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Today's News

  • Man charged for finding, keeping woman’s wallet

    A man was jailed March 10 after he allegedly found a woman’s wallet containing $1,300 at a local restaurant and kept it.

    Zachary Brewer, 31, of 113 Ash Court, Lawrenceburg is charged with theft of property mislaid following an investigation by Trooper Jerry Milam of the Kentucky State Police.

    The woman apparently left her wallet in a booth at the restaurant March 2. When she returned, the wallet, her cash, credit cards and ID were gone.

  • Man threatens to shoot woman ‘like a deer’

    A dispute over a fence on Djeddah Drive resulted in a man threatening to shoot a woman, landing him behind bars.

    Nathan Reece Burton, 36, of 1321 Wildcat Road was charged March 9 with third-degree terroristic threatening following the incident, which took place Feb. 22.

    The victim told police that Burton was yelling and cussing at her before threatening to shoot her, according to a report filed by deputy Zachary Ray of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Ag Credit celebrates grand opening in Frankfort

    A sizeable contingent of Anderson County officials were on hand last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of Ag Credit in Frankfort.

    Ag Credit, which previously serviced Anderson County from its Lexington and Danville locations, is now close by, offering agriculture-based loans and advice.

    “We are pleased with the turnout, particularly from Anderson County,” said Jim Caldwell, president and CEO of Ag Credit, who noted that the location on U.S. 127 in Frankfort works well for farmers in both counties.

  • Vaughn resigns from city council; Geoghegan tapped to replace him

    City Council member Paul Thomas Vaughn has resigned his seat after selling his home and moving out of the city.

    Vaughn, who was serving his fifth term two-year term, is staying in Anderson County, just not within city limits, which is required to serve on the council.

    “I really enjoyed serving,” said Vaughn, who retired from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and has been in public service nearly all of his adult life.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett called Vaughn leaving a “loss.”

  • ‘She loved her family all the way to the end’

    She loved french fries, Huddle House hash browns, but most of all her family.

    Brooklyn Marie Durr, 13, died Saturday at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital following months of complications from heart surgery.

    “She loved her family all to the end,” said Brooklyn’s grandfather, Dudley Davenport. “She was fun-loving and loved everyone she met. She just didn’t know a stranger.

    “You could not know her when you walk into a room, but before you left she’d be giving you a hug.”

  • Four jailed after gunfire erupts in Lawrenceburg

    Gunfire erupted early Thursday night during a high-speed chase that ended in downtown Lawrenceburg, landing four local men behind bars.

    The incident, which police say involved drugs and money, began just before 6 p.m. at the park-and-ride area near the Bluegrass Parkway when an argument broke out. It ended when police captured the suspects in front of Lawrenceburg Supply on Court Street.

  • KSP creates team to investigate police-involved shootings

    With increasing public interest and media attention throughout the U.S. regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, the Kentucky State Police announced last week the formation of a new unit designed to add experience, expertise and transparency to investigations of officer-involved shootings in the Commonwealth, the agency announced.

  • Gunfire erupts on Harrodsburg Road

    Shots rang out early last Thursday night during a high-speed chase that ended in downtown Lawrenceburg, landing four local men behind bars.

    The incident, which police say involved drugs and money, began just before 6 p.m. at the park-and-ride area near the Bluegrass Parkway when an argument broke out. It ended when police captured the suspects near Lawrenceburg Supply on Court Street.

    Arrested were: Shelby Waford, 32, of 133 Waterfill St.; Giles Bullock, 30, of 6017 Jeffrey Court; Michael C. Rice, 27, of 223 Horn Drive; and Cody Lutz, 23, of 1046 Seascape Lane.

  • Sparks completes basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Kathryn Sparks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills, according to the release.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Man charged with burglary after stealing $2 in change

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday for allegedly stealing $2 from a residence on Avenstoke Road, according to court documents.

    Jacob C. Browning, 25, of 1366 Buntain School Road, was arrested last Thursday on a charge of second-degree burglary and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

    According to a warrant for his arrest, Browning kicked in the back door of the Avenstoke Road residence and stole approximately $2 in change from a box in the home’s master bedroom.