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  • Fairest at the Fair

    Gripping the hands of her fellow competitors, Shelby Lynn McDannold could only hope her name would be called as the next Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    On Monday night, that hope was enough to write McDannold in the history books as the pageant’s 53rd winner.

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  • Tourism director: 'We have some issues'

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission has held meetings, paid bills and signed at least one services contract apparently in violation of numerous state statutes, its chairman admitted during an interview last Friday afternoon.

    “We have a lot to fix,” said Dan Stumph. “I know we do things that we can’t [legally] do, but we don’t have any choice.”

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  • 'It's pretty sick'

    To many, the new Lawrenceburg Skate Park at the Anderson County Community Park resembles an area of concrete with missing pieces.

    There are stairs that lead to nowhere, handrails too short for anyone to reasonably use, poles coming out of the ground diagonally as if they’re reaching for something that isn’t there, ramps too steep for everyday use, and over-sized pipes that are cut in half.

    For a kid with a skateboard, the area is a utopia of fun, adventure and practice.

  • Meet the new boss

    If the reaction at last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Education is any indication, Sheila Mitchell was a popular choice for the next leader of Anderson County Schools.

    When a motion was made by board member Roger McDowell to hire Mitchell as the district’s new superintendent, those attending the meeting rose to their feet and gave Mitchell a round of applause.

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  • Pageants will kick off fair, horse show

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is set to begin Saturday with a full plate of events.

    A miniature horse show is scheduled for 1 p.m., and three of the week’s pageants — Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess — are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

    Miss Teen is first on the program and features 14 contestants from ages 13 to 15.

  • City OKs fix for E. Broadway flooding

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to install a new 24-inch drain on East Broadway with the hope of solving residents’ storm water issues dating back several years.

    Beth McFarland, an East Broadway resident, spoke to the council Monday night and presented three years worth of pictures of her yard and her neighbor Debbie Beasley’s yard.

    The McFarlands have lived on East Broadway for eight years and deal with flooding about once a year, every year, she said.

  • Bank robbed; suspect caught

    It took all of two minutes for a pair of deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to nab a Grant County man accused of robbing a Town & Country Bank branch Tuesday afternoon in Lawrenceburg.

    Sgt. Greg Boblitt said he received a dispatch at 2:55 p.m., telling him that the branch at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 had been robbed.

    By 2:57, he and Deputy Brian Boggs had Jason W. Artip of 5510 Stewartville Road, Williamstown, under arrest and charged with second-degree robbery.

  • Search continues for new superintendent

    The search for the next superintendent of Anderson County Schools is still in full swing, board members said Monday night.

    The board met Monday to go into executive session and discuss its current search, but did not expect to name someone as the district’s newest leader just yet, Chairman Lee Hahn said.

    The board met June 8 in a work session to discuss the interviewing process, including what questions would be asked of the three finalists for the position.

  • Two wrecks, two deaths

    Two Lawrenceburg residents were killed in vehicle accidents over the past several days.

    Keli Wilson, 22, was returning home from a Brad Paisley concert in Cincinnati when the vehicle in which she was riding slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer late Sunday night on Interstate 75 in Boone County.

    Joseph Rauch of Versailles, was the driver of the vehicle and is facing DUI and second-degree manslaughter charges.

    Wilson leaves behind her parents and a daughter, 2.

  • Grand jury issues indictments on drug, non-support charges

    The following people were indicted May 18 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Larry W. Walker, of 858 Copperfield Drive, was indicted on a charge of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18.