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Today's News

  • City council still discussing water rate options

    The Lawrenceburg City Council will meet in a work session on Monday, Jan. 31 to discuss its options to increase revenue in the city’s water and sewer departments.

    During its December meeting, the city received news from auditor Tom Smith that action needed to be taken in order for the city to comply with its bond parity rating.

  • School schedule adjusted for snow days

    UPDATED — The Anderson County school district Thursday morning announced via its Twitter account that school will be in session on the following days to make up for missed days: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, March 7, May 20 and May 23-25.

    Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and March 7 were originally built into the calendar as break days for students and teachers.

    The four additional days in May were added onto the end of the district calendar.

  • New judge unveils change, Conway-style

    As a candidate, new Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway vowed to change the way Anderson County operates, and those changes were on full display during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Conway eliminated one position in his office, was given permission by the fiscal court to reorganize another, was granted a host of appointments and reappointments of key county staff, and offered a revised agenda that allows visitors to speak at the beginning vs. the end of meetings.

  • Victim’s penis amputation trial delayed

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service

    A jury trial scheduled to start Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court involving a Waddy man who says his penis was amputated without consent has been postponed.

    A spokesperson for Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that the trial was postponed because of concern that recent media attention could influence the jury.

    Phillip Seaton is suing a surgeon, John Patterson, because he says Patterson amputated his penis during what he thought was a circumcision.

  • Pay cuts, freezes for teachers?

    The Anderson County Board of Education spent over an hour last Wednesday discussing several ways to cut back on the district’s expenses.

    During a work session, the board reviewed some suggestions made by the district’s budget committee, which was assembled by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Trading blows

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway on Friday made good on his promise to explain why he did not reappoint Chip Chambers as highway foreman in his new administration, saying that Chambers was dishonest with him and stopped working several years ago.

    Chambers fired back with allegations of his own, including that Conway is also dishonest and wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars by forcing Chambers to pave a road with only two households.

  • Murder suspect on the lam

    The man accused of killing a Clay Burgin Road woman remains at-large Wednesday morning, but is not thought to still be in Kentucky.

    Kentucky State Police say Terry Allen Cram has used Tena L. McNeely’s debit card to travel south, leaving a trail of purchases that winds their way through Tennessee, Georgia and into Florida.

    McNeely, 49, was found dead in her home last Friday, apparently after being struck in the head with a blunt object.

  • Getting close is not enough

    Even though Anderson County basketball has never believed in the idea of moral victories in the Glen Drury era, the veteran Bearcat coach saw an upside in the Bearcats 47-43 loss to district rival Collins on Friday night.

    “The positive is that it was close,” Drury said.

    Drury was not alluding to a newfound satisfaction of being within a missed 3-point shot in the closing seconds from tying a heavy favorite. Not when he favors quotes from Red Auerbach, Vince Lombardi, Bobby Knight and the like.

  • Bearcats to take on regional foes

    Anderson County will see where it stands against two of the Eighth Region's better teams in the coming week when the Bearcats take on Owen County and North Oldham.

    At Owen County on Friday night, Jan. 14, the smallish Bearcats will run into perhaps the Eighth Region's tallest team, led by 6-foot-5 junior Sawyer Williams, one of the region's top players.

    A three-year starter, Williams figures to give an Anderson team with little inside experience fits inside. However, the Rebels are inexperienced at guard.

  • No classic for Lady Bearcats against Bryan Station

    LEXINGTON – There was little classic about Anderson County’s performance in Saturday’s Martin Luther King Classic.

    Bryan Station went on  a 9-2 spurt to open the game and never trailed as the Lady Defenders whipped Anderson County 53-45 at Paul L. Dunbar High School. Bryan Station was in control for 32 minutes as it improved to 12-1 on the year. Anderson fell to 10-5.