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  • Pipeline opponents, officials to square off

    Those with questions about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline will finally get a chance to ask them Monday night.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will hold a special-called meeting Dec. 16 starting at 6 p.m. that will begin with what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said would be a 15 minute presentation from pipeline officials, followed by questions from the audience.
    The meeting will be held at the Extension office, located in the county park.

  • Trial off after granny takes plea deal

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for up to 16 hours each day has accepted a plea offer instead of going to trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday.
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell confirmed that Carolyn Case has accepted a plea deal, but declined to say what the deal is until it is formally signed.
    Case is now scheduled to formally enter a guilty plea Dec. 17 in Anderson Circuit Court, Donnell said Monday afternoon. The recommended sentence from Donnell’s office will be revealed at that time.

  • Franklin Co. sheriff to give $10K reward for bourbon theft tips

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal
    Information on the whereabouts of more than $26,000 worth of missing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon could now mean a big payday for the tipster.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton announced Monday that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. The distillery reported the stolen bourbon Oct. 15.
    Melton said $1,000 of the reward money is coming from Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. The other $9,000 is coming from an “undisclosed” donor.

  • News briefs: 12-4-13

    Salvisa Christmas parade to be held Saturday
    The city of Salvisa will be hosting its annual Salvisa Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
    The parade features a Lex 18 meteorologist as the grand marshal, according to event organizers.
    There will be host chocolate, coffee and snacks with Santa at the Salvisa Ruritan building following the parade.
    The Christmas parade festivities also include float and snow queen contests.
    For more information, check out the parade’s Facebook page and website at www.salvisaruritan.org.

  • Parade scheduled for Saturday

    Main Street in Lawrenceburg will be aglow with Christmas cheer this weekend during the city’s annual Christmas parade, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
    The grand marshal of the 2013 “A Country Christmas” parade will be Marva Gill in recognition of the many years of volunteer work she’s dedicated to Anderson County, according to city hall.
    The Christmas parade line-up will begin at the American Legion park with judging of entries scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

  • Burgoo champs to be featured on national TV

    They are Anderson County’s kings of burgoo and soon the entire nation will find out why.
    Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty, three-time winners of the annual Burgoo Cook Off sponsored by The Anderson News, are scheduled to appear at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30 on cable network TLC’s “Hungry Brothers” show.

  • Becoming Santa Claus

    Shawn Reaves had forgotten his belly.
    A piece of padding stuffed inside his plush red Santa Claus suit, Reaves’ belly was nowhere to be found in his “dressing room,” a row of his costumes hanging from an exposed pipe off the side stage of the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
    Although Reaves’ got the white beard covered, the Lawrenceburg resident hasn’t gone as far as to pack on the pounds for the role of Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street, the Play” scheduled to open this Thursday.
    Not intentionally, Reaves laughed.

  • Drury joins race for state representative

    A second Anderson County Democrat has entered the race for the newly created state House of Representatives seat in the 53rd District.
    Donna Drury, who is currently an elected member of the Anderson County Board of Education, said she filed her election documents earlier this month, joining fellow Democrat Kent Stevens in next May’s primary. The winner, if no other candidates file, would face Spencer County resident James Tipton, who is running as a Republican.

  • Grandmother charged with tying up 3-year-old takes plea deal

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for up to 16 hours each day has accepted a plea offer instead of going to trial, which was scheduled to begin this morning (Monday).

    Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell confirmed that Carolyn Case has accepted a plea deal, but declined to say what the deal is until it is formally signed.

    Case is now scheduled to formally enter a guilty plea Dec. 17 in Anderson Circuit Court, Donnell said Monday afternoon.

  • Blaze claims family’s home, dogs

    A Lawrenceburg couple lost their home, possessions and dogs when their house burned to the ground last Friday evening.
    Bill and Renee Casson’s home at 1842 Mill Creek Pike was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 5:15 p.m.
    What sparked the blaze remains unknown, Bill Casson said Monday afternoon, but he does have his suspicions.
    “We had just put in a new refrigerator and stove in less than 24 hours before the fire,” he said. “We don’t know but it makes us wonder.”