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  • Bill Gentry, Tommy Carpenter arrows of light

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 4, 1937

    Gail B. Short purchased the business and good will of the Electric Shop, established by S.T. Curd in Lawrenceburg the latter part of the previous year. Short had been connected with the operation since it was opened and planned to continue the business in the same location, handling radios, washing machines, electric refrigerators, etc.

  • Drunk man found in street, TV remote in hand

    Police arrested a Lawrenceburg man early last Thursday morning after finding him standing in the middle of Dan Drive with a TV remote control in his hand and yelling that someone had just held a gun to his head.

    Nathan Gamble, 28, of 1030 Dan Drive was charged with first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct after he repeatedly became belligerent with offices who were trying to calm him down.

  • Man allegedly beats, holds wife against her will

    A man who held his wife captive after allegedly slamming her face into a door frame and table last week has been charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    William M. Caldwell, 48, of 176 Hickory Road was arrested after he allegedly bloodied his wife’s nose, put a knot on her left eyebrow, gave her a black eye and left scratches on the side of her neck, according to a reported filed by officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Cunningham joins Lawrenceburg Police Department

    Eric Lou Cunningham, right, is sworn in last week at City Hall as the newest officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department. Cunningham is a 2012 graduate of Anderson County High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army who is currently serving in the Army National Guard. He will begin his duties with the police department by riding with experienced officers and is scheduled to attend the police academy in March, according to a news release. Shown with Cunningham is Police Chief Chris Atkins, left, and Mayor Sandy Goodlett.

  • Man allegedly beats, holds wife against her will

    A man who held his wife captive after allegedly slamming her face into a door frame and table last week has been charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    William M. Caldwell, 48, of 176 Hickory Road was arrested after he allegedly bloodied his wife’s nose, put a knot on her left eyebrow, gave her a black eye and left scratches on the side of her neck, according to a reported filed by officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Cops catch suspect following foot chase

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Sunday afternoon after leading police on a foot-chase that began on Northwood Loop and ended on Johns Way.

    Billy Joe May, 27, of 1099 Northwood Loop was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and possession of marijuana after officers with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department were able to track him down.

  • Goodlett charged with spitting on, trying to run over woman

    A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested Friday night after allegedly spitting in another woman’s face then attempting to run her over with a vehicle.

    Sarah Lashael Goodlett, 30, of 205 Forrest Drive is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and menacing.

    Police say Goodlett was in a garage at 209 Hiawatha Court picking up items that belong to her mother, who was ordered to leave the residence due to an emergency protection order that was issued earlier that day.

  • Majority Leader McConnell visits students, answers their questions

    While some adults cheered and others protested, a group of about 30 Anderson County High School students were able to bend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ear last Tuesday morning.

    The students, who were not allowed to attend McConnell’s appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce due to concerns about the protesters, peppered him with questions for nearly an hour.

  • Extension helps Anderson farmer renovate hayfield

    When Anderson County livestock producer Mike Wilson bought a 60-acre hayfield in Franklin County, he knew he had a lot of work in front of him.

    The previous owners had let people cut hay for nearly 30 years without putting any nutrients back into the ground, which meant the existing grass stand was a mixture of Kentucky 31 tall fescue and weeds.

    As he worked on improving the ground’s nutrients, Wilson knew from attending a University of Kentucky grazing school that he also wanted to renovate his field with a novel endophyte tall fescue variety.

  • Ag commissioner visits, urges donations for farm tags

    Kentucky Agriculture Commission Ryan Quarles met with 4-H and Kentucky Future Farmers of America members Monday at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office in Lawrenceburg.

    Quarles was there to encourage Kentucky motorists who buy or renew their farm vehicle license plates to place donations in order to help organizations like Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    With a donation as low as $10, Kentucky motorists can help to offset expenses, and help raise awareness for these local groups.