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  • Two churches, one foundation

    After more than 60 years since its last Sunday morning service, Salt River Primitive Baptist is now considered home for one small Baptist congregation.
    The Salt River Baptist church will celebrate two milestones this year — the 214th anniversary of Salt River Primitive Baptist building and the fifth anniversary of the congregation that worships there.
    Salt River Independent Baptist formed in September 2007, and has been worshipping in the historic sanctuary on Salt River Road for the past five years.

  • Project Restoration organizers seek to ‘take back our town’

    Project Restoration is making a declaration: Anderson County needs to take back its town.
    Now.  
    Organizers of the Project Restoration prayer walk believe next Saturday’s event — a prayer march from the Anderson County High School to the courthouse to the Lawrenceburg Green — will be a call for unity in fighting addiction and suffering in the county.

  • Burgoo Festival starts Friday; cook off is Saturday

    If you haven’t experienced Lawrenceburg’s annual burgoo festival yet, now’s your chance.
    The 19th Anderson County Burgoo Festival activities kick off on Sept. 28 with a pancake breakfast at the Anderson County Senior Center at 7 a.m.
    The second annual Burgoo Cook Off will begin at 11 a.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green. Festival goers are invited to sample and vote on local businesses and organizations’ burgoo, with all proceeds going to the sheriff’s office’s Shop with a Cop program.

  • Springfield man injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Springfield man was injured Sept. 15 when a vehicle pulled out in front of his motorcycle on US 127, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Garland Mann, 73, lost control of his motorcycle when a vehicle driven by Katelin Butler, 19, of Irvington pulled out in front of him near the intersection of US 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Mann tried to steer his motorcycle around Butler’s vehicle, but his rear tired started to skid and he lost control, according to the release.

  • Home delivery

    Right before 22-year-old Lane Petrey gave birth to her first child, she had a nightmare about her son’s umbilical cord.
    She said she dreamed she was in labor, all alone, with no knowledge of what to do.
    A few weeks later, her boyfriend Ryan Pike faced the same scenario, cutting off his son’s umbilical cord after delivering their firstborn, Mason Ryder, at home with the help of an Anderson County 911 dispatcher.  

  • Homecoming parade, festivities canceled due to weather

    The festivities scheduled for Thursday, including the pep rally, parade and bonfire, have been canceled due to inclement weather, according to the Anderson County school district.

    The pep rally has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 to be held in the Anderson County High School gym from 2:20-3:10 p.m., according to Associate Principal Chris Glass.

  • Marine charged with first-degree rape of juvenile

    A Lawrenceburg man who is a member of US Marine Corps remains jailed without bail after being charged with the first-degree rape of a juvenile.
    Jake R. Gribbons, 19, of 301 Secretariat Drive is accused of raping a juvenile female Sept. 16 outside of a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Gribbons was arraigned last Thursday in Anderson District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. District Court Judge Linda Armstrong ordered him held without bail.

  • Sheriff lights up ashtray dumper

    Dumping an ashtray overflowing with cigarette butts on Main Street is a bad idea.
    Dumping that ashtray with the sheriff watching is an even worse idea.
    But tossing a cigarette butt at the feet of a trooper getting ready to write you a ticket for dumping that ashtray? The worse idea of all.
    That scenario played itself out, however, landing a Nicholasville man behind bars.

  • Family busted for tying 3-year-old to bed, chair up to 16 hours a day

    The parents and grandmother of a 3-year-old Lawrenceburg girl are charged with tying her up “very tightly” for up to 16 hours a day.
    Charged with first-degree criminal child abuse are her parents Rebecca Leah Medley, 30, and Herbert Charles Medley, 53, and the girl’s grandmother Carolyn Case, 64.
    The girl was tied up on a bed at Case’s residence at 1024 Terri Lane from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Man charged with first-degree rape

    A Lawrenceburg man was arraigned this morning in Anderson District Court after being charged with first-degree rape.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Jake R. Gribbons, 19, on Tuesday night for the alleged rape of a juvenile who, according to documents on file in District Court, is “incapable of consent/physically helpless.”

    The state police announced Gribbons’ arrest this afternoon, saying he was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.