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  • Comprehensive plan input sought

    The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is making a second request for comments regarding land use in Anderson County.

    The committee will consider all comments submitted as it develops the Land Use element of the new Plan. 

    The deadline for the return of public survey comments is Friday, Jan. 14. The Update Committee will also host at least one public meeting in February to give all Anderson County residents an opportunity to directly participate in the land use planning process. 

  • New company brings 20 jobs to Anderson County

    Thank Eagle Lake’s website for luring a new company to Anderson County, along with 20 new jobs.

    That’s how Eagle Lake owner Brad Smith says he attracted Unibar DPG, an underground utility locating company that is under contract with AT&T to serve all of Kentucky except for Louisville.

    “The company saw us on the Internet, drove in and I showed them several locations,” said Smith. “That was that, and they moved in.”

  • City council still discussing water rate options

    The Lawrenceburg City Council will meet in a work session on Monday, Jan. 31 to discuss its options to increase revenue in the city’s water and sewer departments.

    During its December meeting, the city received news from auditor Tom Smith that action needed to be taken in order for the city to comply with its bond parity rating.

  • School schedule adjusted for snow days

    UPDATED — The Anderson County school district Thursday morning announced via its Twitter account that school will be in session on the following days to make up for missed days: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, March 7, May 20 and May 23-25.

    Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and March 7 were originally built into the calendar as break days for students and teachers.

    The four additional days in May were added onto the end of the district calendar.

  • New judge unveils change, Conway-style

    As a candidate, new Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway vowed to change the way Anderson County operates, and those changes were on full display during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Conway eliminated one position in his office, was given permission by the fiscal court to reorganize another, was granted a host of appointments and reappointments of key county staff, and offered a revised agenda that allows visitors to speak at the beginning vs. the end of meetings.

  • Victim’s penis amputation trial delayed

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service

    A jury trial scheduled to start Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court involving a Waddy man who says his penis was amputated without consent has been postponed.

    A spokesperson for Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that the trial was postponed because of concern that recent media attention could influence the jury.

    Phillip Seaton is suing a surgeon, John Patterson, because he says Patterson amputated his penis during what he thought was a circumcision.

  • Pay cuts, freezes for teachers?

    The Anderson County Board of Education spent over an hour last Wednesday discussing several ways to cut back on the district’s expenses.

    During a work session, the board reviewed some suggestions made by the district’s budget committee, which was assembled by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Trading blows

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway on Friday made good on his promise to explain why he did not reappoint Chip Chambers as highway foreman in his new administration, saying that Chambers was dishonest with him and stopped working several years ago.

    Chambers fired back with allegations of his own, including that Conway is also dishonest and wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars by forcing Chambers to pave a road with only two households.

  • Murder suspect on the lam

    The man accused of killing a Clay Burgin Road woman remains at-large Wednesday morning, but is not thought to still be in Kentucky.

    Kentucky State Police say Terry Allen Cram has used Tena L. McNeely’s debit card to travel south, leaving a trail of purchases that winds their way through Tennessee, Georgia and into Florida.

    McNeely, 49, was found dead in her home last Friday, apparently after being struck in the head with a blunt object.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 13, according to announcements from the school's Twitter account and One Call Now system.

    Classes were canceled Tuesday and Wednesday, as well, when a band of snow swept its way through the area.

    Including Thursday, Anderson County students have missed a total of seven days so far because of snow.

    The Anderson County District Spell-Off, which was scheduled for Thursday night, has also been postponed, according to Krista Sawyer, the curriculum resource teacher at Saffell Street Elementary.