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  • Ninevah Christian pays off expansion early

    The massive, $2.25 million expansion at Ninevah Christian Church was supposed to take 20 years to pay off.

    On Aug. 1, the church paid off the loan, in full, and is now considering what comes next.

    “We are not finished, we’re just getting started,” said Pastor Terry Cooper in an address last Sunday to his congregation. “We will continue to preach the gospel in this place called Ninevah.”

  • Highway 151 residents fume after judge tosses lawsuit

    Those hoping a Franklin County judge would ban large commercial vehicles off of Alton Road will need to keep hoping.

    Judge Phillip Shepherd last week dismissed a lawsuit filed to ban such trucks from Highway 151 in Alton, saying in his order that 151 Group, as it’s known in the lawsuit, failed to “exhaust administrative remedies” through the state’s transportation cabinet and that his court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case.

  • Cycling cross country for cancer

     

    Six years and over 41,000 miles later, Flynn Donoho has traveled all over the United States with his dog Diva asking strangers for donations to help raise money for The American Cancer Society. Passing through Lawrenceburg on his way to Morehead, Donoho said the cause that he rides for hits very close to home.

  • Seminar aims to ‘Protect the Flock’

     

    First Baptist Church will be the first church in Kentucky to offer a seminar addressing the threat of violence and sexual assault on unsuspecting worshippers. The church has partnered with SheepDog Seminars, and hopes to bring awareness to the issue.

  • Something for everyone

     

    A new business has opened in Anderson County offering a variety of activities for youth and adults to keep busy and having fun this summer and into the fall months. Bearcat Den opened its doors July 5, and is located at 101 Hilltop Shopping Center. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Anderson unemployment remains low

     

    Despite unemployment rates rising in 96 counties throughout the state, Anderson County is among the lowest with just a 4.6-percent jobless rate according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    During the last year, the rate has fallen in 20 counties, and stayed the same in four counties within the Commonwealth. These statistics are based on estimates and compiled to measure trends rather than to count the people actually working, and include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are currently seeking work.

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest for possession

     

    Justin Arnold, of Harrodsburg, was arrested Thursday, July 27, after an officer pulled him over for a traffic stop.

    The arresting officer was stopped behind a vehicle at a red light of the Walmart parking lot and Bypass 127 South. The officer witnessed the light turn green while the vehicle did not move, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Sen. Carroll should not resign, friend says

    FRANKFORT — Julian Carroll had made no public response by press time Tuesday to the call from his fellow Democratic state senators that he resign from the Senate after a television news report that Carroll allegedly groped a man and propositioned him for sex in 2005.

  • ‘Flim Flam Man’ is 50

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Pit bull attacks 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old child suffered severe lacerations to the face this morning during an attack by a pit bull.

    The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

    The child was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with what first responders said were non-life threatening injuries.

    The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone, according to Shane Bast, director of the county’s animal control unit who is investigating the incident.