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  • ‘Twilight’ actor coming here to film movie on bridge

    Tyrone Bridge was made for the movies.
    As cliché as it sounds, Director Joshua Overbay said in a phone interview, Tyrone Bridge is cinematic, the perfect location to shoot an upcoming feature film “Hope Bridge.”  
    Before June 11, Overbay said, he had only seen photos of Tyrone Bridge, the S-curved crossing high above the Kentucky River that connects Woodford and Anderson counties.
    Overbay said he was initially drawn to the uniqueness of the bridge, the way the road slowly shows itself as a filmmaker’s lens would.

  • Library board discusses hiring PR firm, taxes

    The library will be slightly under budget at the end of the fiscal year, Director Pam Mullins said during last Tuesday’s board meeting, which may translate to the board being able to decrease property tax rates for 2013-2014.
    Those tax rate calculations, however, will be handed down from the state library association based on House Bill 44, a method being contested in a recent lawsuit filed by Anderson County taxpayers.

  • Proposed pool would cost $2.8M

    The size and cost of a proposed swimming facility in the county park will be detailed during the July 2 meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with a work session, followed by a regular session at 10. Both are open to the public.
    On Monday, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway revealed that the facility — a centerpiece of his campaign for judge in 2010 — will cost an estimated $2.8 million, adding that it will have an expanded wading area for small children as well as six competition-sized swimming lanes.

  • Details emerge on planned pipeline

    The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that would carry as much as 400,000 barrels of mixed natural-gas liquids each day would cut a swath through nearly all of western Anderson County, according to a map obtained by The Anderson News.
    The pipeline, which has already caused significant concern in neighboring counties, would enter Anderson County from the north and travel its western edge before entering Nelson County, where company officials have held public meetings to answer questions.

  • 2013 Fair pageant titles up for grabs

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is home to carnival rides, horse shows and of course, pageants.
    This year’s pageants will begin Saturday, June 22 with the Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess pageants at 7 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds.
    The 2013 Miss Lawrenceburg pageant — for unmarried young woman ages 16-20 — is scheduled for Monday, June 24 at 8 p.m.
    Baby pageant shows will also be held during the week of the Fair.
    The under 2-year-old baby show will be Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m.

  • Hundreds line up for annual rabies clinic

    For the past 30 years the Anderson County Humane Society has held its annual rabies vaccination clinic to give local residents a “cheap” and available opportunity to get a check up for their pets.
    Nearly 800 animals were signed in to be vaccinated Saturday, all of which where dogs and cats, according to Donna Callahan, director of the Anderson Humane Society.  

  • Grandchildren learn about life on the farm

    By Bria Granville
    News staff
    Jimmy Young has been farming for over half his life and is now passing that knowledge on to his grandchildren.
    When caring for their grandchildren Ethan Perry, 10, and Nathan Perry, 7, while their parents are at work, Mary-Anne Young said, she and Jimmy regularly bring them to help with everyday farm work.  
    By doing this, the boys learn the value of hard work and are able to make extra money to save for the things they want, Mary-Anne said.  

  • Council selects new Early Childhood Center principal

    Janice Meredith will begin her new position in the district as the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center principal starting July 1 for the 2013-14 school year.
    According to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell, Meredith has 21 years of experience in the Anderson County School District in special education at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as experience in administration.

  • Two hit-and-runs are two too many

    James Davis picked up a few leftover pieces of a Chevy truck off the grass.  
    The broken plastic will join the rest of the property owner’s burgeoning collection: vehicles that have crashed into his house at 2046 Fox Creek Road.
    The first hit-and-run accident, which occurred November 2012, left an estimated thousands of dollars in damage to Davis’ property, he said, and Davis doesn’t have insurance on the residence to pay for repairs.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday night

    Anderson County Relay for Life wants $1 million.
    They’ll get a $1 million to be donated for cancer research, but they need the community’s help.
    The 12th Anderson County Relay for Life fundraiser will be held this Friday, June 21 starting at 6 p.m. until Saturday, June 22 at 6 a.m. in the city park.
    Relay for Life chairman Derek Ruble said via e-mail that if Anderson County raises more than $90,000 this year (the goal is officially $85,000), that’ll put the county’s total at $900,000.