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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 8.12 to 8.18

    Wednesday, Aug. 12

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Woman charged with running over boyfriend

    A domestic dispute ended last Friday when a Lawrenceburg woman allegedly used a vehicle to run over her boyfriend at 115 Bluebird Court, according to Lawrenceburg police.

    Stephanie L. Cane, 37, of 83 Warbler Drive, was charged with first-degree domestic assault, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Police say she ran over Jeremy Cheser, who suffered head, arm and leg injuries.

  • Police find rape victim nude, bruised, bleeding

    A woman screaming hysterically.

    That’s what Lawrenceburg police officer David Patterson says he heard early Sunday morning when he approached the front door of a residence at 109 Carlton Drive to investigate a noise complaint.

    Patterson says he knocked on the door, but quickly decided that waiting for a response wouldn’t do. Instead, he forced his way inside and found a nude, bleeding and bruised woman lying on a bed.

    “She was screaming hysterical and crying ‘help me, help me,’” Patterson said in an interview Monday afternoon.

  • 127 Corridor Sale in full swing

    The world’s longest yard sale will be running through Anderson County once again this year.

    The 127 Corridor Sale officially begins on the first Thursday in August (which, this year, is Aug. 6), but some vendors in Anderson County set up a few days early to get in some extra sales.

    Eagle Lake Convention and Expo Center is the state headquarters of the sale, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 9.

  • Schools open in sadness

    The first day of the school year in Anderson County began with middle school students mourning the loss of one of their own.

    Seth Carnahan, 13, who started attending seventh grade at Anderson County Middle School in February, fell into North Elkhorn Creek on Saturday afternoon while crossing Great Crossing Dam in Scott County.

    Rescue crews spent three days searching, and the teenager’s body was recovered Monday afternoon.

  • Lawrenceburg, police hit with $20 million lawsuit

    A Lawrenceburg woman whose son was shot and killed May 26 by his father in a murder-suicide is suing the city and two police officers for at least $20 million, according to a lawsuit filed last Thursday at the federal courthouse in Frankfort.

    Candice Dempsey claims the city failed to properly hire, train and supervise Lt. Chris Atkins and officer Nathan Doty, and that both were made aware of the father’s “long, sordid criminal history” when they removed the boy from his mother’s custody May 14.

  • Family cross over ban on wooden crosses

    Haley Meadows stood in Lawrenceburg Cemetery on Saturday afternoon hugging a framed photo of her father and staring at the wooden cross that marks his grave.

    Family members say Haley, 10, used to cry when she visited the grave — partly because she missed her father, Larry Jarvis Meadows, who died in February 2007, and partly because his grave was bare and not marked like the rest around him.

    Last December, a gift allowed Haley to dry a few tears. A family friend made a personalized cross and gave it to Haley as a Christmas present.

  • Mudcats end season in Tennessee

    The final weekend of the 2009 baseball season went 1-2-3 for the Central Kentucky Mudcats in the Smoky Mountain Wooden Bat tournament held in Pigeon Forge and Dandridge, Tenn.

    One win, two losses and three rainouts.

  • COLUMN: Could Anderson contend for two state championships?

    It seems strange to realize that in the history of Anderson County, only one school-sponsored team has ever been able to carry the state's biggest trophy away from it's final competition.

    And that one, Anderson High's 1964 girls' track team, won the crown two years before the Kentucky High School Athletic Association began overseeing that sport's state meet.

  • COLUMN: Gardening the old fashioned way produces results

    It’s hard to believe that August is almost here.

    School starts next week. Man, whatever happened to the good old days when you started school right after Labor Day and got out by Memorial Day?

    Seems like three months off, in a row, would save a lot of money for the district. I bet capital improvement projects would be a lot smoother. And, hey, let’s not forget the students’ education.