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  • Business owners pitch Sunday alcohol sales

    Two business owners were scheduled to ask the Anderson County Fiscal Court to grant liquor by the drink sales on Sundays during its meeting Tuesday night.

    The results of the meeting were not available at press time.

    Brad Smith, owner of Eagle Lake Convention Center and a variety of business interests across the city and county, and Logan Leet, owner of Lovers Leap Winery on Lanes Mill Road, said before the meeting they were seeking the change to help foster better business.

  • Police shoot, run over attacking pit bull

    City police shot an attacking pit bull several times and ran over it twice before the dog finally died last Thursday afternoon on North Main Street.

    The dog was one of two that escaped from a yard on David Drive, killed a black lab and mauled another dog.

    The dogs then turned on animal control officer Jason Chesser, who was forced to climb atop his pickup truck and call Lawrenceburg police for help, according to Lt. Chris Atkins of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Cornish denies woman’s allegations of sex toy, porn

    A woman’s claims that county employees gave her a sex toy, showed her a pornographic video and harassed her while she worked for the county were denied Monday by Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Cornish’s denials were filed in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by former county employee Lea Beasmore, who was fired March 2.

  • Lawrenceburg man injured in Ohio auto accident

    A Lawrenceburg man was seriously injured in an Ohio automobile accident early this month, but according to family members, his condition is improving.

    Steven Casey was driving from Lawrenceburg to visit a cousin in Michigan when he wrecked near Dayton, Ohio, on April 4, said his aunt, Donna Stratton.

  • Follow the News staff on Twitter

    You can now follow The Anderson News staff on Twitter.

    Twitter is a social networking service that lets its members keep each other informed through micro-blogging — each update is no more than 140 characters.

    Follow General Manager Ben Carlson at ANewsBCarlson.

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  • A load of bull

    Anderson County’s cattle producers really are a bunch of know-it-alls.

    From how much rib-eye steak a bull will produce to how much calves they sire will weigh, farmers Dennis Cantrill, Buddy Smith, Dave Burge and Dorris Bruce can tick off a nearly endless list of stats and figures about their bulls.

    Their ability to do so allows them to maximize the value of their prized stock and survive the rugged business of raising and selling beef cattle.

  • Wild Turkey sale met with optimism

    Eyebrows then hopes were raised last week when the owners of Wild Turkey confirmed that the distillery had been sold to Italian company Campari for $575 million in cash.

    Eyebrows because the sale was considered to be at least as much if not more than former owner Pernod Ricard of France was asking for the landmark distillery.

    Hopes as speculation spread that the new owners might eventually return bottling of the product to Lawrenceburg, providing good-paying jobs that were lost years ago.

  • Woman says city officer made her cry

    Shelby Phillips says she needs an apology, and she spoke at Monday night’s city council meeting in hopes of getting one.

    Phillips, who lives at 119 Ballard St., told the council that she had a “bad and embarrassing incident with a police officer” that ended with the officer yelling at her so loudly her neighbors could hear it two doors down.

  • Missing senior found unharmed Tuesday morning

    A Saffell Street man who went missing late Monday night was found several hours after a Golden Alert was issued on his behalf.

    Truman Johnson Barnett, 80, was reportedly uninjured after being involved in a traffic accident in Jefferson County, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Division of Emergency Management and the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Barnett, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, had not been seen since around 2 p.m. Monday at his residence, according to the news release.

  • Helping heart, healing hands

    Thelma Bradley is in a battle with arthritis — but it’s a battle she’s winning.

    Bradley crochets about 10 hours a day, every day, and her giving heart is never stifled by the disease affecting her hands.

    “They’re knobby, but they work,” said Bradley, who will turn 92 in July.

    Over the past year, Bradley put those hands to use making around 100 lap blankets, about 90 of which were donated to Mayfair Manor, a nursing home in Lexington.