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  • New Year’s Eve goes bad for dad

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed New Year’s Eve after police found his 13-year-old daughter “extremely intoxicated” at 314 Highland Drive, Apt. 3.

    Jared R. Topper, 39, was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child after the teen apparently drank an unspecified amount of whiskey, according to police reports.

    The daughter, who was described by police as “unable to stand or talk and even briefly passed out,” told police that she drank something that was on a table in the apartment.

  • Man struck on Broadway

    The man known primarily for walking the streets of Lawrenceburg and picking up cans was struck by a vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Monday on Broadway.

    James Harrod sustained a number of bruises and abrasions but none of his injuries were considered life threatening at the time.

    Harrod, who is routinely seen pushing a small cart as he picks up cans and bottles, apparently walked out into traffic when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle in front of the NAPA store, first responders said at the time.

    The vehicle was traveling around 30 mph, they said.

  • Children’s clothing needed for Salvation Army

    A volunteer at the Anderson Senior Center will take a load of children’s winter clothing to the Salvation Army in Lexington on Friday morning, and is asking for donations.

    Ralph Haile says the Salvation Army alerted him that the it is in dire need of winter clothing in all sizes for children, including outerwear such as coats, gloves and mittens and boots.

    Haile said all items need to be at the Anderson Senior Center by Friday morning so he can get them delivered.

  • Auxiliary delivers Christmas to vets at Thomson-Hood

    Eight members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg went to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 12 for a Christmas party for the Jefferson Unit, according to a news release.

    Unit 34 members helped pass out food provided by the Veterans Center and gifts provided by the Auxiliary and Legion Post 34. Shopping was done for the 45 residents from wish lists.

    Veterans asked for and received sweat suits, UK caps, hoodies, shirts, a Louisville T-shirt and a Steelers cap.

  • That’s one ugly sweater, Brad
  • ‘Eric would love this’

    The family of fallen Kentucky State Police trooper Eric Chrisman has established a memorial fund in his name to help a graduating senior from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg attend college, his parents announced this week.

    “Eric would love this,” said his mother, Dawn Chrisman. “He wouldn’t think he was worthy but would love the thought that he could help somebody.

    “That’s what he did. He helped.”

  • Tipton files for re-election

    From failing pension systems for state employees and teachers to what should be done about Medicaid expansion, state Rep. James Tipton knows full well there is plenty of work that needs to be done in Frankfort.

    He also knows to be a part of that work, he must get re-elected next November.

    Tipton, a Republican from Taylorsville who won the 53rd District seat in the state House of Representatives last year, filed recently for re-election and last week spelled out what he says are the state’s major issues and how he hopes to solve them.

  • Charges pending following wreck

    A non-licensed driver is being blamed for a three-car wreck that sent a number of people to an area hospital early Sunday afternoon.

    The driver had not been identified or ticketed as of Monday morning, pending his release from an area hospital, according to deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating the wreck.

    Beasley said the driver, who was heading toward Lawrenceburg in Dodge pickup truck, lost control of his vehicle.

  • Man charged with menacing woman

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly brandished a gun at a woman earlier this month following a traffic incident was charged Dec. 22 with second-degree wanton endangerment and menacing, according to a report filed by Sgt. Chris Beach of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Meow-y Christmas

    Melinda Campbell has seen strange things on her Beaver Lake Road farm before, but what she found early last Thursday morning might just be the strangest of them all.

    The family’s “momma cat” gave birth to a litter of kittens earlier that day. When Campbell opened a cage to check on them, she quickly realized that one of the kittens was remarkably different than the rest.