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  • They’re staying fit and having fun

    Sneakers tap the gym floor rapidly, a little out of sync with the pairs of arms swooping from left to right.
    It’s Monday morning and Lawrenceburg’s “Fit N’ Fun Girls” are working to get their heart rates up, like they have been for almost a decade since their fitness group first formed.
    Back in 2002, about six Anderson County women gathered at the United Methodist Church’s gym to get their one-hour work out.

  • Filing deadline nears for city council, school board

    Only two incumbent city councilman and one school board member had filed for re-election this fall as for Monday afternoon.
    The deadline to file is 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and, so far, filings have been few and far between for six city council and three school board seats.
    Incumbent city councilmen Bobby Durr and Tommy Vaughn have filed, along with challengers Troy Settles, Dan Stumph and Allen Kays.

  • Police chief refutes woman’s coercion claim

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department had nothing to do with a defendant’s claims that police coerced her at gunpoint and threatened to take away her children if she didn’t admit to a crime.
    That’s the stance being taken by acting Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins, who refuted an article in last week’s edition of The Anderson News which accurately reported on a motion filed in District Court that accused his department of coercion.

  • B-double-E-double-R-U-N Beer run!

    A man went on a beer run at a local supermarket, and then allegedly ran off with the booze.
    Rodney Daniels “JB” McClanahan, 26, of Cynthiana, snatched two 18-packs of Bud Light beer cans and took off running into the Walmart parking lot last Wednesday afternoon with a store manager chasing him on foot, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    According to city police officer Josh Satterly, McClanahan threw the beer up against a fence on U.S. 127 Bypass and fled into the nearby Burger King restaurant to hide.  

  • Your money or your life!

    Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a maintenance worker last Saturday morning at an apartment complex on Smither Drive.
    Victim James McMurray of Frankfort told police he was getting some tools out of a pickup truck when a man walked up behind him, stuck a blunt object in his back and threatened to kill him if he didn’t hand over some money.

  • Auditioning for future tourism

    Seven days of work for a 15-second car crash.
    Rick Shaw, stunt coordinator with the movie “Rich Mullins: A RagMuffins’ Legacy,” had the time-consuming task of removing the danger from car crash scenes like the one filmed on US 127 Bypass late last Tuesday night.  
    “It’s just a challenge, to supply the knowledge of scientifics,” Shaw, who’s been flipping over cars and motorcycles for more than 25 years said about crash preparations. “It looks dangerous but we try to calculate the danger out of it.”

  • Settlement hearing date moved in federal suit against school board

    A judge’s order to have both sides prepare settlement offers by mid-August in the case of an instructional assistant suing the school district has been moved to December.
    Kathy Campbell, of 1077 Indian Trail, is suing the school district and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell in federal court on claims that her rights were violated when she lost her job at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
    During a July 23 conference call, a federal judge agreed to give each side more time and rescheduled an Aug. 20 hearing until Dec. 11.

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