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  • District court proceedings

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

    Jeffery C. Robinson, motion to revoke probation, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- installment/deferred payment Sept. 23.

    Anita M. Sallee, motion to revoke probation, theft by unlawful taking (under $300) -- revoked 30 days (10 days jail, 40 days home incarceration program), review June 3, work release approved.

  • Woman to cops: 'Let me go and I'll ... '

    A woman who allegedly swiped a van last Friday in Waddy was arrested and charged with a host of violations, including allegedly trying to bribe two state police officers by offering them oral sex.

    Jillian Fortier, 25, of Miami, Fla., was charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000, driving with a suspended license and two counts of bribery of public servants.

    The bribery charge stems from the offer she made to Trooper Marvin Kelly and a fellow officer while they interviewed her in the Lawrenceburg Police station, Kelly said.

  • 'It's too late now'

    The Anderson County Board of Health passed the health department’s budget, but had to pull roughly $90,000 from its reserve funds to do so.

    The board passed the budget during a special called meeting last Wednesday night. Along with tapping its reserves, the board approved what amounts to a hiring freeze, no pay increases and not filing a position after a current employee retires.

  • Cornish blisters tourism chairman

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court stripped its tourism commission of directly receiving funding and paying its bills last Wednesday following an investigation by The Anderson News into how the agency operates.

    Magistrates did so at the urging of County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, but not until Judge-Executive Steve Cornish delivered a blistering public rebuke of comments made in last week’s newspaper by tourism chairman Dan Stumph.

  • July 4 events set for Saturday night

    A parade, music, food and fireworks are all parts of the Independence Day celebration planned this Saturday by the City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County government.

    Beginning at 5 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 is hosting the veterans’ parade lineup at the Legion Fairgrounds, located on West Broadway. Hot dogs, chips and other refreshments will be provided for all parade participants during the lineup.

  • Magistrates return $1.3M in unused stimulus funds

    Fiscal court magistrates voted to send roughly $1.3 million in federal stimulus funding back to the state during their meeting last Wednesday morning.

    Magistrates seemed largely unaware that the funding had been awarded to Anderson County, or what it could be used for.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said she became aware of the funding when she received a call from someone with GE Capital, asking if the county had plans for the funding.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show

    Photos from the Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show pageants.

  • 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.