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  • DNC isn’t helping local Democrats

    Column as I see ’em …

    As the Democratic National Committee busies itself with infighting over what went wrong last Tuesday night, it’s hard to believe there isn’t some serious soul searching going on here in Anderson County.

    Democrats here once again fell miserably short in winning an election that included all city and county voters, with hometown school board member James Sargent getting shellacked in his bid to unseat incumbent state Rep. James Tipton of Taylorsville.

  • Film crew to capture success at Turner

    The honors just keep growing for Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    On Friday, a film crew with the International Center for Leadership in Education is expected to visit the school to document not just how well it is succeeding, but to show educators from across the country how success is accomplished.

    Four of the school’s teachers made headlines last year when they made a presentation to educators from across the country during the annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando.

  • ‘Light up Lawrenceburg’ to kick Christmas season into high gear

    The Christmas season will officially get under way Monday with an event titled “Light Up Lawrenceburg,” scheduled on Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The event will feature a “Shop Local” effort by the Downtown Merchants Association, along with a meet-and-greet with Santa, sponsored by the Anderson County Clerk’s Office, and the lighting of the trees downtown.

    There will be a live nativity scene provided by Alton Christian Church and live entertainment, including a performance by the Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts.

  • Santa letters due Nov. 25

    Hey, kids. Don’t miss the chance to let Santa know what you want this year for Christmas.

    For the 39th consecutive year, The Anderson News will publish Santa letters and photos for children in Anderson County, giving the Jolly Old Elf a chance to see what they’d like for Christmas before making the long journey here from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Please submit letters that are about 100 words or shorter, along with a photo of the child, saved in a JPEG format.

  • Joining the fight

    They arrived home safe, sound and sore, and are ready to go again.

    Six of Anderson County’s bravest were deployed last Thursday morning to help battle the ongoing wildfires in eastern Kentucky, a blaze that has consumed thousands of acres and threatened hundreds of homes.

  • Hardin: Why no felony charge?

    Hardin: Why no felony charge?

    Former volleyball coach Bob Hardin said in an interview last week that he doesn’t understand why the man cited with a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault wasn’t charged with a felony for third-degree assault.

    Hardin, who called 911 the night of the incident, said KRS 508.025 makes it clear to him that Kenny Holland, who allegedly assaulted him, should have been charged with a felony because Hardin was working for the school district at the time of the incident.

  • Coach: Dispute about flowers reason for assault

    An argument about flowers is being blamed for an incident that resulted in the former girls’ volleyball coach being assaulted before an Oct. 10 match at the high school.

    A parent of two players on the team at the time, Kenny Holland, was cited with fourth-degree assault several weeks after the incident after allegedly grabbing former coach Bob Hardin by the throat on the gym floor.

  • Answering the call of duty

    Six firefighters from the Anderson County Fire District were deployed Thursday morning to help battle an ongoing wildfire in eastern Kentucky.

    Capt. Rob Gresham, firefighter John Robinson, firefighter Matt Moses, Battalion Chief Chris Harrod, firefighter Dillon Harrod and firefighter Earl Gresham all answered a call for help and left around 9 a.m.

    Chief Pat Krogman said they traveled to Hazard and were to be be assigned positions from there.

    “They will be assigned wherever they are needed down there,” Krogman said.

  • Riva Ridge resident calls 911, claims someone shot wife in head

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly ran from his home screaming that someone had just shot his wife in the head was charged last Wednesday with alcohol intoxication and transported to an area hospital.

    Brian T. Dixon, 46, of 1120 Riva Ridge Drive had a blood alcohol level of .36 at the time of his arrest, which is more than four times the legal limit allowed to drive, according to court documents.

    The 911 call came from a neighbor, who said Dixon was in his driveway screaming about his wife being shot.

  • Parent cited for assaulting coach

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly asked the high school girls’ volleyball team coach if he was “going to be a punk-as* little bi*ch again tonight?” before allegedly grabbing him by the throat was cited Friday afternoon on an assault charge, according to a criminal complaint on file in Anderson District Court.

    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive was cited by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office but was not taken into custody.