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  • Fireworks rained out, moved to Friday

    It may have rained on the Fourth of July parade last Saturday, but the show will still go on.

    Festivities in celebration of the Fourth of July, which were rained out Saturday, have been rescheduled for this Friday, July 10.

    The schedule of events is basically the same, with the only major change being that the parade will line up at the American Legion at 5 p.m. instead of 4.

    The parade will start at 5:30 at the Legion on Broadway, travel up Main Street, turn on Woodford and end at the Lawrenceburg Green, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.

  • A hero's education

    Never in a million years did Truman Wells think he would receive his high school diploma in the same year as his grandson, and given another 100 years, Wells doesn’t think it could happen again.

    Wells, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Lawrenceburg, was awarded his diploma from Waddy High School by the Shelby County Board of Education on June 25 — 66 years after being drafted out of high school into WWII and within a month of his grandson, Graham Young, graduating from Anderson County High School.

  • Judge's budget 'nightmare' comes true

    Anderson County started its new fiscal year more than $50,000 in the hole after a hoped-for budget surplus didn’t materialize.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish made the announcement during last Tuesday’s special-called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “My worse nightmare has come true,” Cornish said. “We needed to carry over a little more than $600,000 to balance the new budget and that’s not going to happen.”

  • Roe set to enter guilty plea

    The church keyboardist accused of obtaining a fake commercial drivers license is expected to enter a guilty plea this week or next, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Monday morning.

    Lance Roe, a licensed funeral director at Gash Memorial Chapel and organist at First Baptist Church, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

  • Ex-youth minister charged with sodomy, rape

    A former youth minister at First Baptist Church is accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children there in 1992.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond, was indicted last month by an Anderson County grand jury on six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court documents, one victim was under the age of 16 at the time and another was under 14.

  • Fireworks still on

    UPDATED FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. — Tonight's events, including the fireworks, in celebration of Independence Day are still a go despite a heavy thunderstorm that passed through the area, Mayor Edwinna Baker confirmed at 7 p.m.

    The concert at Lawrenceburg Green was getting ready to start soon, she said.

    The fireworks show, which will be presented from the county park, will begin around dusk.

  • District court proceedings

    Clarification

    Eleanor V. Timmins was not charged with child abuse as was reported in last week’s District Court docket. When she was charged, a coding error occurred from the arresting officer and was entered into the court’s record. That charge was amended to fourth-degree assault.

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 23.

    Sharon D. Martinez, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed.

  • Cops: Allegations against teacher were lies

    A high school teacher has been cleared of charges that she had inappropriate contact with a student and that she showed him provocative and sexual photos, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Teacher Hannah Scott, 25, was cleared of the allegations following a lengthy investigation that included the sheriff’s department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies.

  • July 4 activities postponed

    City and county activities scheduled for Saturday, July 4 have been postponed due to rain, City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed around 5:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    Activities have been rescheduled on the same timeline for Friday, July 10.

    For more information, see the July 8 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Evening of events planned for July 4

    Anderson County residents will have several opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this Saturday as the city and county, as well as other organizations, have a full line up of events planned.

    For details about the events, see this week's edition of The Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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