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  • Weapons cache swiped from North Main gun store

    About $5,000 worth of firearms was stolen last week from the Anderson Armory gun store on North Main Street in Lawrenceburg, according to a report released by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Det. Mike Schell with the Lawrenceburg Police Department said 13 handguns and one long gun were stolen, but no ammunition.

    He said the case has been turned over to the federal department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, due to the number of weapons stolen.

    Police said the guns were stolen between Sunday night, Jan. 20, and Monday morning, Jan. 21.

  • Lawrenceburg man involved in fatal wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man survived what proved to be a fatal accident for another driver Monday morning in Mercer County.

    Micah Hammons, 32, was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on U.S. 127 Bypass when his vehicle was hit in the rear by one driven by Charles L. Wright, 60, of Corinth, located in northern Kentucky.

    Wright was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to published reports.

    Hammons was not injured in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Highway 152, according to reports.

  • Murder suspect in court Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg man charged in the stabbing death of a Franklin County man last week outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court is scheduled to be back in court Thursday morning.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 18, is scheduled to appear in Anderson District Court at 9 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.

    Graeter is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death Jan. 16.

  • The family that eats together...

    Floyd and Gippie Shely's eight children come together each Monday in an area restaurant and have breakfast together.

    Sometimes they meet in Shelbyville where four of them reside, occasionally in Lexington where two now live, and other times they gather in Anderson County where they were all born and raised and two continue to call home.

  • OORAH!

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Clad in a football helmet, neck brace and cartoon-sized protective gloves, Jennifer Cottrell raised her pugil stick high above her head, screamed and charged into the center of the fighting ring.

    Cottrell, an English teacher at Anderson County High School, received an A for effort, but couldn't withstand a series of "deadly" blows from her assailant.

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  • Community Calendar 01/23/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 23

    Education

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  • Mercer County audit reveals $23,000 overpayment

    An audit report made public at a meeting of the Mercer County Board of Health last week indicated that an unidentified staff member has been overpaid for 600 hours of combined annual and compensatory leave. The resulting after-tax overpayment totals $23,347.

  • Man charged with murder after stabbing at food court

    A Lawrenceburg man has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a Frankfort man Wednesday evening at the Lawrenceburg Food Court.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 18, of Lawrenceburg, who was arraigned in Anderson District Court on Thursday morning, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robert Snider, 20, of Frankfort.

    Graeter allegedly stabbed Snider on Wednesday around 5:45 p.m. in the food court parking lot, located at 1011 Crossroad Drive, just across the U.S. 127 Bypass from Anderson County High School.