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  • Woman hurt in N. Main wreck

    Anissa Young, 41, of Lawrenceburg received minor injuries in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday on North Main/US 127 Business.
    Young, the sole passenger of a 2007 Kia Optima, was driving north on North Main Street/US 127 Business toward the Bypass on July 23 when her vehicle fell off the shoulder of the road, hit a telephone pole guide wire and crashed through a fence, Deputy Chad Cox of the sheriff’s office said.

  • Clerk ‘shocked’ when Senate hopeful Grimes asks for cash

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny says his office doesn’t answer to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, and doesn’t want e-mail solicitations from her campaign for US Senate sent to his county government e-mail address.
    Denny was one of a number of Republican county clerks who received the e-mail solicitation for money from Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election officer and a Democrat who recently tossed her hat in the ring to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell next year.

  • Speed a factor in wreck that injured four teens

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Four Anderson County teenagers sustained serious injuries in a wreck on Rice Road last Tuesday afternoon, with two victims being airlifted by two separate helicopters to the University of Kentucky medical center.
    Landon Ockerman, the male driver of a gray Nissan Altima carrying Autumn Judd, Amber Judd and a third female passenger, were heading toward US 62 July 16 when their vehicle struck a tree on Rice Road, causing the vehicle to roll over and come to a stop in the middle of the street.

  • Cops & Rodders set for Saturday

    Main Street will be awash with hot cars and cool bikes this Saturday for the Cops & Rodders 2013 Car Show.
    Sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the event raises funds for the annual Shop With a Cop program and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association’s Boy’s and Girl’s Ranch.
    The event is scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. on Main Street in Lawrenceburg, and will feature music, fun, food and a mixture of police vehicles and street rods. This year’s event also features a motorcycle division.

  • ‘Gun to our heads on the budget’

    The school board denied two department budget increases for high school and middle school athletics and fewer security cameras for Anderson County buses, citing its tight budget for the upcoming school year.
    The board unanimously voted to disperse the same amount of athletic budget funding as last year: $49,550 for the high school and $24,400 for the middle school.
    Athletic director Rick Sallee had requested a $3,500 increase for the upcoming school year for two items:

  • ‘I will be candidate in 2014’

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway laid to rest speculation that he won’t seek a second term in office by announcing Friday that he will run again in 2014.
    Conway, a 20-year magistrate who was elected judge-executive in 2010, had suggested he wouldn’t seek re-election leading up to last Friday’s announcement due to ongoing controversies about recycling, building a swimming facility and two embarrassing state audits.
    He said that changed after hearing from his supporters.

  • Driver whose truck hit Garmon's van indicted for murder

    The driver of a dump truck that struck and killed Lawrenceburg resident Marie Garmon last September was indicted Tuesday afternoon for murder and operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.
    Garmon, a young mother and hospice nurse, succumbed to her injuries five days after the dump truck, driven by Hustonville resident Eric D. Jenkins, struck her minivan head-on on Versailles Road.

  • The Helping Hands at Open Hands Food Pantry

    Jasmin Cruz walks with her son Adrian from her home on Woodford Street to Open Hands Food Pantry every Tuesday and Thursday.
    Along the way various neighborhood children who see them as they play in their yards join the Cruzes. Jasmin does this often, bringing children to the food pantry as well as to church services to give them a safe person to be around and play with while introducing them to a Christian lifestyle.
    “I like to try to see other kids stay out of trouble.” said Cruz.

  • Readers: Media, not Zimmerman or Martin, should be on trial

    The media are guilty, not George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin.
    Few Anderson County residents, when asked, declared George Zimmerman, a 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, guilty or innocent of the charges brought against him for the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
    The media outlets covering the trial in the months following Martin’s death, however — there’s no question of their guilt, according to several Anderson News readers.   

  • Arraignment set for alleged pot mailers

    The Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly allowed 8 pounds of marijuana to be mailed to her home in exchange for crack cocaine is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Diana L. Hart of 303 Vail Drive was charged with trafficking marijuana in April when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.