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  • Three charged with DUI had kids in cars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Police arrested three people during the past week on DUI charges while having children in their vehicles, include a Salt River Road woman who was also charged with possessing heroin with her 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

    Crystal Mangione, 34, of 1104 Salt River Road was stopped July 12 at a safety checkpoint by trooper Josh Satterley at the corner of Macland Drive and North Main Street, according to an arrest report.

  • Man busted for stalking local trooper

    A Harrodsburg man learned the hard way that trailing a state trooper with his high beams on then following him around Walmart is not a good idea.

    Trooper Josh Satterley arrested Jeffrey Duncan, 31, of 1444 Mackville Road on July 12 following a scuffle in the store’s parking lot and charged him with menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    The incident began when Satterley, who was off duty, left his home in Lawrenceburg to drive to Walmart around 2 a.m.

  • A daily battle

    Jacob Milberger’s life turned upside down 18 months ago.

    His mother’s did, too.

    That’s when Jacob, 12, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a disease for which there is no cure and one she says is among the most expensive chronic diseases to treat.

    “It’s the third most expensive chronic disease in the United States,” said Jacob’s mom, Darcey Frazier. “My son is insulin dependent. If he doesn’t get it, he’ll die.”

  • Pullin' the ol' switcharoo

    Some mischievous, clever vandal(s) pulled a prank switching the ‘Cemetery Entrance’ road sign with the ‘Factory Entrance’ road sign on South Main Street recently. The sign in front of the cemetery now reads ‘Factory Entrance’ and the road sign leading to the industrial park bears the words ‘Cemetery Entrance.’ As of Thursday morning, it had not been changed back.

  • Shelburne to perform in Taylorsville

    From staff reports

    Country music artist J.D. Shelburne will be hosting a CD Release Party in downtown Taylorsville Saturday, July 16.

    The concert gets underway at 7 p.m. with Hannah Blaylock, formerly of the group Eden’s Edge. Shelburne headlines the concert, taking the stage at 8 p.m.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

  • City to demolish four homes on Woodford Street

    Four dilapidated homes on Woodford Street could soon be facing the wrecking ball.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday received an update on the properties, which have been determined to be unsafe.

    City Administrator Robbie Hume said before the meeting that city officials have spent more than two years working with the property owner, Craig Sherwood, to clean them up.

    “We’ve been working with the property owner to do something with them, but at this point, nothing has been done in the time-frame allotted,” Hume said.

  • News briefs

    Open Hands Food Pantry

    Benefit Ride is July 16

    The 7th Annual Open Hands Food Pantry Benefit Ride is planned for July 16 at the food pantry.

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m.

    Cost of the ride is a $20 donation per bike and $5 per passenger. All proceeds go toward the pantry in support of their missions.

    The ride will begin and end at the food pantry located at 1111 Industry Road, Lawrenceburg.

    There also will be raffles and a silent auction.

  • Teenagers charged in armed robberies

    Three teens have now been charged in a string of armed robberies that occurred earlier this year in Lawrenceburg.

    Ian Chilton, 18, Octavus George, 19, and Jesse Drummond, 18, have all been detained in the robberies, which featured mask-wearing suspects storming into three different convenience stores in January and stealing money and tobacco products while frightened store clerks looked on.

    Chilton and George have been charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery and both have already pleaded not guilty in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Bailiff canned for racist rant

    A part-time courtroom security officer was fired Monday from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for sharing a racially charged statement on his Facebook page.

    Sheriff Troy Young announced the firing, emphasizing that the former employee served as a bailiff, not a deputy, only worked “two or three days a month” providing security in the Anderson County Courthouse and that the post in no way reflects the view of his office.

  • ‘Thugs’ busted for disrupting prayer service

    A prayer service for racial harmony at the Anderson County Courthouse was disrupted Monday evening when two men allegedly walked by and threw firecrackers, startling the crowd.

    Cameron Allen Mayberry, 20, of 1171 Cox Lane, Lawrenceburg and William C. Richardson, 21, of #9 West Court Street/Town Terrace, Lawrenceburg were each charged with disorderly conduct after being chased down by police officers at the event.