http://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Sen. Carroll should not resign, friend says http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/sen-carroll-should-not-resign-friend-says <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carroll_speaks_photo.jpg" alt="Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, delivers a floor speech in 2013 on bipartisanship in the Kentucky Senate. " title="Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, delivers a floor speech in 2013 on bipartisanship in the Kentucky Senate. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> FRANKFORT &mdash; Julian Carroll had made no public response by press time Tuesday to the call from his fellow Democratic state senators that he resign from the Senate after a television news report that Carroll allegedly groped a man and propositioned him for sex in 2005.</p> ‘Flim Flam Man’ is 50 http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/%E2%80%98flim-flam-man%E2%80%99-50 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flim_flam_bw1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="103" height="85" /><p> It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff&rsquo;s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.</p> <p> Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.</p> Pit bull attacks 2-year-old http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/pit-bull-attacks-2-year-old <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pit_bull_attack2.jpg" alt="Anderson County EMS workers load a 2-year-old child into a waiting ambulance this morning after being bitten in the face by the family&#039;s pit bull." title="Anderson County EMS workers load a 2-year-old child into a waiting ambulance this morning after being bitten in the face by the family&#039;s pit bull." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> A 2-year-old child suffered severe lacerations to the face this morning during an attack by a pit bull.</p> <p> The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> The child was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with what first responders said were non-life threatening injuries.</p> <p> The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone, according to Shane Bast, director of the county&rsquo;s animal control unit who is investigating the incident.</p> Suspect found not guilty of trying to murder cop http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/suspect-found-not-guilty-trying-murder-cop <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trial_verdict_face_0.jpg" alt="Attorney Londa Adkins, left and John Thompkins react shortly after an Anderson County jury convicted him on a number of charges last Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court. Thompkins was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but was convicted instead for first-degree assault, possession of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a handgun and other charges." title="Attorney Londa Adkins, left and John Thompkins react shortly after an Anderson County jury convicted him on a number of charges last Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court. Thompkins was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but was convicted instead for first-degree assault, possession of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a handgun and other charges." align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> John Thompkins is going to prison for more than a decade, but not for the attempted murder of a police officer.</p> <p> The 38-year-old Danville man who in 2015 was indicted on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly firing a handgun at former Lawrenceburg Police officer Clay Crouch was instead found guilty last week of first-degree assault and other charges.</p> <p> Two police officers swore under oath that they saw Thompkins point a handgun, and an eyewitness testified he saw Thompkins shoot at Crouch, heard the shot and saw the muzzle flash.</p> Don’t call her ‘baby’ http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-call-her-%E2%80%98baby%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jailynn2_a1.jpg" alt="Jai’lynn Doss, 3, was given a 10 percent chance to survive at birth." title="Jai’lynn Doss, 3, was given a 10 percent chance to survive at birth." align="left" hspace="6" width="50" height="85" /><p> Jason and Erica Doss were given a scare when a high-risk pregnancy resulted in Erica giving birth at 22 weeks pregnant.</p> <p> Through a low survival rate, surgeries, oxygen tanks, breathing machines and medical supplies, they now have a thriving 3-year-old daughter, Jai&rsquo;lynn.</p> Progress continues on library expansion http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/progress-continues-library-expansion <p> Most are aware that the Anderson County Public Library is under-going a renovation, although not everybody might be aware of what the new building will offer.</p> Merged fire departments discussion put on ice http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/merged-fire-departments-discussion-put-ice <p> Those hoping to see the city and county fire departments merge can kiss that idea goodbye.</p> <p> At least for now.</p> <p> &ldquo;Is it dead? From our perspective, no,&rdquo; said Johnny Walls, chairman of the Anderson County Fire Protection District&rsquo;s board of directors. &ldquo;But if the city wants to stop the whole issue, that&rsquo;s fine. We won&rsquo;t push it.&rdquo;</p> Emma B. steals the show http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/emma-b-steals-show <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/emmab_rgb_cropped.jpg" alt="Emma B. Ward Elementary students and staff are shown at the Model School Conference in Nashville late last month, where they were so well received they were the only group asked to present an impromptu session. The group members attending were: Bobby Murphy, Pamela Felts, Tirissa Ruble, Crystal Darnell, Tanya Blackhurst, Jeanna Slusher, Lindsay Pritchett, Ty Slusher, Lilly Ruble, Calvin Ruble, Landon Pritchett, and Jaycie Wilcox." title="Emma B. Ward Elementary students and staff are shown at the Model School Conference in Nashville late last month, where they were so well received they were the only group asked to present an impromptu session. The group members attending were: Bobby Murphy, Pamela Felts, Tirissa Ruble, Crystal Darnell, Tanya Blackhurst, Jeanna Slusher, Lindsay Pritchett, Ty Slusher, Lilly Ruble, Calvin Ruble, Landon Pritchett, and Jaycie Wilcox." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> Emma B. Ward Elementary has returned from the 25th annual Model School Conference held in Nashville late last month where the school was so well received it was asked to present an additional session.</p>