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  • Vietnam vet stops here while walking to Washington

    Dan Lyon carries a 30-pound pack, food and water.  
    He carries the daily worry of not knowing where he’ll be sleeping that night.  
    The Reno, Nev., resident also carries the memories of seeing young homeless vets in the lines at soup kitchens and in shelters.
    Now the 60-year-old will walk about 2,800 miles to carry his message about the plight of homeless veterans straight to his representatives in the nation’s capitol.  

  • Fiscal court notebook: 4-25-12

    Grant would help
    purchase bleachers
    The fiscal court received no public comments during a public hearing to apply for a $59,000 grant to purchase bleachers for the pulling track and a hoped-for parks and recreation football field in the county park.
    Conway said the state Land and Water grant would require the county to match the funds, which would be half of the $59,000 total.

  • Anderson Fiscal Court: Planning needs more money, Extension needs less

    One’s going broke; the other already has enough money, thank you.
    Going broke is the joint city-county Planning and Zoning board, which asked for and just barely received an additional $4,000 in funding during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court when magistrates voted 4-3 to approve the request.

  • Library expansion questioned, put on hold

    $17.54.
    According to some Anderson County citizens, who addressed the library board of trustees at its April 17 meeting, that’s how much one patron of the library costs taxpayers.
    And as the board weighs possible building expansion and its fiscal year budget, those concerned residents want to make sure the community’s getting their money’s worth.  

  • Post office delivers marijuana — to wrong address

    A post office screw-up resulted in a Lawrenceburg teenager’s arrest last week when a shipment of pot was delivered to the wrong address.
    Police say Garrett Bryant, 19, of 138 Hunter Ridge Drive arranged to have a pound of marijuana shipped to his residence from California, but the Lawrenceburg post office inadvertently delivered it last Monday to an address on Walker Lane.

  • Mrs. Shannon goes to Washington

    Linda Shannon of Lawrenceburg became instant friends with Yvonne Lacy-Baskerville in line for the bathroom on the Annapolis pier.    
    Two weeks ago, the pair found themselves waiting in yet another line — this time, as invited guests to the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
    Shannon said she and Lacy-Baskerville realize the line to the ladies’ is an odd place to form a friendship.

  • Making of a princess

    Ryleigh McKinney’s parents saw their cancer-stricken 2-year-old daughter enter a fight for her life 11 months ago.
    Last Friday night, they saw her turned into a princess.
    Students from Eastern Kentucky University threw a party for Ryleigh, now 3, as she and her family prepared for a trip to Disney World, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    With a crown, scepter, makeup and a beautiful yellow gown, the students transformed plucky Ryleigh from a bashful little girl into a stunning princess during the celebration, which was held inside Patriot Hall at American Legion Park.

  • Derby umbrellas create business opportunities

    The Silks and Shade company began with a blue umbrella.
    Decorated with colorful outlines of the Derby jockey silks, that first blue patio umbrella was the homemade answer for Lawrenceburg resident Melissa Wells Hanks’ quest to find an umbrella for her Kentucky Derby themed party.
    “I got on the Internet, and I couldn’t find one,” Hanks said, adding that she got the idea from a friend of hers who painted. “So I thought, oh well, I’ll do it myself.”

  • ‘They’re letting me out’

  • Child porn suspect rejects offer

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.
    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down April 16 in Shelby Circuit Court.
    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell told a reporter during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”