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  • A date he will never forget

    Courtesy of The Harrodsburg Herald

    Every year, on June 6, Dallas Waterfill calls his friend Garland Hoskins and asks him: “Where were you on this day in 1944?”

    Hoskins, 93, still remembers. After 73 years, he can still reel off his serial number.

    On June 6, 1944, Hoskins was a green recruit with the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.”

    He was a kid from Anderson County who was about to take part in one of the largest military operations in history, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe: D-Day.

  • Fiscal court to consider allowing off-site car sales

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is considering allowing car dealers to sell cars off-site, following a request from a local dealership.

    Ryan McCauley, whose father owns Chrysler of Lawrenceburg located on US 127 Bypass across from Kroger, made the request during the fiscal court’s meeting last Tuesday.

    McCauley said the dealership has already cut a deal with the owner of property near Walmart to hold off-site sales, but needs magistrates to pass an ordinance to allow it.

  • Home damaged? Dynamic Restoration can help

    The last thing homeowners want to do when they’ve experienced a fire or other damage is get buried under a mountain of insurance forms and try to figure out how to get their homes properly and professionally repaired.

    That’s where Dynamic Restoration LLC — a fully licensed and insured restoration company located at 206 East Court St., Lawrenceburg — comes in.

  • Event to celebrate 50 years of ‘The Flim-Flam Man’

    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’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    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.

  • Maine native finds second home in Lawrenceburg

    Arriving in Lexington on a Greyhound bus many years ago, Gene Farmer attended a horse shoeing school in Mt. Eden, and later returned to Maine where he stayed working on a farm for quit some years.

    After a series of circumstances later in life lead him right back to Lawrenceburg, Farmer said he never plans to leave the town again.

  • news briefs

    Crane completes basic,

    AIT training

    PVT II Joseph Alex Crane successfully completed basic training and AIT training, as a combat engineer June 9 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.

    Crane received an award for the highest basic rifle marksmanship in the training cycle, which earned him the expert marksmanship badge.

    Crane will be assigned to the 1123rd Sapper Company for combat engineers.

    Crane is the son of B.J. and Julie Crane of Lawrenceburg, and is a 2016 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Car dealer provides DARE vehicle

    Chrysler of Lawrenceburg is showing its support for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program by providing a pickup truck at no cost to the taxpayers.

    Sheriff Joe Milam said dealership owner Ron McCauley approached him and offered to provide a pickup truck, free of charge as a means of supporting the program designed to help keep children away from drugs and alcohol.

  • Family restoring Ripy mansion to its former glory

    Most cannot drive down Main Street in Lawrenceburg and not notice the Ripy mansion. Nestled back behind mature trees, some might know of its history and may have even walked inside, although few may know the plans for the historic buildings future.

  • Web-based program to highlight tourism in Anderson County

    Local ghost hunter Jeff Waldridge has partnered with Anderson County small business owner, Angel Yamraj, to produce a YouTube internet TV program called “Beyond the Barrel,” which will serve as a way to promote tourism in Anderson County.

    “This is a new show and the first episode has not aired yet,” said Waldridge. “The concept was discussed and developed about a month ago.”

    Waldridge serves as the shows Producer, co-host, and camera man. He said his production company, Out the Window Media, will produce the program.

  • Lawrenceburg man earns national recognition

    A Lawrenceburg man recently received a national award for his work as a biomedical technician.

    Scott Hall, of Highview Drive, was named AAMI and GE Healthcare Biomedical Equipment Technician of the Year during a recent ceremony.

    Hall, who recently retired as a certified biomedical technician after more than 25 years with the VA Medical Center in Lexinton, earned the award that put him up against all biomedical equipment technicians in all hospitals across the country, according to a news release.