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  • Library officials discuss ‘at least’ $1M expansion

    To better serve the public, the library needs more space, according to Library Director Pam Mullins.
    A building expansion, to be exact.
    One that’s necessary, Mullins said, to accommodate patrons who attend children’s library programs, as well as to properly shelve children’s circulation materials.
    With the upcoming fiscal year budget to be set by the end of May, the library board will need to make a decision soon as to what an expansion in 2014 would look like.

  • Business license haggling continues

    Questions remain over who will or won’t have to purchase one, but one thing is certain: enforcement of the county’s business license ordinance could soon be conducted by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    During its meeting last Tuesday night, the Anderson County Fiscal Court held a first reading on the ordinance that included a lengthy debate on whether commercial and residential landlords, and a list of others, should be required to buy a business license.

  • Keep calm and cheer UK on

    When you’re a Wildcat Princess attending the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, first you:
    Put on a shiny blue wig.
    Crown yourself with a tiara.
    Wrap a feathered boa around your neck, drape yourself with jewelry and rub a temporary University of Kentucky tattoo on your cheek.
    Then you’re ready to greet the UK fan populace, as you have been for the last 17 years.
    Francine Sloan, a Lawrenceburg resident and member of The Wildcat Princess Club, almost didn’t travel to Nashville last weekend.

  • Woman airlifted to hospital after Parkway rollover wreck

    A female driver, Karen Kerr, 55 of Indiana, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky hospital after her losing control of her vehicle, flipping her car six or seven times before landing in the median.
    Kerr was eastbound on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway at about mile marker 52 near the Anderson-Mercer line when she started sliding sideways, Kentucky State Police Trooper Marvin Kelly said Wednesday afternoon.

  • Driver clips school bus in traffic accident

    A driver clipped the front of an Anderson County school bus at about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Glensboro Road and Mustang Trail, leaving the bus sitting in the turn lane as EMS checked every student and adult for signs of injury.
    Officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg police department said the female driver was allegedly pulling into the left turn lane to head into the Anderson County Middle School entrance and did not see the school bus, consequently clipping the bus’s front bumper.

  • Car goes up in flames after rear ending vehicle in wreck

    A vehicle caught fire after rear ending another vehicle on a rainy Monday morning, according to Lawrenceburg city police.
    The lights at the US 127 intersection in front of Walmart and MainSource Bank were flashing yellow, City Police Chief Chris Atkins said, when two vehicles traveling north on the bypass braked suddenly.
    A third vehicle, allegedly affiliated with Walters Buildings of Lawrenceburg, rear ended the black Chevy SUV in front of it, Atkins said.

  • House Dems try to push King out of Anderson again

    For the second time in as many years, the Democrat-controlled House in Frankfort is pushing a redistricting plan that would kick state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) out of Anderson County.
    The plan, which has been approved in the House, calls for Anderson County to become part of the 54th House District, moving it from the 55th and joining it with all of Spencer and a portion of Bullitt counties.
    Anderson is now joined with Mercer and a portion of Spencer counties.

  • Home invasion suspects plead not guilty

    Three of the four suspects charged with invading a Citation Drive home, stealing guns and cash and holding two teens at gunpoint pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Andrew Muns, 18, Charles Peach, 18, and Ryan Ashburn, 19, remain behind bars, however, after District Court Judge Donna Dutton rejected their attorneys’ arguments to have their bail reduced.
    “The bond will remain the same, in light of the severity of the charges,” Dutton said.

  • Stringtown couple playing in rain

    When storms turn the front yard into a pond, it’s time to launch the toy speedboat.
    Sarah Cook, who lives at 1531 Harrodsburg Road with her husband, Anthony Cook, said she decided to forget about the cold weather and spend a half hour playing with a toy boat in her temporary front yard pond.
    The Cooks, who said they’ve lived at their home in Stringtown for the past five years, take advantage of the massive amount of water that floods their front yard after a heavy or steady rain; the “pond” has formed about four times.

  • Vandals toss pig poop on newspaper’s door

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism that occurred sometime early Monday morning outside of The Anderson News.
    Vandals threw what appeared to be a mixture of pig feces, potatoes and peanuts against the newspaper’s front door, covering it and the surrounding area.
    The vandalism was discovered around 6:30 a.m. by a staff member.
    Police were called and officer Jeremy Cornish responded to the newspaper office, located at 1080 Bypass South near State Farm Insurance.