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Local News

  • City council hears complaint from restaurant owner

    Dealing with a small number of issues at its regular meeting Monday evening, the Lawrenceburg City Council responded to a local businessman's concern, approved reports on two sewer projects and appointed three people to boards.

    Alcohol sales at former Hardee's

    Ricardo Hernandez, who with his brothers-in-law owns and operates El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, came to the council meeting seeking answers.

  • City moves quickly to fix sewer line damage

    Several homeowners along Harrodsburg Road were visibly upset with local officials when last week's torrential rains overflowed the drainage ditch bordering their property and washed out portions of their yards and driveways.

    They blamed the flooding on the construction of the recent sewer line project that left their property barren of vegetation that ordinarily would have helped the soil from washing away.

  • Teens sentenced for robbing high school bank

    Two Anderson County teens charged with stealing cash and computer equipment from two county schools pleaded guilty Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Both received diverted sentences of three years on probation instead of one year in jail punishment they could have received.

    Both must pay full restitution to the Anderson County Board of Education.

  • Humane Society 'desperate' for adoptions

    Five dogs were euthanized Monday morning and more are facing the same fate due to overcrowding at the Anderson Humane Society's shelter on Versailles Road.

    Society officials are calling the situation "desperate."

    "We're always desperate," said Director Donna Callahan. Especially if it turns cold again, because some of the dogs are having to be kept outside at animal control.

    "We're just having to put them in places we wouldn't normally have to put them."

  • Owners of News announce intention to sell company

    The owners of The Anderson News, The Anderson News Extra and numerous other community newspapers in the central Kentucky region announced last week that they are seeking a buyer for the company.

    Landmark Communications Inc., headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is the parent company of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., headquartered in Shelbyville.

    Landmark Communications Inc. also operates The Weather Channel, nine daily newspapers and numerous community and specialty publications in 15 states.

  • Community Calendar 01/09/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Education

  • A dream come true

    Poise, fitness and talent propelled Molly Kays to center stage in May when he was named Anderson County's Junior Miss 2008.

    Now, the high school senior hopes these same traits will help earn her top honors, and some college scholarship money, in the Kentucky Junior Miss 2008 competition this weekend.

    The Lawrenceburg redhead packed her bags Sunday for a week-long stay with a host family in Lexington to begin a week of intensive practice and preparation for the 50th anniversary presentation of the state program.

  • The year in crime

    Crime was no stranger to the citizens of Anderson County during 2007.

    From murder, assault, armed robbery, burglary, sexual abuse, the county experienced it all.

    Following is an overview and update of many of the cases that made the front page of The Anderson News during the past 12 months.

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    John Boblett was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse after his arrest Dec. 20, 2006. He is scheduled to be tried in circuit court Jan. 14.

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  • Public Notices for January 2nd

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    The Anderson County Fire Protection District announces the Revised Projected Tax Revenues for the 2008 Tax Year.

    Anderson County Fire Protection District

    Revised 2008 Projected Tax Revenues

    Real Property Tax $336,359.79

    Personal Property Taxes $32,687.58

    Motor Vehicle Taxes $43,701.56

    Delinquent Taxes $2,987.34

    Other Taxes $0

    Total Tax Revenues $415,736.27

  • Graefenburg Road crash pins man in car

    Two "Jaws of Life" units had to be used to extract a Louisville man from his vehicle after it crashed Friday morning on rain-slicked Graefenburg Road.

    The man, identified as Oluwatomisin Elelu, 20, sustained what fire and EMS workers said were extremely serious but probably not life threatening injuries in the accident when his car skidded out of control and slammed head first into a tree, pinning him inside.