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  • It’s called ‘parkour’

    They leap from things most folks would be uncomfortable standing on.
    They flip, run, jump and hang, scaring onlookers certain they’re going to break an ankle, or perhaps their necks.
    “They” are a growing number of Anderson County teenagers practicing the little-known but increasingly popular discipline known as parkour.

  • Backpacks, supplies given away July 28

    With schools inching closer to opening day, those in need of backpacks and supplies can get a hand during the annual Family Fun Fest, set for July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.
    Backpacks and supplies will be given to the first 750 students in line, organizers said.
    The event will also feature the appearance of a Blackhawk helicopter, emergency vehicles, a vehicle rollover simulator and more, organizers said.
    July 12 marks the 10th year of the event.

  • A mighty ‘vine’ time
  • Student hopes to erect memorial to 9/11 victims

    Blake Roach was 5 years old when the World Trade Towers fell in 2001.
    His parents were packing boxes and moving out of his old house when Roach said he saw television images of the twin towers collapsing.
    As the Ground Zero memorial undergoes construction in New York City, Roach’s vision of a permanent Sept. 11 memorial in Anderson County is slowly, but surely taking shape.

  • Man apparently shot self to avoid handing over rent

    The Saffell Street man who claimed he was shot and robbed during a home invasion last week made up the story, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Zachary Penwell, 30, was indeed shot in the leg, but police say he shot himself and claimed he was robbed of approximately $2,000.
    At least a portion of that money, several sources have confirmed, was money he had collected in rent and was supposed to have turned over to a landlord who was due to pick up it up that day.

  • Two legs good, four legs better

    With two extra legs, one four-legged baby chick might be twice as fast.
    Melinda Campbell of Lawrenceburg isn’t sure. In all of the 23 years she’s raised chickens at her property on Fox Creek Goshen Road, she’s never seen anything quite like it.
    “He’s a bugger to catch, like you can’t even stop him,” she said, the chick chirping in her cupped hands.

  • Wreck near bridge kills girl, 9

    A 9-year-old Versailles girl was killed and three others injured in a one-car accident Monday morning on the Woodford County side of the Tyrone Bridge.

    Hailey White was pronounced dead at the scene after the car in which she was riding went off the road and slammed into a set of trees, according to Lt. Daniel Clark of the Versailles Police Department.

  • Local real estate woes continue

    The sale of homes in Anderson County continued their downward slide in June, according to a news release from the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.
    Comparative sales from this June to last June fell 20 percent, and the median price for homes dipped 26 percent during that same period, according to a news release.
    Last June, realtors with LBAR sold 20 homes, compared to 16 this June. The median price last year of $133,000 dipped to $98,550.

  • Trial set for Horn Drive man charged with incest, rape

    A trial date has been scheduled for a Lawrenceburg man charged with incest, second-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse.
    William Smith, of 109 Horn Drive, was indicted late last year following a state police investigation into allegations that he committed incest with a victim under the age of 18, and that he raped and sexually abused a victim under the age of 14, according to documents on file in the Anderson County Courthouse.
    His trial is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Murder suspect lodged in Shelby

    From Landmark News Service
    A murder suspect charged with the death of an Anderson County woman is the first inmate to be housed in jail in Shelby County under the terms of a new jail agreement.
    Terry Cram, who was brought back to Kentucky from Arizona where he had fled in January, arrived at the Shelby County Detention Center last Tuesday.
    Normally, Terrance Cram, 49, would have been taken to the Franklin County Jail, but Shelby County is now housing those inmates.
    Then, on Friday, the transfer of the Anderson County inmates began in small groups.