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  • Dog ordinance dies in fiscal court

    An ordinance that would have tightened the leash on potentially vicious and vicious dogs was killed last Tuesday morning by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Several magistrates said they were uncomfortable passing the ordinance because it contained what amounted to a leash law that would have required all dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash while off their property.

    Currently, dogs can roam free on their own property, but must only be under voice command of their owners when off.

  • Grades 6-8 hear Obama; K-5 don't

    Students at Anderson County Middle School joined students all around the country Tuesday afternoon as they logged on to hear President Barack Obama encourage them to take responsibility for their own education.

    Obama’s speech, delivered from a high school in Virginia, drew criticism locally and nationally beginning more than a week before it was broadcast live on the Internet and CSPAN.

    A transcript of the speech was released Monday, about 24 hours in advance of the webcast.

  • Lawrenceburg native to cast, film movie here

    Green Nation Entertainment will be casting and filming its upcoming feature film, “Popcorn Ceiling,” in Central Kentucky. 

    Hope Riley-Miner, a founding partner of Green Nation Entertainment, along with husband, producer Tim Miner, will be returning to her home state of Kentucky to film the movie.

    Riley-Miner, a native of Lawrenceburg, is also the screenwriter, and she will be starring in the film. 

  • 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.