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  • Stevens enters race for state rep

    Lawrenceburg’s Kent Stevens (D) announced last Wednesday that he is running for state representative.
    The announcement marks the fifth time Stevens, who held the position in 2009-10, has run for state representative, but the first time for the newly created
    53rd House district, which includes Anderson and Spencer counties, along with two voting precincts in Bullitt County.

  • Semi rear-ends vehicle, injures two in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg grandmother and her grandson were seriously hurt after a semi rear-ended their vehicle Tuesday morning in front of Walmart on US 127.
    Margie L. Wolverton, 68, 410 Djeddah Drive, of Lawrenceburg, was driving a black Ford Fusion south on the Bypass when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of her vehicle at about 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, according to state police. The impact of the crash sent the car down an embankment located across from the first Walmart entrance on the Bypass. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near a property line fence.  

  • Conway: Pipeline ‘a done deal’

    Despite his strident opposition to the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway predicts that it will eventually be built.
    “They are offering big money for easements right now,” said Conway, noting that nine Anderson County property owners had already granted easements for the pipeline that will carry liquefied petroleum products from West Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Local businessman wanted in auto theft scheme

    A Lawrenceburg businessman suspected in an elaborate scheme to “clone” vehicle identification numbers has apparently fled the country.
    Gilberto Medina, 37, of 304 Bond St. operated Medina Auto on Industry Road before disappearing in July.
    The business was located next door to the Phoenix Academy school building.
    “When he realized his criminal fruitions were coming to an end, he took off,” said Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “He is probably in Mexico.”

  • Sunday service to honor, remember veterans

    Vince Gast of Lawrenceburg recently retired as a U.S. Navy captain on Nov. 1, 2013, after 32 years of service.
    Gast joined the Navy ROTC as a college student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He said he joined partially for the educational opportunities, but also because of family history. Gast’s father served in the Navy during the Korean War, Gast said.
    “It’s sort of a tradition in my family in service in the military,” he said. “That was a big part of it, the tradition.”

  • Free health care? Not exactly

    By Molly Burchett
    Kentucky Health News Service
    Millions of Americans who don’t quite qualify for Medicaid could still get free health insurance through federal subsidies, but this free coverage hasn’t gotten much attention, since most of the zero premium plans come with some trade-offs.

  • News briefs: 11-6-13

    Troop 37 plans rummage sale
    Boy Scout Troop 37 will hold a rummage sale Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7a.m. to 1 p.m., at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg.
    “Now is the time to rid your garage or basement of some of those items that you know you’re likely not going to use again, but may be exactly what someone else needs,” organizers said.

  • Sea offers thoughts, enters race for 6th District magistrate

    One of the 6th Magisterial District’s strongest advocates is now aiming to represent it on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Steve Sea, 60, said last week that he intends to file papers to run for the office Wednesday (today), the first day candidates for the 2014 general election can file for office.
    Kenny Barnett, a fellow Democrat elected in 2010 when then-incumbent John Wayne Conway was elected judge-executive, currently holds the seat and as of Tuesday morning had not announced his intentions to seek re-election.

  • Is that you, Jase?

    Now that her husband is a certified celebrity, it’s safe to say that Jessica McGuire will no longer mind cleaning his beard hair out of the bathroom drain.
    But she will have to become accustomed to squealing young girls begging him for photographs, not to mention him being recognized as one of TV’s biggest celebrities.

  • Machine-gunner, soldier, mom

    Brenda Daniels, National Guard military police officer, kept watch from her perch by the machine gun at the back of the Jeep.
    Her supervisors put her in charge of the gun, probably because the thought of firing the machine gun would scare her, Daniels recalled Monday morning from the safety of her home on Washington Street.
    It didn’t.
    She was scared, but not because the National Guard reservist couldn’t do her job. The chaos in Miami frightened Daniels.
    The screams.
    The gunshots.