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Community News

  • Neighbors wanted firefighters to let drug house burn

    An abandoned house known for being a hangout for drug users caught fire July 4, prompting neighbors to encourage firefighters to let it burn.

    “Some of the neighbors told us they’d prefer to see it burn,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Pat Krogman, whose firefighters were instead able to extinguish the five-alarm fire at 1043 Terri Lane in the Glenview subdivision off Fox Creek Road.

    “We found needles used for heroin … all types of things like crack spoons. There was quite a bit of drug paraphernalia laying around.”

  • Giles graduates from West Point U.S. Military Academy

    Cadet Michael Giles graduated June 16 from the U.S. Military Academy, his family announced.

    Giles, a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School is a son of Rebecca Giles, grandson of William Henderson and the late Peggy Henderson; Dennis and Cheryle Giles; and great-grandson of the late Arthur and Olive Cooper.

  • Hanks family holds annual reunion in county park

    From staff reports

    Descendants of D.F. and Nannie Hanks held a reunion July 4 at the county park in Lawrenceburg.

    The reunion has been held annually since 1946. Attending were: Cozette and Robbie Hanks; Ashley and Jeremy Dickerson; Gene and Mary Ruth Cinnamon; Blondie Warford; Ellery and Julie Milburn; Greg and Denise Cinnamon; Jason, Janice, Wyatt and Hudson Alexander; Charlie and Patsy Cammark; Kathy Shryock; L.W.; Stephanie and Charley Barnes; Zackary and Donna Freeman; and Charlie Gritton all of Lawrenceburg

  • Four Generations of Corley men

     

    The Corley men took the time to take a photo showcasing four generations of Corley men at a recent family gathering. From left are Mike, Eugene, Michael and Ethan, all of Anderson County.

  • Summer program makes sure no child goes hungry

    Anderson County is again this year taking part in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides a free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger.

    The goal is to make sure that no children goes hungry during the summer by providing them with a meal through Aug. 4 at Saffell Street Elementary, located at 210 Saffell St.

    Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Tourism commission inches closer to hiring first director

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission called a special meeting last Friday at City Hall to discuss the hiring of a new executive director. Although the commission has yet to offer the position to anyone, it is getting closer to reaching a decision and hopes to have the position filed by mid-July or early August, according to chairman Gabe Uebel.

    The commission has set aside $30,000 - $40,000 for the position, which includes benefits.

  • County, youth soccer league to negotiate new lease for fields

    The youth soccer league that leases fields in the county park for a $1 a year will almost certainly pay more when it’s current lease runs out early next year.

    During the work session portion of a recent meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton told magistrates that he had a brief discussion with a representative of the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association (AIYSA), who said she acknowledged that renewing the lease for what amounts to a ceremonial amount of $1 year likely won’t happen.

  • Barr votes for Kate’s Law, against sanctuary cities

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) voted in favor of two bills to “enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities,” his office announced last week.

  • Quarles applauds EPA ruling

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hailed the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would have dramatically expanded the EPA’s regulatory authority, according to a news release from his office.

  • Budding artist, budding philanthropist

    It didn’t take long for 8-year-old Jaycie Wilcox to figure out that her passion for the arts could bring in money.

    Now she’s using that talent to raise funds for her friend, Kolby Matney, who needs a service dog.

    Jaycie and Kolby met at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, where Jaycie’s mom, Ami, is a teacher.

    Always having a passion for the arts, Jaycie sold some sketches she made at the end of the school year, and turned a hobby into a way to help raise funds for the dog, which will cost an estimated $2,000.