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  • Home values, sales surge

    The real estate slump that has plagued Lawrenceburg for nearly a decade is officially over.

    Over, too, is the ongoing decline in the city’s overall property value, which posted a net gain this year of just over $5 million, according to statistics released last week by Anderson County Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

    Stivers said the city’s increase isn’t the result of his office increasing home values as part of its re-evaluation process but instead on the surge in home prices and sales.

  • Woman arrested twice on same night

     

    A trooper with the Kentucky State Police arrested the same woman twice last Thursday night, which included her third DUI charge, according to police reports.

    Stacy L. Peercy, 37, of 1028 Morris Drive, Richmond, was pulled over around 6 p.m. May 18 on U.S. 127 and charged with an outstanding warrant out of Madison County and driving on a license suspended for DUI, according to a report filed by trooper Josh Satterly.

  • Honoring Kentucky’s bravest

    Woodsmen of the World teamed up with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon to honor veterans and their families at the Healing Field with a flag presentation. The event included the Honor Guard, a 21-gun salute, guest speakers, bikes and old cars from across the state, and several musical performances.

    Three veterans stood at each flagpole and helped lower, fold and replace each of the existing flags.

  • ‘God needed her more than me’

    A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg girl was killed last Saturday night when a vehicle crashed on Alton Station Road near Rainbow Drive. Sydney Peffer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another 17-year-old girl, who was not injured in the wreck. Her name had not been released as of Monday. The Kentucky State Police are investigating, and declined to comment if charges are pending.

  • Shelburne rocks Lawrenceburg

     

    The community came together Friday for “Nashville on the Green,” a free concert featuring Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne. Many local businesses sponsored the event that proved to be a success as the crowd continued to grow once the music started.

    At one point, Shelburne paused before starting a new song to tell the audience about his Kentucky roots.

    “I’m one of you guys, really,” said Shelburne. “I just got a guitar in front of me.”

  • Man jailed for choking woman

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after allegedly choking a woman until the blood vessels in her eyes burst, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brock O’Neil Thompson, 22, of 424 Secretariat Drive, allegedly broke into the woman’s home and waited for her to return while hiding in a basement closet, according to an arrest warrant requested May 8 by officer Nathan Doty.

  • Scenes from Nashville Live on the Green
  • Photos from DARE Graduation
  • Former Legion commander passes at 81

    The longtime commander of American Legion Post 34 and Korean War veteran Bobby Thornberry, 81, passed away suddenly Saturday at Baptist Health Lexington.

    A mainstay at the Legion, Thornberry lead numerous efforts through his years of service that brought statewide and national recognition to the local post.

    Funeral services were still pending Sunday afternoon at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, and were expected to be completed Monday.

    Thornberry is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Hyatt Thornberry.

  • High school bookkeeper fired

    The bookkeeper at Anderson County High School was fired last week for what Superintendent Sheila Mitchell described as dishonesty, insubordination and conduct unbecoming of a school employee.

    Kristi McIntosh, who served as bookkeeper for seven years, had been suspended with pay for several months while the school district conducted an investigation.

    Mitchell said she could not elaborate on the reasons she fired McIntosh, and declined to say if the matter has been turned over to law enforcement for additional investigation.