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  • Finding their voices

    Jerrica Drury, 8, and Layne Barlow, 7, are like most other little girls.
    They like school (both are in second grade at Emma B. Ward Elementary), have a lot of friends, love candy and ice cream, enjoy board games, play baseball, are a little giddy and a little shy around strangers.
    Full of energy, their eyes light up when they giggle and at times they are even a little mischievous.

  • Analysis: Questions aplenty as Beasmore trial begins

    Will she get $1.5 million, nothing at all or somewhere in between?
    That is the primary — but far from the only — question that will likely be answered in a sexual harassment trial scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Monday in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Owners told trash-filled house must go

    The owners of an abandoned house on Hammond Road were notified Friday that it’s a fire hazard and they have 10 days to remove it or face fines or jail time.
    That news couldn’t come soon enough for Kristyle Renfro, a neighbor who said she’s sick of rodents coming from the crumbling house and infesting hers.
    “I have had an unbelievably large amount of mice in my house that have come from that house,” Renfro said while standing in her front yard last week. “I have seen all kinds of animals come from there.

  • No fixes for rural precincts

    Following a nearly hour-long beat down of the county clerk, the Anderson County Fiscal Court declined to take action Tuesday morning on fixing rural voting precincts that have failed yet another inspection.

  • Congressmen wager on UK-UConn

    Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney and Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler announced a friendly wager over the Final Four match-up between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the UConn Huskies, Chandler’s office announced Thursday morning.

     Courtney wagered cigars from Jarmoc Farms, UConn chocolate bars from Munson’s Chocolate Co., and two bottles of wine from Priam Vineyards.

  • SUV flips on Alton Station Road

     

  • Finding Lovers Leap will be easier, thanks to relocated signs

    Tourists looking for Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery will have an easier time finding it, thanks to the relocation of signs directing them to the unique Anderson County landmark.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said he worked with state officials to have several signs moved and new ones erected, pointing the way to the winery, located on Lanes Mill Road.

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  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts three on drug-related charges

    The following people were indicted March 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Gary W. Noe, 50, of 322 Walnut Street, was indicted on four charges; second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone); failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address; operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.
    Gaige T. Colston, 18, of 213 Center Street, was indicted on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone).

  • Burglary suspect nabbed on Enterprise Road

    A suspect in a rash of burglaries on Enterprise and Hammonds Creek roads is now under arrest.
    Frederick Kirchhoff, 27, was arrested on unrelated charges while walking on Enterprise Road on March 19, but is considered a suspect in a string of burglaries earlier that morning.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a possible burglary on Hammonds Creek Road, where a homeowner observed an individual walking around his property.