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  • Constable signs affidavit, insists wrongdoing in clerk's office

    The constable who alleges “someone” in the county clerk’s office altered his campaign documents is sticking to his story, but did sign an affidavit Friday that clarifies the district in which he intends to run for re-election.

    Chuck Imel, who last week questioned how his district number was changed from “2” to “1” on his filing documents, met with County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and County Clerk Jason Denny to sign the document Friday afternoon.

  • Dog nearly gone after falling through ice on Beaver Lake

    No one is more excited about county firefighters completing ice rescue training last Friday than Biscuit.

    Well, the Tennessee Mountain Curr’s owners, Rosemary and Kenny Bowling, are pretty excited, too.

    See, Biscuit was rescued by three members of the Anderson County Fire Department after falling through the ice at Beaver Lake on Sunday — a mere two days after the latest ice rescue training session.

    The Bowlings live in the city, but own property near Beaver Lake. Kenny Bowling took the dog to that property on Sunday to get some exercise.

  • Driver rescued from water after minivan tumbles into creek

    An investigation is continuing into what caused a minivan to strike a car, careen off Woodford Street and land upside in a swollen creek Monday afternoon near Anderson County Middle School.

    No one appeared seriously injured in the accident, but several people were transported to area hospitals, according to officer Sean Wells of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Wells said his investigation is ongoing, and the names of those involved could not yet be released.

  • Wrestling event raises $2,000 for student

    Saturday’s “A Night of Survival for Caleb Pack” provided entertainment for many, a good reason to get out of the house for some, and, most of all, over $2,000 to support the Pack family.

    The Southern Wrestling Alliance event was organized by Russell Schweighardt and Robert B. Turner Elementary School counselor Lynne Gritton to benefit Caleb, a student at the school.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Feb. 25, according to a One Call Now announcement from the school system.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • State worker who smoked pot returns to work

    A Lawrenceburg resident who was fired last year for smoking marijuana while off duty has been allowed to return to work with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Service, according to an article in Sunday’s edition of The State Journal.

    Ed Davis, who delivered fish by truck across the state, had his termination overturned by the state’s Personnel Board. He will instead serve a 30-day suspension, the paper reported.

    Davis admitted he smoke marijuana while fishing at Green River Lake in Adair County in March 2009, the paper reported.

  • Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser called huge success

    Anderson County High School’s first Coaches vs. Cancer basketball game was a huge success, according to organizer Jennifer Drury.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bearcats’ game with Paul L. Dunbar on Friday night. While the Bearcats defeated Dunbar, 54-37, the American Cancer Society was the big winner, as the event raised about $3,000 for the cause.

    “As always the community support was overwhelming,” Drury said.

  • Former Alton minister dies

    J. Tyre Denney, a long-time pastor of Alton Baptist Church, died Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

    He was 79.

    Denney, a Lawrenceburg resident, served at Alton Baptist for over 29 years and as a columnist for The Anderson News.

  • 'Fearless Foley' joins benefit lineup

    Students will recognize one of the participants in Saturday night’s wrestling benefit at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    They’ve seen his face walking up and down the school halls — and not because he’s been scouting the venue.

    Greg Foley — or “Fearless Foley,” as he will be called Saturday — is a teaching assistant at the school who decided to participate to help a good cause.

  • Uh-oh! Bond shortfall could leave taxpayers responsible for private streets in Briar Creek

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to fix private streets in Briar Creek if city officials can’t convince the bank that repossessed the subdivision to do it for them.

    Briar Creek was repossessed last fall by the Bank of Corbin, which refused the city’s request to renew and increase a bond that was in place to bring the streets up to city specifications and ultimately into the city’s possession.

    Instead, the bank formed the BOC Asset Corporation, cashed out the bond and turned over roughly $81,000 to the city.