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  • Only two days left for ‘Misery’
  • Truck goes up in flames on Bluegrass Parkway

    A Ford F-350 pick-up truck became engulfed in flames Monday afternoon after the driver pulled off the Bluegrass Parkway to check the cause of a burning smell in the vehicle.
    According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, two men from Fayette County were traveling westbound at 12:48 p.m. Monday when something started to smell like it was burning.
    They pulled off to the side of the parkway, at about mile marker 62, popped the hood and didn’t find anything. Climbing back into the cab of the truck, they pulled off the dashboard cover and the fire flared into the cab.

  • Man indicted for owing $22K in child support

    A Lawrenceburg man was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 22 for allegedly owing just over $22,000 in child support payments, according to court documents.
    Stanley W. Penny Jr., 50, of 520 Lincoln St. faces a Class D felony charge after Marlena Jean Corbin swore out a complaint claiming he owes her child support payments dating back to 2006.
    Corbin swore out the complaint in March and Penny was arraigned in May in Anderson District Court. The charge was then waived to the grand jury.
    Penny is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 26 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Man jailed for hitting invasion suspect in court Thursday

    A Lawrenceburg father who allegedly assaulted one of the men suspected of robbing his Citation Lane home in March is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Thursday morning in Anderson County District Court for a disposition hearing.
    Joshua Hillyer, 40, of 4128 Citation Lane, was arrested and charged in March 2013 for allegedly striking one of the men involved in the home invasion of Hillyer’s residence.

  • Closed Frankfort theater sparks movie interest in Lawrenceburg

    News that the movie theater in Frankfort is closing at the end of the year and leave Lawrenceburg moviegoers without a nearby place to watch a flick sparked questions over whether a movie theater would be a viable option here.
    That enthusiasm was tempered a bit when it was announced days later that a new theater is planned to replace the old one, likely leaving Lawrenceburg without its own movie theater for years to come.

  • School board funds study to fight state cuts

    The Anderson County school board wants more state funding for district education, and believes adopting a resolution Monday will help appeal its cause to Kentucky lawmakers.
    School board president James Sargent, recently selected to serve a three-year term on the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA), presented the KSBA’s funding resolution to his fellow board members Monday night.

  • News briefs: 10-30-13

    Sale to benefit Lil’ Prince, Princess
    The 12th semi-annual Lil’ Prince and Princess sale is scheduled for Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Turner Elementary School, organizers announced.
    Sale items will include gently used baby, children and maternity items, including clothing to size 14, toys and accessories.
    Home-based businesses will also offer items during the sale.
    For more information call Emy Womack at 5020-680-1185 or Diane Womack at 502-680-0882.

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  • Library trustees hear more on expansion plans

    The Anderson Public Library’s Board of Trustees got a glimpse Monday night at what the $15,000 it authorized to spend for a feasibility study on expansion will buy.
    Monica Sumner, an architect with design firm Brandstetter Carroll Inc. of Lexington presented trustees with the $15,000 contract, saying the study will provide a wealth of information to help them decide if they want to move forward with expansion plans.

  • Fox Creek Christian to host ‘Harvest for Haiti’ fundraiser

    One bag of rice feeds six children.  
    The rice, fortified with vitamin- and nutrient-rich dehydrated vegetables, soy and protein powder, tastes a little bland to their palates, Harvest for Haiti fundraiser organizers Lisa Floyd and Donnie Campbell said.  
    But Floyd and Campbell, who recently returned on Oct. 20 from their mission trip to Haiti, said they’ve seen the difference that plain-tasting rice makes in the lives of Haitian children.
    They’re hoping 100,000 bags of rice and $20,000 makes an even bigger dent.

  • Grand jury indicts Aspen Drive man for fourth DUI

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on his fourth charge of driving under the influence, according to court documents.
    The charge is a Class D felony.
    Derek Z. Carter, 34, of 319 Aspen Drive was indicted Oct. 22 by a grand jury after being charged in August with driving under the influence, fourth offense, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The illegal possession charge was dismissed by the grand jury.