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  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 6.

    Eric R. Lackey, pretrial conference, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 12 months, to serve 45 days (balance conditionally discharged), $153, show cause/installment/deferred payment Dec. 10; violation of conditions of release -- sentenced to 12 months, to serve 45 days (balance conditionally discharged, credit time served).

    Heather Long, preliminary hearing, second-degree burglary -- continued to Sept. 3.

  • A 'distinguished' performance

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats earned their first distinguished rating since 2002 in the recent Cumberland Falls Invitational — and that’s a big deal, said first-year director Patrick Brady.

    “We earned a distinguished rating, meaning we scored above 80 out of 100,” Brady said. “You know you’re something special when you get above that 80 mark.”

  • Creating quite a stir

    The burgoo was boiling nicely Monday afternoon behind Eagle Lake, thanks to an old-school recipe and a dozen helping hands.

    The recipe was courtesy of Davey Warford, whose family has been the brains behind the burgoo apron for decades of Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meetings.

    The hands were courtesy of six Future Farmers of America students from Anderson County High School, who bore the task of stirring the delectable concoction for nearly 10 hours before it was served.

  • Department of Charitable Gaming to host informational meeting

    The Public Protection Cabinet’s Department of Charitable Gaming will present a proposal to modernize its operations with accounting software on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    The Legion will host this meeting at Patriot Hall on the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

    For additional information, contact DCG at 502-573-5528 or visit the website at www.dcg.ky.gov.

  • Middle schoolers claim World National Archery championship

    You could say the Anderson County Middle School archery team was right on target over the weekend.

    The Mustangs captured the World National Archery in the Schools program championship, held Saturday at the Disney World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

    The team scored 3,321 points to outdistance second place Ashville Middle School of Alabama by 49 points. According to www.nasparchery.com, six teams from around the nation compiled team scores.

  • A mighty blow

    It wasn’t a tornado that lifted the Cunninghams’ carport off its moorings and onto their vehicles last Friday morning, but it might as well have been.

    Instead, officials say straight-line winds at an unknown speed are what toppled the carport and uprooted trees at the family’s home just north of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    “I spoke with the National Weather Service and there were no confirmed tornadoes,” said Bart Powell, the county’s director of public safety.

  • Briar Creek goes belly up

    People who own homes in Briar Creek have no worries, but the developer who owns the rest of the lots there does.

    Hometown Bank has foreclosed on dozens of vacant lots owned by developer Ray Peden, according to an Anderson County Master Commissioner’s sale legal notice scheduled to appear in this week’s edition of The Anderson News.

    Briar Creek is a 143-acre subdivision adjacent to the southbound lane of US 127 Bypass and located behind Best Western and other commercial developments in that area.

  • From bundle of worry to bundle of joy

    Emy and Brandon Womack didn’t expect any complications when their second son, Brady, was born.

    Brady was born at 40 weeks and nothing throughout Emy’s pregnancy had led the family to believe there were any foreseeable problems.

    But the Womack family was hit with the unexpected.

    Brady was born with meconium aspiration, meaning he had inhaled meconium during birth and it was blocking his airways.

  • Anderson County High School homecoming photos

    Here are some of our photos from Anderson County High School homecoming events last week.

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  • Charge dropped, dozen remain against ex-youth pastor

    One of 13 charges against the ex-youth pastor accused of rape and sodomy was dismissed on Tuesday, and another is in review.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, appeared in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a status hearing.

    Lunceford, who was a youth minister at First Baptist Church in 1992 when the alleged abuse occurred, was originally charged with six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy, one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.