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  • Conway: Pipeline ‘a done deal’

    Despite his strident opposition to the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway predicts that it will eventually be built.
    “They are offering big money for easements right now,” said Conway, noting that nine Anderson County property owners had already granted easements for the pipeline that will carry liquefied petroleum products from West Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Local businessman wanted in auto theft scheme

    A Lawrenceburg businessman suspected in an elaborate scheme to “clone” vehicle identification numbers has apparently fled the country.
    Gilberto Medina, 37, of 304 Bond St. operated Medina Auto on Industry Road before disappearing in July.
    The business was located next door to the Phoenix Academy school building.
    “When he realized his criminal fruitions were coming to an end, he took off,” said Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “He is probably in Mexico.”

  • Sunday service to honor, remember veterans

    Vince Gast of Lawrenceburg recently retired as a U.S. Navy captain on Nov. 1, 2013, after 32 years of service.
    Gast joined the Navy ROTC as a college student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He said he joined partially for the educational opportunities, but also because of family history. Gast’s father served in the Navy during the Korean War, Gast said.
    “It’s sort of a tradition in my family in service in the military,” he said. “That was a big part of it, the tradition.”

  • Free health care? Not exactly

    By Molly Burchett
    Kentucky Health News Service
    Millions of Americans who don’t quite qualify for Medicaid could still get free health insurance through federal subsidies, but this free coverage hasn’t gotten much attention, since most of the zero premium plans come with some trade-offs.

  • News briefs: 11-6-13

    Troop 37 plans rummage sale
    Boy Scout Troop 37 will hold a rummage sale Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7a.m. to 1 p.m., at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg.
    “Now is the time to rid your garage or basement of some of those items that you know you’re likely not going to use again, but may be exactly what someone else needs,” organizers said.

  • Sea offers thoughts, enters race for 6th District magistrate

    One of the 6th Magisterial District’s strongest advocates is now aiming to represent it on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Steve Sea, 60, said last week that he intends to file papers to run for the office Wednesday (today), the first day candidates for the 2014 general election can file for office.
    Kenny Barnett, a fellow Democrat elected in 2010 when then-incumbent John Wayne Conway was elected judge-executive, currently holds the seat and as of Tuesday morning had not announced his intentions to seek re-election.

  • Is that you, Jase?

    Now that her husband is a certified celebrity, it’s safe to say that Jessica McGuire will no longer mind cleaning his beard hair out of the bathroom drain.
    But she will have to become accustomed to squealing young girls begging him for photographs, not to mention him being recognized as one of TV’s biggest celebrities.

  • Machine-gunner, soldier, mom

    Brenda Daniels, National Guard military police officer, kept watch from her perch by the machine gun at the back of the Jeep.
    Her supervisors put her in charge of the gun, probably because the thought of firing the machine gun would scare her, Daniels recalled Monday morning from the safety of her home on Washington Street.
    It didn’t.
    She was scared, but not because the National Guard reservist couldn’t do her job. The chaos in Miami frightened Daniels.
    The screams.
    The gunshots.

  • Doctor free to practice after restrictions lifted

    The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure lifted in June all conditions imposed on a new Lawrenceburg doctor’s medical license about eight years after it discovered the doctor engaged in conduct that violated state laws.

  • Trick-or-treat hours rescheduled for tonight

    Sad Halloween is over? Ate all your candy from yesterday?

    Don't be too sad — the city of Lawrenceburg has rescheduled trick-or-treating for tonight, Nov. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    'Trick or Treat on Main' will also be held downtown from 5-7 p.m.

    The city of Lawrenceburg issued a press release Wednesday morning stating that because of the threat of severe weather, trick-or-treating hours and the annual downtown event would be moved to Friday, Nov. 1.