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  • Magistrate warns: ‘Someone’s gonna get killed’

    The intersection at Three Corners, the interchange between KY 326, Ninevah and Hammond roads, poses significant dangers to Anderson County residents trying to navigate a blind spot as they travel southwest from Ninevah Road to KY 326, according to Magistrate David Montgomery.  

  • Cops raid suspected heroin dealer’s home

    Police sent one man to jail and social services took at least four children into protective custody during a heroin bust Friday night at 118 Waterfill St.
    Charged with trafficking heroin and other drug-related charges is former Lexington resident Joseph Brandon Baumgardner, 18, who lives at the address.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department led a raid of the home after obtaining a search warrant. Cornish said undercover officers had been purchasing heroin there for a couple of months before obtaining the warrant.

  • Vandals hit cars during Bible study

    While the faithful sat inside Salt River Independent Baptist Church studying their Bibles, folks of a different sort seized the opportunity to deface their vehicles and steal their belongings.
    Police are investigating vandalism and theft that occurred early Sunday evening at the small rural church, located on Salt River Road about a half-mile off Harrodsburg Road in Stringtown.
    Vandals stole gas from one vehicle and left scratch marks on a number of others, including that of Jean Bush, whose husband Carl leads worship services at the church.

  • 77-year-old indicted for incest of child under 12

    Donald S. Geach, Sr., 77, was indicted Nov. 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on two counts of incest and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor over a period of three years.
    Geach allegedly “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse” with a minor under the age of 12 during an incident that took place between September 2005 and September 2007. Geach is also charged with a sexual abuse offense during that same time period.

  • Whooping cough outbreak in schools spreads

    Another Anderson County elementary student has contracted whooping cough, this time a third grader at Saffell Street Elementary.
    Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning that a positive case of pertussis or “whooping cough” was detected and confirmed at Saffell Street Elementary Monday afternoon.   
    Two more positive cases from Emma B. Ward Elementary were reported a day later, Wright said, bringing the total number of infections to eight in the county as of Tuesday afternoon.  

  • 'Whooping cough' spreads to Saffell Street Elementary

    Another Anderson County elementary student has contracted whooping cough, this time a third grader at Saffell Street Elementary.

    Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning that a sixth positive case of pertussis or “whooping cough” was detected and confirmed at Saffell Street Elementary at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.   

    Wright said the health department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg, will now provide $5 whooping cough immunizations for adults and children 11 years of age and older.

  • Free 'whooping cough' vaccinations available Friday for Ward students, staff

    Free "whooping cough" vaccinations will be provided by the Anderson County Health Department on Friday, Nov. 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. for Emma B. Ward Elementary students and staff who may have been in contact with students positively diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough."

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell confirmed the whooping cough outbreak in a press release Thursday morning, stating that the state epidemiology department recommended all fifth grade students at Ward be immunized for whooping cough.

  • ‘Whooping cough’ outbreak confirmed at Ward Elementary

    An outbreak of pertussis or “whooping cough” was confirmed Thursday morning at Emma B. Ward Elementary, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright.

    Five cases of whooping cough have been reported, all isolated to a single fifth grade classroom, Wright said.

    According to Wright, the first student at Ward to contract whooping cough first visited the doctor on Oct. 22, but the case was not confirmed until Nov. 9.

  • Internet comedy series features Lawrenceburg residents

    Lawrenceburg residents Nycole and Travis Huber recently finished reprising their roles in season two of regionally produced “Brothers Barbarian,” a comedy Web series about two teenage barbarians who have been turned into overweight, balding, middle-aged men by an evil witch.

  • Wicks and Wonders finds new home on Main Street

    Lawrenceburg’s Main Street was the only choice for Nancy Cunningham’s new candle and gift shop Wicks and Wonders.
     “When I was a child, downtown was full,” Cunningham, who grew up in Anderson County said. “I want to bring stuff back downtown.”
    Downtown, therefore, was the ideal place to open up a storefront at 127 South Main.
    “There was no alternative location for me, because I think that’s where it should be,” Cunningham said of her new business.