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  • Police: Woman tried to torch house with grandmother still inside

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say set her house on fire with her bedridden grandmother still inside Sunday night has been charged with first-degree arson.

    Investigators say they still don’t know why Cheryl Brogan, 41, of 309 Center St., started the fire, the first in a series of bizarre events that resulted in her arrest Monday near Little Rock, Ark.

  • Student, 5, left sleeping on bus

    A preschooler was left sleeping on a school bus last Tuesday afternoon, and three Anderson County Schools’ employees were placed on administrative leave as a result, according to Assistant Superintendent Larry Basham.

    “We regret that it happened, but it did happen, so we have to deal with it,” Basham said.

    The child, a 5-year-old girl, boarded the preschool/kindergarten bus at the Early Childhood Center at the end of the day Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    The bus ran its route and went back to the garage, Basham said.

  • Fallen dancer, husband suing Alton Ruritan Club

    A woman who claims she was injured last March after falling on the dance floor at the Alton Ruritan Club is suing the club and two Lawrenceburg men who sponsored a dance at the club.

    Kathy and William Slaughter of Franklin County filed a civil suit late last month in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Praying for a miracle - again

    By Shannon Mason Brock

    Staff Writer

    Eight years ago, Brianna Borwig experienced what her family calls a miracle — today, they’re praying for a second one.

    Brianna, now 12, was diagnosed in 2000 at the age of 4 with an inoperable brainstem tumor. She underwent radiation, but doctors said the tumor was still growing and that there was “no hope,” according to Brianna’s mother, Kim.

    Doctors recommended that Brianna go through chemotherapy to “buy time,” Kim said.

  • Police investigating after Turner sub dismissed

    By Shannon Mason Brock

    Staff Writer

    A substitute teacher was dismissed from a classroom at Robert B. Turner Elementary School last Wednesday because of “inappropriate and unprofessional behavior,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Kim Shaw.

    “Her behavior and actions weren’t what we expect from teachers and substitute teachers,” Shaw said. “She is no longer on the substitute teacher list in the district.”

  • Arson alleged in Center Street fire

    UPDATED MONDAY 5:45 P.M. — A Lawrenceburg woman is in custody after allegedly setting her grandmother's Center Street home on fire Sunday night and fleeing the scene.

    Cheryl Brogan, 41, of 309 Center St., was arrested following a traffic accident in Arkansas and is charged with first-degree arson. Other charges are pending.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said Brogan was a caregiver for her grandmother, Janet Scroggins, 81, who owns the home.

  • Will storm debris ever be picked up?

    Getting storm debris picked up under a state contract continues to be a problem in Anderson County.

    A contractor who was supposed to pick up debris beginning Monday was nowhere to be seen as of Tuesday afternoon.

    “No crew has showed up yet,” Judge-Executive Steve Cornish said. “We haven’t heard anything from them.”

  • Fourth-grader wins countywide spelling bee

    Every time Clayton Fields stepped up to the microphone Thursday night, a smile spread across his face.

    And every time Clayton stepped up to spell a word, he got it right.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, said his positive attitude at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee was part of the reason he ultimately became the champion.

    “It definitely helped,” he said while smiling.

    Clayton’s winning word was “benefactor,” and he spelled it correctly, loud and proud.