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  • Driver smashes into Fox Creek residence, flees accident scene

    A Lawrenceburg man crashed a Chevy Tahoe into a Fox Creek Road residence early Monday afternoon and fled the scene of the accident.
    According to Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Likens, 20-year-old driver John Ivey of 1497 Aaron Barnett Road was driving west into Lawrenceburg with a single passenger, 19-year-old Andrew Rittenberry, when Ivey lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Fox Creek Road and Anderson City Road a little before 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.

  • Woman sustains injuries in wreck on Alton Road

    A helicopter airlifted a female driver Monday afternoon after she struck a tree with her vehicle on Alton Road.
    Charlotte Hall, 57, of Indiana, was transported via helicopter to the University of Kentucky hospital on Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. after sustaining non life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident.
    Officer Brian Wooldridge of the Sheriff’s Office said Hall, the sole passenger, lost control of her Chevrolet pick up while driving on the wet road.

  • Mental health could be used in murder suspect’s defense

    The man charged with brutally murdering his landlord last year on Clay Burgin Road may use his own mental health in defending himself against the charge.
    Terrance Cram, 50, is charged with killing Tena McNeely, 49 last January at her residence about 14 miles outside of Lawrenceburg.
    According to documents filed in Anderson Circuit Court, Cram’s attorney plans to introduce “mental health evidence relating to the defense of extreme emotional disturbance.”

  • Prosecutor rescinds plea offer in tied up child case

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s office retracted a plea offer Wednesday for the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for as many as 16 hours each day.
    The girl’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with her parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, all are charged with first-degree criminal child abuse and have each pleaded not guilty.
    Armed Wednesday in Anderson Circuit Court with their own public defenders, each appeared in front of Judge Charles Hickman and were expected to receive a plea deal from prosecutor David Nutgrass.

  • Child porn suspect pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with 70 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court and could now face up to 20 years in prison.
    Mark Hawks, 55, of Secretariat Drive entered his plea roughly 16 months after being indicted for downloading and viewing pornographic images of girls as young as 6 years old at his home and at his workplace in Shelbyville.

  • Mom hauls son into court, cops haul him away

    The mother of a suspected methamphetamine “smurf” out of jail on bond hauled her son into Anderson Circuit Court on Wednesday, then stood and watched as deputies hauled him off to jail.
    Evan Cochran, 20, of Lawrenceburg was arrested in May along with four others on methamphetamine-related charges. Evans told arresting officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department that he was “smurfing,” a term used to describe those who purchase pseudoephedrine and other substances for others who manufacture meth.

  • Send Santa your Christmas list through the News

    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.

    For the 35th consecutive year, the News will help Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.

    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.

  • Paramedic claims disability led to him being fired

    A former paramedic is claiming he was fired from his position for being “a qualified individual with a disability” and is suing Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and the Anderson County Fiscal Court for letting him go.
    In a lawsuit Nov. 2 in Anderson Circuit Court, Scott Tibbetts claims he “suffered from clinical anxiety and depression” from October of 2011 through the time he was fired in March, and that Conway violated the law by firing him.

  • 6th District magistrate blasted again

    The hits just keep coming to 6th District Magistrate Kenny Barnett.
    Just two weeks after being called a “liar” by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, Barnett received a tongue-lashing by fellow Magistrate David Ruggles and told to “start doing his job” during Monday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    And if that weren’t enough, Conway later called Barnett “clueless,” and said a first-grader would know more about how county government operates.

  • Children seek help for arson victims

    The children of Red and Joyce Shingleton have no idea why someone burned their parents’ business to the ground late last month, but they do know they need some help while trying to recover.
    Red’s Welding and Scrap Removal was intentionally set fire twice in October — the first attempt to burn it down failed, the second did not.
    Investigators with the Kentucky State Police say both attempts were arson and they are still looking for whoever is responsible.