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  • Animal House

    Grace Anderson chuckles as some cats seek attention, rubbing against her legs while a few of her five dogs bark as the stranger loads his car.

    “We have quite a few critters around here,” she says.

    And beginning this weekend, a good number of those critters will be making a trip to Louisville for the Anderson family’s annual excursion to the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Local News Briefs: August 5, 2015

    Senior center to sponsor AARP Smart Driver Course

    A smart driving session will be presented at the Anderson senior center Thursday, Sept. 10 from 12:30-5 p.m.

    The classes will cover defensive driving techniques, safety strategies and new traffic laws. Upon completion, participants can receive a multi-year discount on their car insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members at $20 for non-members.

    To register, call the Anderson Senior Center at 839-7420.

    Yoga classes offered at health department

  • Football team's bus vandalized in Winchester

    When players with the Anderson County High School football team went to board their team bus after defeating Clark County last night in Winchester, they found the bus vandalized with graffiti, including at least one vulgarity.

    Athletic Director Rick Sallee said the driver of the bus followed protocol and reported the incident to local police in Winchester. He said that local officials there are going to rectify the situation.

    "There was never a safety issue and we had a good win in a tough environment," Sallee said.

  • Fiscal court pulls plug on joint tourism vote

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court earlier today (Thursday) cancelled a Sept. 1 joint meeting with the Lawrenceburg City Council that was expected to include a vote to allow the city to join the county’s tourism commission.

    It wasn’t immediately clear why the fiscal court, which had already held a first reading on an ordinance that would have created a joint tourism commission, cancelled the meeting, other than to say that the fiscal court needs “more information” before proceeding.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled.

  • Craftsman creates brooms with recycled tobacco sticks

    Richard Day holds his tongue pressed to the outside of his mouth in that particular way that can only mean an artist is concentrating hard on his work.

    Day is crafting a brightly colored broom at the Old Depot Farmer’s Market, cranking away on an antique broom-making machine from the 1800s that he purchased almost 16 years ago.

    “It’s just a hobby,” he smiles.

  • Man jailed for driving on suspended license for fourth time

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed Monday after being ticketed for driving on a suspended DUI license for the fourth time this summer.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 41, of 1131 Salt River Road was stopped Monday afternoon by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Chad Cox driving his motorcycle at a “very high rate of speed” on Harrodsburg Road, according to police reports.

  • Fiscal Court Notebook

    Third time’s not a charm for coroner

    Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey and his deputies walked away from yet another fiscal court meeting empty handed last Tuesday evening in their quest to secure some additional help.

    The meeting marked the third time Tussey has lobbied the fiscal court for a third deputy, each time laying out why providing an additional $5,000 to his office’s budget would benefit families of the deceased and make the office more efficient.

  • Volunteer trainer given the boot

    A longtime volunteer trainer with the Anderson County High School varsity football team was told to leave the sidelines at halftime of last Friday’s home opener and it isn’t clear yet if he will be allowed back for future games.

    Brad Briscoe, a physical therapy assistant with Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy who has provided trainer services for a variety of school athletic teams at no cost for the past 17 years, was told to leave the sidelines as he and the team were making their way into the locker at halftime.

  • $100K a year for tourism?

    Details are emerging on a plan that would merge city and county tourism efforts, including how much money the fiscal court might be willing to spend to fund it.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said last Friday that his goal is to fund the new tourism commission with up to $100,000 from the county’s general fund, more than three times the level of tourism funding in the current county budget.

  • Living with Danger

    Brian Flood sighs briefly then responds when asked what is going to happen if something isn’t done to fix the road in front of his house.

    “Someone is going to get killed, and chances are it’s going to be me or someone in my house,” Flood said while seated with friends who had gathered Monday evening on the front porch of neighbors Jerry and Lisa Hughes.