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  • Man charged with choking women, beating dog

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a dog, his adult daughter and her girlfriend.

    Joseph E. Snellen, 49, of 1039 Melody Lane is charged with fourth-degree assault and cruelty to animals following a Saturday night melee that ended with him getting a bloody nose and taken to jail, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department

  • Bluegrass whiz-kid Taylor performs in Harrodsburg

    From staff reports

    Singing sensation Mikaya Taylor kept up her busy schedule when she performed Oct. 18 in Harrodsburg during an “On Your Front Porch” event.

    Taylor, a sixth grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, is fresh off the release of her first CD: “Mikaya Taylor: Small Town, Big Heart,” a collaboration between Mikaya, her mother, Traci Taylor, Old Town Recording Studios of Berea and Blind Dog Studios of Crestwood.

    Local musician Kevin Chilton plays banjo on the CD.

  • Police investigating alleged attack on volleyball coach

    Lawrenceburg police are investigating an alleged assault of the Anderson County High School girls’ volleyball team coach that took place Oct. 10, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    The incident involved the parent of a player on the team allegedly choking girls’ coach Bob Hardin before a match against Owen County.

    No charges against the parent had been filed as of Monday afternoon, and the parent’s name has not been made public.

  • Police bust convicted rapist during school event

    A Lawrenceburg man convicted of second-degree rape of a 13-year-old was charged for attending an event Oct. 14 at Ward Elementary School as a registered sex offender.

    Charles Robinson, 31, of 402 East Woodford St. was spotted by school faculty and an off-duty police officer at the school’s Fall Festival, according to a police report on file in Anderson District Court.

    Police escorted Robinson outside, where he was arrested and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Candidates exchange barbs, ideas at debate

    By Ben Carlson and Chanda Veno

    News staff

    The race for state representative heated up last Thursday when candidates for the 53rd House District debated everything from Kentucky dumping its health insurance exchange, state road and education funds, charter schools and who they are, or aren’t, supporting for president.

    Incumbent James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) had several spirited exchanges during the debate, which was hosted by The Anderson News and held at the Anderson County Middle School.

  • Private recycler’s fate to be decided Thursday

    The fate of a local business is likely to be decided when the county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) meets Thursday at 7 p.m. in the fiscal court chambers on Main Street.

    The public is expected to be able to make comments before BOZA votes on Francis Recycling, a private recycling company located on 127 Bypass that was cited three times since December for violating the conditional use permit granted by BOZA in 2011.

  • Kidnapping victim recounts being beaten, robbed

    The victim of an alleged kidnapping and assault that including him being beaten up twice and forced to withdraw money from an ATM recounted the incident last week after news broke that two women were arrested as accomplices in the case.

    Jeremy Simpson, 33, of Lawrenceburg said he continues to mend from the beatings he took in the incident that took place in early September, that left him with a broken wrist.

  • Hardin honored by Kentucky State Police
  • Chrisman race proceeds benefit Trooper Island
  • Monday fire destroys man’s home, belongings

    John Holbert stood on his front deck late Monday morning, wearing a pair of shorts, shirt, socks and shoes — the only possessions that survived a fire Monday morning that ravaged his home on Versailles Road.

    “I’ve lost everything I owned,” he said, staring into what was the front door of the trailer he rented and had fixed up through the years.

    Holbert said losing all of his possessions was one thing, but what hurt even more was losing family heirlooms that cannot be replaced.