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  • Changes proposed to cemetery rules

    The Lawrenceburg City Council seems poised to make changes to the rules that dictate what can and cannot be placed at gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    During a work session meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Larry Giles produced a sketch that includes allowing families to place items 12 inches in front of headstones, up to the width of the headstone.

    He also proposed allowing shepherd’s hooks to place as close as possible on the right side of each headstone.

  • City council suspends controversial cemetery ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council suspended its cemetery policy last week after nearly two hours of angry comments from grieving family members, most of whom had already removed flowers and other items from gravesites.
    Dozens of angry family members railed against the policy filled the Senior Center, demanding that at least some of the items they adorn graves of loved ones be allowed to stay.
    The council also agreed to consider changes to the ordinance during a work session scheduled for Tuesday night at City Hall, the results of which were not available at press time.

  • Memorial Day, Healing Field, services set for Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to the Healing Field on Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. for the Memorial and Healing Field Service.
    This ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

  • ‘Rude’ Frankfort jailer prompts switch to Shelby County

    Franklin County will soon be kissing goodbye one of the main sources of funding for its jail.
    Starting in July, Anderson County’s inmates will be jailed in Shelby County, pending approval of the Anderson County Fiscal Court and a contract with the Shelby County Jail.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed the switch, which comes on the heels of comments earlier this year about the treatment Anderson’s jailer and police agencies have received from Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.

  • Humane Society needs your vote

    Cash donations and bags of dog and cat food are always welcome, but this time the Anderson Humane Society needs something even more important: votes.
    If it gets enough, Anderson County’s last line of defense for stray and unwanted animals will get a free van, courtesy of Toyota.
    “It would mean everything to us,” said the agency’s executive director, Donna Callahan. “We currently have to use our personal vehicles to transport pets, go to vets and pick up supplies.”

  • Trial date set for alleged puppy killer

    A District Court trial is scheduled for Nov. 21 in District Court for the man accused of stomping an 8-month-old puppy to death last year.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger faces a charge of second-degree misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for his alleged roll in stomping on the puppy then setting it on fire last September following an argument with his girlfriend.

  • Anderson County’s dirty little secret

    Editor's note: Due to a production error, a portion of this article was left out of Wednesday's edition of The Anderson News. It appears here in its entirety.

  • Newspaper’s staff wins numerous excellence awards

    The news and graphics departments at The Anderson News won 21 awards during recent newspaper competitions.
    Creative Director Mary Garrison won 16 awards for excellence in graphic design. Topping the list was the award for overall general excellence, along with seven other first-place finishes in the Kentucky Press Association’s statewide contest.
    Sports Editor John Herndon won three first-place awards in the Landmark Community Newspapers contest, including sports writing, sports columns and best news or feature series.

  • Beasmore attorney’s behavior ‘outrageous’

    The attorney representing the fiscal court in Lea Beasmore’s sexual harassment lawsuit claims her lawyer has “slandered” and “libeled” one of the jurors in the trial and should be made to publicly apologize for doing so.
    John Harrison, who last month successfully represented the fiscal court in Beasmore’s $1.5 million lawsuit, blasted her attorney, Ken Henry, for statements he made in a motion demanding that Beasmore be given a new trial because the juror, Carolyn Burton, is related to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

  • Beaver Lake man arrested following armed standoff with police

    An armed standoff Monday between a Beaver Lake man and police ended with the man escaping and the police trying to find him

    Following a search that lasted through Wednesday, Alan Scott Rice, 57, was arrested by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, according to a new release issued by the Kentucky State Police. The release did not include where or exactly when Rice was arrested.