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  • Kaboom!

    Bottle rockets, roman candles and artillery shell fireworks are on the market for Kentucky residents looking for a more powerful bang for their buck on the Fourth.
    In March, the state legislature passed House Bill 333, a law allowing the immediate sale of consumer fireworks that shoot and spin into the air, as well as dictating stricter regulations and fees for seasonal retailers, manufacturers and fireworks enthusiasts.

  • Rogers wins fair crown

    Alexandria Lee Rogers received her second Fair crown, this time as the 2011 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show on June 27.
    Rogers, an incoming senior at Anderson County High School, won Lawrenceburg Fair Miss Teen in 2009.
    “It’s like winning a cheerleading competition,” she said of her most recent win. “It feels so good.”    
    Rogers competed against eight other girls, beating out second runner-up and Miss Photogenic Alex Patrick, and first runner-up and Miss Congeniality Whitney Gritton.

  • Dunk me, if you can

    Remember the times you’ve read my columns and been so frustrated you would have paid good money to knock my wisecracking fanny into a tank of cold water?
    Of course you do. Now, I could argue that you feel that way because I’m right and you’re wrong, but let’s not get into that right now.
    Instead, here’s your one chance to take out those frustrations and put me in my place.

  • Murder suspect nabbed, returned to Kentucky

    He could apparently run but couldn’t hide from the law.
    Terrance Cram, 49, the man suspected of murdering an Anderson County woman in January, was hauled back to Kentucky on Monday to face charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.
    Cram disappeared following the January murder of Clay Burgin Road resident Tena McNeely, 49, but was found earlier this month in Goodyear, Ariz., where he was detained by the United States Marshal Service.

  • Accident on Highway 44 causes minor injuries

    A woman’s vehicle lays sideways in a ditch off Highway 44 last Thursday. The accident occurred near Scenic Gardens when the vehicle apparently went off the road. The driver sustained what appeared to be only minor injuries.

     

  • OOPS! Lawyers in Beasmore case don’t have business licenses

    Attorneys are quick to cite the law when practicing their craft in the Anderson County Courthouse, but apparently not so quick to obey it when it comes to business licenses.
    The City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Fiscal Court each require licenses for those doing business in Anderson County, and routinely force those without licenses to purchase them. The requirement includes businesses from outside Anderson County that travel here to perform services, including legal.

  • County’s assessed value up

    When tax rates are set later this summer, the county, city and the various taxing districts can leave their rates flat and bring in the nearly the same revenue, thanks to slight growth in the county’s overall value.
    Data obtained from the Anderson County Property Value Administrator’s office show that the county’s total assessment, which includes real estate and tangible assets such as business inventories, increased from $1.482 billion to $1.493 billion during the past year, including an $18 million jump in manufactured raw materials.

  • Wild Turkey parties down

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell nearly did the unthinkable.
    Following a round of speeches that included remarks from Gov. Steve Beshear and Wild Turkey dignitaries, the master distiller and his son each grabbed a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 by the neck and were poised to smash them over a giant commemorative bourbon barrel — a christening, if you will.

  • Census numbers forces 6th District to get even bigger

    The county’s 6th Magisterial District will gobble up large chunks of the 2nd and 5th districts if the fiscal court approves a proposed reapportionment plan.
    Anderson County added roughly 2,000 residents during the past decade, forcing reapportionment because each of the county’s six districts must be within 10 percent in terms of population.
    Little of that population growth occurred in the 6th district, which has always consisted of the sparsely populated western portion of the county.

  • City zoning violations to be declared civil offenses

    The Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday approved the first reading of a new ordinance granting its code enforcement board the authority to hear and enforce contested zoning violations.
    The council also discussed amended cemetery rules, including what can and cannot be placed at gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
    Zoning violations, including violations of the city’s sign ordinance, could be classified as civil offenses and enforced by the five-member enforcement board.