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Today's News

  • Evening of events planned for July 4

    Anderson County residents will have several opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this Saturday as the city and county, as well as other organizations, have a full line up of events planned.

    For details about the events, see this week's edition of The Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Gate numbers up at fair and horse show

    Even temperatures in the 90s and a suffering economy couldn’t keep people away from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    “Looking at the hot, muggy weather we had, and the economy, we had a pretty good fair,” said Wayne Hanks, horse show manager. “The gate was up a little bit.”

    The fair gate saw an increase in ticket sales, but vendor sales were down, Hanks said.

    “All the vendors I talked to said it was down every where they set up,” he said.

  • Trial begins Monday for church keyboardist

    As of Tuesday morning, the jury trial for a church keyboardist accused of obtaining a false commercial driver’s license is scheduled to begin early next week.

    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.

  • Spring weather a real haymaker

    April showers bring more than May flowers.

    They bring hay, too, and this year plenty of it.

    Following a pair of drought-ridden seasons that left farmers scrambling and paying high prices for the dietary staple, the spring cut this year delivered a veritable bumper crop of the grass they need to keep their animals fed through the winter.

    Lawrenceburg farmer John Chilton, who sells the hay he bales on fields he owns in Salvisa, said he’s pleased with this year’s crop.

  • Former youth minister indicted on rape, abuse charges

    A former youth minister at a local church has been indicted on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse, according to a news release issued by Kentucky State Police.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, who now lives in Richmond, was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury and is accused of abusing at least two victims.

    According to the indictment, Lunceford, who also has served as a youth minister in Franklin and Madison counties, committed the acts over the course of several months in 1992.

  • Little League District tournament results

    Anderson County 3, Western American 0

    The Anderson County Little League All-stars defeated Western American of Lexington in the district tournament opener.

  • COLUMN: Dear disillusioned student...

    Last week, we received a letter to the editor from “a disillusioned student at ACHS” — those are his or her words, not mine.

    I say his or her because this brief, five-word description is all the identifying information we received.

  • Community calendar 7.1-7.7

    Wednesday, July 1

    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.

    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

  • Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association to host show

    The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association will host a horse show July 10 and 11 at the fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, the association announced in a news release.

    Friday night’s show will include conformation and under saddle classes and will be begin at 5 p.m. Saturday’s show will start at 1 p.m. and will include trail obstacle classes where horses and riders negotiate obstacles like gates, tarpaulins, mailboxes, cones and bridges. Saturday’s line up will also include more under saddle classes and at the end of the evening, the championship classes.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 2.

    Luis Mocinos, arraignment, no operator’s/moped license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    David T. Mudd, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .119) -- proof in file.

    Richard D. Nichols, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .160) -- pleaded guilty, 30-day operator’s license suspension, review March 30, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment Aug. 3.