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  • Man angered, files lawsuit after genital amputation

    Phillip Seaton struggled to control his emotions as he talked about waking up from surgery to discover he no longer had a penis.

    Seaton, 61, said he went into Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in last October to have a simple circumcision. During the procedure, he was to have his foreskin removed because the excess skin was contributing to what he was told was some type of infection on the tip of his penis.

    "The doctor knew that's all that was supposed to be done," he said Friday.

    "We even joked about it, like, don't take off too much."

  • Police: Daughter set up parents to be robbed

    An Anderson County woman is in custody after confessing to setting up a robbery of her mother and stepfather, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Amanda Green, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. She is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

    The sheriff's office received a call at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 saying that Michelle and Coley Wideman had been robbed at gunpoint at 321 Bypass North.

  • Doctor's lawyer says genital amputation was necessary

    The attorney for a doctor being sued for removing a Waddy man's penis said Friday that the amputation was "medically necessary."

    Attorney Clay Robinson said in a written statement that though he had advised his client, Dr. John Patterson, not to respond to requests for interviews, the complaint and subsequent comments by Phillip Seaton's attorney merit some response.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 11.

    Terry S. Allen, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause/installment/deferred payment Nov. 23.

    Erin K. Anderson, continued first appearance, license to be in possession -- failed to appear.

    William W. Ballard IV, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .088) -- enrolled.

  • City flip-flops on tax rate

    City property owners caught a likely break in their upcoming tax bills Thursday night when the city council rejected its own earlier plan to raise the tax rate 4 percent.

    Council members voted last month for the 4 percent increase, but reversed course and will now likely opt for what's called the "compensating rate," which gives the city the same amount of revenue it had a year ago, plus revenue gained from new homes or businesses.

    That rate will provide an estimated $883,822 in revenue from real estate, about $27,000 more than the city received a year ago.

  • New poles, flags installed at Healing Field

    Flags are flying high again at the Healing Field.

    Just three months after the flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that knocked them down and tore off a section of the grandstand at the American Legion Park on Broadway, members of the legion's Auxiliary raised enough money to replace the poles, flags and make even better the nation's only permanent memorial to those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Auxiliary President Pam Rice said the organization raised just more than $40,000, meaning it had about $3,000 left to erect a bronze sign near the memorial.

  • New poles, flags installed at Healing Field

    Flags are flying high again at the Healing Field.

    Just three months after the flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that knocked them down and tore off a section of the grandstand at the American Legion Park on Broadway, members of the legions Auxiliary raised enough money to replace the poles, flags and make even better the nations only permanent memorial to those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Auxiliary President Pam Rice said the organization raised just over $40,000, meaning it had about $3,000 left to erect a bronze sign near the memorial.

  • EDA gets windfall from Industrial Foundation

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority's budget swelled from a mere $35,000 to more than $1 million last week when the privately held Industrial Foundation voted to disband and hand over its funds.

    The decision, which was approved with a 3-2 vote by the foundation, means it will turn over an estimated $1.2 million, giving the EDA a large cash infusion to help attract industry and jobs to Anderson County.

  • Wreck on Bypass kills one, hurts two

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a car Sunday night on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Donald Miller, 60, of Beaver Lake Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie said Monday morning.

    His passenger, Brenda Sparrow, 48, of Lawrenceburg, was airlifted from to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where she underwent surgery for multiple injuries. Ritchie said she was in serious condition.

  • Webb crowned first Miss ACHS

    One of Megan Webb's favorite quotes is: "The number of times you lose makes you appreciate the times you win."

    And she appreciated winning Saturday night.

    Webb, a sophomore, was crowned the first Miss Anderson County High School during Saturday's pageant, which took place in the school's auditorium.

    "That's an honor in itself," Webb said. "It's not only an honor to be Miss ACHS, but to be the first Miss ACHS."

    Webb said a "burning sensation" went through her as she was listening to the master of ceremonies announce the runners-up.