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Local News

  • Evening of events planned for July 4

    Anderson County residents will have several opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this Saturday as the city and county, as well as other organizations, have a full line up of events planned.

    For details about the events, see this week's edition of The Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Gate numbers up at fair and horse show

    Even temperatures in the 90s and a suffering economy couldn’t keep people away from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    “Looking at the hot, muggy weather we had, and the economy, we had a pretty good fair,” said Wayne Hanks, horse show manager. “The gate was up a little bit.”

    The fair gate saw an increase in ticket sales, but vendor sales were down, Hanks said.

    “All the vendors I talked to said it was down every where they set up,” he said.

  • Trial begins Monday for church keyboardist

    As of Tuesday morning, the jury trial for a church keyboardist accused of obtaining a false commercial driver’s license is scheduled to begin early next week.

    Lance Roe, a licensed funeral director at Gash Memorial Chapel and organist at First Baptist Church, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

  • Spring weather a real haymaker

    April showers bring more than May flowers.

    They bring hay, too, and this year plenty of it.

    Following a pair of drought-ridden seasons that left farmers scrambling and paying high prices for the dietary staple, the spring cut this year delivered a veritable bumper crop of the grass they need to keep their animals fed through the winter.

    Lawrenceburg farmer John Chilton, who sells the hay he bales on fields he owns in Salvisa, said he’s pleased with this year’s crop.

  • Former youth minister indicted on rape, abuse charges

    A former youth minister at a local church has been indicted on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse, according to a news release issued by Kentucky State Police.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, who now lives in Richmond, was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury and is accused of abusing at least two victims.

    According to the indictment, Lunceford, who also has served as a youth minister in Franklin and Madison counties, committed the acts over the course of several months in 1992.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 2.

    Luis Mocinos, arraignment, no operator’s/moped license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    David T. Mudd, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .119) -- proof in file.

    Richard D. Nichols, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .160) -- pleaded guilty, 30-day operator’s license suspension, review March 30, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment Aug. 3.

  • Wife, husband indicted on meth charges

    A Lawrenceburg couple was indicted June 16 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on several methamphetamine charges.

    Jeanie Bruner, who was arrested Friday, is charged with first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine (enhanced), which is a class A felony; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (enhanced); first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a class A misdemeanor; and possession of a defaced firearm, which is a class A misdemeanor, according to Anderson County Sheriff’s Det. Bryan Taylor.

  • Cable sheds more jobs

    General Cable confirmed Tuesday morning that 23 employees will be laid off July 13.

    Once the county’s largest private employer with nearly 300 workers, General Cable has been shedding jobs for the past several years. This latest reduction, which includes 19 hourly employees, leaves the company with 103 workers, according to Lisa Lawson, General Cable’s vice president of corporate communications.

    The company has struggled in recent years as telecommunications companies move away from traditional cable products.

  • Murdered child's removal OK'd by Nelson Circuit Clerk's office

    (Calls made by the Lawrenceburg Police Department concerning the emergency protective order obtained by Timothy Frazier, father of 21-month-old Cole Lance Frazier, should begin playing.)

     

  • Trimble takes fair crown

    Only one word could sum up the way Samantha Trimble felt as she heard her name announced Monday night as this year’s Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show: “Thrilled!”

    “I’m so excited,” said Trimble, the 18-year-old daughter of Kelley and Terry Trimble. “There were seven beautiful girls up there, and I’m thrilled to be chosen (as the winner).”

    Apparently, she was thrilled and thankful.

    The first thing she did after leaving the pageant stage was thank the judges.