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  • Police: Mom threw dirty needle down near 1-year-old

    A Frankfort woman was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly threw down a used needle near a 1-year-old child, according to a police report.

    The incident occurred Nov. 18 on Briar Creek Drive when police were making a methamphetamine bust that resulted in the arrest of Christopher S. Cox, 43, of 3018 Briar Creek Road.

    His charges include selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a a school.

  • Education briefs

    Three ag scholarships available

    Three scholarships are available from the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary for students majoring in the field of agriculture or related natural resources fields.

    The George Crafton Memorial Scholarship is available to any high school senior enrolled to attend college who intends to major in the field of agriculture or conservation of natural resources.

  • Man killed in head-on wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Monday afternoon on Fox Creek Road when a pickup truck crossed into his lane and struck his family’s vehicle head-on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Jonathan Robert Liles-Meeks, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    Liles-Meeks’ wife, Samantha D. Meeks, 24, and their son, Floyd Meeks, 4, were also injured in the wreck and transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

  • Suspect shot by police officer to be charged

    A Danville man shot by a Lawrenceburg police officer following a vehicle chase that ended on Ballard Road is expected to face attempted murder and other charges once he is released from the hospital.

    John Tompkins, 35, was identified Monday by the Kentucky State Police as the man shot by Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch last Friday morning.

  • Cops find suspect hiding in trashcan

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police Nov. 18 when he allegedly took off on foot while officers attempted to serve a search warrant.

    Kris L. Mitchell, 36, of 212 Poplar Drive, was found hiding in a trashcan after he allegedly fled a residence on Briar Creek Drive.

    The incident occurred while officers were at the residence and spotted Mitchell standing next to a nearby residence, according to a police report.

  • Typical 10-year-old, extraordinary voice

    In many ways, it would seem that Mikaya Taylor is your typical 10-year-old girl.

    “Do you want to ask me some questions about my dog,” the fifth-grader from Robert B. Turner Elementary School asks.

    She proceeds to go into detail about Zoe, her 7-month-old Doberman Pinscher, who hops on the couch to get some hugs and return the love. “She has a big nose,” Mikaya says, “but she’s a good dog.”

  • Fiscal court inches closer toward tourism merger

    County and city government might just merge their tourism efforts after all.

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council inched closer Nov. 17 when the fiscal court reintroduced a change to its own tourism authority that would allow the city to join in.

    The measure, which has been debated for years, was tabled earlier this year by the fiscal court but now is scheduled for a second and final public hearing Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

  • Fiscal court Notebook

    Eyesore no more

    The fiscal court has authorized just over $7,000 to paint the front of its chambers on Main Street, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Monday.

    The front of the building, years ago described as the “biggest eyesore on Main Street” during a fiscal court meeting, will be scraped and painted, but probably not until spring.

  • Man killed in wreck on Fox Creek Road

    A two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Fox Creek Road has claimed one man’s life and left four more people — including two children — injured.

    The names of the victims have not been released, pending family notification. The condition of the others involved is not known. All four were transported to area hospitals with what appeared to be serious injuries.

    The wreck happened when a pickup truck and passenger car collided head-on just west of Anderson City Road.

  • City police officer shoots suspect following chase

    A Lawrenceburg police officer shot a suspect around 9:30 Friday morning on Ballard Road, The Anderson News has confirmed. The suspect was shot following a vehicle chase that began on US 127 Bypass and ended when the suspect's car hit another vehicle on Ballard Road.