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Today's News

  • COLUMN: ‘Ask and ye shall receive’ verse lost on state leaders

    I’ve never claimed to have all the answers, but I do have many questions about the world.
    Some involve personal annoyances:
    Why do so many people who go to Walmart enter through the exit doors and exit through the doors clearly marked enter?
    Why is it that so many gas stations now require you to prepay at the pump with your credit card, but then still make you go inside to get the receipt?

  • Robert B. Turner Elementary names honor roll students

    Robert B. Turner Elementary School recently announced its students who were named to the honor roll for the second grading period. Those students are:

    Third grade

  • Saffell Street Elementary School announces honor roll students

    Saffell Street Elementary School recently announced its students named to the honor roll for the second grading period. Those students are:

    Fourth grade
    Shields
    All A’s
    Thomas Holmes
    Nich Kiem
     
    Dadisman
    All A’s and B’s
    Jordan Batista
    A.J. Castle
    Danielle Hardin
    Hunter Hays
    Keagan Hill
    Chloe Phelps
    Audrey Rice

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Transy

    Anderson County High School graduates and Transylvania University first-year student Miriam Barager-Kemper, sophomores Alex Cheser, Katelyn Shouse and Ian Smith, and Franklin County High School graduate and Transylvania first-year student Brandon Fain have been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall term.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term, according to the school.
    Barager-Kemper is a daughter of John Kemper and Judith Barager-Kemper of Lawrenceburg.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Jan 6.
    Asarel Martinez, pretrial conference, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, license to be in possession – dismissed; no operators/moped license – pleaded guilty, $243 show cause installment/deferred payment Feb. 28.
    Robert Mason, disposition hearing, third-degree terroristic threatening – show cause Feb. 3.

  • The Way We Were — 1/31

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 19, 1961
    A very large and interesting “bushel” gourd grown by J.S. Kinder near Ballard was brought to the News office could be seen in the News window.

  • Should we merge?

    A group headed by a local attorney is pushing to have the Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County Fiscal Court approve a study that could lead in their merger.

  • 103 lose homes in 2010

    The foreclosure epidemic in Anderson County barely slowed in 2010, topping out at 103 for the year, according to information obtained from the Anderson County Master Commissioner’s office, which is responsible for administering foreclosures.
    Last year’s total was down from 2009, when a record 124 families lost their homes, but marks the second consecutive year over 100. By contrast, there were 87 foreclosures in 2008.

  • Sex abuse trial set for Monday

    A jury trial in Anderson Circuit Court is scheduled to begin Monday for a man charged with raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing children under the age of 12.
    John C. Martin, who now lives in Versailles, is accused of forcing two children under 12 to drink Mountain Dew and Southern Comfort while performing sex acts on each other while he watched, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    At the time, Martin lived in Anderson County.
    He remains out of jail on $10,000 cash bail, but has been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.

  • Man’s penis amputation trial set for August

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set jury selection for Aug. 19 and opening arguments for Aug. 22 in the trial of Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.
    Hickman had postponed the original trial Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury.
    Seaton and his wife, Deborah, are suing Dr. John Patterson, because they claim Patterson unnecessarily amputated Seaton’s penis.