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  • Middle school student sends note allegedly ‘threatening’ Saffell Street Elementary

    A male middle school student allegedly handed a note “threatening in nature” to a Saffell Street student riding the bus Wednesday afternoon, resulting in an investigation by school administrators and the city police.

    Police Chief Chris Atkins said Thursday afternoon that a Saffell Street parent contacted police Oct. 2 after an elementary student received a note from a middle school juvenile while riding the bus after school.

  • Thieves break into police impound lot
  • Spencer County man first to enter race for state representative

    Landmark News Service
    The first candidate to throw his name into the discussion for the newly created 53rd district of the Kentucky House of Representatives is Spencer County’s James Allen Tipton.
    Tipton announced on Monday that he filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Register of Election Finance to run for state representative.
    Candidates can’t officially file to run for office until November, but those who hope to get a head start on fundraising can file a letter of intent to move forward in setting up their campaign account.

  • Four Roses defends Burgoo Cook Off title

    The Four Roses team of Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty successfully defended their title Saturday by winning the third annual Burgoo Cook Off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop.
    The dynamic burgoo duo won going away, outdistancing second place Wild Turkey and third place newcomers Darnell’s Old Tyme Burgoo. Rounding out the field was Atmos Energy in fourth and newcomer Farmers Bank in fifth.
    The cook off, sponsored by The Anderson News, was the most successful to day and raised $1,200 to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need.

  • Bruner pleads guilty in woman’s beating

    By Lisa King
    The Sentinel-News
    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating in 2011 of a woman left by the side of the road, has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in connection with that crime and will be facing at a long prison term.
    Bruner, 39, whose jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday, pleaded guilty to that charge on Sept. 16, and Shelby Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman has set a sentencing date for Oct. 23.

  • Eddie Montgomery, ex-wife owe $12.7M on failed restaurant

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger
    The hits keep coming for local country music star Eddie Montomery, but not on the music charts.
    A lawsuit filed in Boyle Circuit Court by Central Bank and Trust Co. of Lexington claims Montgomery and his ex-wife Tracy Nunan owe nearly $12.7 million over the failed Eddie Montgomery Steak House in Harrodsburg.

  • News briefs: 10-2-13

    Reward offered for the recovery of cheerleading bag, backpack
    Parents of middle school student Taylor Ferry are looking for any information regarding the theft of Taylor’s cheerleading bag and backpack allegedly taken during last Friday’s homecoming football game.

  • Crouch sustains head, shoulder injuries in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man is recovering after suffering a severe head injury last Thursday morning in a one-car wreck on Rice Road.
    Nick Crouch, 25, sustained head and shoulder injuries when the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a tree around 6 a.m. near his home on Rice Road.
    “He had a pretty traumatic head injury,” his brother-in-law David Cartinhour said Monday afternoon by phone. “He also fractured his right shoulder. He’s doing pretty good and is up and around but he will be in the hospital for a while.”

  • Scores move district into top 25 in state

    Newly released state test results reported significant improvements for the district — moving Anderson County into the top 25 percent of districts across the state for its overall score — while highlighting work that still needs to be done on science, social studies and the ACT.
    Although the goal this year was to make the top 20 percent, administrators say they’re pleased with the 2012 test score results released by the Kentucky Department of Education last Friday.

  • Be afraid. Be very, very afraid

    Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Michael Myers and a incredibly scary looking clown named Captain Spaulding are spending October in Lawrenceburg and are bent on scaring the be-jeepers out of as many people as possible.
    Jason and his other ghoulish Hollywood pals won’t be wandering the streets of Lawrenceburg killing teenagers who wander off the beaten path, or in Freddy’s case fall asleep, but they will be hanging out at Eagle Lake throughout October to help raise money for Shop With a Cop.