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  • Burgoo, ‘like Daniel Boone did it’

    Bring your own bowl.
    Say that to longtime Lawrenceburg residents as the leaves begin to turn and they’ll know it’s time to eat burgoo at the annual Farm Bureau membership meeting.
    This year’s meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, with burgoo served at 5:30 p.m.
    Although the meeting has changed locations through the decades, one constant remains the same: If it’s burgoo at the Farm Bureau meeting, a Warford is doing the cooking.

  • Hellard enters judge race for Family Court

    Lawrenceburg attorney Marie Hellard has spent the better part of the past two decades representing clients in Family Court.
    Now she wants to preside over it.
    Hellard filed a letter of intent to run for Family Court judge last week in the 53rd Judicial Circuit which includes Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.
    Judge John David Myles is the incumbent and has held the position since Jan. 1, 2007.

  • Hahn enters 2014 race for county clerk

    Mud.
    That’s what Lee Hahn says he won’t sling in his attempt to become Anderson County’s next clerk.
    A lifelong registered Democrat who has served the past 10 years on the Anderson County Board of Education, Hahn officially announced his candidacy last week for county clerk, an office he said he decided to seek about year and a half ago.
    Hahn said the reason he wants to run has nothing to do with the way current clerk, Republican Jason Denny, is running the office.

  • Cram goes to trial next year for 2011 murder

    A trial date was set Tuesday morning for the man charged with murdering a Clay Burgin Road woman nearly two years ago, but it won’t be until next year.
    Terrance Cram, who remains incarcerated in the Shelby County Detention Center since he was apprehended in June of 2011 on charges that he murdered Tena McNeely in January of that year, will now stand trial May 12, 2014. A final pretrial conference is scheduled for April 8, 2014.

  • Man injured in trailer park shooting

    A 20-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg this morning inside a residence off Versailles Road.

    The victim’s name has not been released. He is reportedly in serious but stable condition.

    The shooting, which occurred around 9 a.m. inside a residence at Lot 41 in the back portion of the trailer park, appears to have been accidental.

  • 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.