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  • Law would tighten leash on pit bulls

    Owning a pit bull in Anderson County won’t be illegal, but it will be much more difficult and expensive if the fiscal court approves a rough draft of a pit bull ordinance.

    Magistrates received their first look at the ordinance during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    The ordinance, drafted by County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, addresses a myriad of dog-related issues, including what will happen when dogs are declared potentially vicious or vicious.

  • Coming up roses

    When Mine That Bird won Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, David Holt grabbed his wife Dana, picked her up and twirled her around their living room.

    No, the Holts didn’t have a big wager on the 50-to-1 longshot Kentucky Derby winner, they have something even better: his brother.

    The Holts, owners of Gunsmoke Farm on Nevins Station Road, are the proud owners of Dadisman, a yearling sired by Birdstone, the father of Mine That Bird.

  • Schools ‘correct mistake,’ move 20 students out of Ward

    About 20 Emma B. Ward Elementary School students will be assigned to another school for the 2009-10 school year because of an error made when school assignments — based on newly created attendance areas — were handed out last year.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education during a work session Thursday that the “snag” was found when assignments for incoming first-graders were being made for next year.

  • District Court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Jan. 15.

    Carl Elovitz, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $300) -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Feb. 5.

    Dewey Lee Eubanks, disposition, second-degree indecent exposure -- continued to Jan. 29.

    Bradley A. Fain, arraignment, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- pleaded guilty, $178, installment/deferred payment Feb. 26.

  • Meth lab discovered on Tracy Road

    An Anderson County man was arrested Friday afternoon after the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office discovered a methamphetamine lab in his home on Tracy Road.

    Aaron Bruner, 30, 1100 Tracy Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    The manufacturing charge is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years imprisonment, and the possession charge is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years imprisonment, said Detective Bryan Taylor.

  • Century Bank enters ‘cease and desist’ deal with FDIC

    Bad loans during a bad economy resulted in Century Bank entering a cease and desist arrangement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Lawrenceburg-based bank announced last week.

    Bank officials were quick to point out that the order doesn’t mean customers can no longer borrow money, nor does it place in jeopardy money they have on deposit.

  • Court moves forward with Sunday alcohol sales

    Selling alcohol by the drink on Sundays in restaurants outside city limits moved one step closer to becoming reality during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates voted to have County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis draft a series of ordinances that would allow for Sunday by the drink sales, along with sales at convention centers, bowling alleys and wineries.

  • County cracks back on pit bulls

    The recent rash of dog attacks has county officials considering an ordinance that would restrict or possibly ban the ownership of pit bulls and other dangerous animals.

    Anderson County Fiscal Court magistrates ordered County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis to draft such an ordinance during their meeting last Tuesday night.

    Magistrates also tabled for further consideration an ordinance that would allow animal control office Jason Chesser to carry firearms to protect him while responding to vicious animal calls.

  • Graeter pleads guilty in Food Court slaying

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16, 2008 has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 19, was originally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death.

    First-degree murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Health department prepares for swine flu outbreak

    Cases of swine flu have not been reported in Anderson County or Kentucky, but the Anderson County Health Department is still keeping an eye on the situation.

    “Our office is participating in conference calls with the Department for Public Health on a daily basis and we are preparing for a community-wide response should that become necessary,” said Public Health Director Brandon Hurley.