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Community News

  • City, county tag-team fire

    It’s rare for the city fire district to call in Anderson County fire district backup, but in the case of the June 9 kitchen fire in a residence on North Main Street, it was necessary.
    “When we’re shorthanded, especially with this extreme heat, we knew they would be pretty exhausted when they came out,” Robert Hume, city fire chief, said.

  • Summons issued for Hammond Road property owner

    A criminal summons has been issued to the owner of a dilapidated house at 1140 Hammond Road, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis announced during last week’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The house’s owner, Steve Gay, has apparently ignored an order issued in April by Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes to tear down the house, which was filled with trash and debris and posed a fire hazard.

  • Fiscal court names new parks, rec director

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved a new director for its parks and recreation department, but it wasn’t unanimous.
    Nick Satterly, 21, who has worked as the department’s interim director since the death earlier this year of former director Chip Bishop, was approved at a salary of $34,000 a year.
    Only Magistrate Kenny Barnett voted against hiring Satterly.
    “I do have doubts about this boy,” Barnett said during last Tuesday’s meeting of the fiscal court.

  • Homecoming set for Mount Hebron Church, cemetery

    Homecoming and a potluck lunch are scheduled for June 11-12 to benefit Mount Hebron Cemetery, organizers announced in a news release.
    The lunch is scheduled for June 12, and will raise funds to help preserve what cemetery officials said is one of the oldest active cemeteries in the state.
    “If have not visited the cemetery recently, you are encouraged to do so at this time, and see for yourself the efforts being made to reclaim this hallowed site from the effects of time,” said Luther Davenport, secretary of the cemetery board.

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  • Four Roses’ limited edition earns praise

    Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon was ranked No. 3 on Paul Pacult’s list of the 140 Top Five-Star Spirits in the World for 2011, the distillery announced.
    F. Paul Pacult, renowned liquor industry critic and publisher of The Spirit Journal, “The Quarterly Independent Guide to Distilled Spirits, Beers and Wines,” named Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon a five-star recommendation, the highest possible, last September.

  • Frankfort Regional wins quality award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recently awarded Kentucky Hospital Association’s (KHA) Quality Award at the KHA annual conference in Louisville, the hospital announced.
    Recognized in the 100-to-250-bed size category, Frankfort Regional received the award for excellence in innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. All acute hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and programs and post-acute hospitals and programs in Kentucky were eligible for the award, according to a news release.

  • Rep. Chandler helps craft bill to tax bourbon fairly

    Kentucky Congressmen Geoff Davis (R) and Ben Chandler (D) introduced last week H.R. 1986, the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act of 2011 to amend the tax code to end the inequitable tax treatment of aged distilled spirits such as bourbon, according to a news release from Chandler’s office, who represents Anderson County as part of his congressional district.
    Inequality in the current rules forces distillers of aged spirits to carry additional inventory costs over the long periods of time required to create these products.

  • Mom’s Closet Winning Purse 2011