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  • Burgoo on tap for this weekend

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The arrival of fall means one thing for certain in Anderson County: it’s time to burgoo.

    The annual Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday with a full array of entertainment, activities, live music and the wildly popular burgoo cookoff to support Shop With a Cop.

    The cookoff, this year featuring eight teams, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • City police make meth bust on Fairview Drive

    From staff reports

    Two West End Drive residents pleaded not guilty after Lawrenceburg police busted them on methamphetamine charges last Wednesday morning at 104 Fairview Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    Justin Robinson, 33, and Sarah Ruth Waldridge, 29, both of 102 West End Drive were arrested after police received a complaint of a strong ammonia odor coming from a shed behind the Fairview Drive residence.

  • Cub Scout master out to ‘Brave the Blue’

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Travis Huber, cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 38, plans to repel down the 410 foot-tall Lexington Financial Center building if his fundraising goal of $2,000 is met.

    “I want to make this year as big and crazy as possible,” said Huber. “What better way than climbing down a building?”

  • Mom busted for leaving child alone to get high

    From staff reports

    When Brianna Mowry allegedly decided to leave her small child home alone and walked to a neighbor’s house to catch a buzz, it’s doubtful she thought Lawrenceburg police officers would be waiting for her when she returned home.

    Mowry, 19, of 121 Hunter Ridge, Lawrenceburg was “clearly under the influence of what she said was marijuana” when Chief Chris Atkins spotted her walking home last Tuesday afternoon, according to an arrest report.

  • Freshman class out in force today

    An estimated 350 Anderson County High School freshman put down their pencils for a few hours this morning to give back to their community.

    Students took part in a community-wide outreach program to help clean tombstones at Lawrenceburg Cemetery, work in the city and county parks, the Lawrenceburg police station, Open Hands Food Pantry and other locations.

    Lawrenceburg resident LouKetta Woods said she was cleaning the grave of her late husband Michael when she saw a school bus pull in.

  • McConnell’s tribute to Russell entered into Congressional Record

    From staff reports

    Following are comments made by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, which were entered into the Congressional Record.

    Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to a friend and legendary Kentuckian, Wild Turkey Distillery’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

    This year marks the 60th year Jimmy has been making Bourbon for Wild Turkey, a fact that the distillery is rightfully proud to celebrate.

    As a 60-year Bourbon veteran, Jimmy is the longest tenured active spirits master distiller in the world.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Russell honored by U.S. Senate

    From staff reports

    The honors just keep pouring in for what is perhaps Anderson County’s most famous resident.

    Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, fresh off being honored earlier this month with a lifetime honorary membership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors, Russell was whisked off to Washington, D.C. last week, where he was honored by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who praised Russell from the Senate floor.

  • Can anyone beat Four Roses?

    From staff reports

    Will three-time champion Four Roses once again defend its title, or will one of the other teams — including one with a potential ringer — wrestle away the crown for having Anderson County’s best burgoo?

    That burning question will be answered Saturday, Sept. 27 when the fourth-annual Burgoo Cookoff takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • ‘Mental’ issues offered as defense

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County man charged with eight counts of attempting to murder police officers earlier this year was scheduled to introduce what court documents say is “expert evidence relating to mental disease or defect” when he appeared Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Timothy Nutgrass, of 1230 Mays Road, was charged in March after allegedly firing 60 to 80 rounds at police before allegedly fleeing and ramming his vehicle into a parked police vehicle.

  • Drug screen goes awry when urine sample falls

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg woman facing heroin and other drug-related charges was jailed last week after a bottle of urine she allegedly “concealed inside her person” fell into a toilet during a drug screen procedure, according to documents on file in Anderson County Circuit Court.