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  • Fallen dancer’s suit against Alton Ruritan Club dismissed

    A Frankfort couple apparently won’t receive a dime in a lawsuit they filed last year against the Alton Ruritan Club.
    Kathy and William Slaughter filed the lawsuit after she claimed she slipped and fell during a dance at the club.
    She and her husband, William, filed suit against the club and two Lawrenceburg men who sponsored a dance at the club.
    According to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court, the case has been dismissed, with prejudice.

  • Lawless wins 2012 Junior Miss title

    Lynsey Kate Lawless has emerged from a field of 15 to be Anderson County’s 30th Junior Miss.
    The Anderson High junior was Overall Scholastic Achievement Winner and captured first place in her division in the Creative & Performing Arts category on her way to earning the top honor.
    She will advance on to the state competition, set for January in Lexington.
    The daughter of Scott and Rebecca Lawless, she plans to study dermatology at the University of Louisville.

  • Voting for the Wildcats!

    Forget the water. When your blood is blue, it is thicker than anything.
    Even thicker than minor matters such as how things should run in Frankfort or Washington, DC.
    Just ask Dave Disponett and Walter Patrick.
    For over 50 years, they have sparred over politics, usually on opposite sides of the fence. But when it’s time for tip-off in Rupp Arena, there they are, side-by-side in the lower level rooting on the Kentucky Wildcats.
    They have been sitting directly across from the opponent’s bench since Rupp opened in 1976.

  • Defending Beasmore lawsuit nears $50K

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court has burned through nearly half of its legal defense liability insurance coverage in defending itself against a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a fired county employee.
    And that’s just through February.
    The most current records show that the law firm representing the fiscal court has billed and been paid just under $44,000, including $1,341 in expenses.

  • ‘He always had a smile on his face’

    In a county dominated by Democrats, he became what is believed to be the only Republican to serve as its judge-executive.
    As chairman of the school board, he was involved in perhaps the most controversial education decision ever made: closing Western High School in 1989.
    Yet through it all, Tommy Cotton remained a person beloved by nearly everyone who knew him, both in politics and in life.

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  • Shelby jailer makes pitch for inmates

    Shelby County’s jailer is wasting little time in trying to capitalize on the unresolved feud between the Anderson and Franklin County jailers.
    Shelby Jailer Bobby Waits pitched his jail’s availability to the Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, saying he would welcome Anderson inmates — and the roughly $600,000 in revenue they would pour into his jail’s budget — with open arms.
    “I think we can work together,” Waits said. “I wanted you to meet me and get to know me.”

  • Conway not happy with comp plan

    A clearly agitated John Wayne Conway spoke out strongly last Tuesday night about the way the joint county-city comprehensive plan update is being conducted.
    The judge-executive said he remains frustrated that there seems to be no apparent movement to have property on each side of US 127 near the Bluegrass Parkway designated for future industrial use by the committee performing the update.

  • 15 vying for Junior Miss

    The 2012 Junior Miss Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    Admission is $10.
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pageant locally, and will include a commemorative program for former Anderson County resident Lydia Hodson Copeland, who was America’s Junior Miss in 1972.
    This year’s pageant features 15 high school juniors vying for the coveted crown and the host of academic scholarships it includes.

  • ‘Super moon’