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  • No ruling on second trial for Beasmore

    Lea Beasmore’s attorney pushed Tuesday to get her a new trial in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the fiscal court, but will have to wait for the judge to make a decision.
    Beasmore’s contention that a juror in her $1.5 million lawsuit is related to current Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway was verified Tuesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court when Carolyn Burton took the witness stand and said Conway’s wife is her niece.

  • Fiscal court misses chance for solid waste grant — again

    An employee’s request for pressed polo shirts at taxpayer expense, coupled with news that the county failed yet again to apply for its share of millions in solid waste grants, left magistrates grimacing and eyeballs rolling during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Sheriff receives DARE Lifetime Achievement Award

    Anyone wishing to hear Sheriff Troy Young speak for what could be hours on end need only bring up the topic of DARE — the school program designed to teach children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
    His passion-bordering-on-obsession with the program he helped launch a quarter-century ago in Anderson County has provided him with untold pleasure, and just recently statewide recognition as well.
    Young received the state DARE committee’s lifetime achievement award earlier this month for his virtually non-stop dedication to the program.

  • Kaboom!

    Bottle rockets, roman candles and artillery shell fireworks are on the market for Kentucky residents looking for a more powerful bang for their buck on the Fourth.
    In March, the state legislature passed House Bill 333, a law allowing the immediate sale of consumer fireworks that shoot and spin into the air, as well as dictating stricter regulations and fees for seasonal retailers, manufacturers and fireworks enthusiasts.

  • Rogers wins fair crown

    Alexandria Lee Rogers received her second Fair crown, this time as the 2011 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show on June 27.
    Rogers, an incoming senior at Anderson County High School, won Lawrenceburg Fair Miss Teen in 2009.
    “It’s like winning a cheerleading competition,” she said of her most recent win. “It feels so good.”    
    Rogers competed against eight other girls, beating out second runner-up and Miss Photogenic Alex Patrick, and first runner-up and Miss Congeniality Whitney Gritton.

  • Dunk me, if you can

    Remember the times you’ve read my columns and been so frustrated you would have paid good money to knock my wisecracking fanny into a tank of cold water?
    Of course you do. Now, I could argue that you feel that way because I’m right and you’re wrong, but let’s not get into that right now.
    Instead, here’s your one chance to take out those frustrations and put me in my place.

  • Murder suspect nabbed, returned to Kentucky

    He could apparently run but couldn’t hide from the law.
    Terrance Cram, 49, the man suspected of murdering an Anderson County woman in January, was hauled back to Kentucky on Monday to face charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.
    Cram disappeared following the January murder of Clay Burgin Road resident Tena McNeely, 49, but was found earlier this month in Goodyear, Ariz., where he was detained by the United States Marshal Service.

  • Accident on Highway 44 causes minor injuries

    A woman’s vehicle lays sideways in a ditch off Highway 44 last Thursday. The accident occurred near Scenic Gardens when the vehicle apparently went off the road. The driver sustained what appeared to be only minor injuries.

     

  • OOPS! Lawyers in Beasmore case don’t have business licenses

    Attorneys are quick to cite the law when practicing their craft in the Anderson County Courthouse, but apparently not so quick to obey it when it comes to business licenses.
    The City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Fiscal Court each require licenses for those doing business in Anderson County, and routinely force those without licenses to purchase them. The requirement includes businesses from outside Anderson County that travel here to perform services, including legal.

  • County’s assessed value up

    When tax rates are set later this summer, the county, city and the various taxing districts can leave their rates flat and bring in the nearly the same revenue, thanks to slight growth in the county’s overall value.
    Data obtained from the Anderson County Property Value Administrator’s office show that the county’s total assessment, which includes real estate and tangible assets such as business inventories, increased from $1.482 billion to $1.493 billion during the past year, including an $18 million jump in manufactured raw materials.