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  • Bank robbed; suspect caught

    It took all of two minutes for a pair of deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to nab a Grant County man accused of robbing a Town & Country Bank branch Tuesday afternoon in Lawrenceburg.

    Sgt. Greg Boblitt said he received a dispatch at 2:55 p.m., telling him that the branch at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 had been robbed.

    By 2:57, he and Deputy Brian Boggs had Jason W. Artip of 5510 Stewartville Road, Williamstown, under arrest and charged with second-degree robbery.

  • Search continues for new superintendent

    The search for the next superintendent of Anderson County Schools is still in full swing, board members said Monday night.

    The board met Monday to go into executive session and discuss its current search, but did not expect to name someone as the district’s newest leader just yet, Chairman Lee Hahn said.

    The board met June 8 in a work session to discuss the interviewing process, including what questions would be asked of the three finalists for the position.

  • Two wrecks, two deaths

    Two Lawrenceburg residents were killed in vehicle accidents over the past several days.

    Keli Wilson, 22, was returning home from a Brad Paisley concert in Cincinnati when the vehicle in which she was riding slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer late Sunday night on Interstate 75 in Boone County.

    Joseph Rauch of Versailles, was the driver of the vehicle and is facing DUI and second-degree manslaughter charges.

    Wilson leaves behind her parents and a daughter, 2.

  • Grand jury issues indictments on drug, non-support charges

    The following people were indicted May 18 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Larry W. Walker, of 858 Copperfield Drive, was indicted on a charge of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18.

  • Man with local ties murdered

    A man with local ties was murdered May 18 in Carroll County, Va., according to a story that appeared in The Carroll News.

    Bryon Jordan Wilson, 27, of Hillsville, Va., died from a fatal gunshot wound to the chest, the paper reported.

    A 21-year-old Galax, Va., man has been charged with his murder, the paper reported.

    Wilson was a grandson of Floyd and MaryLou Aldridge and Terry and Joyce Wilson, all of Lawrenceburg, and a nephew of Loyd Aldridge, Tim Aldridge and Melissa Aldridge Collins, also of Lawrenceburg.

  • Rescued family's boat taken from dam, returned

    The man whose family nearly died when his boat became hung up on a dam in the Kentucky River is not only thankful to be alive, but also to have his boat returned.

    Travis Farley’s boat remained at Lock 5 in the river for several days after he and his family were rescued. Apparently someone came along, decided the boat was fair game, dragged it off the dam and hauled it away.

    A Frankfort man allegedly took the boat and offered to return it only after Farley paid a salvage fee, according to Sheriff Troy Young.

  • 9th annual Relay for Life kicks off Friday

     

    The ninth annual Anderson County Relay for Life is set to begin Friday night at 6.

    The event, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, runs through 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Around 25 teams are confirmed to participate in this year’s event. Team members will walk around the track at the American Legion city park throughout the 12 hours in an effort to raise $90,300.

    Last year’s event raised $83,000 for the American Cancer Society.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 29.

    Tonya P. Franklin, arraignment, first-degree wanton endangerment -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing May 6.

    David E. Stanfield, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .162), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference May 6.

    Chance D. Moody, hearing, no operator’s/moped license -- pleaded guilty, $243, show cause/installment/deferred payment Oct. 11.

  • Kindergarten enrollment plummets

    Kindergarten enrollment has declined by roughly a third heading into the new school year, forcing the school district to cut three teaching positions and leaving it in a potential financial lurch.

    Derek Shouse, the district’s director of student services, confirmed last Friday that nearly 100 less kindergarten students are enrolled this year compared to last, and he isn’t exactly sure what has caused such a significant decline.

    “For whatever reason, they have not shown up,” said Shouse.

  • 'They thought they were going to die'

    A family of four was rescued from the Kentucky River on Thursday night after their boat got stuck on top of the dam at Lock 5.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the event was one of the most nerve-racking he has witnessed.

    “It was a complicated rescue,” Barnes said.

    The Farley family was boating on the river, but was unfamiliar with that particular section, Barnes said.

    “[The father] was not familiar with that pool of the river and he didn’t realize there was a dam there,” Barnes said.