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  • Pipeline meeting on again, but not when magistrates wanted it

    There will be a public meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline after all, but not later this month.
    Just weeks after rejecting an offer with the pipeline’s developer and saying such a meeting would do no good because the developer “wouldn’t answer questions anyway,” Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway did an about face last Tuesday and asked magistrates to approve a meeting for Nov. 19.

  • Auditor says tax hike ‘only option’ for revenue

    Her message has been the same for all eight school districts Denise Keene audited for the ’12-13 fiscal year — raise local school taxes in 2014 or be in danger of low levels of funding next year.
    Keene, in her report of the Anderson County school district’s audit of last year’s finances, said she’s very serious about recommending districts take a 4 percent revenue increase every year to maintain budgets because of projected state and federal funding cuts.

  • Time running out for Santa letters

    From staff reports
    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 36th consecutive year, the Anderson News will be assisting Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.
    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident on Versailles Road

    A 22-year-old Lawrenceburg motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident Monday after crashing into a vehicle entering the Hunter Ridge subdivision located on Versailles Road.
    Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg police department said witnesses saw Justin Greene, 22, 571 South Main Street, accelerate to pass vehicles traveling east on Versailles Road in a no-passing zone when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle pulling into Hunter Ridge Drive.   

  • 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.