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  • Chandler answers health care reform critics

    Congressman Ben Chandler wants the Obama administration to slow down on health care and focus on jobs and the economy.

    That was Chandler’s message in an interview Monday after opponents of the House’s efforts to reform health care held a spoof town hall meeting Saturday in Lexington.

    The meeting included an effigy of Chandler on stage with a microphone.

    Chandler said he does not routinely hold town hall meetings during his August recess and had no plans to do so during the ongoing health care debate.

  • School bus, truck collide

    A school bus carrying around 37 students was hit broadside Tuesday afternoon by a pickup truck.

    None of the students appeared injured immediately following the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Highway 151 and US 127 Bypass near Eagle Lake.

    The driver of the pickup truck, Tram Roger of Lawrenceburg, also appeared to be OK.

    The accident occurred around 3:30 and involved bus 12.

    The bus was apparently headed north on 151 when it was struck by the pickup, which was headed south on the Bypass.

  • Cancer sucks!

    Hitting a curve ball was never much of a problem for Tommy Barnes. He took his sweet swing to the University of Louisville, played for one of the most prolific offensive teams in college baseball, then worked his craft in the minor leagues and as a high school baseball coach.

    But life has thrown a harder pitch than Nolan Ryan or Randy Johnson could ever deliver.

    Cancer.

    Thomas C. Barnes IV and those closest to him know this is not a game.

    And they all know, “Cancer sucks.”

    It is how Tom Barnes feels about his latest foe.

  • No poop, no playground

    Clean up your animal poop in the county park and keep dogs off the playground.

    That was the message magistrates sent during last Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    The poop-scoop and playground decisions took roughly an hour to reach, as magistrates haggled over what dogs will be allowed to do in the park now and in the future.

    At one point, a vote that would have kicked dogs off nearly every portion of the park aside from the walking track ended in a 3-3 tie, which means it lost.

  • Tragedy narrowly averted when car, train collide

    Had the train been going a hair faster or the vehicle a hair slower, tragedy would likely have been the result last Thursday morning.

    Fortunately for Lisa Chesser of Willisburg, her battle with a train that foggy morning ended with her being shaken up and the rear bumper of her SUV being torn off.

    It could have been much, much worse, experts said.

  • Sheriff files for re-election

    Sheriff Troy Young announced Monday that he will seek another term in office during the 2010 elections.

    Young said he filed a letter of intent to seek re-election with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, freeing him up to take campaign donations.

    “Over the past few weeks I have been humbled at the overwhelming number of Anderson County citizens asking me if I’m going to run to continue serving the county in the next election, when the next election is and how they can help,” Young said.

  • Wooden crosses issue still unresolved

    The debate over wooden monuments in Lawrenceburg Cemetery is still ongoing despite two city meetings in the past week in which the issue was discussed.

    The city’s Public Works Committee met last Thursday, and the issue was brought before the full council on Monday night.

    After hearing from six concerned, and at times emotional, citizens during Monday night’s meeting, the issue was bounced back to the Public Works Committee for further discussion.

  • Grand jury indictments

    On July 21, the Anderson County grand jury indicted Carolyn Goodwin, 44, of Louisville, on a charge of complicity to theft by unlawful taking (more than $300).

    The following people were indicted Aug. 4 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Anthony Jewell, of 1203 Caldwell Road, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Andrew B. Garlen, 25, of Frankfort was indicted on one count of first-degree perjury.

    Stephanie N. Cummins, 26, of 310 1/2 Bond Street, was indicted on one count of first-degree perjury.

  • District court proceedings

    Clarification

    The Linda C. Hawkins listed on the district court page of the Aug. 5 edition of The Anderson News is not Linda Carol Hawkins, daughter of Jerome and Jean Hawkins.

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 1.

    Thomas A. Walker, hearing, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- to serve 60 days (credit time served), work release approved.

    Charlotte Whetzel, arraignment, dogs to be licensed -- pleaded guilty, $163, installment/deferred payment Dec. 3.

  • Woman charged with running over boyfriend

    A domestic dispute ended last Friday when a Lawrenceburg woman allegedly used a vehicle to run over her boyfriend at 115 Bluebird Court, according to Lawrenceburg police.

    Stephanie L. Cane, 37, of 83 Warbler Drive, was charged with first-degree domestic assault, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Police say she ran over Jeremy Cheser, who suffered head, arm and leg injuries.