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  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 22.

    James A. Rice, hearing, complicity to receiving stolen property ($10,000/more), complicity to receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) -- remanded.

    Virginia T. Hilterbran, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 215 days, to serve 150 days (credit time served, balance conditionally discharged for two years), 12-month operator’s license suspension, $1028, show cause Nov. 29.

  • Funnel clouds spotted over Anderson County

    At least two funnel clouds were spotted Friday night in Anderson County, but none reportedly touched down.

    Deputy Emergency Management Director Mike Barnes said one of the clouds was spotted in Alton around 7:30 p.m.

    “I was in Alton and saw that one myself,” Barnes said. “It was rotating pretty severely but never touched down.”

    The storm cell over Alton produced at least two funnel clouds, Barnes said.

  • So much more than curls

    Shawn Tucker loves horses so much she was willing to suffer for them — but thanks to a special breed, she doesn’t have to.

    Throughout college, Tucker made it a point to take one “fun” class each semester. At least one of those classes was an equitation class.

    Despite her love for riding, there was one thing she couldn’t avoid: her allergic reactions to horses were as strong as her love for them.

    Several years after college, while home-schooling her son, Trevor, Shawn and her husband, Louis, were ready to invest in horses.

  • Service to honor fallen heroes

    The American Legion Post 34, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the Department of Kentucky will host a memorial service in remembrance of fallen heroes. Troops at home and abroad that are still protecting and insuring our freedom will also be honored.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 at 725 W. Broadway.

  • Skate park opening planned for Friday

    It is no coincidence the Lawrenceburg Skate Park will officially open on the first day of Anderson County students’ summer vacation.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said the timing of the park’s ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is definitely intentional.

    Friday morning at 10, the ribbon will be cut, and Hume said he hopes plenty of skaters are in attendance.

    “We hope to get good participation,” Hume said, adding that he has talked to some of the skaters who have already been using the park and invited them to Friday’s festivities.

  • Teen killed crossing I-64

    Anderson County Middle School lost one of its own Friday night, when 13-year-old Alexis Neace was struck by a car and killed while trying to cross Interstate 64 in Frankfort.

    Neace and a group of friends were attempting to cross the eastbound lanes on foot during a heavy rain storm.

    According to a report from Kentucky State Police, the seventh-grade student was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County coroner.

    The collision is still under investigation by the KSP Frankfort Post.

  • National archery shoot coming to Lawrenceburg

    Ever wonder what it would be like to level a sight pin on a rhinoceros? How about a velociraptor?

    Archers can take aim at these and dozens of other exotic creatures May 29-30 when Rinehart Archery makes Lawrenceburg the latest stop on its nationwide archery tournament.

    The event will be hosted by the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, located just off Old Joe Road near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    The shoot is open to all, and will include $3,000 worth of door prizes each day, organizers said.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Robert Overstreet heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 8.

    Tiffany W. Lyens, arraignment, harassing communication -- continued to April 15.

    Hoy K. Richardson, arraignment, possession of marijuana -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged for two years), $100 to Anderson County Drug Intervention Fund, $100; use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- pleaded guilty, $243, continued to July 1.

  • Former youth minister in court June 9

    The former youth minister accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children in 1992 is scheduled to appear in court June 9 for a settlement conference.

    During a pre-trial conference Monday morning for Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond in Anderson Circuit Court, his attorney requested that the June 9 date be in Shelby Circuit Court, followed by a status conference June 22 in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Judge Charles Hickman agreed.

  • Ongoing vandalism at county park called 'terrible'

    Vandals have torn through the Anderson County Community Park at least three times within the past week, and each time, park officials say the damage just gets worse.

    “The vandalism has gotten terrible,” said Parks Director Ronnie Hume. “In the last week, we’ve had something just about every day.”

    Tuesday morning, Hume said he found air freshener holders torn off the walls, tobacco products stuck on partitions and obscene images fashioned onto the hand dryer in the men’s restroom at the shelter near the county barn.