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  • Proposals would force some students into different schools

    Proposals to alleviate overcrowded conditions at Anderson County School Middle School and reconfigure student populations at the county elementary schools will be heard during a community forum Dec. 10.

    Two plans formulated by the Anderson County Board of Education and the District Boundary Committee will be presented for public discussion in the auditorium at Anderson County High School beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Military couple returns home to bury child

    When Melissa Hytinen left the military base near Ansbach, Germany, in late October to be deployed to Iraq, she never dreamed it would be the last time that she would be able to talk and share hugs with her baby daughter.

    But barely a month later, Melissa received the message that is every parent's worst nightmare. Her almost-6-month-old daughter Natalee had died in her sleep, an apparent victim of sudden infant death syndrome.

    After Melissa left for Iraq, Natalee remained in the care of her father Roger, who was also stationed at the military base in Germany.

  • Public Notices

    MASTER COMMISSIONER'S SALE

    In order to comply with the orders of the Anderson Circuit Court, the Master Commissioner will sell the property described in the following actions on Thursday, December 6, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson County Courthouse, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The property shall be sold to raise the amounts hereinafter set forth, together with interest and the costs of this action, and upon the following terms and conditions (unless otherwise indicated):

  • Enterprise residents decry crumbling road; Sen. Carroll pledges to help fund projects

    Last Tuesday's Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting could best be described as routine. The work session preceding the meeting was much more interesting.

    The court's work sessions usually are devoted to discussing items that are on the following meeting's agenda, but unlike its meetings, the court is not required to stick to its agenda during work sessions.

    Neither state senator and former governor Julian Carroll [D], or Marty Bertram, a resident of Enterprise Road, was on the meeting agenda, but their issues dominated the work session.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged with rape of 16-year-old girl

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after being charged with the first-degree rape of a 16-year-old female.

    Larry Wayne Cook, 28, of 442 Secretariat Drive, "grabbed the victim, pushed her onto the bed, punched her, grabbed her around the neck and had sexual intercourse with her," according to a warrant served Nov. 10 by officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The criminal complaint alleges that Cook engaged in sexual intercourse with the juvenile by "forcible compulsion."

  • Homes for the Holidays

    The 13th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sunday, Dec. 2.

    Four properties will be open to the public from 2 to 4:30 p.m. All will be decorated for Christmas and refreshments will be served in at least one of the locations.

    Admission to the tour is $5 per person and tickets may be purchased at any of the tour properties.

  • Injured man who captured county's heart dies in sleep

    The man who sparked an overwhelming show of generosity from Anderson County residents as he tried to recover from an accident that tore his jaw from his shattered face is dead.

    Gregory Harp Jr., 28, died in his sleep Saturday while visiting his father's home in Lexington, according to family members.

    Harp was injured seriously last June when the bicycle he was riding left the road, plummeting him head first into an 8-foot-deep culvert in Winchester.

    Harp's face took the brunt of the impact, which shattered his facial bones into 100 pieces and ripped off his jaw.

  • SHE WILL BE MISSED

    The final words school bus driver Diane Driskell heard her great-niece Dezarae Driskell say when she dropped her off Monday after school were 'Bye, Aunt Diane, see you tomorrow.'

    But just minutes later, Dezarae was dead, the victim of an apparent accidental shooting after a hunting rifle being used by her teenage stepbrother discharged, according to Kentucky State Police.

    'The last thing I saw of her was walking up the hill to her home,' her great-aunt said.

  • Fallen soldiers' families help dedicate memorial

    Under clear blue skies on a crisp autumn Sunday afternoon, the Healing Field at the American Legion Park was dedicated before hundreds of respectful attendees.

    The park of 70 American flags erected in straight rows with granite plaques memorializing soldiers from Kentucky who have died in the global war on terror is part of a nationwide tribute to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the United States.

  • Struck twice by cars, plucky pooch survives

    Cats, not dogs, are reputed to have nine lives.

    But one plucky Chihuahua that was struck by two vehicles last Friday and lived to bark about it is challenging that old wives' tale.

    Lance Roe, a Lawrenceburg man who witnessed the dog being struck, said he can't believe it's still alive.

    'I'm just amazed,' he said. 'After the two vehicles hit it, I went over the side of the road and it had blood coming out of its mouth and wasn't breathing. We all thought it was dead.'