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  • Man found dead in car at gas station near Walmart

    A gas station attendant checking on a vehicle with a motor still running but hadn’t moved after several hours found a man dead in his vehicle on Nov. 10 at the Murphy’s station in front of Walmart, according to city police.
    Felix Nelson Slone, 59, of 120 North Main St., Apt. 4, Harrodsburg died suddenly late Sunday night of apparent cardiac-related natural causes, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Tussey said he’s still waiting on final autopsy and toxicology reports, but has no suspicion of foul play.

  • Bus bumped by vehicle on Edmondson Road

    No students were injured in what is being described as a very minor incident involving a vehicle and a school bus Tuesday morning on Edmondson Road.
    According to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, bus 65 and another vehicle met on the narrow gravel road and both came to a stop. The driver of the vehicle attempted to get around the bus by driving off the edge of the road on a slight embankment. When the driver’s vehicle hit a bump, it rubbed against the rear corner of the bus, breaking the vehicle’s side mirror and leaving a small smudge mark on the bus.

  • Search on for new principal at Ward

    The Anderson County school district will begin a search for a new principal of Emma B. Ward Elementary starting Nov. 18, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    Current Principal Amanda Ellis will be leaving her position at Ward after 10 years as principal to fill a new job as an academic program manager with the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Board of Education.

  • ‘A Country Christmas’ parade is Dec. 7

    Santa Claus is coming to town, specifically, downtown Lawrenceburg.
    The city of Lawrenceburg will be hosting its annual Christmas parade Dec. 7 at 5 p.m., according to city hall.  
    The grand marshal will be Marva Gill in recognition of the many years of volunteer work she’s dedicated to Anderson County, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.
    Parade line-up will begin at the American Legion park with judging of entries beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Hunter pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg hunter who was allegedly under the influence when birdshot from his gun struck a former Fish and Wildlife officer more than a year ago has pleaded guilty.
    David Gaines, 41, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive pleaded guilty Nov. 5 on three Class D felony counts of wanton endangerment. A hunting under the influence charge was dismissed in a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
    Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 3 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Pipeline meeting set for Dec. 16

    A public meeting with the company proposing to build the Bluegrass Pipeline is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway announced Monday afternoon.
    The on-again, off-again meeting was agreed to by officials with Williams, the company that has been actively seeking and obtaining property easements here and along the proposed pipeline’s route through Kentucky.
    Conway said the meeting will be held in the community room of the Anderson Extension building, located in the county park.

  • On 50th anniversary of assassination, readers recall when they heard news

    Fifty years have passed since the Nov. 22 assassination of President John F. Kennedy shocked a nation.
    Decades later, the day of Kennedy’s death still captivates historians and conspiracy theorists alike. Cities across the country, including Dallas and Boston, are commemorating the anniversary of JFK’s assassination on Thursday with ceremonies, speeches and moments of silence.
    The Anderson News asked readers on Facebook last week to share their remembrances of Kennedy’s death, where they were and how they felt on Nov. 22, 1963:

  • School bus involved in minor accident Tuesday morning

    An Anderson County school bus, Bus #65, was involved in a minor accident at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning as it was picking up kids for school on Edmondson Road, according to an Anderson News reporter at the scene Tuesday.

    None of the 15 students were injured, and all students were examined by Anderson County EMS.

  • Mount Eden School landmark torn down

    By Lisa King
    The Sentinel-News
    The old Mount Eden School is in rubble now, but it lives on in the memory of those who went to school there, memories that some are finding hard to let go.
    “I was really careful with the way I did the demolition; I saved a lot of bricks,” said Barry Campbell, a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Mount Eden Ruritan Club who attended school in the building on KY 53.

  • Family Court Judge John David Myles seeking second term

    By Lisa King
    Sentinel-News
    Circuit Judge John David Myles filed papers Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to seek a second term in the Family Court Division in the 53rd Judicial Circuit representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.  
    Myles was elected in November 2008 as the circuit’s first family court judge.