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  • Schools closed on Valentine's Day

    Anderson County Public Schools will be closed for school today, Feb. 14.

    According to the district's website, all schools in the Anderson County school district will be closed due to slick roads on the south side of Anderson County.

  • Judge tosses out redistricting; King remains ‘optimistic’

    State Rep. Kim King’s hopes of being able to run for re-election here and in Mercer and Spencer counties took another leap forward late Tuesday afternoon when a Franklin Circuit Judge tossed out controversial House Bill 1.
    That bill, passed earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear, would have pushed King out of Anderson County because it divided her home county of Mercer.
    In his ruling, Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered that the filing deadline for House and Senate be extended once again, this time until Feb. 10.

  • Judge calls on library to save money, halt expansion

    The public library’s board of trustees should hang on to its available money, halt its expansion plans and not go into debt, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said during Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Conway said he hoped the fiscal court would join him in sending a message to the library board in the form of a vote to encourage it to reserve its funds, pending the outcome of a lawsuit sweeping across northern Kentucky.

  • Giving nature a second chance

    Kentucky wildlife receive a second chance at Nature’s Haven, an Anderson County animal recovery center focused on rehabilitating infant mammals and releasing them back into the wild.
    Wildlife rehabilitator Robin Thompson, who has been managing the non-profit center for about a year, describes Nature’s Haven as a “wildlife hospice,” not a petting zoo or pest control.
    “They generally have one foot in the ground by the time we get to them,” she said.  

  • State OKs proposed health cuts, keeping health director part time

    State health officials have approved nearly $190,000 in payroll and other cuts proposed by the Anderson County Health Board’s finance committee, sources have confirmed.
    The spending cuts are designed to wipe out the department’s $185,000 annual operating deficit, and must still be approved by the full board of health. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the health department, located on Glensboro Road.

  • Main St. man indicted on incest charges

    The Anderson County Grand Jury has indicted a Lawrenceburg man on four counts of incest, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Jeffrey Wolverton, 50, of 309 South Main St., was indicted on charges dating back to 1995. According to the indictment, he “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse with a person whom he knew to be an ancestor, descendent, brother or sister, and who was less than 12 years of age.”
    Wolverton was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Cheerleaders OK after fall

    Two Anderson County High School cheerleaders received quite a scare just before Saturday’s basketball game at the school.
    Laiken Bowen and Amber Kelly were injured when Kelly fell from the top of a pyramid just before tipoff of the Bearcats’ game with McCreary Central. Several witnesses reported that as she was trying to stop Kelley’s fall, Bowen fell backwards, hitting her head on the basketball court.

  • Family sues after mom’s corpse tumbles into grave

    A Lawrenceburg woman and her sisters are suing the operators of a cemetery in Franklin County after their mother’s corpse was “ejected” from her casket and tumbled to the bottom of her grave, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. 2 in Franklin Circuit Court by Louisville-based attorney Christopher Haden.
    Brenda Gardener and her sisters, Susan Nowak of Louisville and Ruth Ritter of Frankfort, are suing Indiana-based Saber Management, which operates Sunset Memorial Gardens, for undisclosed damages.

  • Driver collides with squad car after running red light

    Officer Joe Saunier, a city police officer, was released from the hospital Feb. 2 after sustaining injuries in traffic accident that morning.  
    The two-vehicle crash occurred a little after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Woodford and South Main Street on Feb. 2.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish, who said he witnessed the collision, said a female driver, the sole passenger of the vehicle, was traveling east on Woodford Street when her brakes allegedly malfunctioned.

  • ‘Let the good times roll’

    New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras parade begins when the mayor announces in French “laissez les bons temps rouler” or “let the good times roll.”
    Michael Williams, owner of Mardi Gras Donuts, adopted the same mission statement for his doughnut shop, styled after the place where his journey with doughnuts began.  
    Williams has received plenty of praise and press for his doughnuts back in the Big Easy.