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  • District seeks input on Anderson County High School principal selection

    The site-based decision-making council at Anderson County High School is seeking to gather as much input as possible by inviting students, parents, staff and community members to complete an online survey to provide input to the council, according to a press release.

    The survey can be accessed at www.acschools.net and will close at midnight on June 10.

  • Angling for a good time at DARE Fishing Derby

    The Anderson County sheriff’s office held its annual DARE fishing derby last Saturday, giving families living in and out of Anderson County the opportunity to have fun fishing while interacting and communicating with each other.
    “It’s always been a great event and the kids have fun doing it,” Lawrenceburg native Tyler Moore, who brought his four children to the derby, said.

  • Anderson grand jury hands down indictments

    The following people were indicted May 21 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Dallas C. Crawford of Jamestown was indicted for fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault, criminal mischief and a numerous traffic violations stemming from an incident on April 8.
    He was charged by Trooper Marvin Kelly of the Kentucky State Police.
    Timothy W. Russell, 1220 Nice Drive, Lexington was indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument for an incident on Aug. 26, 2012.

  • Officers show respect for slain Bardstown policeman

    Several local police officers attended the funeral last Friday for the Bardstown police officer who was shot to death May 25 on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    The death of Jason Scott Ellis, 33, of Chaplin, also served as a reminder for local police just how dangerous their jobs can be.
    “It’s one of those things we know we can face at any time,” said Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.
    “Really, it should slap us in the face and remind us that this is what can happen at any time.

  • Superintendent: Outgoing principal’s new job not new position

    Former Anderson County High School principal Ronnie Fields will continue to work in the Anderson County school district as a “director of district-wide programs and operations” starting July 1.
    Fields resigned from his position as principal on May 21, and the principal vacancy was announced May 29.
    Fields had been the principal at Anderson County High School for the last three years.

  • New company offers conceal carry classes and so much more

    As Americans continue to arm themselves in record numbers, two Lawrenceburg men want to make sure that, locally, those buying and carrying guns do so safely and effectively.
    Jeff McCormick and John Giles have formed M&G Tactical, a company dedicated to teaching people to defend themselves that goes beyond being certified to carry a concealed firearm.

  • Frankfort Regional hosts grand opening of $8.4 million emergency department

    When Karen Wooldridge first came to work at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, the emergency department only had six beds for patients.
    Now, after completing the $8.4 million Emergency Department renovation, Frankfort Regional has increased its number of beds from 18 to 28 enclosed private rooms, added 2,600 square feet and a new $1 million 64-slice CT scanner.
    Wooldridge, the director of emergency and cardiac services, thanked her staff for their work and patience during an emergency department grand opening held last Saturday.

  • Congressman: IRS used as ‘political weapon’

    Congressman Andy Barr said he has serious concerns about the IRS’s admitted targeting of conservative groups and is demanding to know why it happened.
    In town last week to meet and greet residents during lunch at La Isla, Barr said he started trying to get those answers even before he was elected to Congress last fall.
    Barr, an attorney, said he wrote letters to the IRS on behalf of Kentucky 9/12 Project, demanding to know why the group was being targeted.

  • IRS scandal hits home for local couple

    The nation found out several weeks ago that the IRS has targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status since 2010.
    That news didn’t come as a shock to a Lawrenceburg couple who, as members of one of those groups, said they’ve known about the targeting for at least the last two years.

  • Woman injured when car flips on 127

    A Lawrenceburg woman sustained what appeared to be minor injuries last Friday when the car she was driving flipped and landed on its roof on US 127.
    Tonya Davidson of Beaver Lake Road sustained a cut on her arm and had a sore shoulder during the wreck. She was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center by Anderson County EMS.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Rogers investigated the wreck, saying it appears Davidson’s vehicle went out of control during a heavy rainstorm around 4 p.m. at the Anderson-Mercer county line.