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  • Bearcats set record, march to second-place finish in state finals

    With only five minutes to go before their semifinal performance Saturday, the Anderson County Marching Bearcats were running.
    Band director Patrick Brady and 86 Anderson County high school and middle school students sprinted the half mile from their warm-up field to South Oldham High School after confusion over schedule logistics gave the band only minutes to make it to its semi-final performance.
    The band didn’t jog or walk briskly, Brady said Monday morning. They flat-out ran, he said.

  • Two seriously hurt; heavy fog blamed

    One man was in critical condition and another serious following a head-on collision Tuesday morning on US 127 Bypass.
    Fog described as “heavier than pea soup” was likely the main culprit in the wreck caused when one driver apparently turned left off of US 62 and travelled north in the southbound lane before striking another vehicle head-on in front of the Hill of Beans convenience store on the Bypass.

  • Sheriff’s Halloween event now at Eagle Lake

    Worried that stormy weather in the forecast for Halloween will ruin your children’s trick-or-treating?
    Don’t fret. Sheriff Troy Young announced Tuesday afternoon that he is moving his annual Project Safe Streets to Eagle Lake Convention Center, pavilion two, to allow children and their parents a chance to enjoy Halloween without worrying about the weather.
    The event was previously scheduled to be held in front of the courthouse in concert with the City of Lawrenceburg’s Trick or Treat on Main.

  • Woman leaves $285,000 to Frankfort Humane Society

    By Kristina Belcher and Michelle Sokol
    The State Journal
    After Jean Wheeler’s mother, Jean Gravitt, died in December, she got to work.
    She and her brother, Jim Anderson, cleaned up her mother’s home, painted, cleaned the carpet and put it up for sale — knowing the entire time they wouldn’t receive a penny of the profit.
    Gravitt left her entire estate, totaling almost $285,000, to the Franklin County Humane Society.

  • Frankfort movie theater to close

    From The State Journal
    Chakeres Theatre has settled a discrimination complaint for $5,000 and will close its Frankfort movie theater in January, according to a report Monday by the Kentucky Human Rights Commission.
    The company, which operates a theater in the Franklin Square Shopping Center, denied any violation of state law and affirmed it will comply with civil rights laws. The closure will leave Frankfort without a first-run movie theater.

  • ‘Travel the Art Trail’ through town Saturday

    Six local artists, posed and smiling behind a table displaying selected pieces of their work, possess more than 142 years of experience among them.
    Several manipulate clay into pottery. Two artists bend metal to their will.
    All six are excited to meet and greet Anderson County visitors to their third annual “Travel the Art Trail” open studio on Saturday, Nov. 2.
    “This is the one day we open up our lives,” Karine Maynard, who owns and operates the professional blacksmith shop Maynard Studios with her husband Matt Maynard, said.

  • Scaring children (and their parents, too)

    Misery Manor, an exceptional haunted house filled with chainsaw-wielding maniacs, scary clowns and flesh-munching zombies, enters its third weekend Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    A fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program, Misery Manor has drawn 1,200 visitors since opening Oct. 3 to rave reviews.
    Admission is only $5, and all proceeds go to Shop With a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts for children in need.

  • News briefs: 10-23-13

    Habitat for Humanity to
    dedicate building in open house  
    The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host an open house Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at 110 Coleman St., Lawrenceburg.
    The open house will be held to dedicate a recent building project sponsored by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, an event organizer said.
    The community is invited.

    Library ‘Friends’ to host
    Halloween book sale

  • Temps could dip into 20s by Friday

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Time to break out the sweaters, jackets and wool blankets as cold air invades Kentucky for the next several days. Tuesday’s high in the upper 50s was likely to be the warmest day of the next several, according to the National Weather Service.
    On Wednesday, the high will be only in the low 50s with an overnight low in the mid-30s and a slight chance of rain.
    By Thursday, the daytime high could only be in the upper 40s with a 30 percent chance for showers.

  • Sexting

    His youngest sexting case involved an 11-year-old female Anderson County Middle School student, school resource officer Joe Saunier said.
    The 11-year-old’s friend talked to her mom about an inappropriate photo her friend had sent to another boy. The parent contacted Saunier, who arrived at the boys’ house to warn his parents about the incoming image.
    The boy had already messaged a photo back, Saunier said.  
    Saunier said he wished he knew what students were thinking when they sent these photos.