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  • UPDATE: Debris collection to begin Monday

    UPDATE — A company has signed a state contract to collect storm-related debris after the first company that agreed to do so bailed out of its contract last week.

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish confirmed today that T and F Contractors is scheduled to begin picking up debris Monday, Feb. 23.

    The city and county announced last week that the state had approved a contract to have debris from the ice storm earlier this month picked at residences, saving homeowners from paying to have it removed or moving it themselves to two designed locations.

  • Stripper gets five years for con job

    The stripper charged with stealing more than $60,000 from a 69-year-old Lawrenceburg woman will spend five years in prison.

    Glenda Jean Moore, 33, was sentenced last month, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Moore will also have to pay restitution for her crimes, and although an exact amount has not been set, Taylor estimates she will be required to pay between $60,000 and $100,000.

    Moore was an acquaintance of the victim’s son, Taylor said.

  • First Baptist musicians indicted

    Two Lawrenceburg men were indicted on felony charges last week by a Franklin County Grand Jury for what police say was their part in creating a fake commercial drivers license.

    Lance Roe, 28, apparently wanted the license to drive a bus for First Baptist Church, where he serves as an organist.

    Police say the church’s pianist, Michael Sivils, 45, assisted Roe in obtaining the license by altering a state computer system database to make it appear that Roe had passed a test to obtain the license.

  • Goose’s goose nearly cooked

    A pet goose at the Kentucky State University farm off US 127 survived after a burglar shot it while stealing items Thursday night from an office building at the complex.

    Burglars broke into the office, trashed it and stole about $8,000 worth of items, according to Tiua Chilton, the university’s assistant chief of police.

    Why one of the burglars shot the goose is anyone’s guess, but Chilton figures it was to shut it up.

  • District Court Proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 17.

    Steven D. Preston, review, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- diversion completion review Nov. 3, 2010.

    Jamie W. Purvis, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- failed to appear.

    Timothy Renfrow, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- dismissed.

    Raymond Reyes Jr., arraignment, license to be in possession -- dismissed.

  • Funeral director indicted on two felonies

    A funeral director with Gash Memorial Chapel was indicted Wednesday by the Franklin County grand jury on two felony charges, according to the Franklin Circuit Court Clerk's office.

    Lance Roe, 27, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

    Roe is also a former part-time deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office who assisted with crowd control.

  • Man dies after falling from roof

    A 77-year-old Lawrenceburg man died Friday afternoon after falling from his roof on Joy Street.

    When the Anderson County Emergency Medical Service arrived at the scene, Norman D. Jones was in critical condition, said Maj. Amy Womack.

    Jones was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he later died.

    The home had one story, and Womack estimated Jones fell about 8 to 10 feet.

    “The report we got from the family was that he was cleaning ice and snow from the gutters,” Womack said.

  • High wind warning in effect until 10 p.m.

    UPDATED 6:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY — A high wind warning remains in effect for Anderson and surrounding counties until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts from 65 to 70 mph are expected throughout the evening, the warning says.

    "Winds of this strength could result in widespread damage across the region and could cause already loosened branches and trees from the recent ice storm to fall," the warning says.

  • Ice storm gives way to brighter days

    Two weeks ago, the streets of Anderson County were paved in ice and snow after the worst winter storm in modern Kentucky history blew across the state.

    But you’d never know it just by stepping outside today.

    Temperatures have been in the 60s flirting with 70 since late last week, and all signs indicate that life is on its way back to normal — especially since power has been restored to all Anderson County residents.

  • City joins county in approving reverse 911

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to enter into an agreement with the county government to fund a system that can alert residents of pending emergencies.

    The reverse 911 system will be funded by tax money the county receives from residents who have landline phones.

    The county and city opted for a four-year contract with One Call Now, the same company currently used by Anderson County Schools to notify parents of school closings and other events.