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  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted June 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Joshua Case, 25, of 403 Saffell Street, was indicted on three charges: second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking (less than $500); and possession of marijuana.

    Andrew B. Garlen, 26, of 230 North Main Street, was indicted on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Connie R. Cunningham, 34, of 1102 Riva Ridge Drive, was indicted on 19 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 6.

    Billy J. Hensley, review, second-degree criminal mischief -- paid.

    Jacob M. Hibbs, preliminary hearing, flagrant non-support -- continued to May 20.

    Michael Hill II, motion to revoke probation, two counts of theft by unlawful taking -- to serve 40 hours community service, review July 15.

    Michael Thomas Jackson, motion to revoke probation, non-support -- continued to June 3.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Under 2 years old baby pageants

    Photos of the winners from the girls under 1 baby show, the boys under 1 baby show, the girls under 2 baby show, the boys under 2 baby show and the overall winner.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: 2-year-old baby show, Wee Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, and Little Miss and Mister

    Photos from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show baby shows for 2-year-olds, the Wee Miss and Mister pageants, the Tiny Miss and Mister pageants, and the Little Miss and Mister pageant.

  • Fairest at the Fair

    Gripping the hands of her fellow competitors, Shelby Lynn McDannold could only hope her name would be called as the next Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    On Monday night, that hope was enough to write McDannold in the history books as the pageant’s 53rd winner.

    For more on this story, and more fair coverage, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Tourism director: 'We have some issues'

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission has held meetings, paid bills and signed at least one services contract apparently in violation of numerous state statutes, its chairman admitted during an interview last Friday afternoon.

    “We have a lot to fix,” said Dan Stumph. “I know we do things that we can’t [legally] do, but we don’t have any choice.”

    For the full story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • 'It's pretty sick'

    To many, the new Lawrenceburg Skate Park at the Anderson County Community Park resembles an area of concrete with missing pieces.

    There are stairs that lead to nowhere, handrails too short for anyone to reasonably use, poles coming out of the ground diagonally as if they’re reaching for something that isn’t there, ramps too steep for everyday use, and over-sized pipes that are cut in half.

    For a kid with a skateboard, the area is a utopia of fun, adventure and practice.

  • Meet the new boss

    If the reaction at last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Education is any indication, Sheila Mitchell was a popular choice for the next leader of Anderson County Schools.

    When a motion was made by board member Roger McDowell to hire Mitchell as the district’s new superintendent, those attending the meeting rose to their feet and gave Mitchell a round of applause.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Pageants will kick off fair, horse show

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is set to begin Saturday with a full plate of events.

    A miniature horse show is scheduled for 1 p.m., and three of the week’s pageants — Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess — are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

    Miss Teen is first on the program and features 14 contestants from ages 13 to 15.

  • City OKs fix for E. Broadway flooding

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to install a new 24-inch drain on East Broadway with the hope of solving residents’ storm water issues dating back several years.

    Beth McFarland, an East Broadway resident, spoke to the council Monday night and presented three years worth of pictures of her yard and her neighbor Debbie Beasley’s yard.

    The McFarlands have lived on East Broadway for eight years and deal with flooding about once a year, every year, she said.