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  • 'Days' of their lives

    A member of the Cooper sisters’ television family was about to disappear from the screen forever.
    Instead of her typical “Days of Our Lives” daily phone call to recap the show with her two sisters, Lawrenceburg resident Maxine Cooper Stinnett was able to break the news in person to the youngest sister, Patricia Cooper, last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Business, government officials discuss minimum wage hike

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal
    For Tommie Jenkins, feeding himself is enough of a struggle. Add a fiancée and four children — two his own — to the equation, and it becomes clear why he’s hunting for more lucrative work.
    Jenkins has sought positions in warehouses and through temporary employment services, but nothing has surfaced. The 34-year-old Chicago native has worked for minimum wage — $7.25 an hour — at Wendy’s on Lawrenceburg Road since arriving in Frankfort about a year ago.

  • Evidence of 1963 ‘home invasion’ still has profound effect today

    The home is a modest, nondescript house located at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, Miss. The house’s pale aqua exterior identifies its 1950s roots.
    It is the only house on the street that has no front door, an odd design chosen by its owners who felt they would be safer if the only front entryway was located off the carport.
    The same safety concerns prompted the parents of the home to put their children to bed on mattresses laid directly on the floor so they would be lower than the windows in their bedrooms when they went to sleep at night.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline postpones plans until 2016

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark Media News Service
    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.
    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Murder suspect to appear in court Tuesday

    The Lexington man charged with the murder of Fairview Road man Steven Briscoe is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court for a disposition hearing or trial date Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Gary Luttrell, 39, is charged with shooting Steven Briscoe of 1433 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg, in the chest Sept. 14, 2013, during a confrontation between the two in Briscoe’s driveway at 1433 Fairview Road.

  • School board seeks ‘immunity’ in lawsuit

    Anderson County Board of Education attorney Robert Chenoweth has filed a motion asking Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman to reconsider removing the school board as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by former girls’ softball coach Brian Glass against the school board and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  

  • More voters registering with GOP

    Anderson County’s been mostly “blue” as long as long-time Republican chairman Dave Disponett can remember.
    No, not University of Kentucky Wildcat blue.
    Democratic Party blue.
    The number of voters registering as Democrats was traditionally about 10 Democrats to one Republican in Anderson County, Disponett said, and Lawrenceburg has been solid Democrat at least as long as he’s been Anderson County Republican Party Chairman in 1969.

  • Taxpayers may pay $69,000 to house inmates

    Anderson County taxpayers may be on the hook for more than $69,000 in additional expenses to house its inmates and pay their emergency medical costs should the governor’s current budget pass.
    Jailer Joani Clark said the $69,000 Anderson County usually receives in bail allotment funding is simply not there in the governor’s biennial budget, which is proposing a overall 5 percent cut to the Department of Corrections.

  • Man leads city police on high-speed chase Tuesday following drug sting

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties Tuesday afternoon after the man was allegedly found to be trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Det. Jeremy Cornish and Det. Mike Schell of the Lawrenceburg police department, city police were conducting a drug sting involving suspect Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

  • Minor fire on Graefenburg Road causes smoke damage

    A couple living at 1668 Graefenburg Rd. were in the process of moving when a small fire broke out in the back bedroom of their home last Tuesday.
    County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said one of the homeowners, Eula Milburn, had been driving a friend back to his home after he helped the Milburns move their belongings.
    According to Barnes, Eula Milburn’s friend recommended she check her gas fireplace before she drove to Frankfort that afternoon to visit her husband, Gary Milburn.