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  • Man in coma following mule wagon wreck

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    Sherry Perry is asking people to pray for her son, Brian, who remains in a medication-induced coma following his accident last Wednesday on Paxton Road.
    Because he has no health insurance, a fund has been established at Century Bank under the name “Little Brian” to help cover his medical expenses.

  • Rebel flag debated for cemetery

    Rules dictating what can and cannot be placed on gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery will likely be loosened when the city council meets June 13, and could include allowing placement of Confederate flags.

  • Fiscal court buys former health department building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to purchase the health department building on Main Street.

    The building will soon be the new home of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, once the health department moves into its new facility near Walmart.

    The fiscal court emerged from a closed session and voted to buy the building for $275,000. It will pay for the building with excess fees turned over each year by the sheriff's office, which range between $30,000 and $50,000.

  • Changes proposed to cemetery rules

    The Lawrenceburg City Council seems poised to make changes to the rules that dictate what can and cannot be placed at gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    During a work session meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Larry Giles produced a sketch that includes allowing families to place items 12 inches in front of headstones, up to the width of the headstone.

    He also proposed allowing shepherd’s hooks to place as close as possible on the right side of each headstone.

  • City council suspends controversial cemetery ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council suspended its cemetery policy last week after nearly two hours of angry comments from grieving family members, most of whom had already removed flowers and other items from gravesites.
    Dozens of angry family members railed against the policy filled the Senior Center, demanding that at least some of the items they adorn graves of loved ones be allowed to stay.
    The council also agreed to consider changes to the ordinance during a work session scheduled for Tuesday night at City Hall, the results of which were not available at press time.

  • Memorial Day, Healing Field, services set for Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to the Healing Field on Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. for the Memorial and Healing Field Service.
    This ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

  • ‘Rude’ Frankfort jailer prompts switch to Shelby County

    Franklin County will soon be kissing goodbye one of the main sources of funding for its jail.
    Starting in July, Anderson County’s inmates will be jailed in Shelby County, pending approval of the Anderson County Fiscal Court and a contract with the Shelby County Jail.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed the switch, which comes on the heels of comments earlier this year about the treatment Anderson’s jailer and police agencies have received from Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.

  • Humane Society needs your vote

    Cash donations and bags of dog and cat food are always welcome, but this time the Anderson Humane Society needs something even more important: votes.
    If it gets enough, Anderson County’s last line of defense for stray and unwanted animals will get a free van, courtesy of Toyota.
    “It would mean everything to us,” said the agency’s executive director, Donna Callahan. “We currently have to use our personal vehicles to transport pets, go to vets and pick up supplies.”

  • Trial date set for alleged puppy killer

    A District Court trial is scheduled for Nov. 21 in District Court for the man accused of stomping an 8-month-old puppy to death last year.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger faces a charge of second-degree misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for his alleged roll in stomping on the puppy then setting it on fire last September following an argument with his girlfriend.

  • Anderson County’s dirty little secret

    Editor's note: Due to a production error, a portion of this article was left out of Wednesday's edition of The Anderson News. It appears here in its entirety.