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  • 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.

  • EDA gets pep talk from state expert

    Anderson County needs an industrial park if it hopes to create jobs and attract industry.

    That was the message delivered Wednesday morning by J.R. Wilhite, a commissioner with the state’s cabinet for economic development, to members of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

    Wilhite said Anderson County already has many of the attributes companies looking to expand or relocate are looking for, except an industrial park.

    “Anderson County and Lawrenceburg are desirable locations,” he said.

  • Dirty politics or childish pranks?

    Jason Denny's sign in front of Capital Medical Group encourages people to vote for him.

    His counterpart in next month's county clerk election, Anthony Stratton, has similar signs with a similar message posted across Anderson County.

    Their detractors, however, have apparently been using those signs for other purposes, including spraying one of Denny's with graffiti and tossing some of Stratton's in trash bins.

  • Two recovering following fatal motorcycle wreck

    The survivors of the accident last week that claimed the life of a Lawrenceburg man are recovering from their injuries, according to family members and friends.

    Brenda Sparrow, 48, was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by Donald Miller, 60, who was pronounced dead at the scene after the bike he was driving south on U.S. 127 Bypass T-boned a vehicle that apparently pulled out in front of him from Eagle Lake Drive.

    Sparrow was thrown from the bike and sustained multiple injuries. She was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Man angered, files lawsuit after genital amputation

    Phillip Seaton struggled to control his emotions as he talked about waking up from surgery to discover he no longer had a penis.

    Seaton, 61, said he went into Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in last October to have a simple circumcision. During the procedure, he was to have his foreskin removed because the excess skin was contributing to what he was told was some type of infection on the tip of his penis.

    "The doctor knew that's all that was supposed to be done," he said Friday.

    "We even joked about it, like, don't take off too much."

  • Police: Daughter set up parents to be robbed

    An Anderson County woman is in custody after confessing to setting up a robbery of her mother and stepfather, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Amanda Green, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. She is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

    The sheriff's office received a call at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 saying that Michelle and Coley Wideman had been robbed at gunpoint at 321 Bypass North.

  • Doctor's lawyer says genital amputation was necessary

    The attorney for a doctor being sued for removing a Waddy man's penis said Friday that the amputation was "medically necessary."

    Attorney Clay Robinson said in a written statement that though he had advised his client, Dr. John Patterson, not to respond to requests for interviews, the complaint and subsequent comments by Phillip Seaton's attorney merit some response.