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  • Mostly positive audit includes ‘major’ problems

    The school board’s annual independent audit of its finances came back positive, despite a few hiccups regarding repeat errors and a “major problem” in the timely deposit of high school athletic event receipts.
    Auditor Denise Keene, a certified public accountant from Georgetown, said at the board’s Nov. 19 meeting that she was very pleased to see the school district is “living within its means,” increasing its general fund revenue by about $220,000 for fiscal year 2011-2012.

  • Whooping cough keeps spreading

    Fourteen children in Anderson County have tested positive for “whooping cough,” Interim Public Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning.
    Pertussis or “whooping cough,” a bacterial infection highly contagious three days after it’s first contracted, has now spread to both the Anderson County Middle School and Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

  • Butterscotch pie sparks Thanksgiving Day brawl

    It must have been one heck of a pie.
    That’s what one deputy said after responding to a call about a fight at the corner of Brenda Drive and Scott Court that he says erupted in a dispute over a butterscotch pie.
    “When I pulled up I asked what was going on,” said Deputy Tony Likens. “I was told a couple of guys had been drinking. One guy was in the bathroom and another guy went in and head-butted him.

  • ‘$50,000 we didn’t need to spend’

    Inmates on work release in Anderson County will no longer dine on the local taxpayers’ dime.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway pulled the plug Tuesday night on the practice of providing lunches for inmates after learning that the jail that houses them already provides them with a bag lunch.

  • Photos show burglars at old Western school

    Police are asking for help in identifying four people caught on camera breaking into the old Western school building early Sunday morning.

    Surveillance photos show the suspects removing computers and computer equipment from the building, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    The burglary took place around 2:25 a.m., police said. The old school building is located about 13 miles west of Lawrenceburg at 4188 Bardstown Road.

  • School cop could be dropped in salary sharing dispute

    The sheriff’s office is requesting a reimbursement increase from the school board to continue its school resource officer program or it may have to pull the officer from the school, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.  
    Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Blackhurst currently serves as the county school resource officer at Anderson County High School, with the school board funding 25 percent of his salary.

  • Two to appear in court for sodomy, sex abuse felonies

    Jacob M. Hibbs, 36, of 1409 John Court in Lawrenceburg, was scheduled to appear in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for a disposition hearing regarding one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12, and two count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.
    According circuit court documents, Hibbs allegedly subjected a victim younger than 12 years of age to sexual contact around July 1, 2001, again between January 2003 and December 2003 to the same victim, now under the age of 16; and for a third time around July 4, 2006.

  • Mill Creek Pike methamphetamine lab suspects indicted

    Two Lawrenceburg men arrested following a meth lab bust on Mill Creek Pike on Sept. 14 were indicted Nov. 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury for complicity in manufacturing meth, a Class B felony.
    Indicted were Christopher James Caffee, 36, of 1940 Mill Creek Pike Road, Lawrenceburg, Jeffrey Wayne Goodlett, 38, of 430 Bondville Road, Salvisa; and Dylan T. Hawkins, 18, 1930 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg.

  • Christmas Parade of Lights to be held today

    Lawrenceburg’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    All participants must fill out a registration form and sign a liability form.
    Registration and liability forms are available on the city’s website at www.lawrenceburgky.com or can be picked up at city hall in the foyer. All forms may be returned in advance to Parade Committee — City of Lawrenceburg, 100 North Main St. — P.O.  Box 290, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 or during the line up for the parade.

  • Buy a pizza to help a child

    When police officers waited tables at Edwardo’s Pizza last Saturday, they raised $1,700 for the sheriff’s office’s Shop With a Cop program.
    Now Edwardo’s is taking the fundraising a step further and announced it will donate $2 from each large pizza sold Nov. 23-24 to the program, which provides Christmas gifts to local children in need.
    The donation includes dine-in or carryout pizzas.