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  • 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.

  • Man saves grandson, gets run over by tractor

    A Lawrenceburg man pushed his two-year-old grandson out of the way before being run over by a tractor on Wooldridge Spur last Friday evening.
    According to the Anderson County sheriff’s office, 57-year-old Bobby Best and 53-year-old Robert Riley, both of Lawrenceburg, were working on Best’s property on Wooldridge Spur Road at about 7:30 p.m., attempting to get a tractor to start while Best’s two-year-old grandson watched nearby.
    The John Deere tractor, still in gear, lunged forward unexpectedly as the men were working on it.

  • Woman indicted for receiving $44K in benefits

    A Lawrenceburg woman was indicted by the Anderson Grand Jury on Aug. 6 for allegedly giving false information to receive about $44,000 in public assistance benefits from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
    Amy G. Moore, 32, of 201 Lynn Drive, was charged with two counts of false statements and misrepresentations in order to receive public assistance benefits, a Class D felony.

  • How much will your school spend this year?

    As the school board finalizes its budget in September — and sets a new tax rate in the meantime — individual Anderson County schools already know how much money they’ll be able to spend this school year.
    According to Finance Officer Nick Clark, site-based decision making councils, commonly referred to by the shorthand acronym SBDM, compile their own school budgets at the end of every school year.