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Today's News

  • Humane Society should pay rent, judge-executive says

    Fiscal court magistrates voted Thursday to pay back $7,700 the county owes the Anderson Humane Society, but that apparently didn't settle the ongoing rift between Judge-Executive Steve Cornish and the agency.

    Cornish said "absolutely no" when voting to pay back the $7,700, but not before criticizing the agency's director and treasurer, questioning why the non-profit agency doesn't pay rent for using a county building, and raising concerns about the agency's lack of liability insurance.

  • Cheerleading coordinator jailed, charged with theft

    The 2007-08 coordinator of the Anderson County Youth Cheerleading Association has been charged with taking over $3,000 from the organization during that season, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced in a news release.

    Mary Ann Pratt, 32, of Lawrenceburg, was arrested Thursday, charged with theft by unlawful taking over $300 and lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail after a four-month-long investigation by Detective Mike Schell.

    The "situation" came up back in April, Schell said.

  • Lawrenceburg man survives wreck on Alton Station Road

    A Lawrenceburg man was bleeding and battered but survived a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Alton Station Road.

    With blood oozing from his injured left wrist, Brian Hudson was loaded on a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance after the delivery van he was driving skidded out of control and came to rest on its side.

    Hudson, who drives a van for DHL, was trapped inside the van for nearly an hour as rescue workers first peeled away the windshield and then the van's passenger side door and roof to get him out.

  • City man beaten, robbed in his home

    Two armed men dressed in black and wearing masks beat and robbed a city resident at his home early Tuesday morning, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced.

    Police are still searching for suspects in the incident, which occurred at a residence on Highland Avenue, just off Broadway in the city.

    The victim's identity and address were not released.

    Police said the victim told them that two men rang his doorbell repeatedly until he answered just after midnight.

  • COLUMN: Uniting the world in .08 seconds

    Who knew that the Olympics could be summed up in eight hundredths of a second?

    Somewhere around 11:30 Sunday night (EDT), the members of the U.S. men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team made jaws drop around the nation, if not the world.

    It was a team effort, but Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and even Michael Phelps would probably tell you this one really goes to Jason Lezak.

  • Cheerleading coordinator charged with theft

    The 2007-08 coordinator of the Anderson County Youth Cheerleading Association has been charged with taking over $3,000 from the organization during that season, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced in a news release.

    Mary Ann Pratt, 32, of Lawrenceburg, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $300 and lodged in the Franklin County Regional Detention Center after a four-month-long investigation by Det. Mike Schell.

    Police were contacted in April regarding missing funds from the ACYC, the release said.

  • COLUMN - Forgive me for not getting Olympic fever

    Now is the time to show your expertise in water polo.

    Or modern pentathalon.

    Or rhythmic gymnastics.

    Or, heaven forbid, synchronized swimming. I must say, though, that could be interesting if Martin Short, of Saturday Night Live fame, is the expert commentator.

  • Bearcats looking to change course history

    As Will Carlton disembarked his golf cart at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Club last Thursday, his instruction to the local media was short and simple.

    "After I make this birdie, I will be right back," the Anderson County High School boys' coach said.

    Call it bragging. Call it luck after some smack talk. Call it what you want but the former all-state basketball player did what he predicted while playing a practice round with some of his top players.

    Call it confidence to compete. And win.

  • LETTER - Fiscal court owes more than money to Corn's Metal Sales

    To the editor:

    This letter is in response to "Fiscal news and notes" which appeared in the July 23 edition of The Anderson News and described purchases made by the county during the Anderson County Fiscal Court's July 15 meeting.

  • Their goal? Catch drunk drivers

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at approved locations as part of "Make the Crackdown Count," which runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, the sheriff's office announced in a news release.

    The sheriff's office will maintain a highly visible presence on the county's roadways and will be out in force conducting traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols to detect, arrest and prosecute impaired drivers to the fullest extent of the law, the release said.