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  • 'It's too late now'

    The Anderson County Board of Health passed the health department’s budget, but had to pull roughly $90,000 from its reserve funds to do so.

    The board passed the budget during a special called meeting last Wednesday night. Along with tapping its reserves, the board approved what amounts to a hiring freeze, no pay increases and not filing a position after a current employee retires.

  • Cornish blisters tourism chairman

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court stripped its tourism commission of directly receiving funding and paying its bills last Wednesday following an investigation by The Anderson News into how the agency operates.

    Magistrates did so at the urging of County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, but not until Judge-Executive Steve Cornish delivered a blistering public rebuke of comments made in last week’s newspaper by tourism chairman Dan Stumph.

  • July 4 events set for Saturday night

    A parade, music, food and fireworks are all parts of the Independence Day celebration planned this Saturday by the City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County government.

    Beginning at 5 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 is hosting the veterans’ parade lineup at the Legion Fairgrounds, located on West Broadway. Hot dogs, chips and other refreshments will be provided for all parade participants during the lineup.

  • Magistrates return $1.3M in unused stimulus funds

    Fiscal court magistrates voted to send roughly $1.3 million in federal stimulus funding back to the state during their meeting last Wednesday morning.

    Magistrates seemed largely unaware that the funding had been awarded to Anderson County, or what it could be used for.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said she became aware of the funding when she received a call from someone with GE Capital, asking if the county had plans for the funding.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show

    Photos from the Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show pageants.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted June 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Joshua Case, 25, of 403 Saffell Street, was indicted on three charges: second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking (less than $500); and possession of marijuana.

    Andrew B. Garlen, 26, of 230 North Main Street, was indicted on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Connie R. Cunningham, 34, of 1102 Riva Ridge Drive, was indicted on 19 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 6.

    Billy J. Hensley, review, second-degree criminal mischief -- paid.

    Jacob M. Hibbs, preliminary hearing, flagrant non-support -- continued to May 20.

    Michael Hill II, motion to revoke probation, two counts of theft by unlawful taking -- to serve 40 hours community service, review July 15.

    Michael Thomas Jackson, motion to revoke probation, non-support -- continued to June 3.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Under 2 years old baby pageants

    Photos of the winners from the girls under 1 baby show, the boys under 1 baby show, the girls under 2 baby show, the boys under 2 baby show and the overall winner.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: 2-year-old baby show, Wee Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, and Little Miss and Mister

    Photos from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show baby shows for 2-year-olds, the Wee Miss and Mister pageants, the Tiny Miss and Mister pageants, and the Little Miss and Mister pageant.

  • Fairest at the Fair

    Gripping the hands of her fellow competitors, Shelby Lynn McDannold could only hope her name would be called as the next Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    On Monday night, that hope was enough to write McDannold in the history books as the pageant’s 53rd winner.

    For more on this story, and more fair coverage, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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