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Today's News

  • District Court Docket: 9-21-11

    Michael Cooper, motion for shock probation, attempted intimidating a participant in legal process – motion denied.
    Michael A. Cooper, motion for shock probation, alcohol intoxication in a public place – motion denied.
    David T. Sawyer, motion for shock probation, traffic in marijuana (less than eight ounces), use/possess drug paraphernalia – motion granted.
    Ronnie G. Agee, hearing, theft by unlawful taking – bench warrant.
    Ronnie G. Agee, arraignment, receiving stolen property (less than $500) – bench warrant.

  • Six indicted for alcohol and drug possession, theft

    The following people were indicted September 6 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse.
    Jason P. Woodward, 32, of 524 Copperfield Drive, was indicted on one charge: first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance.
    William K. Hyatt, Jr., 41, of 218 Lynn Drive, was indicted on three charges: first-degree wanton endangerment; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, second offense; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

  • Two businessmen named to Century Bank’s board

    Local businessmen David Bogie and Randy Chrisman were named to Century Bank’s Board of Directors, the bank announced in a news release.
    Bogie is a 40 year resident of Anderson County and is a Vietnam veteran.
    He worked in the industrial manufacturing industry and was employed for over 36 years at General Cable.
    Chrisman has lived and worked on his family farm in Anderson County since 1974.
    He retired after 20 years of service with the Lexington Fire Department and currently works with the Oral and Facial Surgery Group in Frankfort.

  • Health department offers free flu shots for students Oct. 17

    The Anderson County Health Department will offer a free flu vaccine and mist to Anderson County students, the agency announced.
    A limited number of doses have been provided by the Department for Public Health and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
    Students may obtain the vaccine at their school with a signed consent form, or parents/guardians may accompany students to a free clinic Oct. 17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Health Department, 1180 Glensboro Road.

  • Anderson High School class ring finds its way home

    What was lost has now been found.
    Thanks to Phyllis Smith and her yearlong quest to solve a mystery of the missing class ring.
    While cleaning out an apartment she rents out, Smith and her daughter discovered forgotten boxes of clothes left on the downstairs landing. Smith told her daughter to donate the clothing to charity.
    As Smith’s daughter was folding the clothes, she found a high school ring, engraved with images of deer and fish, and the name William Barnett.

  • Farm Bureau hosts youth, variety contest

    The Women’s Farm Bureau Federation Committee hosted its annual Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and Variety Contest on Sept. 8 at the Anderson County High School Auditorium.
    The agriculture teachers, Drew Robinson and Brandon Fawbush, worked with their FFA students and had four girls and one boy to try out for the Outstanding Youth.
    To become and Outstanding Youth they each had to give a five minute interview before three judges and then present a two minute speech on Farm Bureau or agriculture.

  • Girl Scouts host kick-off meeting

    From staff reports
    Want to be a Girl Scout?
    A kick-off meeting for the new Girl Scout year is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School, organizers said.
    “We encourage anyone who is interested in joining girl scouts, volunteering, or just has questions to attend, organizers said.

  • Waddy man killed when Jeep flips in field

    By Todd Martin
    The Sentinel-News
    A Waddy man was left dead at the scene early Sunday morning when his Jeep flipped and ejected him and two passengers joy riding in a field.
    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, was celebrating his birthday on Saturday, and the party extended into the early hours Sunday.
    At about 4 a.m. Temple and six others decided to take three vehicles into a nearby field on a large farm about half mile north of the Waddy Fire Station.

  • News briefs: 9-21-11

    Credit union collecting teddy bears
    Commonwealth Credit Union is collecting new to gently used teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Kosair “Bears On Patrol” program, according to a news release.
    The collection will continue through Sept. 30.
    Bears On Patrol is a cooperative effort between Kosair Charities and local law enforcement to provide teddy bears and other stuffed animals in police cars to comfort young children that may have been exposed to traumatic events, the news release states.

  • ‘The Flim-Flam Man’ film to be shown during Burgoo festival

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    From May to November of 1966, Hollywood transformed Main Street into Cape Fear.  
    “The Flim-Flam Man,” a 1967 film set in the fictitious Cape Fear County, brought Lawrenceburg its first, and so far, only behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood filmmaking.  Athena Gentry, director of adult programming at the Anderson Public library, has been researching the movie prior to the library’s Oct. 1 showing, which will coincide with the Burgoo festival.