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  • Man charged with two DUIs in three days

    A Lawrenceburg man was arraigned last Thursday for getting two DUI charges in three days.
    Jerry Reinstorf, 51, of 1001 Sycamore Drive, was charged with DUI on June 8 and June 10 and was held on a $2,500 bond and ordered to wear a monitoring device to detect if he drinks while out on bond by District Court Judge J.R. RoBards.
    Reinstorf’s troubles started June 8 when a trailer he was towing had a flat tire on US 127 near Eagle Lake and went off the road.

  • Fair, horse show begins Saturday

    The 143rd edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 through Saturday, June 27 at the American Legion.
    Billed as one of the largest outdoor saddle horse shows in the world, the horse show features saddlebreds, miniature horses, hackneys and roadsters.
    Admission for the fair is $10 and includes rides.
    Box seats for the horse show are $75 for four seats, which includes preferred parking and fair admission.

  • ‘He could have killed us all’

    Alfred Berryman said he had only one thought as he watched blood gush from head wounds his fiancé and her daughter sustained last Sunday afternoon after the car they were in was struck head on by a suspected drunk driver.
    “I started to panic because I thought I was going to sit there and watch them bleed to death,” he said.
    Berryman, his fiancé Patricia Carpenter and her daughter Sue Froelicher all survived the gruesome wreck that occurred when a pickup truck driven by Roberto Montalvo of Frankfort slammed into their car on Versailles Road.

  • Chicken Swap back on, minus chickens

    The Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap is back on.

    Sort of.

    Just one day after announcing that the popular event was being discontinued due to a statewide ban sales of poultry during events, including swaps, due avian flu fears, organizer Doug Mccanly told The Anderson News that the swaps will continue, just without birds.

    Mccanly said the original decision was made based on information that the ban included other livestock. But when he received clarification from state officials that the ban excludes only poultry, he decided to keep the swap alive.

  • Pranked: Class of 2015 puts high school up for sale

    For Sale: Plenty of acreage, open floor plan, indoor gymnasium, basketball court, library, 10 bathrooms and over 100 rooms. Upper classmen not included.

    Last week as a final farewell to Anderson County High School, the class of 2015 decided to put its alma mater up for sale.

    Students claimed they were in the market for something a little bigger and were motivated to sell because of relocation.

    Last Wednesday morning, For Sale signs graced the front lawn of the Home of the Bearcats while toilet paper streamed from the school’s trees.

  • Family donates DARE cart in memory of late grandson

    When those participating in Saturday’s DARE Fishing Derby walked past the tricked-out golf cart emblazoned with the DARE logo, most probably thought it looked awesome and moved on to catch another catfish.

    Little did they know that the cart represents much more to the Lawrenceburg family who built and donated it to Sheriff Troy Young’s decades-long effort to steer children away from the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

  • Hodge joins News staff

    Thank your lucky stars that the first face you will see when you step into The Anderson News office will be that of Kimberly Hodge.

    Her smile is sure to brighten your day.

    Hodge said her interest in journalism led her to apply for the job left vacant by the retirement of Janie Bowen.

    Hodge caught the writing bug while taking a journalism class at Eastern Kentucky University. Her efforts led to an article on endometriosis being published in the Eastern Progress.

    Her predecessor, Bowen, also speaks highly of Hodge’s skills with a pen.

  • Barker joins News staff

    The Anderson News welcomed new reporter Ricki Barker to the newsroom last week.

    Barker will be covering education and the school board along with general assignments for the paper.

    Barker, a native of South Georgia, began her career as a graphic designer for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

    While at the Times-Enterprise, she served as art director and wrote columns for the newspaper’s local arts and entertainment magazine.

  • Four Roses celebrates $54M expansion

    Jim Rutledge sounded like a proud parent Thursday morning while addressing the crowd assembled to celebrate a $54 million expansion of Four Roses, including $34.1 million at the distillery in Lawrenceburg.

    “This means a lot to me,” Rutledge said, moments after detailing how, 20 years ago, the brand was nearly taken off the shelves permanently.

    When he arrived in 1994, Rutledge said the plant was then part of Seagram’s and that there were discussions among the ownership group of shutting it down and using other distillers.

  • Annual Relay for Life scheduled for Friday

    Sitting in her office at the Commonwealth Credit Union, Branch Manager Kim Jennings’s eyes mist with tears as she explains the art of puzzle assembly and the importance of having the right pieces first.

    The puzzle Jennings is trying to solve: cancer.

    As the chair for the Anderson County Relay for Life event, Jennings is tasked every year with trying to place the right pieces together to form one of the biggest events that benefits the American Cancer Society.