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  • Cuts not enough to fix school district’s budget woes

    Projected cuts to next year’s Anderson County Schools general fund budget don’t seem to be enough to keep the district’s contingency fund from taking a significant hit.

  • Chili supper to benefit Fairgrounds

    Reopening Fairgrounds Drive-In will take more than a couple buckets of elbow grease to scrub away the damage done by a fire New Year’s Eve.

  • Murdered woman’s cats rescued following ‘malicious’ treatment

    The man suspected of murdering a Clay Burgin Road woman earlier this month may have boarded a half dozen of the woman’s cats in an outbuilding with no food or water before fleeing south.

  • Waddy man jailed on charges of sodomy, incest

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service

    A Waddy man has been indicted for multiple counts of felony sex-related charges involving a child.

    Trinity R. Satterley, 30, of 4151 Waddy Road was indicted in December on charges of first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.

    He was arrested in October and has remained in the Shelby County Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond.

  • Comprehensive plan input sought

    The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is making a second request for comments regarding land use in Anderson County.

    The committee will consider all comments submitted as it develops the Land Use element of the new Plan. 

    The deadline for the return of public survey comments is Friday, Jan. 14. The Update Committee will also host at least one public meeting in February to give all Anderson County residents an opportunity to directly participate in the land use planning process. 

  • New company brings 20 jobs to Anderson County

    Thank Eagle Lake’s website for luring a new company to Anderson County, along with 20 new jobs.

    That’s how Eagle Lake owner Brad Smith says he attracted Unibar DPG, an underground utility locating company that is under contract with AT&T to serve all of Kentucky except for Louisville.

    “The company saw us on the Internet, drove in and I showed them several locations,” said Smith. “That was that, and they moved in.”

  • City council still discussing water rate options

    The Lawrenceburg City Council will meet in a work session on Monday, Jan. 31 to discuss its options to increase revenue in the city’s water and sewer departments.

    During its December meeting, the city received news from auditor Tom Smith that action needed to be taken in order for the city to comply with its bond parity rating.

  • School schedule adjusted for snow days

    UPDATED — The Anderson County school district Thursday morning announced via its Twitter account that school will be in session on the following days to make up for missed days: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, March 7, May 20 and May 23-25.

    Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and March 7 were originally built into the calendar as break days for students and teachers.

    The four additional days in May were added onto the end of the district calendar.

  • New judge unveils change, Conway-style

    As a candidate, new Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway vowed to change the way Anderson County operates, and those changes were on full display during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Conway eliminated one position in his office, was given permission by the fiscal court to reorganize another, was granted a host of appointments and reappointments of key county staff, and offered a revised agenda that allows visitors to speak at the beginning vs. the end of meetings.

  • Victim’s penis amputation trial delayed

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service

    A jury trial scheduled to start Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court involving a Waddy man who says his penis was amputated without consent has been postponed.

    A spokesperson for Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that the trial was postponed because of concern that recent media attention could influence the jury.

    Phillip Seaton is suing a surgeon, John Patterson, because he says Patterson amputated his penis during what he thought was a circumcision.