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  • Jury deliberating Beasmore verdict

    Jury deliberation in Lea Beasmore's $1.5 million sexual harassment trial began around 12:30 this afternoon.

    Both sides presented their closing arguments this morning, with Beasmore's attorney going to great lengths to question the credibility of current and former county employees, including those who have admitted participating in sending sexually explicit e-mails, exchanging vibrators and watching a pornographic video.

  • Family and 29 pets stranded after Parkway wreck

    They are stranded and need your help.

    “They” are a family of four along with their total of 29 cats and dogs that had their mini-van destroyed early Friday morning when it was rear-ended on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Elections board breathes new life into Rutherford, Hickory Grove polling places

    Just days after the Anderson County Fiscal Court left them for dead, the Anderson County Board of Elections on Friday revived — for now — polling places at Hickory Grove and Rutherford.

    The western Anderson County locations will be surveyed for a third time, but only after the fiscal court has a chance to correct any shortcomings that caused them to fail two previous surveys.

    The surveys are conducted by the Kentucky Disabilities Coalition to determine handicap accessibility.

  • 3-year-old run over

    A 3-year-old was run over and its twin injured Tuesday night when a parked car they were playing in was knocked out of gear and rolled down a driveway, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The twin that was run over was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Trauma Center and admitted, according to the news release. The release did not include the child’s condition.

    The other twin was treated for an abrasion on its arm and released.

    Their identities were not released.

  • Finding their voices

    Jerrica Drury, 8, and Layne Barlow, 7, are like most other little girls.
    They like school (both are in second grade at Emma B. Ward Elementary), have a lot of friends, love candy and ice cream, enjoy board games, play baseball, are a little giddy and a little shy around strangers.
    Full of energy, their eyes light up when they giggle and at times they are even a little mischievous.

  • Analysis: Questions aplenty as Beasmore trial begins

    Will she get $1.5 million, nothing at all or somewhere in between?
    That is the primary — but far from the only — question that will likely be answered in a sexual harassment trial scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Monday in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Owners told trash-filled house must go

    The owners of an abandoned house on Hammond Road were notified Friday that it’s a fire hazard and they have 10 days to remove it or face fines or jail time.
    That news couldn’t come soon enough for Kristyle Renfro, a neighbor who said she’s sick of rodents coming from the crumbling house and infesting hers.
    “I have had an unbelievably large amount of mice in my house that have come from that house,” Renfro said while standing in her front yard last week. “I have seen all kinds of animals come from there.

  • No fixes for rural precincts

    Following a nearly hour-long beat down of the county clerk, the Anderson County Fiscal Court declined to take action Tuesday morning on fixing rural voting precincts that have failed yet another inspection.

  • Congressmen wager on UK-UConn

    Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney and Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler announced a friendly wager over the Final Four match-up between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the UConn Huskies, Chandler’s office announced Thursday morning.

     Courtney wagered cigars from Jarmoc Farms, UConn chocolate bars from Munson’s Chocolate Co., and two bottles of wine from Priam Vineyards.

  • SUV flips on Alton Station Road