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  • 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.

  • News briefs: 9-19-12

    Frankfort Regional receives tissue donation award
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center received the 2011 Tissue Donation Performance Award from KODA, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, the hospital announced.
    KODA is an organ procurement organization that ensures Kentuckians are aware of the benefits of organ and tissue donation, and that they have the information necessary to make individual, informed choices regarding donation.

  • Fire rips through wrestling ring business

    A fire at Monster Rings and Cages, located at 1020 Cable Court near General Cable, destroyed the contents of the local business on Wednesday night, with the cause of the fire still under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
    The Anderson County Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 12. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said firefighters had to fight the blaze defensively, spraying water from the outside in.