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Today's News

  • District court docket: 1-23-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on December 6, 2012.
    John Madden, Jr., motion to revoke probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second-degree possession of controlled substance – continued to Dec. 20.
    Kimberly A. Miller, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – paid.
    Billie J. Minix, bond forfeiture hearing, possession of marijuana – bond forfeited.

  • Library board approves amended $3.4M budget

    Library board director Pam Mullins said she budgets “conservatively,” not wanting to anticipate too much in income, or too little in expenses for the Anderson Public Library.
    And since the library board of trustees approved her final $3.336 million budget in May of 2012, there have been a few changes for both projected revenue and expenses.
    The board voted unanimously in its Jan. 15 meeting to amend the library’s budget from $3.336 to $3.442 million for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

  • Keeping resolutions under oath

    I tell people I never make new year resolutions.
    I lie.
    Which is, funny enough, the first rule of forming resolutions.
    My flimsy covenants should not be considered resolutions.
    They’re promises taped together only by mental commitment. Resolutions upheld by the most fragile glue imaginable.
    Maybe, to pin some permanence on resolutions, I’ll eventually learn to write them down. Trap them on paper where they can’t be lost.

  • Float beds useful for more than tobacco

    I just watched a sunrise give way to waves of clouds in the west. When I say waves, I truly mean it, like a child’s drawing.
    The sky was layered from the ground up, starting with a band of light blue, which flowed into the dark and topped with white cap waves. The wind had it moving like the tide coming in on an ocean. Just another beautiful portrait by Mother Nature.

  • Don’t let stereotypes make you feel old

    How old do you want to be? When children or teens are asked that question, they usually want to be older than they are, maybe 12, 16, 18 or 21.
    The answer varies depending on their current age. But how old do you want to be?
    I’m planning on a healthy 100. It’s in my genes. I come from strong German ancestors who lived a long time: 104, 102 and 99 + 11 months. My aunt almost made it to 100.

  • Take sheriff’s advice to protect children

    Column as I see ’em …
    There are two reasons Troy Young will be the sheriff of Anderson County for as long as he chooses to continue serving: temperament and common sense.
    Sheriffs across the United States, including one in Kentucky, have made national headlines over the past several weeks as the country and its politicians wrestle over proposed gun control legislation.
    From those sheriffs Americans have heard plenty of 2nd Amendment bravado about how they would refuse to enforce any gun laws they considered breaches of the Constitution.

  • ‘Pirate’ sets sail on cancer-free life

    Joshua Huff, 6, slashed the air in his living room with his cutlass, a child-size, plastic toy sword.
    That’s the best thing about pirates, Joshua said, their swords.
    Now the Robert B. Turner first grader has a backyard pirate ship playground to match, courtesy of the non-profit Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    Joshua had been battling leukemia, a cancer that attacks the blood cells, since he was about 3, according to his mother Tammy Huff.  

  • News briefs: 1-23-13

    Pinewood Derby
    to be held Saturday
    The annual Pinewood Derby for Cub Scout Pack 38 will be held this Saturday, Jan. 26 starting at 9 a.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, located at 565 Carlton Drive.
    Cub scouts will race against one another based on rank with all the winners of each race competing in a championship race at 1:30 p.m.
    Trophies will be presented to the winners after each race.

    Two named to
    Century Bank positions

  • Third graders find, return missing cash

    When Robert B. Turner Elementary Principal Wayne Reese called last Tuesday, Chasidy Hawkins thought one of two things had happened to her son Tyler.
    One: Tyler had gotten sick, possibly with the flu.
    Two: Tyler had gotten in a fight with a female classmate.
    Contrary to Chasidy’s fears, the prinicipal had news about Tyler that would make Chasidy’s day, he said.
    And it did.
    Tyler, 9, and classmate Lakesha Gerow, 8, had asked their teacher to be excused to go to the restroom.

  • Secretariat Drive man gets 20 years for child porn

    The Lawrenceburg man who late last year pleaded guilty to a host of child pornography distribution charges was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Mark Hawks, 55, who previously lived at 402 Secretariat Drive, received the maximum sentence allowed, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.
    Public defender Scott Getsinger asked Judge Charles Hickman to consider parole for Hawks, who had a previous sex offense conviction in the late 1980s for inappropriately touching an 8-year-old niece.