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Today's News

  • Two recovering following fatal motorcycle wreck

    The survivors of the accident last week that claimed the life of a Lawrenceburg man are recovering from their injuries, according to family members and friends.

    Brenda Sparrow, 48, was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by Donald Miller, 60, who was pronounced dead at the scene after the bike he was driving south on U.S. 127 Bypass T-boned a vehicle that apparently pulled out in front of him from Eagle Lake Drive.

    Sparrow was thrown from the bike and sustained multiple injuries. She was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Man angered, files lawsuit after genital amputation

    Phillip Seaton struggled to control his emotions as he talked about waking up from surgery to discover he no longer had a penis.

    Seaton, 61, said he went into Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in last October to have a simple circumcision. During the procedure, he was to have his foreskin removed because the excess skin was contributing to what he was told was some type of infection on the tip of his penis.

    "The doctor knew that's all that was supposed to be done," he said Friday.

    "We even joked about it, like, don't take off too much."

  • Police: Daughter set up parents to be robbed

    An Anderson County woman is in custody after confessing to setting up a robbery of her mother and stepfather, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Amanda Green, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. She is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

    The sheriff's office received a call at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 saying that Michelle and Coley Wideman had been robbed at gunpoint at 321 Bypass North.

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Gillis, White head to state tournaments

    Anderson County High School golfers Taylor Gillis and Joseph White qualified for the state high school golf tournaments with strong individual performances at the regional meets.

    Gillis qualified for the girls' Region 7 Tournament when she shot an 87 over 18 holes at the regional golf tournament held at Picadome Golf Course in Lexington. Gillis becomes the first Anderson girls' golfer to advance to the state in over 20 years. She is scheduled to tee off at 8:45, Central time, Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Doctor's lawyer says genital amputation was necessary

    The attorney for a doctor being sued for removing a Waddy man's penis said Friday that the amputation was "medically necessary."

    Attorney Clay Robinson said in a written statement that though he had advised his client, Dr. John Patterson, not to respond to requests for interviews, the complaint and subsequent comments by Phillip Seaton's attorney merit some response.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 11.

    Terry S. Allen, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause/installment/deferred payment Nov. 23.

    Erin K. Anderson, continued first appearance, license to be in possession -- failed to appear.

    William W. Ballard IV, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .088) -- enrolled.

  • LETTER: Pray for skate park

    To the editor:

    I hope that everyone in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County will make the skate park a reality.

    With the help of the good Lord, we can get this skate park done soon by working and giving.

    Thank you, and thank God.

    Billy K. Thornton

    Lawrenceburg

  • Cats shatter J-town's upset hopes

    JEFFERSONTOWN - To hear Anderson County football players recount their coaches' halftime speech at Jeffersontown Friday night, one gets the distinct impression of a bit of an understatement.

    "They told us we were going to have to step it up and come out and play our game," senior Kenton Bottoms, invoking the almost universal clich used to describe a team not playing anywhere near its capability.

    "They got on our butts pretty good," smiled team captain B.J. Robinson, another senior.

  • City flip-flops on tax rate

    City property owners caught a likely break in their upcoming tax bills Thursday night when the city council rejected its own earlier plan to raise the tax rate 4 percent.

    Council members voted last month for the 4 percent increase, but reversed course and will now likely opt for what's called the "compensating rate," which gives the city the same amount of revenue it had a year ago, plus revenue gained from new homes or businesses.

    That rate will provide an estimated $883,822 in revenue from real estate, about $27,000 more than the city received a year ago.

  • LETTER: A promise to return dumped trash

    To the editor:

    I would like to comment on the folks who don't want to pay to have their refrigerators, TVs, couches and mattresses taken away or mess with it themselves.

    We live in the beautiful country area. We love it here. Why do you want to dump your unwanted things on our roadsides? The deer and turkey just can't figure out what to do with it.

    It is enough that we have to deal with the folks dropping kittens, puppies, old dogs and cats and any other animals they don't want. We can't take them all.