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  • Anderson grad’s body found in Lexington apartment

    As a senior at Anderson County High School 1994, Kerry Lyle “Sam” Mitchell was voted Most Considerate by his classmates.
    The young lady who shared that honor, Jennifer Pruitt, said that and kindness are just two of the attributes by which she will remember Mitchell, 35, who was found dead Dec. 28 in his Lexington apartment.

  • No cause yet on Hilltop blaze

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Hilltop Plaza business last month has yet to be determined.
    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said Monday that a state arson investigator, a state fire marshal and the building owner’s insurance company all investigated the fire last week, and no official determination has been made.
    “They did take a kerosene heater out of that that was being used to warm part of the building, but they never gave me a definite answer as to what started the fire,” Hume said.

  • The Anderson News’ Top 10 stories from 2010

    The following are Anderson County’s Top 10 stories of 2010 as selected by the staff of The Anderson News.
    Agree? Disagree? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

  • Middle school principal suspended

    Students returned to Anderson County Middle School on Tuesday, but their principal wasn’t there to greet them.

  • ‘It’s their livelihood’

    The Fairgrounds Drive-In built a reputation around having what many considered the best hamburgers and coneys in Lawrenceburg.

  • No ruling in porn, sex device lawsuit

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have to wait to see if a judge will grant its motion to have a woman’s sexual harassment lawsuit against it tossed out.
    Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, Judge Charles Hickman did not issue a ruling on the motion, saying instead that he will consider arguments filed by attorneys for the fiscal court and fired county employee Lea Beasmore.
    The hearing lasted only a couple of minutes, and Beasmore was not in the courtroom at the time.

  • Couple helps honor niece at Rose Bowl

    Two Lawrenceburg residents played a role in Saturday’s Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif., but not nearly as large a role as that played by their late niece.

  • White to vie for what was Junior Miss

    In May, Allie White earned the title of Anderson County’s Junior Miss.
    Next weekend — Jan. 14 and 15 — the Anderson County High School senior will compete to be the first “Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky.”

  • Daughter meets dad after 44 years

    For 44 years, Melissa Durr wondered how she ended up with blue eyes.
    “I always said I looked so much like my mother with the exception of my blue eyes,” she said.
    This year, on Labor Day weekend, Durr met her father, Ovan Ray Caudill, for the first time. And, sure enough, his eyes were blue, too.
    Beginning the search
    Durr has always known about her father, she said, but she didn’t try to find him.

  • Hilltop fire still under investigation

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Hilltop Plaza business early last Thursday morning remained a mystery as of Monday afternoon.
    Flames broke out inside of Doug’s Drive Thru just after midnight, destroying the business and sending fire investigators searching for clues.
    An investigator with the state was on the scene Christmas Eve, but Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said no cause was determined.
    “He took a lot of photos but didn’t come up with anything solid,” Hume said.