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  • Peeping Tom case settled for ‘nuisance’ money

    The Anderson County man accused of watching a mother and daughter use the restroom through a two-way mirror in his gas station has agreed to pay them an undisclosed amount of money to settle a civil lawsuit.
    John Ellis, owner of the Marathon station on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway, settled the case for what his attorney described as “nuisance” money two years after basically pleading no contest to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the case and being placed on probation.

  • Stratton places third at Montgomery’s steakhouse

    The boy sure can sing, and proved it last week.
    Jarrod Stratton, a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School and proud native of Tyrone, placed third in a karaoke contest last week at Eddie Montgomery’s steakhouse in Mercer County, surviving cut after cut in the competition before finally falling just short of his goal in the finals.
    But don’t think for a moment that finishing third is the end of his ambitious road.

  • Lightning in Monday storm was ‘just bam, bam, bam’

    The storm that rocked Lawrenceburg on Monday did a fair amount of damage, including setting a home on Walker Lane ablaze.
    The fire, which apparently damaged the home’s roofline, was caused by a direct lightning strike, a police officer at the scene said. He said that a City of Lawrenceburg employee saw the home get struck, and called the fire department.
    The fire rekindled Tuesday afternoon, drawing a second response from firefighters.
    The storm also blew over a tree on East Broadway, blocking the street next to Col. Bob Thompson’s home.

  • Secretariat Drive man hit with 40 more child porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who has admitted to police to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted in Shelby County on 40 counts of distribution of child pornography.
    Those charges, incurred July 20 by Mark S. Hawks of Lawrenceburg, followed on the heels of almost twice as many similar charges in Anderson County the day before.
    There, Hawks was indicted on 70 counts of possession and distributing child pornography.

  • Rally planned for Healing Field

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 will host the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Ride 2011: Ride to Remember rally at the Healing Field Aug.13, starting at noon.
    Registration is $25 for a single bike or $35 for couples.
    The registration fee includes lunch, live entertainment, commemorative T-shirt and collector’s edition ride patch.
    Riders will gather from noon to 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, but everyone is welcome to come to ride, walk or drive.

  • Local couple stars in webisode series

    Travis Huber hunts orcs, but he’s always 10 minutes too late.
    As the cleric in the Web series “The Brothers Barbarian,” he’s a sort of medic who styles himself as both an alchemist and a warrior.   
    His wife Nycole plays Nicky, a thief who charms her way into getting what she wants.
    Those are the kinds of characters to be anticipated in an episodic production Travis describes as “‘The Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘The Princess Bride.’”

  • Family needs help as child battles cancer

    The hits just keep coming for the McKinney family.
    In May, Paul and Tonia McKinney’s 2-year-old daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood liver cancer.
    It has since spread to her lungs.
    Then, two weeks ago, Paul lost his job when the company he worked for fired him for missing too much work to be at his ailing daughter’s side while she underwent massive bouts of chemotherapy.

  • ‘Whoever did this … will pay’

    By Ben Carlson
    General Manager
    Residents along Hammonds Creek Road don’t have much.
    The stretch of county highway that connects Alton Station Road and Highway 44 doesn’t have a general store, gas station or business of any kind.
    But they do have each other, Fellowship Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery where many of their loved ones are buried.

  • Penis amputation trial starts next week

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    Jury selection is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 in the trial of a man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis allegedly without his consent.
    Phillip Seaton, of Waddy, claims Dr. John Patterson did not have his permission to remove his penis during a circumcision procedure in 2007.
    The case was moved up by one day on the calendar during a pretrial hearing last Wednesday before Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, who asked for the earlier start date.

  • Lightning temporarily knocks out newspaper's phones

    A lightning strike has temporarily disabled the telephone system at The Anderson News.

    The strike apparently ocurred over the weekend.

    At 9 a.m., AT&T was working on the problem.

    The newspaper's website and e-mail were not affected by the strike, nor was its fax line (839-3118).

    Until the phone system is restored, call 502-517-6279 for assistance.