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  • Man, 88, struck while crossing Main Street

    From staff reports

    An elderly Lawrenceburg man suffered a head injury Monday afternoon when he was struck while walking across Main Street.

    Roy Metzger, 88, was struck by a vehicle driven by Lawrenceburg resident Christopher Allex, according to officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dunn said witnesses saw Metzger walk out into traffic when he was struck by Allex’s car, which was turning onto South Main from East Woodford Street. Witnesses told police that Metzger was not in the crosswalk.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    Ryan, 82, passed away in Lousiville, according to information provided by Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home, which is charge of services.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ritchey and Peach Funeral Home, 701 North Main Street. A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Teens see father shot during dispute over weed trimmer

    As they stood in front of their trailer Monday morning on Versailles Road, Summer Grace pulled up her husband Chuck’s T-shirt to reveal an angry-looking bruise on his back, just below his right shoulder.

    A lump beneath that bruise was formed by a .38-caliber bullet that ripped into his chest the night before, splashing blood on his face and sending his twin teenage sons — who were busy celebrating their 14th birthday — fleeing for help.

  • Turning grief into giving

    When Pat Roberts lost her 2-month-old grandson to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006, she had no idea that his death would take her life on a different path.

    To honor what would have been his first birthday, Roberts hosted a family party, asking those in attendance to bring new baby items. She collected all the items in a large 30-gallon storage tote and called the health department, asking them to identify an expectant mother in need that could use the supplies.

  • Woman gets DUI with grandkids in car

    A woman with her grandchildren in a vehicle was charged with being nearly three times the legal limit late this afternoon when she was stopped by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Pamela G. Perkins, 52, of 131 Sunrise Lane, Lancaster faces charges of DUI, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, careless driving, no license, no insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to have children properly restrained in her vehicle.

    The children, ages 8 and 10, were turned over to a family member who came to get them.

  • Fair carney charged with rape

    Federal marshals swooped into the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show tonight and arrested a carnival worker wanted on a charge of aggravated rape.

    The worker is identified as Sean Halper, 28, of Worcester, Massachusetts, where the alleged rape occurred.

    Agents with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, made the arrest around 6 p.m. at the fair.

    Taylor is a member of the Eastern District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force.

  • Passion for rodeo carries teen to high school nationals

    While most teenagers spend the summer lounging around the pool, soon-to-be Anderson County High School senior Avery Reynolds will be traveling across the country with her family to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming.

    Avery earned a spot in the world’s largest rodeo by winning the barrel racing and pole bending competitions at the state level. She was also named Miss Central Kentucky Regional High School Rodeo Queen.

    “Rodeo is what I love,” she explained. “It’s my passion.”

  • Teenagers learn, bond during Fire Cadet Camp

    Finding one teenager willing to spend a week of summer vacation away from home doing hot, sweaty work with no pay might seem impossible.

    Finding eight of them? Forget about it.

    The Anderson County Fire Department did just that, however, when it conducted Fire Cadet Camp last week for eight willing participants eager to learn about life as a real firefighter.

  • Feds seeking comments on Highway 151 truck ban

    The federal government is seeking comments on turning a temporary ban of Surface Area Transportation Act trucks in Highway 151 into a permanent ban.

    Comments will be accepted through July 15 by logging onto www.regulations.gov and going to https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FHWA-2016-0012-0001.

    Getting a permanent ban would eliminate only the largest tractor-trailers from traveling the dangerous stretch of state highway, which has made headlines in recent months after residents sued Kentucky to prove it is safe enough for large trucks.

  • Horse competitions, pageants highlight rest of fair week

    The 2016 Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show continues through Saturday at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    Cost of admission is $10 per person and includes all shows, carnival rides and attractions.

    The side shows continue each evening. Joey’s Bubble Factory opens the shows each evening at 6:30 p.m. Jurassic Kingdom performs at 7:30 p.m. Beast Riders Motorcycle Globe Show begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by Zega the Robot at 9:30 p.m.