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Local News

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory, which was issued for Mill Creek Pike last week, has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced in a news release.

  • Gillispie enters rehab; court date still Oct. 5

    Former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie entered an alcohol rehabilitation center in Texas last week, but his Oct. 5 court date here on a DUI charge is still on.

    That’s according Bill Patrick, the Lawrenceburg attorney defending Gillispie against the drunk driving charge he received Aug. 27 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted Sept. 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Carrie L. Jaynes, 48, of 1139 Versailles Road, Lot 24, was indicted on four charges: theft of a controlled substance; illegal possession of a controlled substance (marijuana); illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance prescription not in its original container.

    Kimberly Claunch, 40, of Versailles, was indicted on a charge of flagrant non-support.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 2.

    Amber Rummel, disposition, theft by deception (less than $300) -- show cause.

    Alfred A. Rutledge IV, pretrial conference, receiving stolen property (less than $300) -- show cause Aug. 6.

    Jay M. Seltsam, motion to revoke probation, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) -- motion granted, to serve 10 days).

    Destry G. Sharp, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .166) -- continued to Aug. 6.

  • Dog ordinance dies in fiscal court

    An ordinance that would have tightened the leash on potentially vicious and vicious dogs was killed last Tuesday morning by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Several magistrates said they were uncomfortable passing the ordinance because it contained what amounted to a leash law that would have required all dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash while off their property.

    Currently, dogs can roam free on their own property, but must only be under voice command of their owners when off.

  • Grades 6-8 hear Obama; K-5 don't

    Students at Anderson County Middle School joined students all around the country Tuesday afternoon as they logged on to hear President Barack Obama encourage them to take responsibility for their own education.

    Obama’s speech, delivered from a high school in Virginia, drew criticism locally and nationally beginning more than a week before it was broadcast live on the Internet and CSPAN.

    A transcript of the speech was released Monday, about 24 hours in advance of the webcast.

  • Lawrenceburg native to cast, film movie here

    Green Nation Entertainment will be casting and filming its upcoming feature film, “Popcorn Ceiling,” in Central Kentucky. 

    Hope Riley-Miner, a founding partner of Green Nation Entertainment, along with husband, producer Tim Miner, will be returning to her home state of Kentucky to film the movie.

    Riley-Miner, a native of Lawrenceburg, is also the screenwriter, and she will be starring in the film. 

  • Wreck on 62 claims woman's life

    A Lawrenceburg woman was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle she was driving collided with another on Highway 62.

    Brenda Gail Napier, 29, of 1003 Langefield Drive in the Glenview subdivision was pronounced dead at scene at 9:55 a.m.

    Napier was traveling toward Lawrenceburg near Robert B. Turner Elementary School when her vehicle apparently veered into the other lane, grazing a pickup truck driven by Julius Clifton Noel Jr. of Lawrenceburg, according to Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie.

  • ACE brochure in Wednesday's paper

    Anderson Community Education's annual fall brochure will be inserted in next week's edition of The Anderson News.

    The brochure outlines a host of the educational opportunities offered by ACE, along with classes that will be offered in the coming months.

    Pick up a copy at newsstands across the county. Subscribe online, or by calling (502) 839-6906.

  • Gillispie reportedly checks into rehab

    Former UK coach Billy Gillispie checked himself into a substance-abuse rehabilitation program earlier this week, according to several media outlets.

    Gillispie was pulled over near Emma B. Ward Elementary School in the early morning hours on Aug. 27. He was arrested and charged with DUI.

    WKYT.com is reporting that Gillispie entered the John Lucas After Care Program in Houston.