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  • State Christmas tree cut here

    Kevin D. Gritton loved giving unique Christmas gifts, and this year, his parents gave the state a unique gift in his memory.

    Joyce and Jackie Gritton, who live on Wilson Lane in Alton Station, donated a 30-foot-tall Norway Spruce to serve as the Commonwealth Christmas tree at the state capitol.

    “This is Kevin’s unique gift to the state of Kentucky,” Jackie Gritton said Thursday morning just minutes before the tree was cut from his yard.

  • Police look for suspects in smoke shop burglary (WITH VIDEO)

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that occurred Monday morning at Bo's Smoke Shop near Eagle Lake.

    The sheriff's office received an alarm drop at 12:15 a.m. Monday. When Deputy Patrick Beasley arrived, he found the front door to the business had been broken out and the store had been burglarized, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

    An inventory estimate of $10,000 in cigarettes and cigars had been stolen, including some cash, the news release said.

  • Infant suffers broken bones, bleeding from shaking

    A Lawrenceburg man is accused of shaking his infant daughter so hard that she suffered rectal bleeding, a brain hemorrhage and multiple broken bones.

    Derek Hartley, 26, of 1016 Anderson City Road was arrested Nov. 19 on two charges of first-degree assault. He appeared Monday in Anderson District Court and is currently being held in Frankfort Regional Detention Center on $250,000 cash bail.

  • 'She's healed now'

    After fighting two battles with an inoperable brainstem tumor, Brianna Nicole Borwig died on Monday. She was 13.

    “We’re all going to miss her,” said Brenda Sadler, administrative assistant at Anderson Christian Church, where Brianna was a member.

    “She had such a beautifiul voice,” Sadler said. “She used to sit behind me, and it would just bring a smile to your face.”

    Sadler, who also taught Brianna in classes at the church, said it was heartbreaking to see such a beautiful young girl go through so much.

  • Bomb threat suspect nabbed

    The man accused of calling in a bomb threat last Thursday to Anderson County Head Start and Day Care is behind bars.

    Louisville Metro Police, following a search that was launched by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, took Craig E. Nokes of Louisville into custody Friday night.

    Nokes, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class C felony, according to Detective Bryan Taylor of the sheriff’s department. He is also charged with violating an emergency protection order.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts five

    The following people were indicted Nov. 17 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Michael B. Griffin, of 5122 Whirlaway Lane, was indicted on 12 charges: five counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument; theft by unlawful taking (firearm); giving an officer a false name/address; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Burglary video 3

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office released this video in hopes of identifying two men who broke into Bo's Smoke Shop on Monday morning.

    For more information on the burglary, click here.

    Anyone with information regarding the burglary should contact the sheriff's office at 839-7957 or the emergency dispatch center at 839-5125.

  • Burglary video 2

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office released this video in hopes of identifying two men who broke into Bo's Smoke Shop on Monday morning.

    For more information on the burglary, click here.

    Anyone with information regarding the burglary should contact the sheriff's office at 839-7957 or the emergency dispatch center at 839-5125.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 24.

    Samual L. Oates, show cause, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    Garnett L. Preston Jr., arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed; failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- dismissed as warning.

    Daniel M. Pulliam, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to Oct. 5.

  • From divots to potholes

    Driving a golf cart on a public road in Lawrenceburg still has a chance to be legalized by the Lawrenceburg City Council.

    After being approached by a couple of citizens, Mayor Edwinna Baker brought up for discussion the possibility of allowing golf carts on public roads at last week’s regular council meeting.

    The issue was discussed by the council during a July work session, but hadn’t been revisited. In July, council members suggested that the city gather more information from other Kentucky cities who have allowed the vehicles on public roads.