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  • Chief explains slow response to gun heist

    A lengthy police response time to a smash-and-grab theft of guns from a business early last Thursday morning has Lawrenceburg’s police chief saying he’s working to beef up his force.

    The incident occurred around 4 a.m. at Auto Max, a used-car and firearms business located on U.S. 127 Bypass. Thieves apparently smashed the windows, ran inside, grabbed a handful of guns and took off.

  • Man charged with stalking in Thoroughbred Estates

    A man spotted walking in the Thoroughbred Estates community wearing a hoodie on an 80-degree day was charged with second-degree stalking after allegedly calling and texting the mother of his child hundreds of times a day, according to an arrest report.

    A person on Affirmed Court called police around 10 p.m. June 30 when they saw Paul Wagers, 39, of 826 Ridgeview Drive, Frankfort walking in that area. When Police arrived they found him on Lookout Lane, where the mother of his child lives.

  • Remembering Sydney

    The tears that flowed as Christy Wise read the poem “Remember Me” indicated what kind of impact Sydney Peffer had on those closest to her.

    “For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.”

    Sydney Peffer, 17, died May 12 when the car she was riding in failed to negotiate a curve on Alton Station Road and overturned. The driver of the car, also 17, has not been charged, pending toxicology reports, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • White named ‘Bell’ of the fair

    Carrie Bell White, 19, was crowned the 2017 Miss Lawrenceburg Monday night at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    A graduate of Anderson County High School, White said this pageant marked her return to the stage for the first time in almost three years.

    “I call this my coming out of retirement pageant because I have not done them in so long,” said White. “I grew up doing them, and this is my first one in three years. I won Miss ACHS before and went to state, this is going to be a completely new experience for me. I am so excited.”

  • Fireworks, parade will highlight Fourth of July

    A parade, live music and fireworks are scheduled to help Lawrenceburg celebrate the Fourth of July.

    The annual fireworks display is scheduled for dusk in the county park, with a rain date set for July 8.

    A veterans parade will kick off the festivities at 5:30 p.m., with all local veterans encouraged to participate.

    Veterans interested in being in the parade are asked to meet at the American Legion at 4:30 p.m., where hot dogs, chips and other refreshments will be provided.

  • Living to dance

    Marlie Garmon was the only dancer from Anderson County chosen for the Kentucky Governor’s School of Performing Arts program, which will be held over the next three weeks at Centre College in Danville. The program received 1,400 applicants, auditioned 650 students, and choose 256 performers. It will run through July 8, and is designed to offer performing arts training for Kentucky’s high school age students.

    “I have been dancing for as long as I can remember,” said Garmon.

  • Fair, horse show begins Saturday

    The 145th edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is scheduled to start Saturday, June 24, and run through Saturday, July 1 at American Legion Post 34 located at 725 West Broadway.

    Admission is $10, which includes all shows and attractions. The event will run each night until 11, weather permitting.

    Box seats for the horse show are $75 for four seats and includes a reserved parking permit, although this price does not include access to carnival rides.

  • Council OKs new rules for fireworks

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted last Thursday to limit the setting off of fireworks within city limits to just before and after the Fourth of July.

    The 4-1 vote limits the use of consumer fireworks from June 27 through July 11, and then only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week, and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

    The ordinance allows them to be used on the Fourth of July through midnight.

  • Local dogs exposed to flu

    If you’re planning a doggie date for your pup, better think again.

    A strain of canine flu popped up recently in the Frankfort area that likely exposed several dogs here to the illness that causes them to cough, run a fever and have a runny nose.

    “There was a case diagnosed in Franklin County and a few dogs from here in Anderson County had exposure in that facility,” said Dr. Aaron Goodpaster, owner of The Animal Clinic in Lawrenceburg.

  • Woman checks going to jail off bucket list

    A woman described as homeless in an arrest report can check one item off of her bucket list: go to jail.

    Jennifer Miller, 45, was charged Sunday with second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal trespassing when she refused to leave a parking lot at 699 West Broadway.

    “I asked her to kindly leave the parking lot several times,” Det. Jeremy Cornish wrote in his report. “[She] stated that she refused to leave the parking lot and to take her to [f-ing] jail.