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  • Weight limit reduced for Tyrone Bridge

    Tyrone Bridge has been reduced to one lane and a 3-ton weight limit ordered as workers replace steel girders beneath its surface.

    Workers at the site Tuesday morning said the weight limit is in place more as a means of keeping large trucks from trying to navigate the narrow, single lane.

    Workers said the bridge is perfectly safe to handle well beyond the 3-ton limit.

    A spokesperson for the state’s Transportation Cabinet said the lane and weight reducations will be in place through May 16.

  • Tea Partiers cheer Paul's visit to Lawrenceburg

    A small but enthusiastic crowd greeted a host of Republican candidates during last Wednesday night’s Tea Party gathering at Eagle Lake.

    The largest crowd gathered to listen to Senate candidate Rand Paul, who is seeking his party’s nomination to fill the seat now occupied by Sen. Jim Bunning, who is not seeking re-election.

  • County patched potholes on private road

    County officials admitted during last Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court to patching potholes on a private stretch of road off US 127.

    Patching material ranging between a “wheelbarrow” load and 2 tons was apparently used to fix potholes on the private portion of Chico Drive, a road that leads back toward Bauer’s Candies near Tony’s Barn.

  • Skate park half complete

    The Lawrenceburg Skate Park is scheduled to be complete even before school is out for the summer.

    Contractors broke ground at the Anderson County Community Park on March 29 and jumped right into the work the same week.

    Public Works Director Larry Hazlett told city council members Monday night that the park is already about 40 percent complete.

    “[Contractor Jonathan Upchurch] wants to be done around the first week of May,” Hazlett said.

  • Grand jury indicts four

    The following people were indicted April 6 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Shana L. Bowman, of Beth Drive, was indicted on one charge of statements/misrepresentations/failure to report change in order to receive public assistance benefits.

    Michael A. Self, 28, of Daytona Beach, Florida, was indicted on one charge of flagrant non-support.

  • District court proceedings

    Clarification

    John D. Morgan, whose name appeared in the Dec. 7 district court proceedings in the April 7 edition of The Anderson News, says a bench warrant issued for him was recalled, and he did not have to appear in court.

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

  • Throw out your junk! City to kick off annual clean up days April 26

    Need to finally throw out that old sofa or get that water heater out of your back yard? Look no further than the curb in front of your house.

    Beginning April 26, the City of Lawrenceburg will pick up items that are no longer wanted by residents. All city officials ask is that those items be left curbside on the dates areas are scheduled for pick up.

    The city will pick up materials that the garbage collector does not normally pick up without an extra charge, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.

  • Child porn suspect nabbed

    The Alton Station man indicted last month on child pornography charges is no longer “at large.”

    Just days after the state’s attorney general’s office announced that the suspect, Mark C. Whitaker, 55, of 1140 Alton Station Road, remained at large following his March 16 grand jury indictment, he was arrested without incident at his home.

    Deputy Chad Cox with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest March 31 after receiving a tip from an off-duty trooper.

  • Tea Party to bring anti-tax message to Lawrenceburg

    The Tea Party movement brings its anti-tax, pro-Constitution message to Eagle Lake on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., along with a host of politicians bent on receiving the largely conservative group’s support.

    The Tea Party movement gained national notoriety last year, in part for its strident opposition to the Obama administration’s successful efforts to have the federal government take over health care.

  • Burkhead sics state police on sign stealers, vandals

    A rash of damaged and stolen “Rex Burkhead for Sheriff” yard signs has triggered an investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Burkhead said Monday afternoon.

    Burkhead, who is challenging incumbent Sheriff Troy Young in the May 18 Democratic primary, said around 40 of his signs were damaged or stolen over the weekend. He said a number of his signs on South Main Street were damaged or removed, along with signs on Carlton Drive, Humston Drive, Highway 62 and some in Stringtown.

    Burkhead said he doesn’t have any “suspects” in mind.