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  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 3.

    Shana L. Bowman, hearing, license to be in possession, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- bonded out.

    Bradley D. Comp, arraignment, third-degree terroristic threatening -- continued first appearance Aug. 27.

    Bryan E. Duke, motion to revoke probation, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- motion granted, to serve five days.

  • Prosecutor: Gillispie's 'charge will not be amended down'

    Former University of Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie will have to plead guilty to driving under the influence or go to trial, according to a statement released last week by Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

  • Cornish announces run for re-election in 2010

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish filed a letter of intent to seek re-election in 2010, he announced last week.

    Cornish said he sent in his letter of intent on Aug. 31. Filing the letter means Cornish is allowed to start raising funds for his campaign.

    As it currently stands, Cornish will square off against current Magistrate John Wayne Conway in the democratic primary election. Donna Drury has also filed to run for the office as an independent.

    Cornish said he always planned on running for election.

  • Tuesday hearing scheduled for ex-youth pastor

    The ex-youth pastor accused of raping and sodomizing two teenagers in 1992 is scheduled to appear in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, is on Tuesday’s docket for a status hearing at 9 a.m.

    Lunceford faces 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of two children, one under 16 and the other under 14 at the time.

    At least one of the alleged victims came forward last summer and Kentucky State Police launched an investigation in August.

  • 'Making it happen'

    Over the years, when John Pitts drove past the Lawrenceburg campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, he thought to himself, “If I get a chance to go to college, that’s where I want to go.”

    Pitts, 44, started his first full year at the college this fall, but he didn’t quite think it would happen this way.

    He worked for four years at Topy America in Frankfort making aluminum wheels, but two years ago, the company decided to stop producing its aluminum line, and with that decision went over 200 jobs.

  • Man charged with stealing guns, vehicles, running cops off road

  • White crowned Miss ACHS

    After making sure the correct contestant number had been called, Allie White danced her way to being crowned the second ever Miss ACHS.

    When the final results were announced Sunday night, White’s name was called, but with the wrong contestant number. When the emcee called the correct number, White did a little dance — as she promised her family and friends — then accepted the crown and the title.

  • Civil War reenactment to expand

    The Civil War reenactment at this year’s Burgoo Festival is expected to be bigger and better than last year’s — and it will be in a different location.

    Marva Gill, one of the founding mothers of the Burgoo Festival, said the group has moved its reenactment to the Anderson County Community Park.

    The extra space is allowing the reenactment to draw more participants, according to Jim Bowen, one of the reenactors.

  • Semi crashes on Bluegrass Parkway

    A semi tractor and trailer crashed just before 2 a.m. Thursday on the Bluegrass Parkway, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    The single vehicle crash occurred at the 51-mile marker in the eastbound lanes.

    One person was transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center with undetermined injuries, the news release said.

    At least one lane is now open to traffic.

    According to the news release, the crash is still under investigation.

  • 'I'm in it to win it'

    Rumor became reality Monday when Magistrate John Wayne Conway confirmed he will run for Anderson County judge-executive next year.

    Conway, who represents the county’s 6th District, became the first Democrat to toss his hat in the ring against incumbent Steve Cornish, who has not publicly announced if he will seek re-election. Donna Drury announced that she will run earlier this year as an independent candidate.

    Conway said he has been considering a run for judge-executive for months, and that it’s time to make it official.