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  • County cracks back on pit bulls

    The recent rash of dog attacks has county officials considering an ordinance that would restrict or possibly ban the ownership of pit bulls and other dangerous animals.

    Anderson County Fiscal Court magistrates ordered County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis to draft such an ordinance during their meeting last Tuesday night.

    Magistrates also tabled for further consideration an ordinance that would allow animal control office Jason Chesser to carry firearms to protect him while responding to vicious animal calls.

  • Graeter pleads guilty in Food Court slaying

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16, 2008 has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 19, was originally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death.

    First-degree murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Health department prepares for swine flu outbreak

    Cases of swine flu have not been reported in Anderson County or Kentucky, but the Anderson County Health Department is still keeping an eye on the situation.

    “Our office is participating in conference calls with the Department for Public Health on a daily basis and we are preparing for a community-wide response should that become necessary,” said Public Health Director Brandon Hurley.

  • Health fair set for Saturday

    The economy is in poor health, but that doesn’t mean people have to be.

    That’s the message being sent by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and Anderson County Health Department as they team up for the second-annual “Health Makes Cents” health fair.

    The event is free and scheduled for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Anthony D. Stratton building in the county park.

  • Pit bull attacks continue

    Another day, another pit bull attack in Lawrenceburg.

    The latest attack came Wednesday morning when a pit bull broke its leash on Washington Street and mauled a neighbor's dog.

    "It got a neighbor's dog and chewed it up pretty bad," said Lawrenceburg Police Chief Tommy Burris.

    Burris said an animal control officer was able to capture the dog and take it county's animal control shelter.

    "The dog usually stays inside but the [owner] tied it up on the porch," Burris said. "It broke it's leash and ate the neighbor's dog up."

  • Business owners pitch Sunday alcohol sales

    Two business owners were scheduled to ask the Anderson County Fiscal Court to grant liquor by the drink sales on Sundays during its meeting Tuesday night.

    The results of the meeting were not available at press time.

    Brad Smith, owner of Eagle Lake Convention Center and a variety of business interests across the city and county, and Logan Leet, owner of Lovers Leap Winery on Lanes Mill Road, said before the meeting they were seeking the change to help foster better business.

  • Police shoot, run over attacking pit bull

    City police shot an attacking pit bull several times and ran over it twice before the dog finally died last Thursday afternoon on North Main Street.

    The dog was one of two that escaped from a yard on David Drive, killed a black lab and mauled another dog.

    The dogs then turned on animal control officer Jason Chesser, who was forced to climb atop his pickup truck and call Lawrenceburg police for help, according to Lt. Chris Atkins of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Cornish denies woman’s allegations of sex toy, porn

    A woman’s claims that county employees gave her a sex toy, showed her a pornographic video and harassed her while she worked for the county were denied Monday by Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Cornish’s denials were filed in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by former county employee Lea Beasmore, who was fired March 2.

  • Lawrenceburg man injured in Ohio auto accident

    A Lawrenceburg man was seriously injured in an Ohio automobile accident early this month, but according to family members, his condition is improving.

    Steven Casey was driving from Lawrenceburg to visit a cousin in Michigan when he wrecked near Dayton, Ohio, on April 4, said his aunt, Donna Stratton.

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