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Today's News

  • Phillips receives national volunteer award from Hospice Foundation

    Opal Phillips of Lawrenceburg was honored this fall with a National Volunteer Award during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s clinical team conference held in Kansas City in September, according to a Hospice of the Bluegrass release.
    The National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals and the National Hospice Foundation selected Phillips as the 2013 Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Award recipient in the category of Organizational Support, the release said.

  • Church briefs: 1-29-14

    Westside community church announces events
    Past events  
    On Jan. 12 Westside had a potluck after the 11 a.m. services.
    Westside would like to say a big thank you to the “Good Old Boys” for coming out to sing on Jan. 19.
     Upcoming events
    Busy Hands for Jesus will be meeting at Martha’s house on Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. Please see Martha for more information.
    On Feb. 9 a potluck will be held in the fellowship hall after the 11 a.m. service. No Sunday Night Service will be held on this night.

  • Please pray crucial Senate bill passes in House

    On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 3, also known as the “Informed Consent Bill,” by a vote of 33-5.
    The bill, lauded by supporters of life and loathed by champions of abortion, requires that any woman considering an abortion have a face-to-face consultation with a doctor, nursery or social worker at least 24 hours prior to the procedure.

  • Last-minute candidates file to run for local, state offices

    With a flurry of last-minute candidates filing to run, races for several local and state seats in 2014 officially kicked off Tuesday afternoon.
    Candidates filing the day of the Jan. 28 deadline included Jeremy Schell for 4th District Magistrate, a Republican; Meredith Hyatt Lewis for 4th District Magistrate, a Republican; Dale Montgomery for 5th District Constable, a Democrat; and Obrey Gritton for County Judge-Executive, a Republican.

  • District court docket: 1-29-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on December 9, 2013.
    Jonathan Davis, arraignment, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment Dec. 23.
    Earl W. Harris, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – bonded out.
    Jamie L. Stamper, arraignment, second-degree disorderly conduct – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Dec. 18, motion/disposition/trial date Jan. 9.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 1-29-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Jan. 18
    William Blackburn, operating on suspended/revoked license, speeding, by the Kentucky State Police.
    Aaron Fiora, theft by unlawful taking under $500, by the Kentucky State Police.

    Jan. 19
    John Myslinski, DUI, no license, no insurance, expired registration, open container of alcohol, by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Four charged with damaging property

    Four Mercer County residents were arrested for criminal trespassing and criminal mischief following an incident earlier this month on Hoophole Road, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Deputies were dispatched to property owned by Bobby Hooper on Jan. 13 following a complaint that the four people were using two vehicles to destroy his property, according to the release.
    Charged were Ashley Coulter, Michael Reeves, Eric Muller and Zachary Settles.

  • Reward offered in tire dumping case

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office wants to know who dumped a load of tires on Highway 395 and is offering a $500 reward to find out.
    Deputies responded Jan. 24 to a complaint about several tires being dumped on Highway 395 near US 44. According to a news release, Deputy Loren Wells found several identifying marks on several of the dumped tires. The marks included gray duct tape and masking tape with sales prices affixed to the tires.
    The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the tires.

  • Magistrates buy new dump truck

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to spend just over $91,000 to purchase a new dump truck.
    The 2015 International Workstar will be purchased under a state price contract and replace one of two trucks that are rusted out but have low mileage, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said during the meeting.
    Conway said the two rusted-out trucks have around 58,000 miles on them. He said the beds of the trucks are rusted out, and replacing them would cost an estimated $10,000, more than double what the trucks are now worth.

  • Sen. Paul says American dream is ‘waning’

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) railed against Obamacare, unemployment and other hot-button issues during a visit to Lawrenceburg last Thursday morning.
    Speaking to a crowd of about 75 people at the Best Western, Paul answered questions ranging from his views on same sex marriage to who would be his running mate should he decide to run for president in 2016.
    Asked if the American dream is still alive, Paul said “yes, but it’s waning” due to the number of people who now rely on government assistance.