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  • Man charged with fourth DUI in past five years

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he has been “living in his truck lately” was charged last Monday with his fourth driving under the influence charge in the past five years.
    John David Morgan, 48, whose address is listed in an arrest report as 1212 Jenny Lillard Road, was stopped by a Lawrenceburg police officer who said he observed him operating a vehicle with expired tags around 11:45 a.m. on Hilltop Drive, according to court documents.

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  • ‘We’ve seen God work miracles in Boston’

    Rebekah Gregory understands she may lose her left leg.
    Doctors have removed part of her anklebone, crushed in the explosion near the Boston Marathon finish line two weeks ago.
    Only one blood vessel remains in her left leg.
    Bomb shrapnel embedded itself into muscle and created open wounds.
    The bomb left her with broken legs, broken feet, broken ankles and compound fractures in her hands.
    Standing 15-20 feet away from the blast, Rebekah was separated her from her 5-year-old son, Noah.

  • Teen pleads guilty to terror threats at high school

    The former Anderson County student who sent violent text messages threatening a 17-year-old girl and another “Columbine” event at the Anderson County High School has pleaded guilty to terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
    James R. Tindal Jr., 19, of 1430 Van Buren Road, pleaded guilty April 2 in circuit court to one count second-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony; 25 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class A misdemeanor; and 41 counts of harassing communications, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Drunk hunting suspect guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man indicted for allegedly shooting a former Fish and Wildlife officer has pleaded guilty Anderson Circuit Court.
    Gary Gaines, 40, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive is next scheduled to appear in court May 21 for sentencing, where he is likely to have his case placed on diversion. That means if Gaines meets court-ordered conditions, his guilty plea would be set aside, the charges against him dismissed, and an expungement order entered at the discretion of the court.

  • Magistrates to consider swimming pool study

    The long-debated and often rejected notion of building a public swimming facility in Anderson County might be realized after all.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will consider spending $15,000 for a firm to conduct what amounts to a feasibility study for a swimming facility in the county park when it meets at 9 a.m. May 7.
    The possible study was the topic Monday of a county parks and recreation committee meeting, held at County-Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s office.

  • Wild Turkey seeks distillery artifacts for visitor center

    Wild Turkey Distillery is looking for unique Wild Turkey photographs, bottles and other artifacts for its new visitor center, scheduled to open this June.
    During two “Discovery Days,” Anderson County residents can bring in Wild Turkey Distillery artifacts and memorabilia to be photographed and logged into the visitor center’s digital archive.
    Artifacts will be a part of a “museum-quality gallery dedicated to Wild Turkey’s amazing history,” according to the distillery.

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  • School board approves salary step increase for teachers

    The school board unanimously approved a salary step increase for Anderson County school district teachers during its April meeting on Monday night.
    Teachers received a salary step increase — a raise in pay based on years of teaching and experience — and a 1 percent raise for 2012-2013.
    A raise in pay will not be possible for next fiscal year’s budget, Finance Officer Nick Clark said Monday night, recommending the board approve the current certified and classified salary schedule minus any raise.

  • Library board delays decision on next fiscal year’s budget

    Library board trustees tabled its 2013-2014 fiscal year budget to weigh decisions about capital outlay and future library expansion funds, as well as possible salary raises for library staff.
    Board members unanimously voted to table a final budget until its next board meeting on May 21, some trustees citing an “overwhelming” amount of information presented to them during last Tuesday’s meeting.
    Earlier in the meeting, several Anderson County residents indicated a potential lawsuit would be filed against the library regarding its tax rate.