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  • Child porn suspect gets new court date

    Landmark News Service
    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has a new hearing set for Shelby Circuit Court.
    The Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney’s office will be working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which could be presented on his next court date April 16.

  • Fiscal court notebook: 2-29-12

    Mallard Cove residents told no
    Get an attorney and fix up your own entryway.
    That was the message magistrates delivered last Tuesday night to a covey of Mallard Cove residents who continued their complaints about the entrance to their private community off Highway 248 in western Anderson County.
    Residents there have argued for the past two years that taxpayers should maintain Buckley Road, which allows them to access their community.

  • Fiscal court to public library: Don’t spend your money

    The Anderson Public Library should place its surplus revenue in escrow until a lawsuit in northern Kentucky is resolved.
    That’s the message the Anderson County Fiscal Court sent library officials last Tuesday, when it unanimously approved a motion to send a letter, asking them to do so.
    At issue are pending lawsuits in Campbell and Kenton counties, where a taxpayer group is challenging the legality of how libraries there have raised tax rates for decades.

  • Dairy Cheer owner wanted by police

    The owner of the now-closed Dairy Cheer restaurant who allegedly stiffed employees out of thousands of dollars in pay just before Christmas is facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.
    Lou Compton, who operated the store for just a couple of months before skipping town, is wanted on 14 arrest warrants, including five Class D felonies for theft by deception over $500, and nine Class A misdemeanors for theft by deception under $500, according to information obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Supreme Court sides with King

    It took only three hours last week for the Kentucky Supreme Court to confirm what state Rep. Kim King has been saying all along — that a redistricting map signed into law by the governor earlier this year was unconstitutional.
    That ruling means King, who represents the 55th District comprised of Anderson, Mercer and a portion of Spencer County, will be able to seek re-election here this fall.

  • Pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will host its annual pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at Saffell Street Elementary School, the club announced.
    The breakfast, now in its 55th year, is one of the club’s biggest annual fundraisers, with proceeds used to support the its annual scholarship fund.
    Cost is $7, and children under 5 are free.
    Tickets are available through Rotarians or at the door.

  • Blaze destroys Versailles Road home
  • PG rating needed for Family Court?

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    A cuss word uttered in court Feb. 15 by Family Court Judge John David Myles has prompted a Bowling Green attorney to file a complaint.
    Myles, who represents Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties in the 53rd Judicial District, told attorney Travis Lock that he didn’t “give a rat’s ass” when Lock addressed Myles during a divorce hearing.
    Lock said that Myles’ behavior was unacceptable to him.

  • Soldier, farmer, lawyer

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    The late Walter Patrick could speak with the richest man and the poorest farmer, and still have respect for both.
    Many have described the renowned local attorney, who died last Wednesday at the age of 85, as a true statesman: a humble man devoted to the law, his commonwealth and the county he called home for 60 years.  
    Community members, friends and family filled the First Christian Church sanctuary on Feb. 25 to remember the life of someone who didn’t want pomp and circumstance.

  • ‘Jobs jobs jobs!’

    Last summer’s $50 million expansion at the Wild Turkey Distillery created long-term stability.
    Last week’s announced $44 million expansion will create jobs, and plenty of them.
    Bottling of the world-famous bourbon will return to Anderson County next year, bringing with it up to 62 jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.