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Today's News

  • COLUMN: What, me worry?

    Four years, just four more years.

    Oh, no! Last week I sent off my postcard from the high school, letting them know I would be going for registration and getting acquainted with the classes and school.

  • Fireworks rained out, moved to Friday

    It may have rained on the Fourth of July parade last Saturday, but the show will still go on.

    Festivities in celebration of the Fourth of July, which were rained out Saturday, have been rescheduled for this Friday, July 10.

    The schedule of events is basically the same, with the only major change being that the parade will line up at the American Legion at 5 p.m. instead of 4.

    The parade will start at 5:30 at the Legion on Broadway, travel up Main Street, turn on Woodford and end at the Lawrenceburg Green, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.

  • A hero's education

    Never in a million years did Truman Wells think he would receive his high school diploma in the same year as his grandson, and given another 100 years, Wells doesn’t think it could happen again.

    Wells, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Lawrenceburg, was awarded his diploma from Waddy High School by the Shelby County Board of Education on June 25 — 66 years after being drafted out of high school into WWII and within a month of his grandson, Graham Young, graduating from Anderson County High School.

  • Judge's budget 'nightmare' comes true

    Anderson County started its new fiscal year more than $50,000 in the hole after a hoped-for budget surplus didn’t materialize.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish made the announcement during last Tuesday’s special-called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “My worse nightmare has come true,” Cornish said. “We needed to carry over a little more than $600,000 to balance the new budget and that’s not going to happen.”

  • Roe set to enter guilty plea

    The church keyboardist accused of obtaining a fake commercial drivers license is expected to enter a guilty plea this week or next, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Monday morning.

    Lance Roe, a licensed funeral director at Gash Memorial Chapel and organist at First Baptist Church, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

  • Ex-youth minister charged with sodomy, rape

    A former youth minister at First Baptist Church is accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children there in 1992.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond, was indicted last month by an Anderson County grand jury on six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court documents, one victim was under the age of 16 at the time and another was under 14.

  • Fireworks still on

    UPDATED FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. — Tonight's events, including the fireworks, in celebration of Independence Day are still a go despite a heavy thunderstorm that passed through the area, Mayor Edwinna Baker confirmed at 7 p.m.

    The concert at Lawrenceburg Green was getting ready to start soon, she said.

    The fireworks show, which will be presented from the county park, will begin around dusk.

  • COLUMN: Where can I buy a good book?

    This week, I’m taking a tip from our teen columnist, Brooke Tindall, and suggesting something I think would make Anderson County and Lawrenceburg a better place.

    My husband and I are avid readers when we can find the time to enjoy a good book, and both of us were particularly excited about the release of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s “The Angel’s Game.”

  • Sloan competes in Michigan

    Jordan Sloan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, competed in the high jump at the World Youth Trials track meet last Wednesday.

    The event was held on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

    Sloan had qualified for the event by jumping 6-04 during the regular season.

    He has a personal best of 6-07.

    Eleven jumpers from across the nation took part in the event with David Smith of Georgia winning with a jump of 7-02.5.

    Sloan finished with a jump of 6-03, disappointing to him.

  • District court proceedings

    Clarification

    Eleanor V. Timmins was not charged with child abuse as was reported in last week’s District Court docket. When she was charged, a coding error occurred from the arresting officer and was entered into the court’s record. That charge was amended to fourth-degree assault.

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 23.

    Sharon D. Martinez, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed.