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  • Governor rejects ban on trucks, for now

    Gov. Matt Bevin declined Tuesday to grant a temporary ban on Alton Road despite a full-court press from local and state officials who lobbied him to do so.
    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton led a contingent of people to the governor’s mansion to lobby Bevin for a temporary ban on heavy trucks on the narrow stretch of state highway (151) until the road is surveyed to determine if it’s safe. Gritton said following the 30-minute meeting that while Bevin was receptive and knowledgeable about the issue, he chose instead to take the matter under advisement.

  • Opinions vary over pajama decision

    Principal Chris Glass knows there is no shortage of opinions when it comes to the high school’s site based decision making council’s decision to allow students to wear, among other things, pajama pants to school.
    Next Monday, Glass said he’s hoping people come to the council’s 4 p.m. meeting in the high school’s media center and share those opinions.
    “That’s what these open forums are about,” Glass said. “To have those discussions and work through some of the issues. We want to have those conversations.”

  • Local GOP leaders prepare for caucus

    Republicans across the state are gearing up for the first GOP caucus ever held in Kentucky, and Anderson County is no exception.
    Republicans will caucus for their presidential candidates of choice here from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at the freshman wing of Anderson County High School in what was formerly Emma B. Ward Elementary.
    Democrats will not caucus and instead will make their selection via the normal primary process in May.

  • Suspect on house arrest faces rape, incest charges

    A Lawrenceburg man already on house arrest while awaiting trail on charges that include him sticking a loaded firearm in the face of two teenagers while robbing them, is back behind bars.
    Kendall Cunningham, 20, of 323 East Woodford St. was charged Feb. 9 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department for the alleged rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old family member.
    Cunningham has pleaded not guilty to those charges. During a hearing Monday in Anderson District Court, Judge J.R. RoBards denied a request from Cunningham’s attorney to lower his $50,000 cash bond.

  • A legendary victory for a legendary coach

    There could not have been a basketball win more 1985-ish anywhere than the one Anderson County earned over Simon Kenton Friday night.

    The Bearcats’ 66-52 victory was so much out of those days when Glen Drury began his now-celebrated coaching career, I almost expected to see a silver DeLorean in the parking lot.

    It was “Back to the Future” basketball.

  • Mom, son homeless after blaze rips through duplex

    A fire early this morning caused significant damage to a duplex at 133 Township Square, leaving a woman and her son uninjured but temporarily homeless.

    The fire was apparently caused by an electrical shortage in the home’s attic, according to City of Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume, who said firefighters were called out around 2:30 a.m.

    “The whole attic was full of flames,” Hume said. “It had already come through the ceiling.”

  • Woman wrecks on Fox Creek Road while fleeing from police

    A Lawrenceburg woman ran her vehicle off Fox Creek Road this morning while allegedly fleeing from police.

    Amanda Dennis of 120 ½ Brenda Drive is charged with DUI, reckless driving, no license and no seatbelt after she drove off of Fox Creek Road near the Glenview subdivision about two miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • ‘Get the trucks outta here’

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton’s message for Gov. Matt Bevin will be a simple one when he meets with him Feb. 16: temporarily ban heavy truck traffic on Alton Road (Highway 151).
    “All it would take is the stroke of a pen,” Gritton said as he prepares for the meeting that will include state Rep. James Tipton and Alton Road residents Tom Isaac and Don McCormick.

  • New gallery offers unique items, fills niche

    With art from all around the bluegrass, the Gatsby Gallery located at 131 S. Main St. fills a niche that has been missing from the rejuvenated downtown area.
    “Ninety percent of our artists are from Kentucky,” Shannon Redden, who owns the gallery along with his wife, Jennifer, said.

  • Teacher picked to share math expertise

    Shannon Wells is number one when it comes to educating her fifth-grade math students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.
    More than 80 percent of Wells’ students have earned either Proficient on Distinguished on the KPREP math tests in the last two years.
    “For a student to be successful in math they have to understand the hows and whys. Why am I learning this? Why is this important? How can I apply this to my life?” she said.