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  • Deputy, city officer are a drunk driver’s nightmare

    Drunk drivers who fear blue lights in their rearview mirrors should shiver even more when these two cops are on duty.
    Sgt. Kyle Lucas of the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office are the reigning DUI champions of Anderson County, and received recognition for their efforts earlier this month.

  • Losing child leaves couple emotionally, financially drained

    A stillborn child has the son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law of a local woman grieving and in need of help.
    Emilia Cornish’s son, Jacob Howard, and his fiancé, Melissa Shannon were expecting a child Dec. 26, but a trip to her doctor late last month revealed that the unborn infant had no heartbeat. A few days later, the baby girl was born, touching off a heart-wrenching time for the young couple and leaving them hard-pressed to make ends meeting.

  • Shop With Cop delivers merrier Christmas

    A pair of shoes, some toys and a bellyful of pizza made Christmas a little brighter for Anderson County children who likely wouldn’t have received any gifts at all.
    Thirty-three children were assisted in Saturday’s annual Shop With a Cop event, which provides Christmas gifts for children who otherwise might not receive any.
    The children received a pair of shoes from the Shoe Barn, then headed to Walmart for gifts and other items.
    From there, they went to Edwardo’s Pizza for lunch.

  • A kiss and hug for her soldier

    It’s doubtful that anyone, anywhere will receive a better Christmas present than the one a Lawrenceburg woman received last Friday morning.
    Lisa K. Wilhelm-Stanton’s nephew, Spc. Christopher R. Price, returned home after a year in Afghanistan, touching off tears and a celebration that included him receiving a well-earned smooch from his fiancé, who was also at Fort Knox to greet him.

  • Historic district met with anger

    The historic district commission wanted feedback for its final recommendation.
    And at the first public hearing Dec. 6 regarding the proposed Lawrenceburg historic district, they certainly got it.
    More than 80 property owners and citizens attended last Tuesday’s public hearing, debating the potential control of the historic commission limiting property owner rights.

  • Who stole baby Jesus?

    There’s Santa Claus, and reindeer pulling his sleigh.
    But now, no baby Jesus in the manger, asleep on the hay.
    Jinnie Mae Bixler of 505 East Woodford Street loves Christmas.
    She doesn’t love the fact that her baby Jesus, a doll she spent weeks looking for this summer, was apparently stolen from her front lawn’s nativity scene.
    Before moving into her Woodford Street home about four years ago, Bixler didn’t have an opportunity to decorate her lawn for Christmas where people on the street could see it.

  • City breathes new life into unification

    Council member Larry Giles said he wanted to make sure he did right by the people when it came to unified government.  
    For the first time since August’s joint county and city meeting, discussion about city and county unification was back on the table at the city council’s Dec. 12 meeting.

  • Trial set for alleged puppy killer

    The Lawrenceburg man who is charged with stomping a puppy to death before setting it on fire will let a jury of his peers decide if he is guilty or innocent.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was expected to enter a plea last week in Anderson District Court, but opted instead to stand trial on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
    The trial is now set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in District Court.

  • News briefs: 12-7-11

    Annual Toy Run set for Dec. 11
    Wash’s Cycle will host its 12th annual Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 11, owner Gary Wash announced.
    The run will begin at noon at Walmart in Lawrenceburg and end at 2 p.m.
    Participants are encouraged to donate a new toy for an underprivileged child.
    For more information, call 839-3142.

    Donate blood, receive gift card
    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church, the Kentucky Blood Center announced in a news release.

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