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  • Public works committee OKs parking changes on Court Street

    A public works committee voted last Friday to change some of the parking spots on Court Street between Main and College streets after a local business owner expressed concerns about parking availability.
    According to city council member and public works committee member Bobby Durr, there will be one-hour parking signs on all Court Street parking spaces near the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    There will also be a handicap spot designated on the corner of Main and Court Street on the courthouse side of the street, according to Durr.

  • Fed action looms if schools don’t cut calories

    If the average school lunch doesn’t shave off 94 calories by the end of the year, then the district’s food service program may find itself under administrative review by the federal government.
    Food service director Marsha Rogers said during Monday night’s board meeting that an Anderson County school district lunch, on average, has 94 more calories than what is required by the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

  • Search for suspected bridge jumper scaled back

    The man suspected of leaping from the Tyrone Bridge last Monday is now considered a missing person after ongoing efforts to find his body proved unsuccessful.
    The Versailles Police Department, the agency investigating the incident, is not yet releasing the suspected jumper’s name, despite notification of family members.
    Lt. Daniel Clark of the Versailles Police Department said the man is now considered a missing person, and that his name has been registered in a missing person’s database accessible to police nationwide, but not the public.

  • Man charged after parents find meth under bed

    A Lawrenceburg man is behind bars after his parents turned him in for having what police say is methamphetamine hidden beneath his bed.
    Christopher “Kyle” Kessinger, 33, of 1031 Woodspoint Road was taken into custody Feb. 8 when Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Kessinger’s parents.
    In his report, Taylor wrote that he received a call from Kessinger’s father, asking him to come to the residence regarding narcotics.

  • Man charged with drunk hunting will stand trial

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with hunting under the influence and wanton endangerment allegedly fired a shot that struck retired state Fish and Wildlife officer Rex Burkhead while dove hunting last September, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    David Gaines, 44, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive is scheduled to stand trial on those charges March 11.
    In a statement on file in the courthouse, Burkhead claims he and several others were hunting doves when Gaines “stood up, aimed his gun directly at us and fired twice.”

  • Man wearing two security monitors busted for theft

    A 28-year-old Lawrenceburg man who court records show has been charged in 29 criminal cases made it an even 30 Monday when he was arrested for theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing.
    At the time of his arrest, Shelby Waford, of 1375 Gilbert’s Creek Road, was wearing not one but two electronic monitoring devices attached to his ankles, according to police, who charged him and another man with stealing scrap metal from a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Also charged was Charles W. Hall, 32, of Salt River Road.

  • Anderson County High School under 'soft lockdown'

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has confirmed that the Anderson County High School is currently under "soft lockdown" due to a safety concern about a man with connections to the high school possibly approaching the high school campus.  

    Mitchell said a One Call notification will be going out to high school parents about the “soft lockdown,” a procedure in which there is an increased security presence in the high school entryway and in the hallways.

  • Property owners told to clean up or pay up

    The Code Enforcement Board recently fined a Main Street property owner about $8,680 in contested code violations, with the board saying it will waive all fines if the land owners clean up the property within the next 45 days.
    According to City Attorney Robert Myles, the Code Enforcement Board spent about two and half hours last Tuesday night reviewing the civil offense citation against property owners John and Joann Bain of Mount Eden, listed as the owners of 618 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

  • Fiscal court backs off killing business licenses

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court’s effort to rescind its decades-old business license tax has hit a $1 million snag.
    That’s the amount the fiscal court collects each year from its insurance premium tax, which is linked directly to the business license tax magistrates voted unanimously to kill two weeks ago.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said if one goes, the other goes right along with it, including the revenue they provide.
    “The business license ordinance is tied directly to the insurance premium tax,” she said.

  • Zoners want opt out for historic district residents

    The Planning and Zoning Commission said yes to creating a historic district in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    With one notable and additional recommendation: the inclusion of a zoning category with an “opt out” provision for property owners.
    The commission voted unanimously last Tuesday night to recommend the establishment of a historic district in the city, but with a condition for the council to consider creating a zoning category to give an option to property owners who do not want to be in the historic district.