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  • Judge says pipeline not welcome here

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway has one simple message for the company planning to build a pipeline to transport natural gas through Anderson County: Stay out!
    Conway said Monday that he has delivered that message to a representative of the firm working on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that would cut a swath through western Anderson County and run along Taylorsville Lake.

  • Barber’s nephew gunned down

    The police officer gunned down in a shootout Saturday in Killeen, Texas, was the nephew of a Lawrenceburg business owner.
    Danny Bowman, owner of Danny’s Barber Shop on Main Street, said Monday that he was about to board a plane to Texas, said the officer was his sister’s son, and that other than what he’d read online, he had few details about what occurred.

  • Man toting AK-47 walks Bypass to protest Zimmerman verdict

    A Lawrenceburg man was checked out by deputies and released late Tuesday morning after he told them he was “protesting what is going on in Florida” while carrying an AK-47 rifle and walking north on US 127 Bypass about a mile south of Kroger.
    Dressed on black clothing despite the 90-degree heat around 11:30 a.m., the man was not carrying any protest signs, but deputies said his objections stemmed from the ongoing strife that resulted from George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict Saturday night in Sanford, Fla.

  • Two teens airlifted after car crash on Rice Road

    Four teenagers were seriously injured  in a car accident Tuesday afternoon after allegedly crashing into a tree on Rice Road, located just off US 62.

    Emergency management personnel and firefighters responded at about 4:30 p.m. and worked quickly to extract a young man and a young woman from a gray Nissan Altima, which had flipped over onto its hood and appeared to have landed the middle of Rice Road. Two other young women were being treated by EMS off to the side, away from the vehicle.

  • Unemployment here among state’s lowest

    Unemployment in Anderson County stood at 6.7 percent in May, down one tenth of a percent from the previous May, according to Kentucky Labor Force estimates.
    Anderson’s rate was among the lowest in Kentucky. Woodford County posted the lowest rate in the state at 5.8 percent, followed by Oldham County at 6.3 percent; Fayette County, 6.4 percent; Ohio and Scott counties, 6.6 percent each; Daviess and Hancock counties, 6.7 percent each; and Franklin and Jessamine counties, 6.8 percent each.
    Mercer County stands at 8.2 percent.

  • Boyfriend arrested after missing teen found

    A missing Mount Eden teen has been located and is safe after allegedly running away with a 19-year-old Louisville man last Monday.
    Ritchie A. Delk, 19, of Louisville, and the female teenager, whose name has not been released because she is a juvenile, were located in Elyria, Ohio, by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department last Wednesday. Delk was arrested and is being held at the Lorain County Jail where he awaits extradition to Kentucky.

  • Little damage to roads during heavy rainstorm

    Several days of heavy rain caused no major damage to Anderson County’s roads, although trouble spots flooded as streams and rivers swelled.
    The crossings at Rice and Dry Dock roads were impassable throughout most of the storm, as was the crossing on Gilberts Creek Road.
    On Hammonds Creek Road, the water rose and subsided several times, forcing its closure at least three times during the storm.

  • 83-year-old buys first home

    Marian Masters will be 113 years old when her 30-year mortgage is paid off.
    If that sounds unusual it should because, unlike most people who take out their first mortgage early in life, Marian waited until she was 83 to purchase her first home — a home she says is a gift from God.
    “I just walk through it and thank the Lord for this home,” said Marian, who just moved into her new home and to Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks ago.
    “It’s so beautiful and I know the Lord is in every corner of it.”

  • ‘One big bruise’

    God leaped out of the passenger seat to protect Phyllis Oates when a log truck struck her car last Wednesday afternoon on Highway 555.
    That’s how Oates, 57, explains how she survived the violent wreck that left her battered, broken and bruised, but alive to talk about it.
    Speaking by phone Monday from her hospital bed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Oates said she expects to fully recover from her injuries, which include a broken neck, wrist, sternum and ribs.

  • Fireworks rescheduled for Saturday

    From staff reports
    Anderson Countians might just get to see fireworks after all — weather permitting.
    After rain forced July 4 activities to be cancelled twice last week, the fireworks display is now scheduled for dusk in the county park this Saturday night.
    The veterans parade has been cancelled, but city officials said Tuesday morning there will be live entertainment on the Green that evening.
    The weather for Saturday was expected to be clear, but if it rains, the fireworks display will not be rescheduled, local officials said.