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Local News

  • Broadband OK’d for rural areas

    One of the riddles vital to unlocking Anderson County’s economic development puzzle has apparently been solved.
    By March, many businesses and homeowners outside of the city could have access to broadband Internet service, thanks to a former political candidate’s campaign promise and a vote of the South Anderson Water District.

  • A beast of a feast

    Want to sink your chops into a tasty chunk of alligator tail or wild boar?
    If so, you better be in line early Saturday, Feb. 12 when tickets for the wildly popular Beast Feast go on sale at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

  • Proposal pegs Parkway as spot for industrial use

    A map proposing locations for industrial, commercial and residential construction will be discussed Monday night during a public hearing.
    Developed by a group charged with updating the county’s comprehensive plan, the map includes a recommendation that the area near the intersection of the Bluegrass Parkway and US 127 be developed for a future industrial park.

  • Super speller

    Clayton Fields is no stranger to Anderson County’s Championship Spelling Bee.

  • Should we merge?

    A group headed by a local attorney is pushing to have the Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County Fiscal Court approve a study that could lead in their merger.

  • 103 lose homes in 2010

    The foreclosure epidemic in Anderson County barely slowed in 2010, topping out at 103 for the year, according to information obtained from the Anderson County Master Commissioner’s office, which is responsible for administering foreclosures.
    Last year’s total was down from 2009, when a record 124 families lost their homes, but marks the second consecutive year over 100. By contrast, there were 87 foreclosures in 2008.

  • Sex abuse trial set for Monday

    A jury trial in Anderson Circuit Court is scheduled to begin Monday for a man charged with raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing children under the age of 12.
    John C. Martin, who now lives in Versailles, is accused of forcing two children under 12 to drink Mountain Dew and Southern Comfort while performing sex acts on each other while he watched, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    At the time, Martin lived in Anderson County.
    He remains out of jail on $10,000 cash bail, but has been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.

  • Man’s penis amputation trial set for August

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set jury selection for Aug. 19 and opening arguments for Aug. 22 in the trial of Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.
    Hickman had postponed the original trial Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury.
    Seaton and his wife, Deborah, are suing Dr. John Patterson, because they claim Patterson unnecessarily amputated Seaton’s penis.

  • Junior Miss earns awards at state program

    Anderson County’s 2011 Junior Miss Allie White competed at the state program earlier this month and brought home two awards.

  • Thousands raised for Fairgrounds Drive-In

    The owners of Fairgrounds Drive-In got a major shot in the arm Saturday toward getting the restaurant reopened.
    A chili supper raised just short of $2,000 to help the Riley family purchase new equipment and supplies to replace items that were destroyed in a New Year’s Eve fire.
    “The response was just wonderful, and proves what a wonderful community we have,” said American Legion Auxiliary member Nettie Halvorson, who helped organize the event.
    Halvorson said the event drew a large crowd despite cold temperatures and a UK basketball game.