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Today's News

  • Finding Bargains at the US 127 yard sale
  • District court docket: 8-8-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on June 21, 2012.
    Deanna P. Waldridge, hearing, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – pleaded guilty, $20; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty, $500; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 15 days (conditionally discharged one year), 30 day operator license suspension, $728, installment/deferred payment Dec. 20, review July 5.

  • District lays out times, rules for opening of schools

    Anderson County school are scheduled to open for the 2012-13 school year Aug. 15.
    Following are hours of operation and general guidelines provided by the school district.

    Hours of operation for each school
    ECC
    8:05-2:40—Instructional Day for Kindergarten
    Doors open for car riders—7:30 a.m.
    AM Pre-school dismisses at 11:05 a.m.
    PM Pre-school begins at 11:35 a.m.
    Buses begin dismissing at 2:40 p.m.
    Kindergarten car riders dismiss at 2:50 p.m.
    Pre-school car riders dismiss at 3 p.m.

  • Hanging with ‘The Turtle Man’
  • DMV office to close Aug. 14

    The local Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 14 for the installation of new equipment, Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers announced.
    No licenses, permits or state identification cards will be issued that day.
    The equipment is part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s effort to introduce tamper-resistant licenses, that will include a digital watermark, bank note-level fine line printing, dual-side lamination and a hologram “ghost” image, according to a news release from the state’s transportation cabinet.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts nine on drug charges

    Five people arrested in May on methamphetamine charges were indicted last Tuesday by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Indicted were: Robert Medley, 25, of 1141 Versailles Road; Brian Bell, 25, of 1821 Glensboro Road; Katie Jo Stratton, 26, of 548 Hickory Road; Paula Bell, 49, of 1821 Glensboro Road; and Evan Cochran, 20, of 1524 Fieldstone Drive, apartment 103.
    Their arrests were the result of a traffic stop, during which police discovered Medley didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

  • Shooting hoops
  • Tornado siren damaged near Hilltop Plaza

    Damage to a tornado siren near Hilltop Plaza last Friday has left nearby residents looking for alternative warnings in the event of a tornado.
    The siren was damaged when a nearby utility pole fell, ripping away electrical wires and other critical hardware.
    The utility pole crashed to the ground, igniting several transformers. The pole, which is owned by AT&T but used by Kentucky Utilities, was scheduled to be replaced, according to Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.
    He said it isn’t clear what caused the pole to fall.

  • Trial date set for owner of trashed house

    A trial date has been set for Sept. 12 for the owner of a dilapidated home on Hammond Road who continues to defy orders to tear it down.
    District Court Judge Donna Dutton set the trial date last Thursday when the home’s owner, Steve Gay, appeared in court.
    The saga over the crumbling home dates back more than year. Gay was originally given 10 days to tear down the home when it was declared unsafe by the county fire chief.
    It wasn’t.

  • County votes to keep property tax flat

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to keep real estate property taxes flat this year and to lower the rates for tangible property such as vehicles $1.51 per $1,000 assessed value.
    The rate will remain $1.27 per $1,000 of assessed value on real estate, which means the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 will pay $127.
    Thanks to an overall increase in the county’s assessed real estate, keeping the rate flat will still generate nearly $7,000 in additional revenue.