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Local News

  • Primary election set for May 17

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 for the 2011 Primary Election.
    Only voters who were registered with a specific party before Jan. 1 or first-time voters who registered with a party after Jan. 1 are eligible to participate in the primary.
    Voters who do not know if they are eligible to vote can call the Anderson County Clerk’s Office at 839-3041. To find out where to vote, citizens can call the county clerk’s office or visit www.elect.ky.gov and follow the “Where Do I Vote” link.

  • Proposed library spending up $100K

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will consider a $100,000 proposed spending increase when it meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 at the library.
    The meeting is open to the public.
    The library’s proposed budget calls for spending to increase from last year’s proposed total of $1.243 million to $1.343 million.
    That $100,000 spending increase equals the amount of budgeted tax receipts the library expects to receive, documents show.
    The documents also show that the library has $1.8 million in reserve.

  • Search continues for man who apparently leaped from bridge

    The Kentucky River is refusing to give up the body of a man believed to have leaped to his death Friday morning from the Tyrone Bridge.
    Search crews entered day five of the efforts Tuesday morning, but had not been able to locate the body of Brian “Scotty” Stewart, 39, of Versailles. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said as of Tuesday night, his body had yet to be recovered.
    Stewart’s vehicle was found abandoned on the bridge mid-morning Friday, according to Barnes, whose office is leading the recovery effort.

  • Local soldier seriously wounded in Afghanistan

    A Lawrenceburg soldier was seriously wounded Monday while fighting in Afghanistan, the Army has confirmed

    Spc. Seth Goodlett, 21, sustained a broken vertebrae, a severe concussion and broken shoulder.

    He is a son of Rodney Goodlett and Debbie Cummins of Lawrenceburg.

    He is listed in serious condition after being transported to a hospital in Baghram, Afghanistan, his father said, and is expected to fully recover.

    His father said he will next be transported to Germany before returning to the United States.

  • Search for possible jumper continues

    A search in under way this afternoon for the body of a man who possibly jumped from the Tyrone Bridge earlier today.

    Two rescue boats were launched around 11 a.m. from the boat ramp in Tyrone, Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell has confirmed. The boats were still searching as of 4 p.m. It was unclear how long the search would continue Friday, but is expected to resume Saturday morning.

  • Mom upset after city says items on daughter’s grave must go

    A Lawrenceburg woman is saying it’s unfair that the city is making her remove items from her daughter’s gravesite.
    Deb Driscoll said in the three years since her daughter’s death, she has placed a lot of time and effort into decorating the gravesite.
    “I have placed brick around the headstone and I keep it maintained,” she said. “Now they’re saying I have to pull all of that up … if it’s not attached to the headstone, it has to go.”

  • Tough questions, tougher answers

    If those attending last Thursday’s inaugural community forum expected local officials to receive softball questions from the crowd, they were wrong.
    In front of nearly 100 residents, the mayor, judge-executive, school superintendent, EDA chairman and state representative fielded tough, pre-submitted questions ranging from merging city and county governments to fallout from the recent sexual harassment lawsuit against the fiscal court.

  • Saving more than souls

    Preachers are in the business of saving souls, but when Benson Creek spilled its banks Monday morning, Preacher Josh Rucker busied himself with saving a man’s truck.
    Rucker, who lives on Benson Creek Road and formerly served at Mount Vernon Baptist in Waddy, used a jon boat, heavy chain and his own pickup to pull the man’s truck from the swollen creek.
    Turns out Rucker wasn’t the only man of the cloth involved. The man who owns the truck is Minister Gene Chapman of Church of God in Lawrenceburg.

  • Rain, rain go away
  • Birthday girl’s wish comes true

    She huffed and puffed and huffed a little more, but in the end 81 candles were no match for Edith Phillips.
    Phillips, a spry and feisty 81-year-old who has spent her entire life in Anderson County, was the star attraction Monday morning at the Senior Citizen Center as a couple dozen friends and well-wishers threw her a party to celebrate her 81st birthday.
    Little did she know that a wish she asked for a week earlier would come true — that she would have a chance to blow out every candle on her cake.