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  • Diesel spilled when gravel truck flips

    A blown right-front tire caused a dump truck to leave the road, spill its load of gravel and leak an estimated 100 gallons of diesel fuel into a culvert last Tuesday afternoon on Highway 62 near Powell-Taylor Road.

    The driver of the truck escaped injury, but the accident prompted a significant clean-up effort by several local agencies, according to Bart Powell, the county’s emergency management director.

    The driver of the truck managed to escape injury, but his truck was seriously damaged when it toppled over and came to rest in a ditch.

  • Legion: City owes apology

    Members of American Legion Post 34 are still smarting from comments made by the city council and are demanding a public apology.

    Letters between Mayor Edwinna Baker, City Attorney Robert Myles and attorney Walter Patrick, a lifetime member of the Post, rehash an issue that arose last month when the mayor OK’d a new Little League backstop at the Legion park after Legion officials stopped its construction.

  • Business expo is Saturday

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual Business and Community Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Admission is free and will include a variety of entertainment.

    A $5 chili lunch, which will include a sandwich, dessert and drink, will also be offered by the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    As of last week, nearly 70 businesses and community organizations had signed up for booth space, as well as a number of candidates running for office this year.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 23.

    Danny L. Curtsinger, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .194) -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days, to serve four days (balance conditionally discharged), 30-day operator’s license suspension, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment May 24.

    Robert J. Dennis, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, license to be in possession -- proof in file.

  • Drug abuse forum set

    Think drug and alcohol abuse isn’t an issue in Anderson County? Think again.

    The Anderson County Champions for a Drug-Free Kentucky know that drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem and are planning a town hall forum to bring the issue into light.

    The forum will be Thursday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Sweet!

    Someone forgot to tell the Anderson County Lady Bearcats they were too young, too small, too inexperienced and too much of any other drawback that would keep a basketball team from playing in the Sweet 16.

    And they were not supposed to beat the two-time defending Eighth Region champion and do it on its home court.

  • Fiscal court tells judge to pay park debt

    Warnings from the judge-executive about the possibility of having to lay off county employees and serious budgetary shortfalls didn’t stop magistrates from ordering him to pay down debt on the county park.

    Magistrates voted unanimously last Tuesday morning to use $40,000 in annual rent the county receives from the Extension District to make principle payments on the debt.

    The move enforces a 2008 fiscal court decision to use the rent to pay the debt after magistrates allowed the Extension to become its own taxing district.

  • Robinson readies for deployment

    Army National Guard Pfc. Cole C. Robinson was recently mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, according to a news release.

    Robinson is a son of Lori A. Robinson of Ashby Road in Lawrenceburg. He is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    Robinson is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    He is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with one year of military service.

     

  • Bill Waits Auto Mall closes

    Bill Waits Auto Mall is now closed, according to a sign posted at the business.

    The sign doesn't leave any explanation, but says business owner Bill Waits apologizes for any inconvenience.

    Posted on the sign is a contact number, 502-517-6841.

    A call from The Anderson News to that number early Wednesday afternoon has yet to be returned.

    Waits did call The Anderson News on Wednesday morning to say that the business was closed and asked the newspaper not to run any future advertisements.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Trio charged for smashing car windows, mailboxes

    Three men were charged last week for causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage last month in western Anderson County.

    Seth Beasley, 18, Ricky Baker, 19, and Derek Cooper, 19, all face a Class D felony charge for first-degree criminal mischief for allegedly smashing mailboxes and car windows Feb. 11.

    The hardest hit areas included Aaron Barnett and Dennis roads, along with Mill Creek Pike.

    The three men rode around that area in a vehicle