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  • Magistrates buy new dump truck

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to spend just over $91,000 to purchase a new dump truck.
    The 2015 International Workstar will be purchased under a state price contract and replace one of two trucks that are rusted out but have low mileage, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said during the meeting.
    Conway said the two rusted-out trucks have around 58,000 miles on them. He said the beds of the trucks are rusted out, and replacing them would cost an estimated $10,000, more than double what the trucks are now worth.

  • Sen. Paul says American dream is ‘waning’

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) railed against Obamacare, unemployment and other hot-button issues during a visit to Lawrenceburg last Thursday morning.
    Speaking to a crowd of about 75 people at the Best Western, Paul answered questions ranging from his views on same sex marriage to who would be his running mate should he decide to run for president in 2016.
    Asked if the American dream is still alive, Paul said “yes, but it’s waning” due to the number of people who now rely on government assistance.

  • Library board OKs iPad buy, amends budget

    The library board of trustees will be going paperless by using capital outlay funded iPads as soon as their February board meeting.
    After a few minutes of discussion about the final draft of the policy, the library board unanimously approved the third draft of its paperless policy, which includes the purchase of five iPads for library board use, during a special-called meeting Jan. 23.
    The board’s Tuesday night meeting was rescheduled due to the winter weather. Trustee Rachel Dockal was absent during the special-called Thursday night meeting.  

  • ‘I’m not doing anything abusive to my animals’

    Buddy is a smart dog, owner and Meadowlark Drive resident Amy Cubert said.
    A blue heeler and Labrador mix, the nearly 11-year-old Buddy comes and goes as he pleases through a doggy door slot installed in Cubert’s garage door and into a fenced side yard.
    According to one anonymous letter left on Cubert’s vehicle, however, Cubert’s treatment of her pet is “ignorant” and “uneducated” and she’s passing on a tradition of “cruelty” to her children.

  • Say it ain't snow

    Mother Nature decided students and staff in Anderson County needed more than a week off from school following biting cold temperatures that kept snow-covered roads icy and students at home.
    A three-day weekend was already scheduled due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, but administrators decided to dismiss school Friday, Jan. 17 due to slick roads in the western and northern areas of the county.

  • School district plays hardball with ousted softball coach

    The school district’s attorney alleged Monday that former varsity softball coach Brian Glass used the district’s softball facility to operate a “private business,” and that a uniform purchase for the team benefitted a member of his family.
    The allegations came during a two-hour hearing that ended with Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman rejecting Glass’ motion for an emergency restraining order against the school district that would have given him back his coaching job.

  • Middle school student receives death threat

    City police are working to track down an unknown user of a popular instant messaging service who allegedly sent a death threat by text to an Anderson County Middle School student early last week.
    According to Lawrenceburg police officer and middle school resource officer Joe Saunier, the mother of an eighth grade student contacted police after learning her daughter had been sent a message threatening her life from an unknown user of the mobile instant messaging service Kik on her daughter’s Instagram account.  

  • Carlson promoted, will publish daily paper in New Mexico

    The Anderson News Editor and Publisher Ben Carlson has been promoted to the position of publisher at the Los Alamos Monitor, a daily newspaper owned by Landmark Media Enterprises, which also owns The Anderson News.
    Carlson’s last day at the newspaper is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31.

  • Anderson News among state’s best

    The Anderson News staff placed in top three in the state for general excellence in editorial and second place for advertising among large weeklies during the 2013 Kentucky Press Association award ceremony held last Saturday.  
    Creative Director Mary Garrison won second place for general excellence in advertising in the state for the weekly Class 3 division with a total of 22 awards.
    Garrison took home a total of four first place awards, eight second places, seven third places and three honorable mentions for her advertising designs.

  • Giles ‘cared about people’

    City councilman, former state trooper and beloved grandfather William Larry Giles is sure to be remembered not only for his dogged commitment to public service, but also for his love for people.
    Giles, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at his home of natural causes. According to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey, Giles had been struggling with several medical issues in the last few months, including a heart ailment.