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  • Pot bust suspect remains in jail

    Randy Kendall, who was charged March 4 with trafficking over 1,200 pounds of marijuana, currently faces charges in Franklin County District Court, but that could change, said Franklin County Commonwealth Attorney Larry Cleveland.

    "The U.S. attorney might want to work it as a federal case," Cleveland said. "But right now, we've still got it."

    As the case currently stands, the prosecution will not present its case against Kendall for at least another week, Cleveland said.

  • 70 seconds short

    SHELBYVILLE - For 33 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays used the same mantra as the formula for success: 32 minutes.

    Thirty-two minutes of basketball and the scoreboard would take care of itself.

    "Going into the fourth quarter, I told the girls it was an eight-minute season," a subdued Kays said Monday night. His team had just seen its season end as Simon Kenton outscored Anderson 7-2 in the final 1:10 to post a 48-44 win in the Girls' Eighth Region Tournament championship game.

    For Anderson, it was a season that was 70 seconds too long.

  • Two charged with taking $1,200 in copper

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Department seized about $800 worth of copper Thursday night and charged two men with stealing that copper and more from Parkway Marathon on U.S. 127 Bypass, said Detective Bryan Taylor.

    David Woodard, of Burgin, and Jeffrey Coslow, of Harrodsburg, were charged with two counts each of felony theft by unlawful taking and one count each of felony criminal mischief.

    Each of the Class D felonies could carry a penalty of one to five years, Taylor said.

  • Auxiliary, city to hold 10th annual egg hunt

    The 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the city of Lawrenceburg, will be Saturday at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Broadway.

    Gates will open at 12:30 p.m., and the hunt will begin promptly at 1, said Pam Rice, auxiliary president for the Department of Kentucky.

    "We'll have 6,000 eggs stuffed with candy," Rice said. "The children will be divided up into four age groups, and there will be four money eggs and three prize eggs in each group."

    The eggs will pretty much cover the fairgrounds, Rice said.

  • Anderson County schools to release at 10:30 a.m.

    Anderson County schools are releasing at 10:30 a.m. today to get students home before the heaviest part of a winter storm hits, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    "We've been up since 3:30 watching TV, and we've been out to the ambulance service to check the radar," Basham said. "And this morning, we made the decision to go (to school). But it started snowing and sleeting, so we've made the decision to go home at 10:30."

    Basham said forecasts had predicted the weather would be worse this afternoon.

  • Pass the syrup

    More than 2,000 pancakes, swimming in maple syrup.

    Nearly 1,500 patties pressed from over 240 pounds of sausage.

    Dozens of gallons of coffee, juice and milk.

    Cases of apples turned into a delectable dessert.

    By around noon March 15, that's the amount of food that will begin being digested after an estimated 700 people flock to the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club's annual pancake breakfast at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    That date will mark the 50th anniversary of the club's annual pancake breakfast, its largest annual fundraiser.

  • $2M in pot seized; business owner charged

    More than a half-ton of marijuana delivered to a Lawrenceburg business was seized Monday night at the business owner's home in Frankfort, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Charged with trafficking marijuana is Randy Kendall Sr., 49, of 6505 Flat Creek Road, the owner of Kendell Quick Lube located near the intersection of Highway 151 and U.S. 127 Bypass. Kendall remained in custody Tuesday afternoon in Franklin County Regional Jail.

    The marijuana weighed just over 1,200 pounds and has a street value of nearly $2 million.

  • Schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding

    Anderson County schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding if Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget passes through the General Assembly, but school system officials are hoping it doesn't come to that.

    "We're concerned, but we're not in panic mode right now," said Superintendent Kim Shaw. "We're hoping the General Assembly will make it a lot better than what the governor is proposing. They have in the past, and we're hopeful they do it again."

  • Dedman likely to face Stevens in May primary

    No local offices will be contested in the upcoming primary election, but several state and national seats will be up for grabs.

    Anderson County voters will be able to make their choices for president, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, state representative and state senator on May 20.

    According to Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey, the Kentucky Secretary of State's office has to release candidates' names before their candidacies become official.

  • Rumble at Rupp

    Birthday presents and a punch in the mouth.

    Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum can expect both March 27 when he turns 22 and fights for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight title at Rupp Arena.

    The event, which features 11 bouts including former Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders and is being billed as the league's "ERUPPTION," is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

    Yocum, who sports a 6-1 amateur record, said he's not nervous about fighting in Rupp Arena in front of what will likely be a crowd of at least 8,000 fight fans.