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  • Council to discuss $2M detention basin project, ‘glass mountain’

    The city’s wastewater treatment plant can handle increased water flow during heavy rains.  
    For now, according to Public Works Director Larry Hazlett.
    Processing a little more than 1.8 million gallons of wastewater on a normal day, the city wastewater treatment plant has averaged 10 million gallons per day during wet weather conditions, about 1 million gallons more than the plant’s maximum capacity of 9.9 million.

  • City council squashes historic district plan

    The city council voted 4-1 to reject the historic district commission’s proposal for an historic district in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    Council member George Geoghegan, former historic district commission chairman and sole dissenting vote, was the only council member to speak prior to the council’s vote.

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  • Waddy church to host gun shoot

    Skeet and rifle shooting is about fellowship.
    And ultimately, about spreading God’s word, according to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church chairman Garry Gaines.
    Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Waddy is hosting its first Spring Shoot and Game Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring skeet, rimfire pistol and rimfire rifle shoots for children and adults of all ages.

  • Nine-year-old poultry farmer hits pay dirt

    She bought her new iPad, paid off her grandfather and even had enough left to purchase another batch of chicks.
    Leah Zimmerman, 9, the subject of a front page article in the April 17 edition of The Anderson News that featured her efforts to replace a broken iPad by raising and selling chickens, has hit pay dirt, according to an e-mail from her father, John.
    He said they took the chicks to the twice-monthly chicken swap held in the West Park Shopping Plaza parking lot, but rain shortened it and she only sold eight of the 100 chicks she had purchased.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged with 139 counts of legend drug

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson District Court on 139 counts of possession of a legend drug and leaving the scene of an accident, according to court documents on file.
    John T. Ivey, 21, of 1497 Aaron Barnett Road, was served April 12 with a grand jury summons on an incident that occurred last December when the car he was driving crashed into a home on Fox Creek Road, reportedly causing severe damage.
    Ivey allegedly fled before being tracked down by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Likens.

  • Not your average college student

    Don’t dare waste class time around Roy Dearmon.
    When Dearmon, 83, sees a student not paying attention to the college instructor  —
    He won’t slap them like he might have as a special forces instructor in the Army.
    Dearmon gives them advice.
    “They’re daydreaming when they should be listening, I’ll tell them about it,” Dearmon said.
    Time won’t stop for you, he said.
    Time didn’t stop for Dearmon.
    Learning isn’t going to stop for him, either.

  • Fiscal court: Spending up 4% in proposed budget

    Spending in the proposed Anderson County Fiscal Court budget is slated to increase 4 percent, if approved by magistrates who had little to say last Tuesday when the budget was presented for a first reading.
    The budget calls for spending to increase from $7,173,172 to $7,462,735 — a jump of $289,563, nearly half of which is in payroll increases.
    Budgeted revenue is anticipated to go up 3.3 percent, from $6,720,502 to $6,944,336, an increase of $223,834 that includes anticipated gains in property tax revenue, EMS collections and an increase in county road aid.

  • Trial dates set for three charged with tying up child

    Trial dates have been set for the three people who allegedly tied up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day.
    Where those trials will occur has not been settled, but a change of venue hearing is scheduled for May 28 in Anderson Circuit Court at 9 a.m.
    The child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, is scheduled for trial for Dec. 9-11. The child’s mother, Rebecca Medley, is scheduled for trial Jan. 13-15, 2014. The child’s stepfather, Herbert Medley, is scheduled for trial Jan. 16-17, 2014, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • ‘Hoarders’ nightmare discovered on Beth Drive

    Used toilet paper piled several feet high around a toilet.
    Several inches of what appeared to be animal feces in the kitchen sink and literally coating the kitchen counters.
    Trash, including expired food items dating back to 2009, piled waste high in nearly every room of the house.
    Live and dead animals, including what appeared to be a decomposing cat.
    Those are just a sample of what police found last Friday morning when an officer made a safety check at 104 Beth Drive.