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  • 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.

  • Bearcats marching toward state title

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County High School marching band’s practice schedule has apparently become a local legend. The Marching Bearcats are hoping to add the hardware to back those long hours up.

    “I was sitting in the stands with a staff member after our performance talking about all of our errors and trying to think of what our score may be,” Anderson band director Patrick Brady said following Saturday’s regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea.

  • Humane Society seeks help with injured dog’s vet bills

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Sam the pit bull, who was hit by car in Anderson County, is getting a second chance in a foster home, allowing him to safely heal and recover.

    Sam was taken to a local animal hospital and later transported to animal control after being involved in a car wreck Sept. 5 on Van Buren Road. He sustained several injuries, including three fractures in his pelvis, a broken Sacroiliac joint and a broken hind leg.

  • Denny, Gillis square off in county clerk’s race

    Denny answers criticisms, discusses why voters should keep him in office

  • Conway, Gritton vie for judge-executive

    Conway campaigns on tight budget controls, repairing, paving county roads

  • Candidates for mayor speak their minds

    The Anderson News interviewed all three candidates running for mayor in Tuesday's election. Below are their responses.

    Goodlett seeks to continue improving Lawrenceburg

    Meet Sandy

    Name: Sandy Goodlett

    Age: 73

    Office sought: Mayor of Lawrenceburg

    Occupation: retired educator

  • Tipton, Stevens vie for new state representative seat

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Kent Stevens (D) and James Tipton (R) will square off Tuesday to see who will be the state representative in the newly created 53rd District seat.

    Both responded to a round of questions regarding increasing the minimum wage, rising electricity costs due to EPA regulations on coal mining and unfunded state mandates, including those that affect school districts.

    Their biggest disagreement surfaced regarding the minimum wage, with Stevens calling for it to be raised and Tipton saying the opposite.

  • Candidates vie for seats on Anderson County Fiscal Court

    Meet Meredith

    Name: Meredith Hyatt Lewis        

    Age: 45        

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Office sought: 4th District magistrate

    Occupation: Elementary music teacher and owner/operator of The Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts (private music instruction)