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Local News

  • 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.

  • January 2nd Community Calendar

    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. 2

    Education

  • Mayor reflects on first year at the helm

    It's a big chair behind the mayor's desk at city hall and, after nearly a full year in office, Edwinna Baker is comfortable in her seat.

    The long-time city servant hasn't experienced many bumps in the road in her stint as Lawrenceburg's first female mayor, although the job is a little more stressful than she predicted.

    "I'm responsible for the welfare and protection of 10,000 people and the buck stops here," the mayor said. "Right or wrong, the final decision is mine."

  • Anderson girls win Western Hills Classic, boys fall in King of the Bluegrass

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team dominated Western Hills early on route to a 49-40 victory Friday in the finals of the inaugural Western Hills Lady Wolverine Classic in Frankfort.

    The boys' team, playing in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass tournament at Fairdale High School, lost 76-70 in double overtime in the consolation bracket semifinals to Henry Clay.

    Led by Lindsay Fultz's game-high 17 points, the Lady Bearcats notched their 10th win in 11 games and ended Western Hills' four game winning streak in the process.

  • Superintendent: Expanding middle school will save money

    Spending $1.5 million or more to expand the middle school will actually save the school district money in the long run, Superintendent Kim Shaw said last week.

    Shaw, responding to questions about the school board's decision last Monday to scrap a plan to turn Saffell Street Elementary into a fifth- and sixth-grade center in lieu of expanding the middle school, said the move makes sense for a variety of factors, including economics.

    "If you look at the big picture, this is going to save a ton of money," Shaw said.

  • Santa gets a surprise

    The man who for years has made Christmas bright for Anderson County's most needy children was in a funk.

    Gary Wash, owner of Wash's Cycle on Alton Road, spent the past seven years organizing his fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to participate in an annual toy run. This year, a busy schedule forced Wash to scrap his plans, a decision his wife said upset him greatly.

    "He felt terrible and worried that he was letting the kids down," said Barbara Tumolo-Wash. "He was really broken up."

  • Community calendar

    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 weeks edition.

    Wednesday, Dec. 26

    Education

  • Pot patch nets grower 10 years in prison

    The owner of a Lawrenceburg excavating company accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in jail for growing 79 marijuana plants and being illegally in possession of controlled substances.

    Chris J. Stewart, proprietor of Stewart's Bobcat and Services, initially pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his Jan. 16 arrest, but withdrew the plea to accept the penalty. Stewart, 37, could have been sentenced to an additional five years and fined up to $10,000 on the marijuana charge if the case had gone to trial and he was found guilty.