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Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 13.

    Jeffrey A. Lovins, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .178) -- to serve 166 days (credit time served from April 7).

    Marcus A. Maxberry, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury), third-degree criminal mischief -- bonded out.

    William Nathaniel Pope, motion, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting, less than $300) -- granted.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Webb wins state crown

    Megan Alisa Webb was crowned the 2009-10 National American Miss Kentucky Junior Teen on June 29.

    The event took place at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, and Webb was selected from 115 girls from across the state.

    For more on this story, including a photo of Webb in her crown, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Community calendar 7.15-7.21

    Wednesday, July 15

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • EDITORIAL: County staring into a budgetary abyss

    Anderson County had budget reserves of around $1.2 million (depending on whom you ask) when Democrats booted former judge-executive Anthony Stratton from office in the May 2006 primary.

    Three budget years later, the county has budgeted to spend what remains of that amount and is staring into the abyss of a $600,000 budget shortfall next year (again, depending on whom you ask).

  • COLUMN: What, me worry?

    Four years, just four more years.

    Oh, no! Last week I sent off my postcard from the high school, letting them know I would be going for registration and getting acquainted with the classes and school.

  • Fireworks rained out, moved to Friday

    It may have rained on the Fourth of July parade last Saturday, but the show will still go on.

    Festivities in celebration of the Fourth of July, which were rained out Saturday, have been rescheduled for this Friday, July 10.

    The schedule of events is basically the same, with the only major change being that the parade will line up at the American Legion at 5 p.m. instead of 4.

    The parade will start at 5:30 at the Legion on Broadway, travel up Main Street, turn on Woodford and end at the Lawrenceburg Green, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.

  • A hero's education

    Never in a million years did Truman Wells think he would receive his high school diploma in the same year as his grandson, and given another 100 years, Wells doesn’t think it could happen again.

    Wells, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Lawrenceburg, was awarded his diploma from Waddy High School by the Shelby County Board of Education on June 25 — 66 years after being drafted out of high school into WWII and within a month of his grandson, Graham Young, graduating from Anderson County High School.

  • Judge's budget 'nightmare' comes true

    Anderson County started its new fiscal year more than $50,000 in the hole after a hoped-for budget surplus didn’t materialize.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish made the announcement during last Tuesday’s special-called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “My worse nightmare has come true,” Cornish said. “We needed to carry over a little more than $600,000 to balance the new budget and that’s not going to happen.”

  • Roe set to enter guilty plea

    The church keyboardist accused of obtaining a fake commercial drivers license is expected to enter a guilty plea this week or next, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Monday morning.

    Lance Roe, a licensed funeral director at Gash Memorial Chapel and organist at First Baptist Church, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

  • Ex-youth minister charged with sodomy, rape

    A former youth minister at First Baptist Church is accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children there in 1992.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond, was indicted last month by an Anderson County grand jury on six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court documents, one victim was under the age of 16 at the time and another was under 14.