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  • Suspect knocks down 4-year-old, pushes woman while fleeing

    A Lawrenceburg man allegedly knocked down a 4-year-old child after pushing a female Walmart employee as he attempted to flee with a stolen television set, according to police reports.
    Joseph Caputo, 35, of 252 Meadowview Drive is charged with second-degree robbery for the incident, which took place Saturday morning.
    According to a report filed by Lawrenceburg Police officer Jamie Dunn, Caputo passed each the store’s checkout lanes without paying for the 40-inch TV set, which was valued at $240.

  • Jail budget soars as drug use escalates

    Taxpayers are quickly joining addicts and their families in paying a steep price for illegal drug use.
    The county’s proposed jail budget for the next fiscal year calls for an additional $83,000 in spending, a 10-percent increase that officials say is directly related to skyrocketing arrests and treatment of those using heroin, methamphetamine and other narcotics.

  • Senior companion provides joy, comfort

    “I get lonely out here by myself,” 90-year-old Betty Flowers said.
    Her home is nestled into the hills of Anderson County, down several single lane roads. Even though her son lives next door and checks on her every night, Flowers said the days can be long. “If needed, I’d like to have someone out here,” she added.
    After accidentally causing a kitchen fire, Flowers’ sons (Jim and Sam) barred her from the kitchen. “I’m not allowed in there anymore,” she said. “They’re scared I’ll fall.”

  • Sweet 16 dream comes to an end

    Bearcat players hang their heads as their improbable post-season run came to an end Tuesday night when South Oldham defeated Anderson County 81-44 in the championship game of the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School. The Bearcats surprised nearly everyone by defeating regional favorite Oldham County in the semifinals (Story, C1), but came up short in their march to the Sweet 16. Check back here and in the March 16 edition of The Anderson News for complete coverage of regional championship game.

  • 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.

  • Bearcats win district titles
  • 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.