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  • Videos of the April 22 political forum

    The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum April 22 featuring Democratic candidates for judge-executive and sheriff.

    Provided below are video clips of the judge-executive candidates, courtesy of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.

    The Chamber divided the video into four clips.

    (Scroll down; the video clips begin below the advertisement on the left.)

  • Search begins for new high school principal

    With Anderson County High School Principal Ray Woodyard’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the current school year, the school’s site based council is beginning its search for a new leader.

    The council met Monday afternoon and spoke with Superintendent Kim Shaw about the search process.

  • Officials: Kentucky River is still rising

    UPDATED 9:45 A.M. TUESDAY — As of 7:30 a.m., the Kentucky River at the Tyrone pool was at 44 feet and still rising, emergency management officials said.

    "We're expecting another 8 to 12 inches, before it crests this afternoon," said Bart Powell, emergency management director.

    Powell said he wanted to remind citizens that these are scientific projections, but these numbers are not absolute.

    Emergency management personnel are aware of current issues and are taking care of those issues as they come in, Powell said.

  • Tyrone swamped

    While his son attempted to catch fish Monday morning near the basketball goal in what used to be his back yard, Russell Toomey and scores of other Tyrone residents scrambled to save what they could of their belongings before the Kentucky River flooded their homes.

    A day earlier in Lawrenceburg, residents along East Broadway were forced yet again to get their belongings out of the way of rising water due to a tiny drain that couldn’t come close to getting rid of it.

  • Man walks away after being hit by train

    An unidentified man was struck by a train early Thursday morning, but mysteriously walked away before police could arrive at the scene.

    The somewhat bizarre scene occurred around 12:30 that morning on the tracks near General Cable.

    The man was walking on the tracks when the engineer of an approaching train saw him and slowed to around 10 mph, according to a report obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 1.

    Benjamin Cox, review, five counts of theft by deception (less than $500) -- continued to April 15.

    Eddie D. Crumbley III, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing April 8.

  • New owner agrees to pave streets in Briar Creek

    Phase 1 and 2 of the Briar Creek subdivision will be paved within the next few weeks, and city taxpayers won’t be on the hook to pay for it.

    The company that purchased Briar Creek, BOC Asset Corporation, announced April 19 that it will pay for an estimated $105,000 worth of blacktop to fix the most populated streets in the subdivision, which fell into foreclosure earlier this year when its developer went bankrupt.

  • Conway: 'I was deceived'

    A magistrate claims the judge-executive “deceived” him last week before the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted to accept discretionary state funding to resurface a county road.

    Magistrate John Wayne Conway was the only magistrate to vote against the project, and said he did so because of the difference in what he says Judge-Executive Steve Cornish privately told him about the project vs. what he said during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting.

    “No,” Conway said during the vote. “I believe I was deceived.”

  • Veteran to hike 7,000 miles across US

    Troy Yocum took around 300,000 steps during his 130-mile hike to Lawrenceburg.

    But for Yocum, that was just the beginning.

    Yocum, an Iraq war veteran who served in the U.S. Army, set out to walk 7,000 miles — roughly 50 million steps — across America with a goal of raising much needed funds for military families.

    Another part of his mission is to gather as many signatures from mayors and dignitaries as possible on a custom made Louisville Slugger baseball bat as a petition to support the “Day of the Deployed.”

  • Share your weather photos

    Has the rain wreaked havoc on a creek or stream near your house?

    Share your weather-related photos with The Anderson News and the community.

    E-mail photos to news@theandersonnews.com for possible publication on our website or in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.