcasing during the Ladies Tea and the winner being named at the battle re-enactment, according to event organizers.

  • Five jailed after cops raid pair of meth labs

    Five people were arrested when local police raided two meth labs last Thursday and Friday nights.
    The first came when officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department busted a suspected meth lab at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 30, in the trailer park.
    The second was when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip Friday night and took down a suspected meth lab behind a residence on Mill Creek Pike.

  • Peyton Place: more than just a sign

    Two weeks ago, Mary Shouse Peyton’s identity was stolen.
    Specifically, her beloved “Peyton Place” sign that used to mark the entrance to her home on Harrodsburg Road.
    Mary, a Lawrenceburg native, has been a Peyton for more than 60 years since she married her late husband, Ollie Frank Peyton.
    “When they sold this off, they sold all the front lots and called it Peyton subdivision,” Mary said.

  • Grill-off set for Saturday

    Anderson County residents will be grilling for a cause — a free medical clinic.
    The Grill Master Grill-Off fundraiser for the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic will be held at the Anderson County Community Park Lions Club pavilion on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  
    Donna Crain Drury, chairman of the fundraising committee for the clinic, said a free medical clinic is something that Anderson County needs and would give more people the opportunity to get medical care.

  • Lawrenceburg says goodbye

     By Ben Carlson and Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    If worth were measured based on the number of friends she had, Marie Garmon would undoubtedly have been one of the wealthiest people in Anderson County.
    In what was described by a funeral director as one of the largest turnouts he’d even seen, an estimated 4,000 people paid their last respects to Garmon last Friday and Saturday before she was laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

  • Dove hunter charged with being drunk

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed last Wednesday after being charged with hunting under the influence and second-degree wanton endangerment, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    David Thomas Gaines, 43, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive was hunting doves around 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in a field about six miles south of Lawrenceburg when he allegedly fired his 12-gauge shotgun twice in the direction of another hunter, according to a report filed by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jason Wells.

  • Sheriff’s office takes down suspected meth lab

    For the second time in as many days, police in Anderson County have busted a suspected methamphetamine lab.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office took down a meth lab Friday night on Mill Creek Pike. Charged in the bust were Christopher Caffee, 36, of 1940 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg; Dylan Hawkins, 18, of 1930 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg; and Jeffrey Goodlett, 37, of 430 Bondville Road, Salvisa.

    Caffee and Hawkins were each charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

  • Funeral service is Saturday for Marie Garmon

    The funeral service for Marie Crawford Garmon will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church.

    Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.