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  • U.S. 127 crash
  • Accused child rapist will get second evaluation

    Rochelle Olds, who is charged with first-degree rape of a person under the age of 12, was recently ordered to receive a second evaluation to decide if she is competent enough to stand trial.

    The findings of Dr. Eric Drogin’s first evaluation of Olds, 37, of 1139 Versailles Road in Lawrenceburg, were presented at a status hearing conducted in January.

  • Naomi Hedden finds unique ways to repurpose old T-shirts

    This is the final installment of Gratitude for Growers, a series about growers, farmers and craftsmen of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories have celebrated farmers market vendors and allowed readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    Growing up, Naomi Hedden recalls her mother, Patricia Sowles, meticulously sewing buttons on nine pairs of pajamas she made for her three youngest sons.

    “My mother crocheted until the day she died,” said Hedden.

  • State of the City declares good times now, better times ahead

    Mayor Edwinna Baker told Lawrenceburg City Council that the City’s budget was being met through April and was expected to be met for the entire fiscal year in her State of the City address Monday of last week.

    Baker’s address revisited specific budget items that had been achieved, including improvements to city parks and Lawrenceburg Green, upgrades and replacement of equipment, construction of an equalization basin for storm water and rehabilitation of the Bearcat water tank.

  • Mefford served Lawrenceburg for more than 2 decades

    Lawrenceburg City Council paused to remember Robert Paul “Bob” Mefford during its regular monthly meeting Monday of last week.

    Mefford, 83, died May 8. He had been serving as an interim Council member completing the term of Larry Giles, who had also died while in office.

    Mefford’s experience was vast. He had served on the City Council for 24 years before his most recent stint.

  • Lawrenceburg achieves ISO 4 rating, should reduce home insurance costs

    Lawrenceburg residents should begin seeing a change for the better on their homeowner insurance policies.

    During the Lawrenceburg City Council meeting Monday of last week, Fire Chief Bobby Hume reported that the Insurance Service Organization completed its evaluation of several City functions, such as fire protection, dispatch service and water flow, and had given the City an ISO rating of 4, which should have a positive impact on local homeowner’s insurance.

  • Woman is okay after horse kicks her in the head

    A beautiful evening enjoying the outdoors almost turned tragic for a woman Sunday.

    Linda Nelson, 66, was flown to U.K. Medical Center in Lexington after being kicked in the head by a horse.

    Nelson was leading the horse on private property just outside Lawrenceburg when it got spooked and kicked her, according to Anderson County Director of Public Safety Bart Powell.

    Nelson was wearing a helmet but sustained serious head injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening, Powell said.

  • Police find armadillo found near railroad

    Lawrenceburg residents gawked at an odd site on East Woodford Street near the railroad tracks Monday morning.

    Lawrenceburg Police Officer Sean Wells said he and Chief Chris Atkins saw a dead armadillo while working morning traffic due to malfunctioning railroad stop arms. Wells said the armadillo presented a hazard because drivers were stopping to look.

    “It was a big excitement,” Wells said.

    This in not the first time an armadillo has been found in Anderson County. In 2011, one was found at the Convenience Store on Broadway Street.

  • November county judge race will be Gritton vs. Conway

    Republican Orbrey Gritton beat Noal Cotton and Blan Lickliter to win the chance to challenge incumbent Democrat John Wayne Conway for Anderson County Judge-Executive in November.

    Gritton collected 817 votes to win the Republican Primary race yesterday. Cotton received 797 votes and Lickliter received 70 votes.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes will challenge incumbent Mitch McConnell for the 6th Congressional District U.S. Senate seat in November.

  • Bus crash on U.S. 127, no injuries reported

    Anderson County Schools’ bus 13 was involved in a crash on U.S. 127 near Carlton Drive at around 11:05 a.m. today, according to Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said there was minimal damage to the bus and everyone on the bus was checked out by Anderson County EMS as a precautionary measure.

    For more information, see the May 28 issue of The Anderson News.