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  • Councilman charged after wreck

    A current city councilman and retired policeman was recently charged after his vehicle took out about 100 feet of fence on Ninevah Road.

    Paul Thomas “Tommy” Vaughn, 45, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle collision on Ninevah Road at 10:01 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to police reports.

  • Man charged for stealing grandmother's pain pills

    A Lawrenceburg man faces a felony charge after allegedly stealing his grandmother’s pain medication, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Bobby Lance Sutton, 22, of Bonds Mill Road, stole 45 Vicodin pills after getting a prescription filled at a local pharmacy without his grandmother’s permission, police said.

    Several days later, Sutton returned the pill bottle back to his grandmother, but instead of Vicodin, he placed 21 500mg Naproxen pills in the bottle, police said.

  • GET BACK!

    I refuse to be a statistic.

    In Kentucky alone, 175,000 women are victims of forcible rape, according to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, and I refuse to become one of them.

    Thanks to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, you can refuse to become one of them, too.

    Deputies Paul Blackhurst and Tony Likins were recently trained as Rape Aggression Defense instructors and will soon begin offering the nationally recognized courses as a service to the community.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory, which was issued for Mill Creek Pike last week, has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced in a news release.

  • Gillispie enters rehab; court date still Oct. 5

    Former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie entered an alcohol rehabilitation center in Texas last week, but his Oct. 5 court date here on a DUI charge is still on.

    That’s according Bill Patrick, the Lawrenceburg attorney defending Gillispie against the drunk driving charge he received Aug. 27 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted Sept. 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Carrie L. Jaynes, 48, of 1139 Versailles Road, Lot 24, was indicted on four charges: theft of a controlled substance; illegal possession of a controlled substance (marijuana); illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance prescription not in its original container.

    Kimberly Claunch, 40, of Versailles, was indicted on a charge of flagrant non-support.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 2.

    Amber Rummel, disposition, theft by deception (less than $300) -- show cause.

    Alfred A. Rutledge IV, pretrial conference, receiving stolen property (less than $300) -- show cause Aug. 6.

    Jay M. Seltsam, motion to revoke probation, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) -- motion granted, to serve 10 days).

    Destry G. Sharp, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .166) -- continued to Aug. 6.

  • Dog ordinance dies in fiscal court

    An ordinance that would have tightened the leash on potentially vicious and vicious dogs was killed last Tuesday morning by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Several magistrates said they were uncomfortable passing the ordinance because it contained what amounted to a leash law that would have required all dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash while off their property.

    Currently, dogs can roam free on their own property, but must only be under voice command of their owners when off.

  • Grades 6-8 hear Obama; K-5 don't

    Students at Anderson County Middle School joined students all around the country Tuesday afternoon as they logged on to hear President Barack Obama encourage them to take responsibility for their own education.

    Obama’s speech, delivered from a high school in Virginia, drew criticism locally and nationally beginning more than a week before it was broadcast live on the Internet and CSPAN.

    A transcript of the speech was released Monday, about 24 hours in advance of the webcast.

  • Lawrenceburg native to cast, film movie here

    Green Nation Entertainment will be casting and filming its upcoming feature film, “Popcorn Ceiling,” in Central Kentucky. 

    Hope Riley-Miner, a founding partner of Green Nation Entertainment, along with husband, producer Tim Miner, will be returning to her home state of Kentucky to film the movie.

    Riley-Miner, a native of Lawrenceburg, is also the screenwriter, and she will be starring in the film.