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  • Convicted drug dealer calls 911, asks for ride to jail

    From staff reports

    A man granted a diverted sentence on charges of distributing methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child turned himself into police Friday by calling 911 and asking to be picked up.

    Justin Ransdell, 22, whose address on court records is listed as 645 Stratton Road, Salvisa, apparently called 911 Friday afternoon and asked for a ride to jail. He was picked up at a residence on Nevins Station Road by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Boggs and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • New health clinic opens to rave review

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Seeing Ebony Whiteside flash her brilliant smile wasn’t unusual.

    That she flashed it during a medical appointment that included an injection and a battery of medical tests can be chalked up to the fact that she enjoyed every minute of her visit to the newly opened Anderson County Health Department Family Clinic.

    The clinic opened to at least one rave revue Monday morning, that coming from Whiteside, who just missed being the clinic’s inaugural patient but was its second.

  • Tears flow as Marching Bearcats fall just short of state title dream

    I’ve see the tears flow before.

    I saw them that night when Scott County hit some ridiculous 3-pointers and rallied from nine points down to beat Anderson County in the Eighth Region basketball final.

    I was there that night when the Anderson County softball team, ranked in the state’s top 10, threw up a clunker in the regional softball tournament and went home early.

  • Historic night for Republicans

    By Ben Carlson

    New staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have a Republican majority for the first time in the county’s history come January despite Democrats holding nearly a 2-to-1 margin in voter registration.

    In what will go down in history as the greatest Republican wave to ever hit the county, the GOP also held onto the county clerk’s seat and apparently elected a Republican to represent it in the state House of Representatives.

  • Let the voting begin

    Anderson Countians will join the nation today in heading to the poll to decide races with national and local ramifications.

    Voters here will select Lawrenceburg’s next mayor, along with deciding who will be Anderson County’s next judge-executive, county clerk, state representative, Family Court and District Court judges.

    Other races include seats on the city council and fiscal court.

    Voters will also settle the hotly contested race for a US Senate seat between incumbent Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • One last chance to be scared

    Tonight (Friday) is the final night of the year for Misery Manor, the haunted house that has produced plenty of screams and bad dreams at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to remain open well into the early morning hours. Admission is $5, with all net proceeds benefitting Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program.

    The haunted house features all of your favorite monsters and ghouls, from Jason to Freddie and beyond.

  • Annual Art Trail event to showcase local talent

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Growing up, Marianne Brown was constantly getting in trouble for playing with mud in a nearby creek. At 9 years old, her mother enrolled her in an adult clay class to channel her creative outlet.

  • A dream fulfilled

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Just getting the chance to hunt a bull elk with his son, nephew and grandsons by his side would have probably been reason enough to rejoice for Lawrenceburg’s Bobby Hume.

    Successfully harvesting a 700 pound 7x7 bull with his family in tow made the experience even better.

  • Mayor, clerk races boil as criticism heats up

    From staff reports

    Rough-and-tumble contests for mayor and county clerk will be settled when voters head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, along with a host of other hotly contested races.

    The three-way race to replace outgoing Mayor Edwinna Baker includes James Ritchey, who in an interview that appears on page A14, delivers a blistering rebuke of Baker’s time in office, vows to oust the city’s police chief and attorney and lays out his plan to fix what he says is wrong with Lawrenceburg.

  • EDA buys land for industrial park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Anderson County will soon have an industrial park it can call its own.

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority voted Monday morning to purchase 47 acres of land on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway for $465,000.

    Following the decision, EDA Chairman Charlie Cammack said the move will give Anderson County a leg up in recruiting jobs and industry.