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  • 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.

  • 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.