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  • Fourth-grader wins countywide spelling bee

    Every time Clayton Fields stepped up to the microphone Thursday night, a smile spread across his face.

    And every time Clayton stepped up to spell a word, he got it right.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, said his positive attitude at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee was part of the reason he ultimately became the champion.

    “It definitely helped,” he said while smiling.

    Clayton’s winning word was “benefactor,” and he spelled it correctly, loud and proud.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Gilbert's Creek Road

    The boil water advisory for Gilbert's Creek Road has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced Friday afternoon.

  • Get your 'Go Bearcats' banner in this week's paper

    The Anderson County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will each play Friday night for the 30th District championship.

    The girls are scheduled to play Spencer County at 6 p.m., followed by the boys against Shelby County at 7:30. Both games are at Anderson County High School.

    Show your support by picking up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News. Inside, you’ll find a “Go Bearcats” banner to hold up during the games.

  • Pancake breakfast, business expo are Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will hold its 51st annual pancake breakfast Saturday morning at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Also Saturday, the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual business expo at Eagle Lake.

    For details on these and a full calendar of events, pick up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News, available at newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 839-6906.

  • UPDATE: Debris collection to begin Monday

    UPDATE — A company has signed a state contract to collect storm-related debris after the first company that agreed to do so bailed out of its contract last week.

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish confirmed today that T and F Contractors is scheduled to begin picking up debris Monday, Feb. 23.

    The city and county announced last week that the state had approved a contract to have debris from the ice storm earlier this month picked at residences, saving homeowners from paying to have it removed or moving it themselves to two designed locations.

  • Stripper gets five years for con job

    The stripper charged with stealing more than $60,000 from a 69-year-old Lawrenceburg woman will spend five years in prison.

    Glenda Jean Moore, 33, was sentenced last month, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Moore will also have to pay restitution for her crimes, and although an exact amount has not been set, Taylor estimates she will be required to pay between $60,000 and $100,000.

    Moore was an acquaintance of the victim’s son, Taylor said.

  • First Baptist musicians indicted

    Two Lawrenceburg men were indicted on felony charges last week by a Franklin County Grand Jury for what police say was their part in creating a fake commercial drivers license.

    Lance Roe, 28, apparently wanted the license to drive a bus for First Baptist Church, where he serves as an organist.

    Police say the church’s pianist, Michael Sivils, 45, assisted Roe in obtaining the license by altering a state computer system database to make it appear that Roe had passed a test to obtain the license.

  • Goose’s goose nearly cooked

    A pet goose at the Kentucky State University farm off US 127 survived after a burglar shot it while stealing items Thursday night from an office building at the complex.

    Burglars broke into the office, trashed it and stole about $8,000 worth of items, according to Tiua Chilton, the university’s assistant chief of police.

    Why one of the burglars shot the goose is anyone’s guess, but Chilton figures it was to shut it up.

  • District Court Proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 17.

    Steven D. Preston, review, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- diversion completion review Nov. 3, 2010.

    Jamie W. Purvis, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- failed to appear.

    Timothy Renfrow, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- dismissed.

    Raymond Reyes Jr., arraignment, license to be in possession -- dismissed.

  • Funeral director indicted on two felonies

    A funeral director with Gash Memorial Chapel was indicted Wednesday by the Franklin County grand jury on two felony charges, according to the Franklin Circuit Court Clerk's office.

    Lance Roe, 27, 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.

    Roe is also a former part-time deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office who assisted with crowd control.