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Today's News

  • Feds lower boom on suspected heroin dealer

    Police took a man wanted on a federal warrant into custody Saturday when they arrested him at his mother’s house in Highway 151.
    Phillip Bradley Warmouth, 31, of 3535 Highway 151, Frankfort, was indicted Dec. 1 by a federal grand jury on on one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and another for distributing heroin. Both charges are felonies, punishable by not more than 30 years in prison, not more than a $2 million fine and no less than six years of supervised release.

  • Man who drove truck into river pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man was sentenced to two years’ probation last Thursday for falsely an incident to police when his truck washed down the Salt River in August, but his troubles might not be over just yet.
    Ronnie Stratton, 38, may yet have to pay restitution for the hours-long search and rescue mission that ensued after witnesses saw his truck being washed away following a heavy storm.

  • Spelling bee champion defends local title, eyes state

    Matthew Phillips proved again this year that he is the king of spelling in Anderson County.
    Now he wants to rule the state, too.
    The 13-year-old eighth grader at Anderson County Middle School defended his title last week, placing first the school district’s annual spelling bee for the second consecutive year.
    Next up is the state competition, where he fell last year in the first round.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Salvation Army bell ringer marvels at generosity

     

    By Joan Kinne

  • Have lunch with Santa at Legion

    Santa is gearing up for his big day in a couple of weeks, but is taking some time to join local kids for lunch.
    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 is sponsoring lunch with Santa at the Legion clubhouse on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. Children may write letters to be sent to Santa at the North Pole. Each Child will receive a reply by mail.
    This event is free, including sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks and a photo with a Mr. and Mrs. Santa.

  • Have a turkey you can spare?

    Feeding hundreds of people on Christmas Day is pure joy for the folks at Community Christmas Outreach Meals, but they can’t do it without your help.
    The organization that last year provided a Christmas meal to 500 people who might otherwise not have eaten will do the same again this year and is seeking donations of food and money to do so.

  • 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.

  • Lanham second in speech contest

    Lawrenceburg resident Steve Lanham won second place in the District 40 Humorous Speech Contest on Nov. 19 in Charleston, West Virginia.
    He is a member of Midway Toastmasters in Midway and KYTC Speakers in Frankfort.
    Lanham’s speech “Foibles in Followership” related questionable choices from his childhood, such as sticking tweezers into an electrical outlet, which emphasized the importance of wisely choosing whom to follow. He was one of eight division winners who competed in the contest.