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  • Pipeline meeting rejected

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court rejected an offer from Bluegrass Pipeline officials to answer questions about the controversial project during a meeting last Tuesday night.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said the company made the offer, but recommended that the fiscal court turn it down.
    Magistrate David Ruggles quickly agreed, saying he has been to similar meetings and company officials simply do not answer questions.

  • Attorney hints at justifiable homicide in Briscoe murder

    The Anderson County man gunned down in his driveway in September was also armed at the time of his death, it was revealed during a hearing Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.
    Steven Briscoe, 54, of 1433 Fairview Road died of a single gunshot wound to the chest Sept. 14. Charged with his murder is Lexington resident Gary Luttrell, who appeared in court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing to have his case sent on to a grand jury.

  • Marching Bearcats victorious, return to state semi-finals

    The Anderson County marching band recently placed first out of 13 marching bands competing at the 4A East regional competition this past weekend in Berea.
    There were three visual and three music judges, and the band took first in every category, Band Director Patrick Brady said via e-mail.
    “This is by far the best I’ve ever heard my band playing and marching,” Brady said. “It is been a very tough season because I have taken them to nothing but very tough competition and my method paid off.

  • Man arraigned on fourth DUI charge

    A Lawrenceburg man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court for his fourth charge of driving under the influence.
    Todd E. Chisholm, 42, of 1180 McCormick Road was three and a half times over the legal limit when he was stopped Aug. 17 on US 127 Bypass North, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    His arrest marked the fourth time he has been charged with driving under the influence since 2008. He was also charged in 2010 and 2011, according to court documents.

  • Magistrates OK changes to gravel road specs

    Residents living on any of the 120 miles of the county’s “orphan” roads shouldn’t hold out much hope that county government will someday soon take over the maintenance of those roads.
    Magistrates did tweak the county’s existing gravel road requirements when they met last Tuesday night, but stopped well short of making the demands spelled out in those requirements easier for residents to meet in order for their roads to be taken over.

  • Man’s body found behind vacant building

    City police continue to investigate the death of a 53-year-old as an apparent suicide after finding a man’s body behind a vacant building on Glensboro Road Monday afternoon.  
    James True, 53, died Oct. 14 of a single gunshot wound to the head, City Police Chief Chris Atkins said. True had a Corbin address, but had been living in Lawrenceburg in his RV at 1068 Glensboro Road for a short time, Atkins said.
    Police do not suspect foul play, he said.

  • Stop, drop, roll and so much more

    Tim Harrod put on his firefighter gear and kneeled, allowing students from Saffell Street Elementary School to touch him and understand that beneath the his uniform is a nice guy, not a scary monster.
    Harrod’s performance was repeated for grade school students across the county last week, giving them the chance to meet real firefighters and understand what they do as part of National Fire Protection week.

  • Safer vehicles pose risks for first responders

    When Anderson County firefighters placed a mounted tire on top of an airbag system Saturday morning and deployed it, the tire and rim sailed a full 25 feet into the air.
    The display was a stark reminder of just one of the growing dangers firefighters face when removing victims from a car wreck.
    “That would have killed a firefighter had their face been where that tire was,” said Chief Mike Barnes. “That’s why we do this training … to teach them the dangers and help keep them safe.”

  • Federal shutdown leaves home buyers in limbo

    The Blains already lost one home to the recession, and may be in danger of losing a new home in Lawrenceburg to federal shutdown delays.
    About three days before the shutdown began, Colleen and Todd Blain already started the process of closing on a $105,000 three-bedroom, two-bath brick home in Lawrenceburg.
    The house was scheduled to be theirs by Oct. 25. The Blains told their landlord they’d move out of their Frankfort rental by Oct. 31.

  • Andrade named Eagle Scout