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Today's News

  • Woman jailed after punching herself

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say punched herself in the face after assaulting her husband was charged March 4 with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    Rebecca A. Hawkins, 29, of 1126 Dan Drive and her husband were drinking and got into a verbal argument, which quickly escalated into physical abuse, including against her mother, according to a police report.

  • Home invasion suspect back in jail

    One of the men charged in a home invasion case is now back in custody.

    Andrew Muns, 20, was charged with bail jumping, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and bond violation March 12 by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    He is now being held on a $10,000 cash bond and was expected to appear Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • ‘He’s lucky to be alive’

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Mt. Washington man escaped injury after the pickup truck he was driving had its cab sheered off when it struck a tree limb in front of a home at 1700 Graefenburg Road in Alton.

    “He’s lucky to be alive,” said deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “The first thing I thought when I pulled up is how is he not hurt? If there had been someone in the passenger’s seat, they’d be dead.”

  • Trial postponed for couple charged with child abuse

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The trial of a couple charged with second-degree criminal child abuse of a 10-month-old that was set to begin March 12 has been postponed.

    Billi J. Combs and Aaron J. Hilbert of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were charged in late 2013 with abuse after doctors determined the child was severely malnourished, had swollen kidneys and had multiple contusions, according to police reports.

    Combs and Hilbert are now scheduled to appear April 21 in Anderson Circuit Court, when a new date for their trial will be set.

  • Second trial finds man guilty of assault

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A jury convicted a Lawrenceburg resident David Shirley last Friday for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, and gave him the maximum penalty of a year in jail.

    The conviction came less than two months after a jury failed to reach a verdict during Shirley’s initial trial.

    Angry because the victim and their son were about to leave for a trip to Miami without his permission, Shirley allegedly beat her up in the bathroom and threw her suitcases in the shower in attempt to keep her from going.

  • Mitchell serves two years of 10-year sentence

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man sentenced to 10 years in prison for a host burglaries was set free earlier this month after serving only years of his sentence.

    Kris Lowell Mitchell, 36, was released by the state’s probation and parole board despite a lengthy criminal record that includes previous time served for unlawful imprisonment and beating his wife.

  • Stolen Wild Turkey found in Franklin County

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

    Sheriff Pat Melton said text-a-tips received over the last several days resulted in an investigation and the discovery of $30,000 worth of stolen bourbon from Wild Turkey Distillery allegedly found in the possession of a Buffalo Trace employee.

  • Jeep rear-ends motorcycle on Fox Creek Road

    A motorcycle rider was injured around 5:30 p.m. Monday when his bike was rear-ended by a Jeep.

    The biker appeared to sustain a serious leg injury and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Jeep did not appear to be injured.

    The wreck occurred on Fox Creek Road in front of Wild Turkey Trace golf course.

    The names of those involved have not been released.

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

    More details to follow as they become available.

  • Louisville professor to discuss quilt art

    A discussion on the art of quilting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 19 at the Anderson Senior Center.

    The program is free and open to the public.

    Pearlie M. Johnson will present a program titled “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts.”

    Johnson is an assistant professor of Pan-African Studies and Art History at the University of Louisville.

  • Egg hunt is March 29 at Legion

    The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at the American Legion, located at 725 W. Broadway in Lawrenceburg.

    The hunt will begin at 1 p.m., organizers said in a news release.

    The hunt will include over 8,000 eggs and is for children ages 1 to 12, who will attempt to win prize baskets and find eggs that include money.