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  • Bill removes King as representative in Anderson

    Anderson County will lose state Rep. Kim King as its state representative and receive a new one from Monroe County as a result of district boundary changes included in the state’s new redistricting legislation.
    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a redistricting bill last Friday that will, if given final approval by a federal three-judge panel, split 24 counties into multiple districts and create four new House districts.

  • ‘Mistake’ allows home invasion suspect to walk

    An 18-year-old Lawrenceburg teen suspected of holding two teens at gunpoint in a home invasion has been released from jail with all charges dismissed following a complaint about his case’s improper transfer from juvenile to Circuit Court.
    During an Anderson County Circuit Court hearing last Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman dismissed charges against Kendall Cunningham, 18, and ruled that Cunningham be consequently released from Shelby County Detention Center.

  • School board to set tax rate on Sept. 4

    A hearing regarding the upcoming fiscal year’s school board tax rate is tentatively scheduled to be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m., according to an e-mail from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    A special-called board meeting will be held following the meeting in order to vote on the rate, which would increase 4 percent based on a budget OK’d earlier this year.

  • ACLU warns school district about Gideon’s Bibles

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky or ACLU has warned the state’s school superintendents to follow federal law in allowing groups to distribute non-educational material, including religious literature, during school hours or face future litigation.

  • Burglary, pot suspect has ‘a bad day’

    Last Wednesday was not a particularly good one for a Hammonds Creek Road man now behind bars on burglary and drug charges.
    Zachory Butts, 20, of 1853 Hammonds Creek Road, was wearing boxer shorts when two Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies knocked on his door last Wednesday afternoon. A short time later he was dressed and on his way to jail on charges that he broke into Smith’s Grocery in Alton and was growing more than 50 pot plants in his home.

  • Going the extra mile is only natural for Oak Ridge Boy

    LOUISVILLE – Duane Allen has only one rule for fans getting his autograph.

    Be polite.

    “All they have to do is remember one simple phrase: Be polite,” the country and gospel music legend said last week. “Just be polite. Nobody likes somebody that is rude.”

    After sitting down with Allen less than two hours before he and his fellow Oak Ridge Boys took the stage at the Kentucky State Fair, I can't imagine him being any other way.

  • Five-part harmony: Allen loves hoops, follows the Big Blue

    Had Duane Allen not become a mega-success with The Oak Ridge Boys, chances are he would have become a highly successful basketball coach at some level.

    At least, that is how he had it planned.

    “I get right into the very intricacies of coaching,” Allen said last week before taking the stage at the Kentucky State Fair. “I had dreamed when I was in school that I would be doing this until I got tired of it. I never dreamed it would last as long as it has.

  • Lawrenceburg police announce arrests, citations

    The Lawrenceburg police department recently issued the following arrests and citations:
    Diego M. Santos, 27, Mexico was arrested Aug. 11 and charged with speeding, no operator’s license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in vehicle and DUI during a traffic stop on the US 127 Bypass by Officer Bryan Brashears.
    Derek Z. Carter, 34, Lawrenceburg was arrested Aug. 6 and charged with DUI, third degree possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on West Court Street by Officer Clay Crouch.

  • News briefs: 8-21-13

    Orthopedic seminar on new hip replacement procedure
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center, along with the Paul Sawyier Public Library, is offering an upcoming  orthopedic seminar on Anterior Hip Replacement  on Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
    This free health seminar will take place in the Library Community Room at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort at 319 Wapping Street.

  • Man stabbed in Walmart parking lot

    The two men looked like buddies catching up on a Sunday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot, several witnesses told city police.
    Then one of the men yelled that he’d been stabbed and to call 911.
    City police arrested Lawrenceburg man Michael Aaron Joseph, 28, 1777 Bypass South, for first degree assault after he stabbed Cedric Washington, 29, of Lawrenceburg once in the stomach with a small hunting knife in the Walmart parking lot.