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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Community calendar 7.8-7.14

    Wednesday, July 8

    Education

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

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

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

  • High school practices scheduled to begin next week

    The state-mandated dead period for high school athletics ends Thursday, and athletes can use the school facilities, condition and meet with coaches again beginning Friday, July 10.

    Official practices for fall sports can resume on Wednesday, July 15.

    Anderson County High School offers football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and boys’ and girls’ golf in the fall.

    For more information, contact the school at 839-5118.

  • EDITORIAL: Teacher a shining example for all

    All too rarely does life afford us the opportunity to meet someone whose character and virtue are above reproach.

    We had that chance Monday afternoon when high school teacher Hannah Scott visited us to clear her name after it was smeared by a student who claimed she showed him sexually explicit photos along with other allegations.

  • COLUMN: Here’s some ideas for more summer fun

    Ah, summer is officially here, with all its hot weather and extra time — for some of us anyway.

    Some of us can jump in the pool or go to sports practices. Many of us go on vacation, but that doesn’t last all summer long.

    Then, some of us stay inside and wonder what in the world can I do this summer? What is there in Anderson County for me to do? Believe it or not, there are quite a few things to do around here.

    Of course there are still many things that could make Lawrenceburg better and more fun in the summer.

  • Changing Kentucky, one good deed at a time

    The Kentucky Changers visited Lawrenceburg last week for their annual mission trip.

    For more about the group, including how members helped spruce up a playground at the county park, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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