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  • Sweepstakes winners to share with Camp Calvary

    Fifty-thousand dollars will go a long way toward finishing a renovation project Richard and Barbara Wakefield have been working on in their Carey Mill Road home.

    It will also be put to good uses in other ways.

    Barbara Wakefield said she also plans to make a donation to Camp Calvary.

    “I just got the Camp Calvary newsletter and it says they need mattresses and bunk beds,” Barbara Wakefield said. “I’m going to make a contribution toward that.

  • Local couple win $50,000 from TV sweepstakes

    Anderson County residents Richard and Barbara Wakefield and their granddaughter, Cassie Fannin, pose with a $50,000 check they received yesterday after winning a sweepstakes promoted by HGTV.

    They were selected out of approximately 1.5 million entries, according to a news release.

    The Carey Mill Road couple say they plan to use the money to complete a home remodeling project they started months ago, but that’s not all.

  • Man who served 10 years for DUI manslaughter charged again

    It might have seemed that every police officer in Kentucky was participating in last Monday’s funeral for a fallen state trooper, but there were still enough left on duty to corral a man who allegedly fled following a traffic stop.

    William Daniel Drummond, 41, of 1034 Wildcat Road, was charged with DUI, operating on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing from police both behind the wheel and on foot when Lawrenceburg police pulled him over near Hilltop Drive.

  • Owners get vehicles out of defunct body shop

    Penny Tillett, along with about a half dozen other people, just wanted their vehicles back last Wednesday morning when police were called to an auto body shop on Glensboro Road, located in what was Southern States.

    Tillett took her 2015 Jeep Patriot to Craig Fraine’s Body Shop just before Memorial Day when it was damaged in a wreck. For two months she said she tried to be patient with Fraine, but her patience ran out last weekend.

  • Judge-executive stops peforming marriages

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed last week that he will no longer perform marriages following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex weddings in all 50 states.
    Gritton, who is not statutorily required to perform marriages, said he has performed them since taking office in January but the ruling prompted him to stop.

  • Mom, daughter busted

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg mother and daughter were among three people charged last Wednesday afternoon with possession of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

    Dusty L. Dizney, 42, and her daughter, Lauren Dizney, 19, of 419 East Court St. were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The third person, Anthony D. Simpson, 27, of 1241 Dennis Road, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Mom, daughter busted

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg mother and daughter were among three people charged last Wednesday afternoon with possession of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

    Dusty L. Dizney, 42, and her daughter, Lauren Dizney, 19, of 419 East Court St. were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The third person, Anthony D. Simpson, 27, of 1241 Dennis Road, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Judge-executive stops peforming marriages

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed last week that he will no longer perform marriages following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex weddings in all 50 states.

    Gritton, who is not statutorily required to perform marriages, said he has performed them since taking office in January but the ruling prompted him to stop.

  • Vets have lifelong bond

    War is often more about destruction than creation, but sometimes war can forge together something that lasts for decades — friendship among soldiers.

    Local Vietnam War veteran Terry Covington knows all too well the power of friendships, and said he has been fortunate enough to still be able to count on a few men he calls friends.

    Covington was surprised over the Independence Day week when four of the men he served with in the Vietnam War decided to visit him at his Lawrenceburg home.

  • Business owner arrested for school kickbacks

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Thursday for an alleged scheme that saw his business provide just over $115,000 in illicit kickbacks to a school official in Warsaw, Indiana, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to court documents and media reports.

    Brian Stowers, 54, of 1381 Birdie Road, waived extradition during his arraignment Monday morning in Anderson District Court, where he was also arraigned on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.