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  • City police launch seat belt campaign

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is joining the 2015 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization on May 18 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

    “As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” Sgt. Chris Beach said in a news release. “We’ll be out in force – day and night – prepared to ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt.”

  • Aggressive attack credited for saving burning house

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Arson investigators were still trying Monday to determine what caused an unoccupied residence at 1941 Glensboro Road to burn Saturday afternoon.

    “We’re looking into that,” said Anderson County Fire District Chief Patrick Krogman. “We’re waiting to make contact with the owners to be able to get back in there. It looks like it started in a second floor bedroom. That’s where the heaviest damage was.”

  • Fire damages apartments on Evergreen

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Lawrenceburg firefighters were able to save an apartment building at 204 Evergreen Drive that caught fire around 8:30 Tuesday morning, but the building sustained significant damage.

    City Fire Chief Bobby Hume said it appears the fire started in the upstairs bathroom of center of three apartments in the building and was likely caused by an exhaust fan.

    “We’re pretty sure that’s what started it,” he said. “One of our guys touched it and it fell through the hole.”

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary held their spring conference in Florence on April 17 and 18, the organization announced.

    Member Pam Brough announced to department President Lana Goley that the local unit would send $1,000 to be split between her two special projects that are Intrepid Fallen Hero’s Fund at Fort Campbell and Wounded Warriors Battalion at Fort Knox.

    Guest speakers included department Commander Marty Goley, membership chairman Sidney Shouse and National Executive Committeeman Randall Coffman.

  • Legion Auxiliary to host poker run

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 will host its eighth annual Poker Run for the Department of Kentucky Healing Field on Saturday, May 16.

    The Healing Field honors all Kentucky solder’s who have given their life in the War on Terrorism.

  • Tractor-trailer slams into tree on Graefenburg Road

    A tractor-trailer went off Graefenburg Road in Alton just after midnight Thursday and slammed into a tree in front of the home of Brian Flood.

    The unidentified driver sustained what appeared to be leg and head injuries but was conscious and alert after being trapped inside the truck’s cab for nearly two hours. He was airlifted to an area hospital.

    The impact knocked the engine out of the truck, spilling it and what appeared to be a load of aluminum ingots into the home’s yard.

  • Grass stains on biker, motorcycle lead to arrest

    Grass stains all over his bike and his clothes was all the clues a deputy needed to charge Thomas V. Freeman II of 1317 Alton Road with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

    Freeman, 35, was apparently riding his motorcycle on Alton Station Road around 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of the bike and crashed into the front yard of a residence, according to an arrest report issued by deputy Brian Boggs of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    When Boggs arrived, he said he saw a black skid mark on the road and began to search the area.

  • From serving his county to serving his nation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Dillon Harrod answered his county’s call of duty Saturday when an unoccupied home on Glensboro Road caught fire.

    Three days later, he answered his country’s call of duty when he reported to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training with the National Guard.

  • City budgets $515,000 for tourism

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council was scheduled Tuesday evening to get its first glimpse of a proposed budget Monday that includes $515,000 in tourism spending.

    The bulk of that spending — $419,000 — will be used to purchase the storage unit business on Main Street and convert the property into a parking lot. The balance will be used to hire a tourism director and promote tourism if the Anderson County Fiscal Court OKs a request to allow the city to join its tourism commission.

  • Man found dead in trailer park

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a Lawrenceburg man found dead inside of a trailer on Versailles Road, Coroner Mark Tussey confirmed.

    The body of Charles Cox, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 58, was found inside a neighboring residence, Lot 50, Saturday morning, Tussey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:21 a.m.