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  • 'An addict's life'

    Fresh out of his latest stint in rehab, admitted drug addict Matt Hayes overdosed and was moments from death as he laid helplessly on a friend’s bathroom floor.
    “I just thought I could celebrate one time,” Hayes said.
    His body no longer used to the drugs that were ruining his once-promising life, Hayes ended up on life support but lived to tell his tale.

  • Annual DARE Fishing Derby scheduled for June 4

    It’s time to change the line on your fishing reel and break out the stink bait because the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s annual DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 4.

    The derby is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. at Hope Community Church, located on U.S. 127 just north of the Anderson County line.

    The derby is open to children 15 and under. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

    Parents are welcome to fish with their children immediately following the derby from 11 a.m. to noon.

  • Coroner delivers DEATH BLOW!

    The feud between the county’s coroner and two members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court boiled over Thursday night when the coroner delivered a blistering public rebuke of magistrates Meredith Lewis and Kenny Barnett.

    Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey ripped into Lewis for calling him “irresponsible” in March for money he spent on uniforms and safety parkas.

    On Thursday, Lewis spent several minutes explaining why she made the remark and at one point during the 15-minute exchange apologized for making it.

  • Walking ‘The Walk’

    In its first year, ‘Senior Walk’ brings the soon-to-be high school graduates, in their caps and gowns, back to their home elementary school to celebrate their graduation with the youngsters. The former Saffell students danced in the halls and slapped high fives with the current Saffell students. Elementary students held signs and cards, and waved pom-poms for the class of 2016. For more on this year’s senior class, see our annual graduation section inside.

  • Naked woman in vehicle leads to drug bust

    Having a naked woman in your car while it’s parked on Ballard Street will draw the attention of the police.

    Having suspected drugs in your car at the same time will land you behind bars.

    That was the case Monday for a Lawrenceburg man who was charged with trafficking heroin and other related drug charges.

  • State auditor calls out fiscal court

    A state audit of the Anderson County Fiscal Court shows numerous problems, including how the county controls its credit cards and its purchases.

    Released last week by state Auditor Mark Harmon, the audit focuses on the county’s finances during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and includes a litany of issues related to segregation of duties.

  • Safety study begins on 151

    After months of demands followed up by a lawsuit, Alton residents are finally getting what they’ve asked for all along: a safety study of Highway 151.

    News of the study surfaced following a meeting last week between representatives of Group 151, which filed the lawsuit, and transportation cabinet officials in an effort to settle the suit outside of court.

  • Dare Graduation festivities
  • Firefighters rescue cow stuck in pond

    Anderson County firefighters were able to rescue a cow this afternoon that became stuck in a small pond on Hammond Road.

    The cow was apparently trying to stay clear of an eager bull when it was either knocked into the muddy water or went in while trying to get away, the owner told rescuers.

  • Naked woman in car leads to drug bust on Ballard

     

    Having a naked woman in your car while it’s parked on Ballard Street will draw the attention of the police.

    Having suspected drugs in your car at the same time will land you behind bars.

    That was the case Monday for a Lawrenceburg man who was charged with trafficking heroin and other related drug charges.