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  • Shelbyville woman indicted for owing $17K in child support

    A Shelbyville woman who allegedly owes over $17,000 in child support was indicted by the grand jury Nov. 5 on two Class D felonies for flagrant non-support, according to court documents.
    Christy Gail Wilson, 35, whose residence is listed as Shelbyville on bail release documents but Florida on the indictment, owed $17,573.51 as of Sept. 22, court documents show.
    A warrant for her arrest was issued in January and she was taken into custody in August in Shelbyville before being released on $10,000 cash bail.

  • Majority of Anderson County graduates staying in college

    More Anderson County High School seniors are going to college and more than half of the class of 2010 came back for their sophomore year, according to data released by the state education department.
    The 2013 Kentucky High School feedback report, released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education, tracks the academic progress of former high school students as they seek college degrees.

  • School district ‘needs improvement’ in writing

    Three out of six Anderson County schools were reported as “proficient” in writing following the publication of program review data self-reported by Kentucky school districts and released at the end of October by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • ‘Harvest for Haiti’ raises over $25,000

    Roughly 400 people packed meals for the hungry in Haiti on Nov. 9, sending more than 100,000 bags of rice and raising more than $25,000 for the “Harvest for Haiti” ministry, according to event organizers.
    Fox Creek Christian Church served as the host for “Harvest for Haiti,” a ministry sponsored by Mission Journeys.
    Two of the Lawrenceburg event organizers, Lisa Floyd and Donnie Campbell, set goals of 100,000 meals and $20,000 over the course of eight hours.

  • Their big, happy Bulgarian wedding

    One piece of bread dipped in honey, one piece dipped in salt.
    Donna Phillips tore off a piece of Bulgarian bread dipped in honey and fed her stepson, Jeff, and his new wife, Valentina Vacheva to bring sweetness into their marriage.
    Sitting at her kitchen table in Lawrenceburg, Donna brushes off memories of nervousness as the center of this important Bulgarian wedding tradition.
    “It was important to Jeff that I participate in the wedding, too,” Donna said.

  • Man found dead in car at gas station near Walmart

    A gas station attendant checking on a vehicle with a motor still running but hadn’t moved after several hours found a man dead in his vehicle on Nov. 10 at the Murphy’s station in front of Walmart, according to city police.
    Felix Nelson Slone, 59, of 120 North Main St., Apt. 4, Harrodsburg died suddenly late Sunday night of apparent cardiac-related natural causes, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Tussey said he’s still waiting on final autopsy and toxicology reports, but has no suspicion of foul play.

  • Bus bumped by vehicle on Edmondson Road

    No students were injured in what is being described as a very minor incident involving a vehicle and a school bus Tuesday morning on Edmondson Road.
    According to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, bus 65 and another vehicle met on the narrow gravel road and both came to a stop. The driver of the vehicle attempted to get around the bus by driving off the edge of the road on a slight embankment. When the driver’s vehicle hit a bump, it rubbed against the rear corner of the bus, breaking the vehicle’s side mirror and leaving a small smudge mark on the bus.

  • Search on for new principal at Ward

    The Anderson County school district will begin a search for a new principal of Emma B. Ward Elementary starting Nov. 18, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    Current Principal Amanda Ellis will be leaving her position at Ward after 10 years as principal to fill a new job as an academic program manager with the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Board of Education.

  • ‘A Country Christmas’ parade is Dec. 7

    Santa Claus is coming to town, specifically, downtown Lawrenceburg.
    The city of Lawrenceburg will be hosting its annual Christmas parade Dec. 7 at 5 p.m., according to city hall.  
    The grand marshal will be Marva Gill in recognition of the many years of volunteer work she’s dedicated to Anderson County, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.
    Parade line-up will begin at the American Legion park with judging of entries beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Hunter pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg hunter who was allegedly under the influence when birdshot from his gun struck a former Fish and Wildlife officer more than a year ago has pleaded guilty.
    David Gaines, 41, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive pleaded guilty Nov. 5 on three Class D felony counts of wanton endangerment. A hunting under the influence charge was dismissed in a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
    Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 3 in Anderson Circuit Court.