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  • Cops: Suspect hid girlfriend’s pot in Summer’s Eve box

    A Lawrenceburg man was on his way to surprise his girlfriend with a gift, but was sidetracked by police confiscating $7,200 worth of pot from his residence.  
    Charles Scharbrough, 45, of 1060 Mudlick Road was charged Oct. 15 with cultivating marijuana five plants or more and a failure to wear a seat belt.
    Lawrenceburg Police Officer Jeremy Cornish said he performed a routine traffic stop last Thursday afternoon on Scharbrough’s vehicle because of a possible DUI complaint and a failure to wear a seat belt, according to the citation.

  • Smiles all around as child-tying suspects appear in Circuit Court

    The grandmother and parents accused of tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours a day laughed and hugged as they exited a courthouse elevator Tuesday morning just minutes after appearing in Anderson Circuit Court.
    The grandmother, Carolyn Case, also smiled as she exited the courthouse by one door, while the girl’s parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, attempted to hide their faces while exiting from another door.

  • Revamping Wooldridge Spur, one rock at a time

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Horace Lawson is fighting neglect with a retaining wall.
    He grips another large field rock in his bare hand and drops it into place on the wall, now standing about two feet tall.
    His 8-year-old grandson, Isaiah Black, rides his bike behind him as Lawson works.
    Both Lawson and Black walk out to this patch of land between Jenny Lillard Road and Wooldridge Spur nearly every day, cleaning and revamping a portion of Anderson County that previously sat forgotten until Lawson decided to do something about it.

  • City council to review new sign ordinance proposal

    A proposal for a new city sign ordinance — drafted with input from businesses, the Anderson County chamber of commerce and city officials — is scheduled to be back on the table before the city council after more than a year of discussion, according to City Attorney Robert Myles.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker asked Myles to update council members at Monday night’s meeting on the progress of the sign ordinance, the enforcement of which prompted more than a dozen business owners to voice their concerns before the council in June 2011.

  • Rock n’ roll band films music video at Ripy house

    The T.B. Ripy house on Main Street rocked with a different sound than creaking floorboards this weekend.  
    In a small drawing room of the Lawrenceburg mansion, Jenny Mann — the lead singer of the band Blameshift — debated grabbing her prescription ear plugs before running through another take for their music video.
    “For the beauty of the shot, I’ll go deaf,” Mann joked as she took her place in front of a bedazzled microphone stand.

  • Man to be sentenced for third DUI charge

    A Versailles man is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday on charges that include his third DUI in the past five years and fleeing from police.
    Jason D. Nelson of 324 Ridgewood Dr. pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, first-degree evading police and other charges stemming from a traffic stop late last year on Keaton Lane.

  • Magistrates OK engineer contract for recycling building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved a $19,000 engineering contract with a local firm Cann-Tech to help design and oversee construction of a new recycling facility at the county highway facility.
    The building will part of the county’s overall recycling plan, which will include an eventual end to curbside pickup and bins located in various areas of the city and county.

  • 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.