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  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings August 19.

    Stacey E. McCoy, pretrial conference, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), possession of controlled substance – jail gave Sept. 2 as court date.

    Sidney Roberts, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault domestic violence (minor injury) – bond decision, pretrial conference Sept. 22, motion/disposition/trial date Sept. 30.

    Latasha N. Stevens, preliminary hearing, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) – waive 20 days, preliminary hearing Sept. 2.

  • Murder suspect allegedly tells friend: 'I sliced her from ear to ear'

    The friend of a Bardstown Road man accused of murdering a Mount Eden woman Sept. 3 claims the man admitted doing so the next day while trying to convince him to help get rid of her body.

    “I [f-ed] up. I killed her. I sliced her from ear to ear and put her in a trash bag in the bathroom,” is what Ronnie Hale of 4307 Bardstown Road claims in court documents was said by Gary M. Bancroft, 33, the day after Bancroft allegedly killed his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, 33.

  • Fultz settling in as new principal

    From the moment Gina Fultz got the call saying she had been selected as the new principal of Anderson County Middle School, her mind was focused on moving forward.

    “Anyone who knows me would have expected me to scream or jump up and down,” Fultz said. “I’m a very excitable person. But I was already thinking about what we needed to do next.”

    Fultz described those few moments on the phone with Lisa Petrey-Kirk, middle school teacher and chairperson of the school’s site-based council, as “very happy.”

  • Crash leaves one dead, one injured

    UPDATED at 4:15 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15 — One person is dead and another injured following a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62.

    Ralph G. Coy, 65, of Lawrenceburg, died from injuries he received in the accident, according to a news release from the Anderson County Coroner's Office.

    Details of the accident remain sketchy, but it appears a white Chevrolet Impala driven by Coy and another car heading west through the intersection onto Highway 62 collided with a tractor-trailer headed south on the Bypass.

  • Trashed!

    An Allied Waste garbage truck pummeled a home on Horn Drive last Thursday morning when its brakes apparently failed.

    The truck’s driver exited the truck after stopping on Brenda Drive, but the truck rolled away down a small hill, crossed the intersection at Horn Drive and punched a gapping hole into the residence.

    The residence was vacant at the time, and the driver was not injured in the crash, according to EMS Director Bart Powell.

  • School board to set tax rate

    The Anderson County Board of Education will make a second attempt to establish a new tax rate when it meets at 5:30 Wednesday night.

    The district’s previous attempt to set a rate ended in a 2-2 tie, which means it failed.

    During that meeting, board members Steve Higgins and Benita Young voted to accept a 4 percent revenue increase. Voting against it was board member Roger McDowell. Chairman Lee Hahn did not vote, which according to the rules by which the board operates, counted as a no vote, forcing the tie.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings August 2.

    Darryl Wayne Wynne, review, operating motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .299), operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – contempt of court $50, Oct. 14.

    William P. Xavier, III, disposition hearing, operating motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .178) – pretrial conference Jan. 3, jury trial Jan. 17.

    Justin J. Yamaguchi, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • Do they need more tax money?

    Increased costs, decreased state and federal funding and taxpayer burden will all factor into the Anderson County Board of Education’s decision next Wednesday on what to do with its tax rate.

    But what is driving those increases and decreases?

    To help the public understand more about those increases and decreases before next Wednesday night’s pubic hearing, The Anderson News asked the school’s chief finance officer, Nick Clark, to share some insight on both.

  • Where's Ben? Right here!

    The Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club will sponsor its second annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Monday, Sept. 13 at the Anderson County Senior Center.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m., and a catered dinner will be served at 6:30.

    Tickets are $30 each.

  • Thoughts sought on updated plan

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a new statement of goals and objectives for the Comprehensive Plan update currently under way, the commission announced in a news release.

    The hearing will be held at the commission’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 14 in the Anderson County Fiscal Court room, 139 South Main Street in Lawrenceburg.

    Public input is encouraged, according to the news release.