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  • 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.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 11.

    Terry S. Allen, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause/installment/deferred payment Nov. 23.

  • Police say middle schooler ‘huffed’ hand sanitizer

    From staff reports

    An Anderson County Middle School student was charged with public intoxication March 9 after police determined he was under the influence, according to a report issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    An investigation by office Nathan Doty revealed the student had “huffed” hand sanitizer, according to the report.

    Huffing is a term used when a person inhales fumes from chemical substances for the purpose of becoming intoxicated.

    The student’s name was not released.

  • Bearcats take on Elliott tonight at Rupp

    Tonight, the Bearcats will make their first appearance in the Sweet 16 since 1997 as they face off against Elliott County.

    The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

    Upper arena tickets are still available through Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena box office. Tickets are $11.

  • From the Sweet 16: Elliott ends Bearcat dream

    Elliott County made the plays down the stretch to defeat Anderson County 74-61 in the first round of the state tournament Thursday in Rupp Arena.

    Elliott never trailed but withstood several Anderson punches to move on to the quarter-finals, where the Lions will play Shelby Valley. Shelby Valley knocked off last year's state champion, Mason County, in the first game of the night.

  • Cinders on private road called ‘morally correct but ‘technically incorrect’

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish on Monday said he would “probably do it again” when asked about his decision to order cinders placed on a private road during last month’s ice storm.

    By Tuesday, he had issued a statement through County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office, saying that while he still thought the decision was “morally correct,” he would in the future consult the county attorney before taking similar action.

  • Church musicians plead not guilty

    The two First Baptist Church keyboard players indicted last month on multiple felony charges for allegedly creating a fake commercial drivers license pleaded not guilty Friday morning during their arraignment in Franklin County Circuit Court, according to court documents.