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  • Trading blows

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway on Friday made good on his promise to explain why he did not reappoint Chip Chambers as highway foreman in his new administration, saying that Chambers was dishonest with him and stopped working several years ago.

    Chambers fired back with allegations of his own, including that Conway is also dishonest and wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars by forcing Chambers to pave a road with only two households.

  • Murder suspect on the lam

    The man accused of killing a Clay Burgin Road woman remains at-large Wednesday morning, but is not thought to still be in Kentucky.

    Kentucky State Police say Terry Allen Cram has used Tena L. McNeely’s debit card to travel south, leaving a trail of purchases that winds their way through Tennessee, Georgia and into Florida.

    McNeely, 49, was found dead in her home last Friday, apparently after being struck in the head with a blunt object.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 13, according to announcements from the school's Twitter account and One Call Now system.

    Classes were canceled Tuesday and Wednesday, as well, when a band of snow swept its way through the area.

    Including Thursday, Anderson County students have missed a total of seven days so far because of snow.

    The Anderson County District Spell-Off, which was scheduled for Thursday night, has also been postponed, according to Krista Sawyer, the curriculum resource teacher at Saffell Street Elementary.

  • Police investigating Clay Burgin Road woman's death

    Police are investigating the death of a Clay Burgin Road woman who was found dead Friday night in her home, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    The woman’s name is not being released, pending notification of next of kin, police said.

    How the woman died has also not been revealed, but according to the news release, police are conducting a death investigation and as of Saturday, were awaiting the results of an autopsy.

    The news release does state that police are conducting a “felony” investigation.

  • Former middle, high schooler off to Afghanistan

    A soldier who went to middle and high school here was among the 3,300 who deployed last Wednesday for Afghanistan, his aunt announced.

  • Anderson grad’s body found in Lexington apartment

    As a senior at Anderson County High School 1994, Kerry Lyle “Sam” Mitchell was voted Most Considerate by his classmates.
    The young lady who shared that honor, Jennifer Pruitt, said that and kindness are just two of the attributes by which she will remember Mitchell, 35, who was found dead Dec. 28 in his Lexington apartment.

  • No cause yet on Hilltop blaze

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Hilltop Plaza business last month has yet to be determined.
    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said Monday that a state arson investigator, a state fire marshal and the building owner’s insurance company all investigated the fire last week, and no official determination has been made.
    “They did take a kerosene heater out of that that was being used to warm part of the building, but they never gave me a definite answer as to what started the fire,” Hume said.

  • The Anderson News’ Top 10 stories from 2010

    The following are Anderson County’s Top 10 stories of 2010 as selected by the staff of The Anderson News.
    Agree? Disagree? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

  • Middle school principal suspended

    Students returned to Anderson County Middle School on Tuesday, but their principal wasn’t there to greet them.

  • ‘It’s their livelihood’

    The Fairgrounds Drive-In built a reputation around having what many considered the best hamburgers and coneys in Lawrenceburg.