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  • Junior Miss to vie for state crown this weekend

    Singrid Tipton only needed to hear five words to make up her mind about competing in last spring’s Anderson County Junior Miss: “It’s about girls helping girls.”

    Sherrie Hall, the chairperson for the scholarship program, said those words during an informational meeting prior to last year’s event and Tipton was sold.

    Tipton’s decision must have been the right one. She was named Anderson County’s winner last April and will be competing for the state crown this weekend in Lexington.

  • Adams to vie for state crown

    This Saturday, Courtlyn Adams will put a smile on her face and high heels on her feet as she competes for the crown at the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant.

    But this isn’t her first time competing at the state level — Adams, 18, competed in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant about three years ago.

    Compared to local pageants, state pageants are in a “totally different world,” Adams said. But having competed in a state pageant before, she feels more prepared this time.

  • Lawrenceburg woman charged with possession of legend drug

    A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested Dec. 26 and charged with illegal possession of a legend drug.

    Iznatia J. Proctor, 22, was also charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Lawrenceburg Police were called to a disturbance on Versailles Road and, after investigating, Sgt. Chad Powell made the arrest.

    Other reports from the police department over the past couple months include:

  • Mason deserves a New Year’s miracle

    Curled up in his litter box inside the Anderson Humane Society, Mason has no idea how many people have made it their New Year’s resolution to find him a home.

    He has no idea that one picture of his scared little face has touched the hearts of local residents and people across the world.

    That’s right, Mason has cheerleaders all the way in Australia.

  • Sims appointed to fiscal court

    The 4th District magistrate seat left vacant when Jason Denny was elected county clerk has been filled.

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed lifelong Anderson County resident Buddy Sims to the seat Monday night, according to Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Sims, retired from the state’s Department of Agriculture, was Cornish’s top choice for the office.

    “He’s a good guy, he really is,” Cornish said Tuesday. “We’re shooting to get him appointed [Wednesday] morning.”

  • Share your Christmas photos

    Have a great photo of your little (or big) ones opening their special gift Christmas day?

    Send it to sbrock@theandersonnews.com and we’ll include it in a photo gallery on our website, www.theandersonnews.com.

    We will also print a selection of them in an upcoming edition of the paper.

    Sending them is easy. Just attach them to the e-mail address above. Please send high-resolution JPEG photos that have not been cropped or altered, and include the names, from the left, of those in the photo.

  • Deputy crashes responding to call

    A deputy detective with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was taken to the hospital Friday after the patrol car he was driving slammed into an embankment on US 127 Bypass.

    Deputy Detective Bryan Taylor was not seriously injured in the accident, but did receive a number of bumps and bruises, according to Sheriff Troy Young, who said Taylor was transported by ambulance to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

  • Top 10 News Stories of 2008

    Compiled by The News Staff

    It was a year marked by the passing of several highly respected stalwarts of the community, and one Lawrenceburg native considered by many the heart and soul of Kentucky basketball.

    It was also a year that produced outlandish crimes — a stripper accused of conning a local grandmother out of $60,000 and a daughter accused of setting up her parents to be robbed, twice.

  • Board OKs some four-day school weeks

    Anderson County students are one step away from having 13 four-day weeks as part of their 2009-2010 school calendar.

    The Board of Education approved the modified calendar at its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 15, but before the calendar can be put it place, it must be approved by the Kentucky education commissioner.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw didn’t foresee any problems getting the calendar approved, but the commissioner’s approval is required, he said.

  • Family loses home, gifts in fire

    In the early hours of last Thursday morning, Susan Hopkins heard what she thought was her alarm clock going off.

    “I kept hearing a ‘beep, beep’ and I thought it was my alarm,” she said. “But when I reached over to hit snooze, I smelled smoke.”

    Her husband, Buddy, jumped out of bed around 3 a.m. and went to open the bedroom door.

    “So much smoke came in, and it was so hot,” Susan recalled. “We knew we had to get out.”