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  • 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.

  • News briefs: 11-13-13

    Red Cross plans
    three blood drives
    The Franklin County chapter of the American Red Cross have announced three pre-Thanksgiving blood drives.
    A two-day drive is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church, located on Ninevah Road.
    Both drives will include free chili for those who sign up to donated.
    Another drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kroger store in Lawenceburg.

  • City approves economic development rate for Wild Turkey

    Campari America, the parent company of Wild Turkey Distillery, received a discount from the city for its water usage through a new economic development rate contract approved by the council.
    The city council voted 5-0 to move forward with an economic development rate contract between the city of Lawrenceburg and Skyy Spirits, LLC and Campari America, owners of the Wild Turkey Distillery.
    Council member Larry Giles was absent during the Nov. 11 council meeting.

  • ‘Phenomenal Woman’

    Try making Marian McKee say “I can’t.”
    Impossible.
    She’ll always change it to “I am.”
    McKee, 52, wants women to believe they’re phenomenal by saying they’re phenomenal.
    Everyday, even if they have to schedule a daily “I love you” regimen for themselves.
    There’s power in those words, McKee says, but only if they put action behind it.  

  • Wild Turkey warehouse temporarily evacuated

    Several Wild Turkey employees evacuated a warehouse early Monday morning after a worker cleaning a bathroom accidentally mixed bleach with cleaning chemicals.
    According to Director of Public Safety Bart Powell, a Wild Turkey employee became short of breath after she mixed cleaning chemicals in the toilet of one of the distillery’s warehouses’ bathroom.
    Only two or three employees were in the building during the incident, Powell said, and were evacuated so the bathroom could be ventilated.