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  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 23.

    Danny L. Curtsinger, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .194) -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days, to serve four days (balance conditionally discharged), 30-day operator’s license suspension, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment May 24.

    Robert J. Dennis, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, license to be in possession -- proof in file.

  • Drug abuse forum set

    Think drug and alcohol abuse isn’t an issue in Anderson County? Think again.

    The Anderson County Champions for a Drug-Free Kentucky know that drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem and are planning a town hall forum to bring the issue into light.

    The forum will be Thursday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Sweet!

    Someone forgot to tell the Anderson County Lady Bearcats they were too young, too small, too inexperienced and too much of any other drawback that would keep a basketball team from playing in the Sweet 16.

    And they were not supposed to beat the two-time defending Eighth Region champion and do it on its home court.

  • Fiscal court tells judge to pay park debt

    Warnings from the judge-executive about the possibility of having to lay off county employees and serious budgetary shortfalls didn’t stop magistrates from ordering him to pay down debt on the county park.

    Magistrates voted unanimously last Tuesday morning to use $40,000 in annual rent the county receives from the Extension District to make principle payments on the debt.

    The move enforces a 2008 fiscal court decision to use the rent to pay the debt after magistrates allowed the Extension to become its own taxing district.

  • Robinson readies for deployment

    Army National Guard Pfc. Cole C. Robinson was recently mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, according to a news release.

    Robinson is a son of Lori A. Robinson of Ashby Road in Lawrenceburg. He is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    Robinson is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    He is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with one year of military service.

     

  • Bill Waits Auto Mall closes

    Bill Waits Auto Mall is now closed, according to a sign posted at the business.

    The sign doesn't leave any explanation, but says business owner Bill Waits apologizes for any inconvenience.

    Posted on the sign is a contact number, 502-517-6841.

    A call from The Anderson News to that number early Wednesday afternoon has yet to be returned.

    Waits did call The Anderson News on Wednesday morning to say that the business was closed and asked the newspaper not to run any future advertisements.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Trio charged for smashing car windows, mailboxes

    Three men were charged last week for causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage last month in western Anderson County.

    Seth Beasley, 18, Ricky Baker, 19, and Derek Cooper, 19, all face a Class D felony charge for first-degree criminal mischief for allegedly smashing mailboxes and car windows Feb. 11.

    The hardest hit areas included Aaron Barnett and Dennis roads, along with Mill Creek Pike.

    The three men rode around that area in a vehicle

  • Clay goes inside to end Lady Bearcat dream

    BOWLING GREEN -- Through 28 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays had feared some team simply pounding the ball inside, dominating the paint and, effectively pushing his young team around.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats, it finally happened in game 29, on his sport's biggest stage.

    Clay County lived up to its rugged reputation, dominating the backboards for a 70-55 win over Anderson County in the first round of the Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament at Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.

  • $413,000 waiting to be claimed

    Over $413,000 in “treasure” belongs to Anderson County residents, and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants to help them claim it.

    Hollenbach spoke to local officials Thursday afternoon in the fiscal court chambers to announce that his office’s Treasure Finders program is coming to Anderson County.

    Hollenbach, representatives from his office and local volunteers will meet at the community building in the county park this Thursday, March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. to begin calling residents who have unclaimed property.

  • Icy road blamed in wreck that injures mom, daughter

    One person was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and another taken there by ambulance after a crash Thursday morning on snow-covered Anderson City Road.

    Chasidy Price, 32, was driving a Ford Explorer when it slammed into a tree. No other vehicles were involved.

    “The road was covered [with snow] and it was slick,” said Deputy Chad Cox, who responded to the scene for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “She was coming around a curve and just lost control.”

    Price was airlifted to UK with a leg injury, Cox said.