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  • Schools ‘correct mistake,’ move 20 students out of Ward

    About 20 Emma B. Ward Elementary School students will be assigned to another school for the 2009-10 school year because of an error made when school assignments — based on newly created attendance areas — were handed out last year.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education during a work session Thursday that the “snag” was found when assignments for incoming first-graders were being made for next year.

  • District Court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Jan. 15.

    Carl Elovitz, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $300) -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Feb. 5.

    Dewey Lee Eubanks, disposition, second-degree indecent exposure -- continued to Jan. 29.

    Bradley A. Fain, arraignment, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- pleaded guilty, $178, installment/deferred payment Feb. 26.

  • Meth lab discovered on Tracy Road

    An Anderson County man was arrested Friday afternoon after the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office discovered a methamphetamine lab in his home on Tracy Road.

    Aaron Bruner, 30, 1100 Tracy Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    The manufacturing charge is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years imprisonment, and the possession charge is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years imprisonment, said Detective Bryan Taylor.

  • Century Bank enters ‘cease and desist’ deal with FDIC

    Bad loans during a bad economy resulted in Century Bank entering a cease and desist arrangement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Lawrenceburg-based bank announced last week.

    Bank officials were quick to point out that the order doesn’t mean customers can no longer borrow money, nor does it place in jeopardy money they have on deposit.

  • Court moves forward with Sunday alcohol sales

    Selling alcohol by the drink on Sundays in restaurants outside city limits moved one step closer to becoming reality during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates voted to have County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis draft a series of ordinances that would allow for Sunday by the drink sales, along with sales at convention centers, bowling alleys and wineries.

  • County cracks back on pit bulls

    The recent rash of dog attacks has county officials considering an ordinance that would restrict or possibly ban the ownership of pit bulls and other dangerous animals.

    Anderson County Fiscal Court magistrates ordered County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis to draft such an ordinance during their meeting last Tuesday night.

    Magistrates also tabled for further consideration an ordinance that would allow animal control office Jason Chesser to carry firearms to protect him while responding to vicious animal calls.

  • Graeter pleads guilty in Food Court slaying

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16, 2008 has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 19, was originally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death.

    First-degree murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Health department prepares for swine flu outbreak

    Cases of swine flu have not been reported in Anderson County or Kentucky, but the Anderson County Health Department is still keeping an eye on the situation.

    “Our office is participating in conference calls with the Department for Public Health on a daily basis and we are preparing for a community-wide response should that become necessary,” said Public Health Director Brandon Hurley.

  • Health fair set for Saturday

    The economy is in poor health, but that doesn’t mean people have to be.

    That’s the message being sent by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and Anderson County Health Department as they team up for the second-annual “Health Makes Cents” health fair.

    The event is free and scheduled for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Anthony D. Stratton building in the county park.

  • Pit bull attacks continue

    Another day, another pit bull attack in Lawrenceburg.

    The latest attack came Wednesday morning when a pit bull broke its leash on Washington Street and mauled a neighbor's dog.

    "It got a neighbor's dog and chewed it up pretty bad," said Lawrenceburg Police Chief Tommy Burris.

    Burris said an animal control officer was able to capture the dog and take it county's animal control shelter.

    "The dog usually stays inside but the [owner] tied it up on the porch," Burris said. "It broke it's leash and ate the neighbor's dog up."