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  • Tragedy narrowly averted when car, train collide

    Had the train been going a hair faster or the vehicle a hair slower, tragedy would likely have been the result last Thursday morning.

    Fortunately for Lisa Chesser of Willisburg, her battle with a train that foggy morning ended with her being shaken up and the rear bumper of her SUV being torn off.

    It could have been much, much worse, experts said.

  • Sheriff files for re-election

    Sheriff Troy Young announced Monday that he will seek another term in office during the 2010 elections.

    Young said he filed a letter of intent to seek re-election with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, freeing him up to take campaign donations.

    “Over the past few weeks I have been humbled at the overwhelming number of Anderson County citizens asking me if I’m going to run to continue serving the county in the next election, when the next election is and how they can help,” Young said.

  • Wooden crosses issue still unresolved

    The debate over wooden monuments in Lawrenceburg Cemetery is still ongoing despite two city meetings in the past week in which the issue was discussed.

    The city’s Public Works Committee met last Thursday, and the issue was brought before the full council on Monday night.

    After hearing from six concerned, and at times emotional, citizens during Monday night’s meeting, the issue was bounced back to the Public Works Committee for further discussion.

  • Grand jury indictments

    On July 21, the Anderson County grand jury indicted Carolyn Goodwin, 44, of Louisville, on a charge of complicity to theft by unlawful taking (more than $300).

    The following people were indicted Aug. 4 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Anthony Jewell, of 1203 Caldwell Road, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Andrew B. Garlen, 25, of Frankfort was indicted on one count of first-degree perjury.

    Stephanie N. Cummins, 26, of 310 1/2 Bond Street, was indicted on one count of first-degree perjury.

  • District court proceedings

    Clarification

    The Linda C. Hawkins listed on the district court page of the Aug. 5 edition of The Anderson News is not Linda Carol Hawkins, daughter of Jerome and Jean Hawkins.

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 1.

    Thomas A. Walker, hearing, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- to serve 60 days (credit time served), work release approved.

    Charlotte Whetzel, arraignment, dogs to be licensed -- pleaded guilty, $163, installment/deferred payment Dec. 3.

  • Woman charged with running over boyfriend

    A domestic dispute ended last Friday when a Lawrenceburg woman allegedly used a vehicle to run over her boyfriend at 115 Bluebird Court, according to Lawrenceburg police.

    Stephanie L. Cane, 37, of 83 Warbler Drive, was charged with first-degree domestic assault, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Police say she ran over Jeremy Cheser, who suffered head, arm and leg injuries.

  • Police find rape victim nude, bruised, bleeding

    A woman screaming hysterically.

    That’s what Lawrenceburg police officer David Patterson says he heard early Sunday morning when he approached the front door of a residence at 109 Carlton Drive to investigate a noise complaint.

    Patterson says he knocked on the door, but quickly decided that waiting for a response wouldn’t do. Instead, he forced his way inside and found a nude, bleeding and bruised woman lying on a bed.

    “She was screaming hysterical and crying ‘help me, help me,’” Patterson said in an interview Monday afternoon.

  • 127 Corridor Sale in full swing

    The world’s longest yard sale will be running through Anderson County once again this year.

    The 127 Corridor Sale officially begins on the first Thursday in August (which, this year, is Aug. 6), but some vendors in Anderson County set up a few days early to get in some extra sales.

    Eagle Lake Convention and Expo Center is the state headquarters of the sale, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 9.

  • Schools open in sadness

    The first day of the school year in Anderson County began with middle school students mourning the loss of one of their own.

    Seth Carnahan, 13, who started attending seventh grade at Anderson County Middle School in February, fell into North Elkhorn Creek on Saturday afternoon while crossing Great Crossing Dam in Scott County.

    Rescue crews spent three days searching, and the teenager’s body was recovered Monday afternoon.

  • Lawrenceburg, police hit with $20 million lawsuit

    A Lawrenceburg woman whose son was shot and killed May 26 by his father in a murder-suicide is suing the city and two police officers for at least $20 million, according to a lawsuit filed last Thursday at the federal courthouse in Frankfort.

    Candice Dempsey claims the city failed to properly hire, train and supervise Lt. Chris Atkins and officer Nathan Doty, and that both were made aware of the father’s “long, sordid criminal history” when they removed the boy from his mother’s custody May 14.