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  • 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.”

  • Videos of the April 22 political forum

    The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum April 22 featuring Democratic candidates for judge-executive and sheriff.

    Provided below are video clips of the judge-executive candidates, courtesy of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.

    The Chamber divided the video into four clips.

    (Scroll down; the video clips begin below the advertisement on the left.)

  • Search begins for new high school principal

    With Anderson County High School Principal Ray Woodyard’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the current school year, the school’s site based council is beginning its search for a new leader.

    The council met Monday afternoon and spoke with Superintendent Kim Shaw about the search process.

  • Officials: Kentucky River is still rising

    UPDATED 9:45 A.M. TUESDAY — As of 7:30 a.m., the Kentucky River at the Tyrone pool was at 44 feet and still rising, emergency management officials said.

    "We're expecting another 8 to 12 inches, before it crests this afternoon," said Bart Powell, emergency management director.

    Powell said he wanted to remind citizens that these are scientific projections, but these numbers are not absolute.

    Emergency management personnel are aware of current issues and are taking care of those issues as they come in, Powell said.

  • Tyrone swamped

    While his son attempted to catch fish Monday morning near the basketball goal in what used to be his back yard, Russell Toomey and scores of other Tyrone residents scrambled to save what they could of their belongings before the Kentucky River flooded their homes.

    A day earlier in Lawrenceburg, residents along East Broadway were forced yet again to get their belongings out of the way of rising water due to a tiny drain that couldn’t come close to getting rid of it.

  • Man walks away after being hit by train

    An unidentified man was struck by a train early Thursday morning, but mysteriously walked away before police could arrive at the scene.

    The somewhat bizarre scene occurred around 12:30 that morning on the tracks near General Cable.

    The man was walking on the tracks when the engineer of an approaching train saw him and slowed to around 10 mph, according to a report obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 1.

    Benjamin Cox, review, five counts of theft by deception (less than $500) -- continued to April 15.

    Eddie D. Crumbley III, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing April 8.

  • New owner agrees to pave streets in Briar Creek

    Phase 1 and 2 of the Briar Creek subdivision will be paved within the next few weeks, and city taxpayers won’t be on the hook to pay for it.

    The company that purchased Briar Creek, BOC Asset Corporation, announced April 19 that it will pay for an estimated $105,000 worth of blacktop to fix the most populated streets in the subdivision, which fell into foreclosure earlier this year when its developer went bankrupt.