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  • Anderson County Republicans flock to caucus

    Anderson County Republicans wasted no time today making sure their voices were heard in today’s presidential caucus.

    A large crowd of caucus-goers braved cold, rainy conditions outside of Anderson County High School, some lining up two hours before the caucus opened its doors at 10 a.m.

    “We had a huge crowd of people waiting to get in,” said Dave Disponett, chairman on the Anderson County Republican Party. “When we opened the doors, we had 150 people come in at once.”

  • Feds indict man for dumping human waste into Wildcat Creek

    A federal grand jury has indicted a man for illegally dumping an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wildcat Creek, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    David Christopher Giles was indicted Friday for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act for allegedly dumping sewage into the creek, which serves as a tributary to the Kentucky River near Tyrone.

    The dumping occurred in December of 2012.

    Giles reportedly lived in Tyrone at the time of the incident and was working as a septic tank installer in Versailles.

  • She just wanted a sub

    The Subway restaurant in West Park Plaza sustained major damage earlier this evening when a vehicle crashed through the front of the store and came to rest just inches from the front counter.

    Sarah Flynn said she was going to buy a sub when the brakes on her car failed as she pulled into a parking space.

    “I hit the brake, but it wouldn’t hold,” said Flynn, who has only lived in Lawrenceburg for a week.

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  • Group could help save old Glensboro school building

    The old Glensboro school building parked in front of Anderson County High School might not be on its way to a death sentence after all.
    The building is scheduled to be placed in a program called “Eleven in Their Eleventh Hour” by an organization called Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, according to school Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    Whether being on the list results in a full pardon remains to be seen.

  • Republicans to caucus at high school

    From staff reports
    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting earlier this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.
    Voting hours for the GOP caucus are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the freshman wing of Anderson County High School.
    Instead of being staged by county clerks, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

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  • Pajama pants now forbidden in high school

    The high school’s site based decision making council reversed course Monday by banning students from wearing pajama pants just weeks after allowing them.
    Principal Chris Glass made the motion, which was seconded by history teacher Corey Sayre and approved unanimously by the council.
    The council also banned students from wearing scrubs, with the exception of those who need to wear them for work- or study-related purposes, but kept changes to the dress code that allows yoga and stretch pants.

  • Alton Road residents give Bevin 30 days for answer on truck ban

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    Following an emotional meeting that included one man saying prayers are what he and his wife use to keep trucks from smashing into their home, Alton Road residents gave Gov. Matt Bevin 30 days to spell out his plans or likely end up in court.
    Alton Road residents met for the second time Monday night and received an update on their efforts to temporarily ban heavy truck traffic on their narrow stretch of state highway until a survey can be done to determine if it meets safety standards.

  • LEAP YEAR DUO

    When Kim Smith celebrates her birthday this year, she’ll be younger than two of her children.
    Kim was born on Feb. 29, 1980 — during a leap year — and will officially turn 9 years old on Monday.
    “It means more having a birthday in a leap year, because I actually get to celebrate on that day,” the mother of three explained.
    The odds of being born on Feb. 29 are 1-in-1,461. Only about 4 million people worldwide mark leap day birthdays.