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  • Arraignment set for driver charged with murder, DUI

    The Lincoln County man indicted for the vehicular murder of a Lawrenceburg woman is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Anderson District Court.
    Eric D. Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m., marking the first time he has been in court since being indicted by the grand jury last Tuesday afternoon.
    Along with murder, he was indicted for operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, according to court documents.

  • Terror, then anger

    Two men stole her wedding band and engagement ring off her fingers and left purple bruises on her forearms.
    Rena Reed, 75, said she bruises easily.
    As easily, it seems, as it took two men to rob her in a home invasion last Friday morning at Reed’s Jean Drive residence.   
    They took cash, pills and jewelry.
    The two men also took Reed’s love of fresh air, the ability to open her windows and doors without fear.

  • Barefoot girl, 3, found wandering on Dudley Street

    The case of a 3-year-old girl found Friday walking barefoot on Dudley Street remains under investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    The child apparently walked away from her babysitter’s residence nearby and was found by a passing motorist who picked her up and called police.
    Sheriff Troy Young and Chief Deputy Joe Milam responded and took custody of the child, Young said.
    The child appeared unharmed and it isn’t known exactly how long she had been on her own.

  • School bus boss punched; ex-driver charged

    Police arrested a former bus driver of the Anderson County school district on charges that he physically assaulted his former transportation department boss at a McDonald’s drive-thru last Thursday morning.
    Timothy C. Brothers, 54, of 111 Ballard St., Lawrenceburg spotted Jeff Young, transportation department director for Anderson County schools, waiting at the McDonald’s drive-thru in the West Park Shopping Plaza around 7 a.m., city police said.  

  • Senior citizen robbed in home invasion on Jean Drive

    City police has called off the search for two men who allegedly forced a senior citizen to hand over cash and pain pills during a home invasion Friday morning on Jean Drive.

    According to Det. Mike Schell of the city police department, two white males entered the back of a Jean Drive residence at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

    Schell said the men forced the homeowner, a woman in her 70s, to give them some cash, pain pills and other property.

  • ‘A good home’

    Tyra and Jerry Robinson of Lawrenceburg never thought they would have two children in their home, let alone five.

    “Five kids, 5 and under is like a zoo sometimes,” Tyra Robinson said.

    For nearly a year now the Robinsons have been raising three foster children along with their own two biological daughters.

    Jaivon, 4, Andrew, 3, and Nadia, 2, came to the Robinson home for lack of anyone else that would care for all three siblings. 

  • Happy 100th birthday
  • Opponents: Pipeline ‘no good for citizens of Kentucky’

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway says he doesn’t want the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline to cross Anderson County, and apparently has plenty of company.
    About a dozen opponents of the pipeline voiced their displeasure during last Tuesday night’s Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, telling magistrates how they have been misled by land acquisition agents, that it offers no local benefit and how potentially dangerous the proposed project is to the environment.

  • Library director rejects tax rate demanded in lawsuit

    Taxpayers can expect their library tax rates to remain flat, or decrease slightly for the upcoming fiscal year.
    If they’re expecting the library board to drop rates to the level demanded by a taxpayer lawsuit against Anderson Public Library, it won’t be an option.
    Library director Pam Mullins said she found no reason to recommend the compensating rate, at 87 cents per $1,000 assessed value, or a 4 percent revenue increase, at 90 cents per $1,000 assessed value.

  • Final fiscal court vote on swimming facility unlikely until September

    A final vote on building a $2.8 million swimming facility in the county park likely won’t happen until September, if it happens at all.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said last week that the fiscal court will open architectural bids for the project during its meeting Aug. 6, but doesn’t expect a vote that day to hire one.
    Conway said the fiscal court’s parks and recreation committee will review those bids before being presented to the fiscal court for a vote.