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  • Water, sewer rates likely to increase

    Water and sewer rates will have to increase next year, an auditor told the Lawrenceburg City Council during its meeting Monday night at City Hall.
    Alan Zumstein, a Lexington-based certified public accountant, delivered what amounted to a clean review of the city’s books during the meeting. During a brief presentation of his findings, he pointed out that the city’s water and sewer operations fall short of a requirement for 1.25 times annual debt service, coming it at only 1.1.

  • City officer saves child’s Christmas

    A Lawrenceburg police officer saved a 5-year-old’s Christmas after a woman allegedly stole her present from her grandmother’s front porch.
    Kathryn Ballinger, 35, of 104 Maple Court, was cited for theft by unlawful taking and charged on an outstanding warrant.
    A neighbor spotted Ballinger pulling into grandmother Ann Little’s driveway on Pebble Beach Drive on Dec. 8, saw her get out of her car, go onto Little’s porch and swipe the gift, which had been left on her porch by a delivery service, according to a police report.

  • Granny who tied up child released from prison

    The woman sentenced to five years in prison for tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter up to 16 hours a day has been released after serving just over half of her sentence.
    Carolyn Case, who pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse in July of 2014, served about 32 months of her 60-month sentence before being mandatorily released from prison Dec. 1, due to not being what is considered a violent offender.

  • This week's grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted Nov. 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to records provided by Anderson Circuit Clerk Pam Rogers.
    Christopher McIntosh, 22, 1507 Daniel Drive, Lawrenceburg was indicted on a charge of second-degree assault for an incident that happened June 9. McIntosh allegedly committed the offense when he intentionally caused physical injury to Gabriel E. Grant by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, according to the indictement. The charge is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison.

  • This week's Anderson County jail log

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Nov. 14
    Jeffrey Bettiga was charged on a Shelby County warrant by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Jenny Wright was charged with flagrant non-support by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Thomas Combs was charged with failure to appear or pay by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Nov. 15

  • Holland pleads not guilty

    The man charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly choked the high school girls’ volleyball coach pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive, faces up to a year in jail and a maximum $500 fine for the incident that occurred Oct. 10 before a volleyball match at the high school.
    A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 18, followed by Holland’s next court appearance Jan. 26.

  • Woman charged with DUI, drugs after hitting utility pole

    A woman who told police that she crashed into a utility pole on North Main Street while using the GPS device on her phone is facing numerous drug and traffic charges.
    A vehicle driven by Nancy A. McCarty, 49, of 226 East Vista, Lawrenceburg struck the pole around 1:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in front of a residence on North Main Street, injuring three men in the vehicle and sending her to jail.

  • Advanced Chorus to perform Sunday

    Director Sue Lou Smith (seated at piano) leads the Anderson County High School Advance Chorus practice Monday morning in anticipation of its Sunday, Dec. 11 performance which is open to the public. The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Bearcat Theater at the high school. Tickets are $5.

  • Salvation Army bell ringer marvels at generosity

     

    By Joan Kinne

  • Saffell Street Elementary names honor roll students

    Saffell Street Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the school year.
    Fourth grade
    All A’s
    Julie Blackburn
    Gracie Burus
    Makenzie Caldwell
    Elijah Castle
    Kelsey Conley
    Blake Doyle
    Autumn Garland
    Corey Goodin
    Trey Graham
    Reese Griffin
    Aiden Hawk
    Kendall Krider
    Sloane Matthews
    Braelon O’Dell
    Lacey Osborne
    Emma Pettit
    Madison Postlethwaite
    Ethan Presley