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  • Turner sub vetted like any other hire

    Hiring personnel is not something the Anderson County school district takes lightly, said Assistant Superintendent Larry Basham.

    Whether it’s a full-time teacher, substitute teacher, substitute custodian or substitute secretary, hiring of personnel is taken seriously, Basham said.

    “We take it seriously when we add anybody to any list,” he said.

    “But as with any school system, every once in a while you make a mistake. And when you make a mistake, you try to correct it.”

  • Prosecutor says church musicians likely headed to trial

    By Ben Carlson

    General Manager

    The church keyboardists indicted on multiple felonies earlier this year for allegedly obtaining a fake commercial drivers license appear to be on their way to trial.

    Lance Roe, 28, and Michael Sivils, 45, were back in Franklin County Circuit Court last Friday for a pre-trail hearing.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland, who is prosecuting the case, said neither side was able to reach an agreement for the disposition of the case.

  • No, you can’t park on the sidewalk

    Ninety-nine percent of parking tickets in Lawrenceburg would never be written if city residents understood the city’s parking regulations, and Lawrenceburg Police Chief Tommy Burris is trying to spread the word.

    The city’s parking regulations take up about three pages in “legalese,” Burris said. No one takes the time to sort through that, so Burris has narrowed down all residents need to know into four bullet points:

  • Horses survive double rollover on parkway

    Two horses walked away with only minor injuries after the trailer in which they were riding flipped over twice last Thursday on the Bluegrass Parkway.

     

    The horses apparently began moving around in the trailer as it was being towed by a pickup truck, causing the truck to fishtail and the trailer to come unhitched.

     

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the trailer went into the median where it rolled over twice before coming to rest.

     

  • Turner sub accused of hitting student

    By Ben Carlson

    General Manager

    A dismissed Turner Elementary School substitute struck one student and yelled, screamed and threw objects in front of as many as 100 others, according to a complaint filed by the Anderson County Attorney’s Office.

    Barbara Stires, 57, of 1731 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from the Feb. 25 incident at the school, the complaint states.

  • Chamber lobbying to change sign ordinances

    The county and city sign ordinances are “fundamentally broken” and need to be fixed, according to one Anderson County Chamber of Commerce board member working to get the ordinances changed.

    “Enforcement has been one major issue,” said Jess Thompson, who has led the charge for nearly a year to get the ordinances revised. “When one business can get a sign approved and the business next door is denied, something is fundamentally broken.”

  • Governor OKs statewide contract for debris removal

    Gov. Steve Beshear approved the negotiation of a statewide contract for debris removal for Anderson and the other Kentucky counties affected by last month’s ice storm, announced Judge-Executive Steve Cornish and Mayor Edwinna Baker in a joint news release Friday.

    Cornish and Baker learned of the contract during a conference call hosted by the Kentucky Office of Emergency Management.

  • Busted

    By SHARON GRAVES

     

    The News-Democrat

     

    In the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning, troopers from the Kentucky State Police and law-enforcement officers from Carroll and five surrounding counties converged in an effort to take 68 people – all indicted for alleged drug trafficking – off the streets.

     

  • Ready to rock at Rupp

    Think you’re excited about the Bearcats’ trip this week to the state basketball tournament?

    Get a load of this guy.

    When the Bearcats tip off Thursday night, David Jenkins will have traveled nearly 1,000 miles to cheer them on in Rupp Arena.

    The Louisville native now lives in Houston, but not even that distance will keep him from watching the Bearcats compete in their first Sweet 16 since 1997.

    “I’m flying in the day of the game,” said Jenkins, whose cousin, Landon, plays for the Bearcats.

  • Old hands start new business in Lawrenceburg

    The lives and business interests of two skilled craftsmen, who hail from the opposite sides of the continental United States, recently converged in Anderson County. The end result is the creation of a new business in downtown Lawrenceburg — Lawrenceburg Woodworking & Cabinet.

    “I moved here a year ago,” said Scott Ferguson, who initiated the new business enterprise. “I moved here because my wife (the former Edath Bowen) is a lifetime resident of Anderson County.