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  • Manhunt continues

    Lawrenceburg police were still searching Tuesday for a third suspect in a bizarre home invasion investigation that has resulted in two arrests and left the community on edge for several days.

  • Manhunt continues in home invasion case

    UPDATED FRIDAY, 4:30 P.M. —

    Two people are under arrest and two are on the lam following a sting operation conducted by the Lawrenceburg Police Department to nab suspects in a home invasion earlier this week.

  • Dump truck clips power line, causes outages in city

    The bed of a dump truck clipped a power line on Djeddah Drive on Friday afternoon, pulling down two electric poles and causing widespread power outages in Lawrenceburg.

    Lawrenceburg Police Officer David Patterson said the driver of the dump truck thought the bed was down and locked, but an issue with the hydraulics of the truck caused the bed to rise and catch the power lines.

    One electric pole was pulled down in the road at 119 Djeddah Drive, and the next pole in line fell in a neighbor's backyard.

    At least one of the poles appeared to be dry rotted.

  • Candidates set for general election

    Candidates for four local elections have been set as the last day to file to run in the general election was Aug. 12.

    The election will be Nov. 4.

    County clerk - two candidates, one open seat

    Jason Denny (R)

    Anthony Stratton (D)

    City council - eight candidates, six open seats

    David Allen Kays

    Bobby Durr

    Paul Thomas "Tommy" Vaughn

    Steven Rucker

    Kevin Green

    Larry Giles

    Ken Evans

    Robert "Sandy" Goodlett

  • City police seize pound of pot

    A traffic stop Aug. 6 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department resulted in two arrests and the seizure of over a pound of marijuana, according to a news release.

    The driver, Justin D. Thornberry, 19, Lawrenceburg, was charged with possession of marijuana after police found a baggie containing marijuana on him, the release said.

    The passenger, Jason A. Mattingly, 33, Lawrenceburg, was charged with trafficking in marijuana.

  • Allaka's big day

    A little girl sat at the table in her kindergarten classroom for the first time. Her arms were crossed, her face was red and her cheeks glistened with tears.

    This little girl missed her parents. This little girl would have preferred to be playing at home in the sunshine or tucked away safely in her bed. This little girl did not want to be at kindergarten.

    But this little girl was not Allaka Lewis.

    Allaka, 5, sat two tables over with a smile on her face and a crayon in her hand. But in the middle of coloring a picture, Allaka lost her smile for just a second.

  • Humane Society should pay rent, judge-executive says

    Fiscal court magistrates voted Thursday to pay back $7,700 the county owes the Anderson Humane Society, but that apparently didn't settle the ongoing rift between Judge-Executive Steve Cornish and the agency.

    Cornish said "absolutely no" when voting to pay back the $7,700, but not before criticizing the agency's director and treasurer, questioning why the non-profit agency doesn't pay rent for using a county building, and raising concerns about the agency's lack of liability insurance.

  • Cheerleading coordinator jailed, charged with theft

    The 2007-08 coordinator of the Anderson County Youth Cheerleading Association has been charged with taking over $3,000 from the organization during that season, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced in a news release.

    Mary Ann Pratt, 32, of Lawrenceburg, was arrested Thursday, charged with theft by unlawful taking over $300 and lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail after a four-month-long investigation by Detective Mike Schell.

    The "situation" came up back in April, Schell said.

  • Lawrenceburg man survives wreck on Alton Station Road

    A Lawrenceburg man was bleeding and battered but survived a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Alton Station Road.

    With blood oozing from his injured left wrist, Brian Hudson was loaded on a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance after the delivery van he was driving skidded out of control and came to rest on its side.

    Hudson, who drives a van for DHL, was trapped inside the van for nearly an hour as rescue workers first peeled away the windshield and then the van's passenger side door and roof to get him out.

  • City man beaten, robbed in his home

    Two armed men dressed in black and wearing masks beat and robbed a city resident at his home early Tuesday morning, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced.

    Police are still searching for suspects in the incident, which occurred at a residence on Highland Avenue, just off Broadway in the city.

    The victim's identity and address were not released.

    Police said the victim told them that two men rang his doorbell repeatedly until he answered just after midnight.