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  • Jail Log – March

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during March, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    MARCH 2

    • Latisha Massengill for probation violation by Kentucky State Police.
    • Richard Tracy for DUI suspended and a Franklin County warrant by Kentucky State Police.
    • Michael Humphrey for operating on a revoked or suspended license by Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    March 3

  • District Court Docket 4-2-14

    Feb. 3

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on February 3, 2014.

  • Movers and Shakers

    Catlett is Impact Award winner

    Deborah Catlett has been selected as the Impact Award winner for Anderson County by The Bluegrass Alliance for Women.

    Judges review nominations for the annual award that recognizes women who are helping women and girls improve their lives in areas of economic sufficiency, education, equity, health and well-being, and leadership.

  • Returning to the scene of the crime

    Lawrenceburg Police Detective Jeremy Cornish got the criminal version of a Tic Tac double-whack pack when he interviewed suspected thief Johnathan Michael Powell on March 22.

    Powell, 21, admitted to burglarizing the local Taco Bell in January while being questioned about an attempted robbery of Taco Bell employees earlier that day.

  • Magistrates or mathematicians?

    Reviewing bids for Anderson County Parks & Recreation softball shirts and caps took up nearly all of Anderson County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

    Because bids were not formatted the same, magistrates had to calculate potential total costs for each of the four bids. At one point, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway had to call a Parks & Recreation official on his mobile phone to get an estimate for the various sizes that might be needed, because the shirts were bid at youth and adult sizes and in various colors.

  • Anderson 16th healthiest of Ky. counties

    Kentucky Press News Service
    and staff reports

    FRANKFORT — Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    The rankings are available at CountyHealthRankings.org.

  • Glass is named new ACHS principal

    Chris Glass is no stranger to the Anderson County school system. Soon, he’ll likely be no stranger to most people in Anderson County.

    Glass was tabbed to be the next principal of Anderson County High School by the ACHS Site-Based Decision Making Council Friday.

    Glass is a 1993 ACHS graduate and he’s served as a teacher and administrator in the school system for nearly 13 years, most recently as associate principal at ACHS. He’s been serving as interim principal throughout the 2013-14 school year.

  • Anderson police arrest suspected ATM bandits

    Keen observation and teamwork helped Lawrenceburg police nab two suspects and a plethora of incriminating evidence during an investigation of a burglary at the local Redi Mart. Similarities of the burglary to several others across Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee now lead police to believe that they might have caught bigger fish than they first thought.

  • Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline can’t take land

    By Tom Loftus
    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled Tuesday.

    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project.

  • Fun at the Expo

    Businesses, such as Evan Brown Industries; agencies, including Anderson County EMS and Emergency Management; and organizations, such the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion, were all repre- sented at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘Business and Community Expo’ held Saturday, March 22, at Eagle Lake Expo Center. Proceeds from a chili luncheon benefited the ACHS Band Boosters.