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  • ‘God saved us all’

    Straight-line winds earlier this evening caused major damage and sent a number of people preparing for a church service scrambling for their lives.

    The storm that blew through the Alton area of Anderson County around 6:30 p.m. tore the roof off a daycare center called Abundant Life Christian Learning Tree House. At nearby Florida Tile, the strong winds flipped over two FedEx trailers and damaged a portion of the roof. The winds also damaged several homes and uprooted a number of trees.

    There were no reports of injuries.

  • Benefit raises thousands to assist ailing police officer

    His friends and family are quick to say that nobody loves Anderson County more than Kenny Goodlett, a Lawrenceburg police officer who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
    For the past week, Anderson County has showed him that love right back.
    An estimated 1,200 people packed a fundraiser for Goodlett on Saturday night, where they enjoyed a pig roast and purchased raffle tickets for items donated by an estimated 70 local businesses.

  • After 60 years, Korean War vet feels welcomed home

    Bobby Thornberry thought it was over.
    Following a whirlwind tour of the nation’s war monuments in Washington, D.C. as part of an Honor Flight contingent, the Korean War veteran arrived back at the Louisville airport tired and ready to head back to Lawrenceburg.
    That would have to wait.
    “There was probably 300 to 400 people waiting for us when we got back,” said Thornberry, longtime commander of American Legion Post 34 who couldn’t believe he and others on the flight received such a large reception.

  • Home invasion suspect gets second chance

    A judge has granted a motion to set aside the guilty plea of a Lawrenceburg man sentenced to 10 years in prison for the role he played in a 2013 home invasion case.
    Kendall Cunningham, 19, of 323 East Woodford St. filed a motion to have his guilty plea set aside based on receiving bad advice from his attorney, according to court documents.
    Cunningham, who was 17 at the time of the home invasion, said in his motion that his attorney told him he would only have to serve 20 percent of his 10-year sentence because he was a youthful offender when the crime was committed.

  • Man charged with two DUIs in three days

    A Lawrenceburg man was arraigned last Thursday for getting two DUI charges in three days.
    Jerry Reinstorf, 51, of 1001 Sycamore Drive, was charged with DUI on June 8 and June 10 and was held on a $2,500 bond and ordered to wear a monitoring device to detect if he drinks while out on bond by District Court Judge J.R. RoBards.
    Reinstorf’s troubles started June 8 when a trailer he was towing had a flat tire on US 127 near Eagle Lake and went off the road.

  • Fair, horse show begins Saturday

    The 143rd edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 through Saturday, June 27 at the American Legion.
    Billed as one of the largest outdoor saddle horse shows in the world, the horse show features saddlebreds, miniature horses, hackneys and roadsters.
    Admission for the fair is $10 and includes rides.
    Box seats for the horse show are $75 for four seats, which includes preferred parking and fair admission.

  • ‘He could have killed us all’

    Alfred Berryman said he had only one thought as he watched blood gush from head wounds his fiancé and her daughter sustained last Sunday afternoon after the car they were in was struck head on by a suspected drunk driver.
    “I started to panic because I thought I was going to sit there and watch them bleed to death,” he said.
    Berryman, his fiancé Patricia Carpenter and her daughter Sue Froelicher all survived the gruesome wreck that occurred when a pickup truck driven by Roberto Montalvo of Frankfort slammed into their car on Versailles Road.

  • Chicken Swap back on, minus chickens

    The Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap is back on.

    Sort of.

    Just one day after announcing that the popular event was being discontinued due to a statewide ban sales of poultry during events, including swaps, due avian flu fears, organizer Doug Mccanly told The Anderson News that the swaps will continue, just without birds.

    Mccanly said the original decision was made based on information that the ban included other livestock. But when he received clarification from state officials that the ban excludes only poultry, he decided to keep the swap alive.

  • Pranked: Class of 2015 puts high school up for sale

    For Sale: Plenty of acreage, open floor plan, indoor gymnasium, basketball court, library, 10 bathrooms and over 100 rooms. Upper classmen not included.

    Last week as a final farewell to Anderson County High School, the class of 2015 decided to put its alma mater up for sale.

    Students claimed they were in the market for something a little bigger and were motivated to sell because of relocation.

    Last Wednesday morning, For Sale signs graced the front lawn of the Home of the Bearcats while toilet paper streamed from the school’s trees.

  • Family donates DARE cart in memory of late grandson

    When those participating in Saturday’s DARE Fishing Derby walked past the tricked-out golf cart emblazoned with the DARE logo, most probably thought it looked awesome and moved on to catch another catfish.

    Little did they know that the cart represents much more to the Lawrenceburg family who built and donated it to Sheriff Troy Young’s decades-long effort to steer children away from the dangers of drugs and alcohol.