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  • County paid utility bills for months after coroner moved

    Taxpayers continued to foot the bill for natural gas and electricity for months after the coroner’s office at Eagle Lake was closed.

    According to documents obtained by The Anderson News, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved payments totaling just over $1,000 from the time the coroner’s office was moved to the Extension building in the county park in July of 2015 through June 1 of this year.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton called continuing to pay those utility bills an “oversight.”

  • Elfin magic?

    If you live in Lawrenceburg, you may have seen Mary Cappello zipping around town in her ELF — a bright orange, odd-looking contraption that is actually a bike, but looks more like a bike trailer for a child.

    “People stop me all the time,” she said with a smile.

    Cappello bought the ELF after a leg injury left her immobile. Pedaling the ELF helped in her recovery.

    “I was laid up for about a year and a half and had gained a lot of weight,” she explained. “(Using the ELF daily) also helped me lose 150 pounds.”

  • Fireworks, parade rescheduled due to rain

    Tonight's Fourth of July festivities have been rescheduled due to rain, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    The fireworks, annual veterans parade and veterans recognition ceremony are now scheduled for Saturday, July 9.

    Next Saturday's events are scheduled to kick off at 5:30 with the annual veterans parade that will travel from American Legion Post 34 on Broadway to Main Street and Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Fireworks display scheduled for July 4

    The annual fireworks display in Lawrenceburg is scheduled for dusk Monday, July 4 in the Anderson County Park.

    The day’s festivities will kick off at 5:30 with the annual Veterans Parade that will travel from American Legion Post 34 on Broadway to Main Street and Lawrenceburg Green.

    Participants are asked to begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion. The Legion’s Auxiliary will provide hot dogs, chips and other refreshments to participants.

  • Blackhurst wins fair crown

    Jordan Faith Blackhurst was crowned Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    “I’m so excited,” she said, minutes after winning the title. “It’s fun to be able to represent your hometown.”

    Blackhurst isn’t a stranger to pageants. She previously was Miss Lexington Bluegrass Fair and Miss Teen in the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    She said the competition was tough. “All the girls are pretty and had a fair chance of winning,” she added.

  • Lawrenceburg man busted third time for heroin possession

    A Lawrenceburg man was busted for heroin possession for the third time Monday afternoon.

    Robert Bentley, 48, of 101 Plantation Drive was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving on South Main Street, according to a report filed by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Crouch reported that Bentley appeared to be under the influence of something other than alcohol and had a “small amount of blood visible on his left forearm,” according to the report.

  • Police nab suspected diamond ring thief

    A Glasgow woman was arrested Monday after police found several stolen rings, a variety of pills and marijuana in her vehicle during a traffic stop on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Charlotte M. Woodcock, 45, of 271 Needmore Acres Road, Glasgow, and an unidentified 71-year-old woman were pulled over after leaving the Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn just after noon for failing to stop and signal, according to a police report filed by Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Biker airlifted following early morning wreck on U.S. 127

    A woman was airlifted to an area hospital this morning (Monday) after the motorcycle she was riding wrecked while avoiding a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 127.

    The woman, identified as Lexington resident Penny Powell, suffered what first responders said was a compound ankle fracture when she “laid down” her motorcycle to avoid colliding with the tractor-trailer.

  • Wildcat Road sewage dumper found guilty

    The man indicted for dumping an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wildcat Creek in 2012 was found guilty last week in federal court on a felony violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

    David Christopher Giles, who reportedly lived in Tyrone at the time of the incident, was convicted Friday by a jury of 12 following a three-day trial conducted in U.S. District Court in Frankfort.

    He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12. There was no immediate indication as to how much time in federal prison he could be sentenced to serve.

  • Dope, pool dominate budget debate

    Heroin and the raiding of the county’s swimming pool fund dominated the discussion last Tuesday when the Anderson County Fiscal Court passed its 2016-17 budget.

    Two magistrates — David Montgomery and Juretta Wells — voted against the $7.4 million budget, with Montgomery objecting the court pulling $125,000 out of a fund set up to build a community swimming pool.