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  • A Homecoming to remember

    Church members trickle into the church and shake raindrops off umbrellas as Pastor Bobby Chesser conducts a short tour through Mount Pleasant Baptist on Sunday morning.
    He points to the new drywall. New tile. New carpet.
    The small country church’s sanctuary has also been completely rewired since a flash flood hit the church eight weeks ago, Chesser said.
    The faint scent of new paint in the hallway gives away that volunteers worked the night before Sunday’s Homecoming service to finish small touch-ups.

  • Fiscal court spends $63,000 to purchase scales

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to spend $63,562 to purchase a set of scales for its recycling center and sell off bleachers and other items from its now defunct pulling track.
    The scales, once installed, will allow the county to charge 5 cents per pound for items discarded at the recycling center, including contractor materials, household waste and yard debris.
    Recyclables will still be accepted at no charge.

  • Misery Manor open Friday, Saturday at Eagle Lake

    Misery Manor got off to a frighteningly good start when it debuted last week, and be open again Friday and Saturday.
    A fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program, Misery Manor will continue scaring people throughout October, including Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    Admission is $5 for the haunted house that features legendary Hollywood psychopaths such as Leatherface, Freddie Kruger and others.
    Young estimated nearly 500 people went through the haunted house during its debut last week.

  • 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