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Today's News

  • District Court Docket: 7-10-13

    Andrew Parr, preliminary hearing, first-degree possession of controlled substance ñ amended to third-degree possession of controlled substance, pleaded guilty, sentenced to 180 days (conditionally discharged two years), $100 to Anderson County Drug Interdiction Fund, $253; possession of synthetic drugs, buy/possess drug paraphernalia ñ pleaded guilty, $200, installment/deferred payment June 27.
    Keven L. Peek, disposition, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia ñ continued to May 16.

  • Unemployment here among state’s lowest

    Unemployment in Anderson County stood at 6.7 percent in May, down one tenth of a percent from the previous May, according to Kentucky Labor Force estimates.
    Anderson’s rate was among the lowest in Kentucky. Woodford County posted the lowest rate in the state at 5.8 percent, followed by Oldham County at 6.3 percent; Fayette County, 6.4 percent; Ohio and Scott counties, 6.6 percent each; Daviess and Hancock counties, 6.7 percent each; and Franklin and Jessamine counties, 6.8 percent each.
    Mercer County stands at 8.2 percent.

  • Boyfriend arrested after missing teen found

    A missing Mount Eden teen has been located and is safe after allegedly running away with a 19-year-old Louisville man last Monday.
    Ritchie A. Delk, 19, of Louisville, and the female teenager, whose name has not been released because she is a juvenile, were located in Elyria, Ohio, by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department last Wednesday. Delk was arrested and is being held at the Lorain County Jail where he awaits extradition to Kentucky.

  • Springate earns degree

    Scarlett Springate, the daughter of Jerry and Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg, graduated May 26 from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Dr. Springate has accepted a position at a veterinary clinic in Syracuse, N.Y. She is a granddaughter of Idell Springate Thurman.

  • Movie producer enjoying time in Lawrenceburg

    The producer of the movie being filmed in Lawrenceburg, “Hope Bridge,” told the Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday that shooting is going well and that the community has embraced their efforts.
    “This has been a wonderful opportunity for us,” producer Isaac Stambaugh said during Monday’s city council meeting, adding that he told his production team when they were scouting shooting locations that “this place is begging for a movie to be shot here.”

  • Yard sale for injured man now set for Friday

    Rain last week washed out a yard sale fundraiser for a Beaver Lake Road man seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck last month.
    The yard sale is now scheduled for Friday at 310 Djeddah Drive.
    Shannon Hall, 44, sustained serious injuries including punctured lungs, a broken arm, 11 broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to his face, according to his sister, Tonia Chilton.
    “The doctors at UK told him at first they didn’t think he’d make it,” Chilton said. “But UK is good and was able to pull him out of it.”

  • Little damage to roads during heavy rainstorm

    Several days of heavy rain caused no major damage to Anderson County’s roads, although trouble spots flooded as streams and rivers swelled.
    The crossings at Rice and Dry Dock roads were impassable throughout most of the storm, as was the crossing on Gilberts Creek Road.
    On Hammonds Creek Road, the water rose and subsided several times, forcing its closure at least three times during the storm.

  • Fabulous Fifties fundraiser set

    A 1950s themed event is planned for Saturday, Aug., 3 to raise funds for Helping Hands—Heart of Community, the organization announced.
    Titled “Fabulous Fifties Fun Night,” the event will take place at the Anderson Senior Center, located at 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    Doors will open at 5 p.m., and a 1950s meal will provided from 5:30 to 6.

  • December trial date set for alleged drunk hunter

    The man charged three felony counts of wanton endangerment and harvesting wildlife under the influence is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 12-13 in Anderson Circuit Court, according to court documents.
    The dates mark the second time David Gaines, 40, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive has been scheduled to stand trial. The first trial was called off just days before it was scheduled to begin when the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office sought to indict him on felony charges instead of the misdemeanor charges he faced in district court.

  • Red Cross to offer babysitter training

    The Frankfort chapter of the American Red Cross will offer babysitter training along with pediatric first aid/CPR July 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the agency announced.
    Pre-registration is required five days before the first class by calling 800-578-5904 or 502-223-1795, or at redcross.org.
    The classes are for those 11 and older.
    When registering on the website, participants can get a 20 percent discount by using the code INDY200913, according to a news release.