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  • Conway, Young, Stivers win primaries

    Anderson County Democrats knocked one incumbent from his job, returned one to office and picked their party’s choice to run for PVA in the fall during Tuesday’s primary election.

    Incumbent Sheriff Troy Young staved off a spirited challenge from Rex Burkhead by scoring a 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent victory.

    Magistrate John Wayne Conway ran away with the race for judge-executive, easily outdistancing incumbent Steve Cornish by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.

  • Cornish not charged in alleged assault

    A woman’s claim that Judge-Executive Steve Cornish assaulted her has been dismissed by a special prosecutor assigned to the case.

    Penny Johnson, of 1653 Bonds Mill Road, claimed Cornish grabbed her by the arm while she was standing on a bridge on Paxton Road on May 1 as highway crews worked to clear it of debris.

    Johnson, her husband Floyd and others were at the bridge that Sunday morning, complaining that it was improperly built about a year ago and that its design was causing flooding on their property upstream.

  • Parents asked to give input in superintendent, principal searches

    Anderson County Schools Superintendent Kim Shaw announced his retirement, effective the end of the current school year. The district is seeking parent input for its superintendent search.

    An online poll will be available through May 5 on the district website for parents to complete. Click here or access the poll by visiting anderson.kyschools.us. Click on the subhead “Parents and Students,” scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Superintendent Survey” to share your responses.

  • City of Lawrenceburg clean up dates

    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.

    Items that will not be collected include limbs, yard waste, lumber, paint containers, tires or any hazardous materials.

  • 'It was overwhelming'

    For Allie White, this year’s Anderson County Junior Miss program ended, at least in part, the same way it began — with a few tears.

    White became teary eyed Saturday night after hearing her name called as the winner of this year’s scholarship program Saturday night.

    “It’s the highest honor,” White said in an interview Monday afternoon. “I even cried. Junior Miss is a big deal. It was overwhelming.”

    White said she and the 18 other girls in the program came a long way from when practices started over three weeks ago.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts six

    The following people were indicted May 4 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse:

    Eddie D. Crumbley III,19, of Wilmore, was indicted on five charges: complicity to receiving stolen property (firearm); complicity to possession of marijuana; complicity to use/possession of drug paraphernalia; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license; and speeding 20 miles per hour over the limit.

  • Primary set for Tuesday

    Democrats will head to the polls Tuesday to decide the fates of Anderson County’s incumbent judge-executive and sheriff, as well as two candidates for property value administrator and a host of hopefuls looking to win seats on the fiscal court.

    Republicans won’t vote on any local races, but will have a chance to nominate candidate to challenge incumbent Congressman Ben Chandler (D-Versailles) and a candidate to vie for the Senate seat that now belongs to outgoing Senator Jim Bunning. (See pullout for details.)

  • District court proceedings

    Judge David F. Hayse heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 5.

    Benjamin A. Ray, hearing, attempted convicted felon in possession of a handgun, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- 20 days.

    Carol J. Cornish, motion, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to May 3.

    Jalee E. Humphrey, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- bonded out.

  • Neighbors save Alton Station man from drowning

    William Hainline can’t swim.

    So when he climbed into a small boat Sunday to put a fountain in his pond without wearing a life jacket, even he admits it wasn’t the brightest thing he has ever done.

    “I just sink like a rock, so not having a life jacket on is the stupidest thing a person can do,” Hainline said Monday morning. “If my neighbors hadn’t been there, I would have been a goner just due to my own stupidity.”

  • City launches farmers market

    Getting a basket of fresh fruit or vegetables will be even easier May 29 when a farmers market opens on Lawrenceburg Green, behind Town & Country Bank.

    Mayor Edwinna Baker announced the opening date Friday, saying the goal is to bring more people to downtown Lawrenceburg and allow local growers a place to display their goods.

    “We are very excited about this idea,” she said. “We really hope people will rediscover downtown Lawrenceburg.”