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    Steve Votaw fumed as he sat in his father-in-law’s garage Monday afternoon.

    “They could have asked me to borrow anything in my shed and I would have let them,” said Votaw, who is one of dozens of victims in an ongoing crime spree in Lawrenceburg.

    “I can’t stand a liar, and I sure can’t stand a thief.”

    Votaw isn’t alone. In less than a week police have logged no fewer than 60 vehicle-related thefts, almost exclusively from unlocked cars.

  • Juvenile charged as adult in string of armed robberies

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg youth was arraigned as an adult Tuesday for his alleged role in a string of armed robberies earlier this year.

    Paul Tomlinson, who until Tuesday was treated as a juvenile, is charged with first-degree robbery. He appeared in Anderson Circuit Court where he entered a plea of not guilty.

    No decision was made on setting a bond and Tomlinson was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center.

  • Three charged with DUI had kids in cars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Police arrested three people during the past week on DUI charges while having children in their vehicles, include a Salt River Road woman who was also charged with possessing heroin with her 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

    Crystal Mangione, 34, of 1104 Salt River Road was stopped July 12 at a safety checkpoint by trooper Josh Satterley at the corner of Macland Drive and North Main Street, according to an arrest report.

  • Man busted for stalking local trooper

    A Harrodsburg man learned the hard way that trailing a state trooper with his high beams on then following him around Walmart is not a good idea.

    Trooper Josh Satterley arrested Jeffrey Duncan, 31, of 1444 Mackville Road on July 12 following a scuffle in the store’s parking lot and charged him with menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    The incident began when Satterley, who was off duty, left his home in Lawrenceburg to drive to Walmart around 2 a.m.

  • Catch of a lifetime

    Marvin Kelly has caught plenty of catfish since his father taught him how as a child, but none came near the whopper he landed July 12.

    Kelly landed a massive 98-pound blue cat at a pay lake on Cornishville Road in Mercer County, by far the largest he’s ever caught.

    “Before that is was 38 pounds,” said Kelly, an avid fisherman whose latest conquest netted him a nifty $240 from an ongoing catfish pot at the lake.

    “I had to turn [the fish] back but I won the fish pot, so it was a good day,” he said.

  • A daily battle

    Jacob Milberger’s life turned upside down 18 months ago.

    His mother’s did, too.

    That’s when Jacob, 12, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a disease for which there is no cure and one she says is among the most expensive chronic diseases to treat.

    “It’s the third most expensive chronic disease in the United States,” said Jacob’s mom, Darcey Frazier. “My son is insulin dependent. If he doesn’t get it, he’ll die.”

  • Woman, five kids homeless after fire on Sea Ridge Road

    A woman and five children were left homeless when a fire destroyed their home early Monday morning at 1169 Sea Ridge Road.

    Anderson County Fire Chief said a call came in just after midnight, but by the time firefighters arrived the doublewide home was fully involved.

    “Nobody was home when we got there, thank God,” Krogman said. “There were no injuries, including fire-fighters.”

    Krogman said it remained unclear Monday afternoon what sparked the blaze.

  • Teenagers charged in armed robberies

    Three teens have now been charged in a string of armed robberies that occurred earlier this year in Lawrenceburg.

    Ian Chilton, 18, Octavus George, 19, and Jesse Drummond, 18, have all been detained in the robberies, which featured mask-wearing suspects storming into three different convenience stores in January and stealing money and tobacco products while frightened store clerks looked on.

    Chilton and George have been charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery and both have already pleaded not guilty in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Bailiff canned for racist rant

    A part-time courtroom security officer was fired Monday from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for sharing a racially charged statement on his Facebook page.

    Sheriff Troy Young announced the firing, emphasizing that the former employee served as a bailiff, not a deputy, only worked “two or three days a month” providing security in the Anderson County Courthouse and that the post in no way reflects the view of his office.

  • ‘Enough is enough’

    A ribbon of walkers could be seen from Anderson County High School to Main Street last Friday evening, as people banded together to raise the awareness and prevalence of drugs here in Anderson County during a walk sponsored by HEROES (Helping Educate Reaching Out to End the Stigma).

    Local leaders and law enforcement walked arm-in-arm with overdose survivors and area families affected by addiction.