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  • Judge-executive stops peforming marriages

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed last week that he will no longer perform marriages following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex weddings in all 50 states.
    Gritton, who is not statutorily required to perform marriages, said he has performed them since taking office in January but the ruling prompted him to stop.

  • Mom, daughter busted

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg mother and daughter were among three people charged last Wednesday afternoon with possession of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

    Dusty L. Dizney, 42, and her daughter, Lauren Dizney, 19, of 419 East Court St. were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The third person, Anthony D. Simpson, 27, of 1241 Dennis Road, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Mom, daughter busted

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg mother and daughter were among three people charged last Wednesday afternoon with possession of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

    Dusty L. Dizney, 42, and her daughter, Lauren Dizney, 19, of 419 East Court St. were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The third person, Anthony D. Simpson, 27, of 1241 Dennis Road, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Judge-executive stops peforming marriages

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed last week that he will no longer perform marriages following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex weddings in all 50 states.

    Gritton, who is not statutorily required to perform marriages, said he has performed them since taking office in January but the ruling prompted him to stop.

  • Vets have lifelong bond

    War is often more about destruction than creation, but sometimes war can forge together something that lasts for decades — friendship among soldiers.

    Local Vietnam War veteran Terry Covington knows all too well the power of friendships, and said he has been fortunate enough to still be able to count on a few men he calls friends.

    Covington was surprised over the Independence Day week when four of the men he served with in the Vietnam War decided to visit him at his Lawrenceburg home.

  • Business owner arrested for school kickbacks

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Thursday for an alleged scheme that saw his business provide just over $115,000 in illicit kickbacks to a school official in Warsaw, Indiana, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to court documents and media reports.

    Brian Stowers, 54, of 1381 Birdie Road, waived extradition during his arraignment Monday morning in Anderson District Court, where he was also arraigned on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Snow White, as you’ve never seen her before

    The Anderson County Community Theatre’s presentation of Snow White is a true labor of love for the entire cast and crew, but especially for director Catherine Partlow, who wrote the play and designed all the costumes herself.

    While a veteran director, this is Partlow’s first foray into the writing world and said the inspiration for her rendition of Snow White came from her dissatisfaction with the current accepted storyline.

  • Scenes from the funeral procession for Trooper Eric Chrisman
  • Scenes from Sunday's visitation for Trooper Eric Chrisman
  • Thousands pay final respects to trooper killed in car wreck

    By Ben Carlson and Ricki Barker, News staff

    A note found in trooper Eric Chrisman’s apartment shortly after his death asked a simple but poignant question: “What legacy do you want to leave?”

    That question was answered for him over the past week as thousands upon thousands of people honored his service to Kentucky, his faith in God and comforted his family following his tragic death.