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Local News

  • ‘Art of the Blue’ will be showcased this Saturday

    A free art exhibit featuring five University of Kentucky graduate students and hands-on activities for children will be held at 101 South Main St. in downtown Lawrenceburg on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Event organizer and UK graduate student Hillary Zimmerman, a Lawrenceburg resident who will receive a master’s in art education in December, said she has several goals for the art exhibit: to provide activities for families to do together to build family cohesion and to expose people to the arts.

  • Vaccine’s shortcomings may be to blame for whooping cough spike

    The Center for Disease Control warned earlier this year that 2012 may include the worst national whooping cough outbreak in decades.
    Anderson County hasn’t been immune to pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough.
    Since the first case was confirmed Nov. 9 by the health department, 14 public school students contracted whooping cough as of Dec. 3, as well as two infants and a parent of an infected student.  

  • Local police to launch sober driving initiative starting Dec. 12

    “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is an initiative being launched nationally Dec. 12 through the end of the year as police agencies crack down on alcohol and drug-related crashes, according to a joint news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Both are participating in the campaign “to make Kentucky highways safer,” according to the release.
    There were 5,639 alcohol and drug-related crashes last year in Kentucky, causing 3,082 injuries and 150 deaths, according to the news release.

  • ‘Sophomore’ and ‘credenza’ winning words of Spell Off

    Eli Glivin, a seventh grader at Anderson Middle School, will tell you he’s not a trophy winner.
    He is one now after correctly spelling the words “sophomore” and “credenza” in the final round of the 2012 Farm Bureau District Spell Off last Thursday.
    “I don’t know, probably in my room on top of the TV,” Glivin said when asked where he’d put his first place trophy. “I don’t exactly have a trophy case.”

  • Deputy injured in meth-related scuffle

    A late-night vehicle and foot chase on Herndon Road injured an Anderson County deputy and resulted in the arrest of two people on methamphetamine charges, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    When deputies responded to a suspicious call vehicle around 11 p.m. Tuesday night on Herndon Road, the vehicle fled the scene and attempted to elude deputies, according to the news release.
    A chase ensued but ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of Herndon and Puckett roads, the release states.

  • Anti-tank round discovered at recycling center

    The Kentucky State Police were called to the sheriff’s office Tuesday morning after a 75 millimeter anti-tank artillery round was left at the county’s recycling center, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Jack Edwards, supervisor at Kentucky State Police Hazardous Devices, responded and identified it as a World War II-era anti-tank round. He advised it was a solid projectile that had previously been fired and posed no explosive risk. He collected the round for disposal, according to the news release.

  • Crimestoppers offers cash reward

    Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a two people suspected of stealing cars from Industrial Park, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    A cash reward is being offered through Crimestoppers to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing a 1985 black Delta 88 and 1996 Plymouth Breeze from the 1700 block of Clifton Road near Industrial Park.
    Both vehicles were located wrecked and abandoned in the Clifton Road/Ninevah area.

  • Mismatched ball hitch leads to meth, stolen tractor arrest

    A routine traffic stop last Sunday afternoon resulted in the recovery of numerous stolen items —including a tractor — and the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab.
    Lawrenceburg Police officer Jeremy Cornish said he was patrolling US 127 Bypass near Highway 151 when a piece of tin flew off a trailer in front of him and nearly struck his vehicle.

  • Missing teen found in trunk of man’s car

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Tuesday after police officers found a missing teenage girl in the trunk of his car.
    Cameron K. Robinson, 19, of Lawrenceburg was charged with custodial interference, endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Officers were called to the Butler Drive area of Lawrenceburg around 2 a.m. Tuesday following a report of a missing 14-year-old girl.

  • Suspected heroin ring busted

    The flow of heroin from Cincinnati to Lawrenceburg was dealt a serious setback after a Lawrenceburg man and three Georgetown residents charged with selling the drug were taken into custody here Wednesday afternoon, according to the officer who made the arrest.
    “This was the Cincinnati hookup,” said officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department. “That’s where a lot of the heroin comes in from.”