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  • Man sentenced to 10 years in home invasion case

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The man who pleaded guilty to sticking a gun in the faces of two teenagers during a robbery was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Kendall Cunningham, 19, was denied his attorney’s attempt to be placed on probation due to what Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said were the seriousness of his crimes.

  • Circuit Clerk’s office celebrates Donate Life month

    Circuit Clerk Pamela Robinson said she invites residents to join her in recognizing National Donate Life Month this April, a month-long celebration that showcases the various perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation, according to a news release.

    Every year since 2002, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to motivate people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Deadline is April 20 to register to vote in May 19 primary election

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20, the secretary of state’s office announced last week.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    Be a U.S. citizen,

    Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day,

  • Cub Scouts to host District Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scout Pack 38 in Lawrenceburg will host the organization’s 2015 District Pinewood Derby on April 18-19 at the American Legion Fairgrounds, according to a news release.

    The event will feature the top five winners from each Cub Scout pack within the Elkhorn District, and marks the first time the event will be held in Lawrenceburg.

    Competitors will race for a spot in the upcoming regional Pinewood Derby.

  • Can anyone out there pass the Lawrenceburger Challenge?

    Jerry Turner sighed, looked at the small mountain of food remaining in front of him and used a napkin on the table as a makeshift white flag of surrender.

    He isn’t alone. Since Lane’s Diner opened in early March, Turner and about a dozen others have taken the Lawrenceburger Challenge, only to fail miserably.

    “Most people get about half way through before they give up,” said Bill Lane who, along with his wife, Glenda, owns the diner located at Eagle Lake South on US 127.

    That their customers made it that far is amazing.

  • Woman saved from flooded home

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Ruth Wilhoit admits she held her breath when the damaged rescue boat she was in became caught in roiling floodwater and was swept across Bridge Hill Road.

    “We were all holding our breath when we went over that,” she said. “But I wasn’t worried about me. I was worried about my car and the dogs.”

    Wilhoit, 67, became trapped in her parents’ home last Friday morning after an estimated 6 inches of rain fell, causing the Salt River to spill over its banks and surround the house.

  • City council not giving up on splash park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t taking no for an answer when it comes to getting a grant to build a splash park.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett confirmed Monday that the city will again apply for a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation state grant to build the splash park in the city park located next to the American Legion.

    A grant submitted in 2013 was denied.

  • Man OK after pickup rolls over on Mt. Eden Road

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    After being trapped in his wrecked pickup truck for nearly an hour, Mt. Eden resident Dewight Shular stood up, smiled and headed for a nearby stretcher.

    The 75-year-old resident of Murphy Lane appeared largely uninjured after his westbound pickup truck swerved off Mt. Eden Road, skimmed a few trees, came back onto the pavement and rolled at least once.

  • Krogman named Anderson County’s new fire chief

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Following a months-long search, the Anderson County Fire District has a new chief.

    Patrick Krogman, a retired captain who twice served as acting chief with Newport Fire and EMS in northern Kentucky, was selected by the fire district board late last month.

    A career public servant, Krogram’s career began in 1978 as a volunteer with the Bellevue Fire Department, where was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while serving as a firefighter and emergency medical technician.

  • Conservation District participates in Business Expo

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently participated in the Community and Business Expo at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The district displayed a unique, hand-decorated rain barrel and provided instructions on how to make them at home, according to a news release.

    People registered throughout the event to win the rain barrel. Alberta Peyton’s name was drawn as the winner. Board chairman Roy Toney said that the district appreciates her and all others who registered for the giveaway.