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Today's News

  • Car blazes near Ward Elementary
  • Public works committee OKs parking changes on Court Street

    A public works committee voted last Friday to change some of the parking spots on Court Street between Main and College streets after a local business owner expressed concerns about parking availability.
    According to city council member and public works committee member Bobby Durr, there will be one-hour parking signs on all Court Street parking spaces near the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    There will also be a handicap spot designated on the corner of Main and Court Street on the courthouse side of the street, according to Durr.

  • Fed action looms if schools don’t cut calories

    If the average school lunch doesn’t shave off 94 calories by the end of the year, then the district’s food service program may find itself under administrative review by the federal government.
    Food service director Marsha Rogers said during Monday night’s board meeting that an Anderson County school district lunch, on average, has 94 more calories than what is required by the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

  • Search for suspected bridge jumper scaled back

    The man suspected of leaping from the Tyrone Bridge last Monday is now considered a missing person after ongoing efforts to find his body proved unsuccessful.
    The Versailles Police Department, the agency investigating the incident, is not yet releasing the suspected jumper’s name, despite notification of family members.
    Lt. Daniel Clark of the Versailles Police Department said the man is now considered a missing person, and that his name has been registered in a missing person’s database accessible to police nationwide, but not the public.

  • Man charged after parents find meth under bed

    A Lawrenceburg man is behind bars after his parents turned him in for having what police say is methamphetamine hidden beneath his bed.
    Christopher “Kyle” Kessinger, 33, of 1031 Woodspoint Road was taken into custody Feb. 8 when Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Kessinger’s parents.
    In his report, Taylor wrote that he received a call from Kessinger’s father, asking him to come to the residence regarding narcotics.

  • Man charged with drunk hunting will stand trial

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with hunting under the influence and wanton endangerment allegedly fired a shot that struck retired state Fish and Wildlife officer Rex Burkhead while dove hunting last September, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    David Gaines, 44, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive is scheduled to stand trial on those charges March 11.
    In a statement on file in the courthouse, Burkhead claims he and several others were hunting doves when Gaines “stood up, aimed his gun directly at us and fired twice.”

  • Man wearing two security monitors busted for theft

    A 28-year-old Lawrenceburg man who court records show has been charged in 29 criminal cases made it an even 30 Monday when he was arrested for theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing.
    At the time of his arrest, Shelby Waford, of 1375 Gilbert’s Creek Road, was wearing not one but two electronic monitoring devices attached to his ankles, according to police, who charged him and another man with stealing scrap metal from a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Also charged was Charles W. Hall, 32, of Salt River Road.

  • BOYS' REGIONAL BASKETBALL: Bearcats escape with win over Owen

    NEW CASTLE – It all came down to one defensive stop.

    Ross Cox made it and Christian Estes sank two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Anderson County a 50-47 win over Owen County in a heart-stopper in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Monday night.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE – About the only surprise in Anderson County's 54-26 win over Spencer County in the 30th District semi-final last Tuesday was that the margin wasn't worse.

    Anderson controlled the opening tip, got a 3-pointer from Alex Avritt on its first possession and never looked back as the Lady Bearcats claimed their 20th straight win and improved to 28-1.

  • Dancers perform at Pacers' game