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  • EDA gets pep talk from state expert

    Anderson County needs an industrial park if it hopes to create jobs and attract industry.

    That was the message delivered Wednesday morning by J.R. Wilhite, a commissioner with the state’s cabinet for economic development, to members of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

    Wilhite said Anderson County already has many of the attributes companies looking to expand or relocate are looking for, except an industrial park.

    “Anderson County and Lawrenceburg are desirable locations,” he said.

  • Dirty politics or childish pranks?

    Jason Denny's sign in front of Capital Medical Group encourages people to vote for him.

    His counterpart in next month's county clerk election, Anthony Stratton, has similar signs with a similar message posted across Anderson County.

    Their detractors, however, have apparently been using those signs for other purposes, including spraying one of Denny's with graffiti and tossing some of Stratton's in trash bins.

  • Two recovering following fatal motorcycle wreck

    The survivors of the accident last week that claimed the life of a Lawrenceburg man are recovering from their injuries, according to family members and friends.

    Brenda Sparrow, 48, was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by Donald Miller, 60, who was pronounced dead at the scene after the bike he was driving south on U.S. 127 Bypass T-boned a vehicle that apparently pulled out in front of him from Eagle Lake Drive.

    Sparrow was thrown from the bike and sustained multiple injuries. She was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Man angered, files lawsuit after genital amputation

    Phillip Seaton struggled to control his emotions as he talked about waking up from surgery to discover he no longer had a penis.

    Seaton, 61, said he went into Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in last October to have a simple circumcision. During the procedure, he was to have his foreskin removed because the excess skin was contributing to what he was told was some type of infection on the tip of his penis.

    "The doctor knew that's all that was supposed to be done," he said Friday.

    "We even joked about it, like, don't take off too much."

  • Police: Daughter set up parents to be robbed

    An Anderson County woman is in custody after confessing to setting up a robbery of her mother and stepfather, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Amanda Green, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. She is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

    The sheriff's office received a call at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 saying that Michelle and Coley Wideman had been robbed at gunpoint at 321 Bypass North.

  • Doctor's lawyer says genital amputation was necessary

    The attorney for a doctor being sued for removing a Waddy man's penis said Friday that the amputation was "medically necessary."

    Attorney Clay Robinson said in a written statement that though he had advised his client, Dr. John Patterson, not to respond to requests for interviews, the complaint and subsequent comments by Phillip Seaton's attorney merit some response.

  • 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.

    Erin K. Anderson, continued first appearance, license to be in possession -- failed to appear.

    William W. Ballard IV, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .088) -- enrolled.

  • City flip-flops on tax rate

    City property owners caught a likely break in their upcoming tax bills Thursday night when the city council rejected its own earlier plan to raise the tax rate 4 percent.

    Council members voted last month for the 4 percent increase, but reversed course and will now likely opt for what's called the "compensating rate," which gives the city the same amount of revenue it had a year ago, plus revenue gained from new homes or businesses.

    That rate will provide an estimated $883,822 in revenue from real estate, about $27,000 more than the city received a year ago.

  • New poles, flags installed at Healing Field

    Flags are flying high again at the Healing Field.

    Just three months after the flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that knocked them down and tore off a section of the grandstand at the American Legion Park on Broadway, members of the legion's Auxiliary raised enough money to replace the poles, flags and make even better the nation's only permanent memorial to those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Auxiliary President Pam Rice said the organization raised just more than $40,000, meaning it had about $3,000 left to erect a bronze sign near the memorial.

  • New poles, flags installed at Healing Field

    Flags are flying high again at the Healing Field.

    Just three months after the flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that knocked them down and tore off a section of the grandstand at the American Legion Park on Broadway, members of the legions Auxiliary raised enough money to replace the poles, flags and make even better the nations only permanent memorial to those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Auxiliary President Pam Rice said the organization raised just over $40,000, meaning it had about $3,000 left to erect a bronze sign near the memorial.