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Local News

  • 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.

  • District court proceedings

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

    Robert A. Bowman, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- pretrial conference July 30, jury trial Aug. 13.

    Austin J. Casey, preliminary hearing, custodial interference -- amended to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, sentenced to six months, to serve four days (credit time served), $253, installment/deferred payment Oct. 8.

  • 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.