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  • Fire guts trailer on Lock Road

    An Anderson County man lost his Lock Road home and all of its contents in a fire late last Friday afternoon.

    Charles Boyd wasn't home when the fire started, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    "When he came home, heavy smoke was puffing from the trailer," Barnes said. "He went across the road to the fellow who owns the property and called 911."

    When firefighters arrived at the home, located near the end of Lock Road in the 1800 block, the trailer was fully engulfed, Barnes said.

  • Nothing ladylike about them

    Summer brought us a rare hatch of ear-piercing cicadas.

    There’s nothing rare about what fall is likely to bring: an invasion of quieter, but no less pesky, ladybugs.

    Tommy Yankey, Anderson Extension agent for agriculture, issued a warning last week that ladybugs — actually Asian lady beetles — are likely to begin invading homes all across Anderson County as the weather continues to cool.

  • Hospital named in genital amputation lawsuit

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has now been added to the list of parties being sued by a Waddy man who says his penis was amputated by mistake last fall.

    Phillip Seaton, 61, and his wife, Deborah, filed suit Oct. 7 in Shelby County Circuit Court against the hospital where the surgery was performed last October.

    Seaton previously filed suit against the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. John Patterson, the anesthesiologist, Dr. Oliver James, as well as Commonwealth Urology, PSC, in Frankfort, which employs Patterson.

  • Fain, Dorough charged in drug sweep

    Two Anderson County men were among dozens of suspects arrested on drug charges by Kentucky State Police during the agency's annual "Fall Harvest" operation, according to a news release.

    Ronald Fain was charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and nine other charges, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Gary Dorough was charged with four counts of trafficking marijuana and one count of bribery, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Both were transported to the Franklin County Detention Center.

  • Pothole fix sparks anger, accusations

    A recently patched pothole has resulted in one magistrate accusing another of trying to benefit his campaign for county clerk by requesting roadwork outside of his district.

    Magistrate Jason Denny, who is running for county clerk, submitted a work order to have roadwork done in the Honeysuckle subdivision, located in Magistrate Larry Smith's district. Smith said Denny had no business submitted work orders in his district, and that Denny did so to help win support for his campaign for county clerk.

  • Car sails off Highway 44, crashes into ditch

    People at the scene of the accident said Jasmine Hatchell is extremely lucky to have only sustained what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries when, on Monday morning, the Lexus she was driving crashed on Highway 44 near The Gardens subdivision.

    The car apparently hurtled off a 10-foot high culvert and flipped over before coming to an abrupt halt at the bottom of the ditch that parallels the highway.

  • Truck nearly flips on Main Street

    A tractor-trailer driver nearly toppled his rig Friday afternoon while turning right from Woodford Street onto North Main in Lawrenceburg.

    The driver was making what local officials said was an illegal right hand turn on Main when he cut the corner too short and his trailer began climbing the curb on front of city hall.

    Instead of stopping, the driver kept revving his engine and eventually became lodged on the steel handrail along the steps in front of the building, according to Brian Ritchey, who witnessed the incident.

  • Starting from scratch

    Kristi Riley’s 9-year-old daughter has a shelf in her room dedicated to her youth cheerleading accolades. The shelf is full of pom poms and trophies she has collected throughout her years as a cheerleader.

    “Out of all the sports and activities she’s done, this is the one she’s stuck with,” Riley said.

    Riley’s daughter hopes to add another trophy to that shelf this year, and Riley, the new coordinator of Anderson County Youth Cheerleading, hopes her daughter can, too.

  • A true survivor

    An angel knocked on Karla Taylor’s door on Oct. 6.

    Whether real or an angel in disguise, someone repeatedly knocked on the door at 103 Ray Court to warn those who lived inside that their home was on fire.

    Taylor, 31, a registered nurse, and her two children were sitting upstairs that night when the doorbell started ringing and someone started pounding on the door. Taylor said she kept asking, “Who is it? Who is it?” But no one responded.

  • Cops: Stripper conned woman out of $60K

    A Clark County woman charged with stealing over $60,000 from a 69-year-old Lawrenceburg woman is now in custody, said Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Glenda Jean Moore, 33, turned herself in Oct. 7 in Anderson Circuit Court, Taylor said.

    Moore received word that there were warrants for her arrest and appeared in court with her attorney. She was scheduled to appear for a motion, and was arrested in the courtroom, Taylor said.

    “Moore had been wanted for several months,” Taylor said.