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  • Middle school, some high school classes will watch Obama address

    UPDATED 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY — Students at Anderson County Middle School and some classes at Anderson County High School will watch President Barack Obama's webcast Tuesday, but the county's other schools will not be logging on.

  • School board nixes tax increase

    Not only won’t the school board raise the property tax rate 5.25 percent, it voted last Thursday to keep the rate at a level that will actually reduce the amount of money it receives in the coming year.

    The board voted unanimously to take the revenue cut after around 50 concerned business owners and residents filled the board’s meeting room, armed with questions and demanding answers.

    Board Chairman Lee Hahn immediately took the wind out of the crowd’s sails by announcing that the board would not vote for a tax increase.

  • 'I can't beat the city. The city has won this fight'

    Becky Meadows was presented with two offers, and the City of Lawrenceburg’s just wasn’t the best.

    The Public Works Committee of the city council offered to provide a flat stone grave marker to each of Meadows’ family members whose graves are currently only marked by wooden crosses.

    Those wooden crosses are in violation of the city’s cemetery ordinance. However, Meadows said she didn’t receive a copy of the ordinance until the crosses had been up for several months.

    Committee members recognized that the city had wronged the family.

  • ANALYSIS: Billy Clyde's DUI charge will test county's mettle; police release 911 call

    Lawrenceburg police released the audio of last Thursday's 911 call that eventually led to the arrest of former UK coach Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie was charged with DUI.

    Here is the audio from that call:

    Billy Gillispie’s drunk driving charge last Thursday morning gave Anderson County a glimpse of what life is like in the nation’s red hot spotlight.

  • Fallen Marine's ring comes home

    Julie Coubert doesn’t know why her late son’s class ring found its way back home — but she’s certainly glad it did.

    Marine Cpl. Timothy Dale Lewis collapsed and died in 2007 while deployed in the Philippines. He had been stationed in Japan, but was training in the Philippines for a mission in Iraq.

    Lewis was a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School, and he lost his class ring between graduation and his deployment in 2004.

  • Kickin' some grass!

    The state’s spotlight will shine on Anderson County this week as farmers from across Kentucky converge here to discuss and view forage and grassland.

    The Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Buddy Smith’s farm on 1984 Graefenburg Road.

    This will mark the first time the event has been held in central Kentucky, according to Extension agriculture agent Tommy Yankey. It will feature some of the most cutting-edge forage and grassland work being done today in agriculture, he said.

  • Beaver Lake Road to close Thursday

    The county road department is closing Beaver Lake Road at the second causeway on Thursday, Sept. 3 beginning at 8 a.m.

    The road will remain closed until 4 p.m. for culvert repair, said road foreman Chip Chambers.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 29.

    James C. Flora, arraignment, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- dismissed.

  • 'Public relations disaster'

    One health board member is angry that the health department is leaving Main Street.

    Another questioned why the board OK’d a new $2.1 million building near Wal-Mart just months after a state officials advised against it.

    Keith Klink, a pharmacist whose family has operated a drug store on Main Street for decades, said the deciding factor for him was a comment Health Director Brandon Hurley made about potential fallout of the health department leaving Main Street.

  • No, you can't!

    A group of Anderson County business owners are concerned about a proposed 5.25 percent school tax rate increase and plan to let the school board know about it Thursday night.

    The business owners gathered for a meeting Monday night at Eagle Lake to formulate questions and concerns they plan to air, and said they planned to meet again Tuesday night and invite school officials.

    Most were quick to point out that they are not against a solid education system, but are concerned at such a large tax increase.