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  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 26.

    Jeffery W. Goodlett, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to March 9.

    David M. Matheny, sentencing, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury) -- sentenced to 60 days, to serve five days (balance conditionally discharged for two years), $153, installment/deferred payment March 26.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 19.

    Emily B. Bishop, arraignment, violation of a Kentucky emergency protection order/domestic violence order -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference March 11, motion/disposition/trial date March 3.

    Matthew B. Bishop, arraignment, violation of a Kentucky emergency protection order/domestic violence order -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference March 11, motion/disposition/trial date March 30.

  • DARE fishing derby is May 30

    Chicken livers will be the order of the day May 30 when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department hosts the sixth annual DARE Fishing Derby at Hope Community Church.

    The annual event draws hundreds of young anglers and their parents hoping to land a prize-winning catfish from the church’s lake.

    Sheriff Troy Young said the event is a perfect way for families to get together and share some quality time.

  • Portion of Gilbert's Creek Road closed

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish ordered a portion of Gilbert's Creek Road closed Friday afternoon after it was determined the road was no longer safe.

    Cornish closed a section of the road near the river, right next to a spot that collapsed last year.

    "It's right near there, on the curve," he said.

    Cornish said he signed an executive emergency order Friday afternoon.

  • Not your average Joe

    Most Joes relish the moment they no longer have to risk life and limb protecting and serving the public as police officers.

    Heck, most Joes would never voluntarily risk life and limb in the first place.

    But Joe Milam is certainly not your average Joe.

    Sworn in last Thursday morning as the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department’s chief deputy, Milam spent the past two decades putting his life on the line with the Kentucky State Police before retiring last August.

  • Missing woman returns to city

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was missing for nearly a week returned home Monday afternoon.

    Tiffany Florence Hill, 20, of 208 Ash Court was reported missing last Wednesday afternoon after she reportedly voluntarily got into a man’s vehicle in the Kroger parking lot.

    Family members confirmed that the woman was OK Monday afternoon.

    Family members were concerned because she left her own vehicle in the Kroger lot and had not contacted them as of Monday morning.

  • Schools to receive $1.1 million in stimulus funds

    Anderson County Schools will receive at least $1.1 million in economic stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 over the next two years, administrators announced at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    The act appropriates new funding for preschool, special education and Title I federal programs. Anderson County’s $1,197,821 will be allocated as follows: preschool will receive $59,022, Title I will receive $261,220 and special education will receive $877,579.

  • Legion offers Memorial Day service

    American Legion Post 34 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 have scheduled a Memorial Day service for Sunday, May 24 beginning at 3 p.m.

    The service will be held at the Wall of Honor and Healing Field, located at 725 West Broadway.

    The service will be held in remembrance of fallen heroes and soldiers here and abroad who are still protecting and ensuring our freedom, organizer said in a news release.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 12.

    Ethan Goodlett, disposition, first-degree criminal trespassing -- continued to May 7.

    Maurice Goodlett Jr., disposition, two counts of dogs to be licensed -- dismissed.

    Shelly Gottesman, motion to expunge, theft by unlawful taking (less than $300), first-degree criminal trespassing -- denied.

    Juanita Gray, review, theft by deception (less than $300) -- paid.

  • City squashes Sunday package sales

    By a vote of 5-1, the Lawrenceburg City Council shot down the possibility of selling package alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

    After a public hearing to hear from both sides of the issue before the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, Councilman Ken Evans made a motion during the meeting to remove the issue from the agenda and instruct City Attorney Robert Myles to discontinue his work on constructing an ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Giles seconded the motion, and councilmen Bobby Durr, Steven Rucker and Sandy Goodlett backed Evans’ motion.