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  • Spring weather a real haymaker

    April showers bring more than May flowers.

    They bring hay, too, and this year plenty of it.

    Following a pair of drought-ridden seasons that left farmers scrambling and paying high prices for the dietary staple, the spring cut this year delivered a veritable bumper crop of the grass they need to keep their animals fed through the winter.

    Lawrenceburg farmer John Chilton, who sells the hay he bales on fields he owns in Salvisa, said he’s pleased with this year’s crop.

  • Former youth minister indicted on rape, abuse charges

    A former youth minister at a local church has been indicted on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse, according to a news release issued by Kentucky State Police.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, who now lives in Richmond, was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury and is accused of abusing at least two victims.

    According to the indictment, Lunceford, who also has served as a youth minister in Franklin and Madison counties, committed the acts over the course of several months in 1992.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 2.

    Luis Mocinos, arraignment, no operator’s/moped license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    David T. Mudd, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .119) -- proof in file.

    Richard D. Nichols, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .160) -- pleaded guilty, 30-day operator’s license suspension, review March 30, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment Aug. 3.

  • Wife, husband indicted on meth charges

    A Lawrenceburg couple was indicted June 16 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on several methamphetamine charges.

    Jeanie Bruner, who was arrested Friday, is charged with first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine (enhanced), which is a class A felony; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (enhanced); first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a class A misdemeanor; and possession of a defaced firearm, which is a class A misdemeanor, according to Anderson County Sheriff’s Det. Bryan Taylor.

  • Cable sheds more jobs

    General Cable confirmed Tuesday morning that 23 employees will be laid off July 13.

    Once the county’s largest private employer with nearly 300 workers, General Cable has been shedding jobs for the past several years. This latest reduction, which includes 19 hourly employees, leaves the company with 103 workers, according to Lisa Lawson, General Cable’s vice president of corporate communications.

    The company has struggled in recent years as telecommunications companies move away from traditional cable products.

  • Murdered child's removal OK'd by Nelson Circuit Clerk's office

    (Calls made by the Lawrenceburg Police Department concerning the emergency protective order obtained by Timothy Frazier, father of 21-month-old Cole Lance Frazier, should begin playing.)

     

  • Trimble takes fair crown

    Only one word could sum up the way Samantha Trimble felt as she heard her name announced Monday night as this year’s Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show: “Thrilled!”

    “I’m so excited,” said Trimble, the 18-year-old daughter of Kelley and Terry Trimble. “There were seven beautiful girls up there, and I’m thrilled to be chosen (as the winner).”

    Apparently, she was thrilled and thankful.

    The first thing she did after leaving the pageant stage was thank the judges.

  • Missing 16-year-old found

    A Lawrenceburg youth who was reported missing last week has been found, Lawrenceburg Police Department Sgt. Chad Powell announced Monday morning in a news release.

    Dillon Lee Whittaker, 16, was found early Sunday morning in Lawrenceburg, Powell said.

    Whittaker was reported missing June 12 by his mother, Kathy Pike, police said.

    No other information was immediately available.

  • Slot machine measure passes in House

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) was one of 52 state representatives who voted Friday afternoon in favor of slot machines at the state's horse racing tracks.

    The measure passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 52-45, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The issue needed 51 votes to pass. The measure must now be approved by the Senate. As of Friday afternoon, it was still unknown if the Senate would vote on the issue during the current special session.

  • Critics throw cold water on city's proposed 'spray garden'

    The city of Lawrenceburg’s efforts to build a “spray garden” in the city park near the American Legion complex is being met with criticism in this week’s letters to the editor, including a 13-year-old who calls it a “big waste of money.”

    “It’s basically sprinklers which, let’s face it, aren’t that fun for very long. Wouldn’t it be so much better to have a pool with water slides?” writes Brooke Tindall. “It would cost the city $90,000. In my opinion this is a big waste of money.”