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  • City’s proposed splash park sparks social media conversation

    News of a city grant application for a future splash park ignited criticism and praise from Anderson County residents over the last week on social media.   
    More than 40 Anderson News readers posted comments on The Anderson News’ Facebook page as of Tuesday morning about the city’s application for $75,000 in matching federal grant funds to build a splash park. Some favored the idea but most spoke out against it.
    Lori L. Hill of Lawrenceburg was one of the first people to comment on a concept illustration of the future splash park.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against city attorney

    A lawsuit filed against part-time City of Lawrenceburg attorney Robert W. Myles was dismissed Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, but is expected to be re-filed in Shelby Circuit Court.
    The lawsuit claimed that a security agreement created in 2004 by Myles for a Shelby County couple was inadequate for the couple to recoup more than $100,000 from the sale of livestock and other items on a three-year balloon payment.
    The case was dismissed Tuesday by Judge Charles Hickman following a motion by Myles’ attorney, C. Gilmore Dutton III of Shelbyville.

  • Humane Society money swiped

    Talk of the Town restaurant co-owner Adam Shrout is upset that someone stole the first two dollars of profit his Broadway Avenue restaurant ever made.
    But he’s more upset, actually “disgusted” he said, that the same people who broke into his restaurant last Thursday night also took money set aside for the Anderson Humane Society.

  • Car bursts into flames in Edwardo's parking lot

    A car burst into flames in the back parking lot behind Edwardo's Pizza Tuesday night just as an employee was coming back from a pizza delivery.  

    City fire received a call at about 7:18 p.m. Tuesday evening of a car on fire behind Edwardo's Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, City Fire Chief Bobby Hume said. 

    "[The fire] was fully involved when they called us out," Hume said as firefighters sprayed more water on the vehicle, "caused a little damage to the car on the opposite side of it." 

  • Come for the bourbon, stay for Lawrenceburg

    Kim Marks of Louisville is a Kentucky Bourbon Trail veteran.
    He estimated he’s completed the entire trail — currently at seven bourbon distilleries — about 25 times.
    He’s been to Wild Turkey Distillery about four times this year alone, he said.
    “I love bourbon,” Kim said, standing in the Wild Turkey parking lot last Saturday with his basset hound, Beauregard Duke Barks, in tow. “[Distilleries] teach me new things.”

  • Suspects in Anderson child tying case back in court Friday

    The attorneys for three people charged last year with tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours a day will argue Friday in court to have their clients’ upcoming trial moved out of Anderson County.
    “There’s been a lot of publicity,” public defender Scott Getsinger said during a hearing earlier this year in Anderson Circuit Court when he introduced his motion for a change of venue. “I’m not sure the people of this county can [fairly] hear this case.”

  • No foul play found in Lynn Drive woman’s death

    Foul play has been ruled out in the death of a woman found dead in her Lynn Drive apartment Sunday afternoon.
    The body of Melissa Brown, 42, was found by her landlord around 1:30 p.m., according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Tussey conducted an autopsy Monday morning on Brown, and determined that earlier suspicions of foul play were not founded.

  • City council to hold public hearing on proposed historic district

    The creation of a Lawrenceburg historic district will have to wait until the city council hears from the people.
    The council voted 4-1 to table its final recommendation and to schedule a public hearing allowing property owners to express concerns or support for the establishment of a historic district.  
    City council member Ken Evans was absent from the April 8 meeting.
    Council member Bobby Durr made the first motion, saying he’d like to hold a public hearing before the council moves forward on anything involving the district.  

  • Fiscal court pelts Carey with questions over pulling events

    Controversy over use of the pulling track at the county park continued last week, including stiff questions from the county attorney over events being scheduled without the fiscal court’s approval.
    The topic surfaced during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court as magistrates considered a request to abandon its current lease system for the track in favor of simply renting it out.

  • Woman offers $1,000 reward for missing wedding ring

    She’s taken the seats out of her car and torn apart her 8-month-old granddaughter’s diaper bag.
    But Lisa Ann Winfrey of Lawrenceburg hasn’t given up on finding her priceless wedding band.
    Not yet, anyway.
    The missing ring is actually more like a bracelet, she said; she’s soldered together her wedding band, engagement ring, 10th anniversary wedding band and separate gold “enhancer” that wraps around the solitaire diamond into one piece.