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  • A bigger, badder haunted house

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    By day, Alyssa Hoover is a pleasant 22-year-old who cares for residents in a Frankfort retirement community.

    By night, she becomes a remarkably scary monster who can make grown men cry and others vomit or even, well, go No. 1 or 2 in their pants.

  • Two days, two fires

    From staff reports

    Anderson County firefighters and other first responders were kept busy last week after separate blazes destroyed racecars and other items on Spaulding Lane, and a hay-filled barn on Hickory Grove Road.

    The Hickory Grove Road fire included minor injuries to firefighters after a hose hit a barrel of pesticide, splashing one firefighter in the eyes and another in the mouth.

    Both received assistance from EMS and were determined to be OK shortly afterward.

  • Firefighters working to control barn fire

    At around 3 p.m., Anderson County firefighters, EMS and the sheriff's office responded to a large hay barn fire on Hickory Grove Road. At 4:30 p.m., Firefighters were still working to get the fire under control.

  • Councilman suggests redrawing city lines

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    In a 4-2 vote, Lawrenceburg City Council approved the second reading of 2014 real and personal property taxes Tuesday of last week.

    The city’s real estate property taxes were set from $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $1.95, which is expected to produce $1,050,339 in revenue. The personal property tax rates were set from $2.29 per $1,000 assessed valuation to $3.07, which is expected to produce $80,985 in revenue.

  • School board votes to pay $110, 596 insurance bill

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Fiscal matters were the primary topic of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.

    Though Anderson County Schools no longer participates in Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, which offered low cost, risk pool insurance to Kentucky school districts. Statewide school districts that participated in the program are required to make up for the KSBIT’s more than $50 million deficit.

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.

  • Dangerous drugs to be discussed

    From staff reports

    The ongoing heroin epidemic and other drug-related concerns will be discussed Wednesday, Oct. 1 during an event titled “Community Chat: A Time to Act.”

    Sponsored by the Anderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, the event will feature discussions on heroine, the dangers of electronic cigarettes and “alcopops” (energy drinks laces with alcohol) and other drug trends, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Burgoo on tap for this weekend

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The arrival of fall means one thing for certain in Anderson County: it’s time to burgoo.

    The annual Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday with a full array of entertainment, activities, live music and the wildly popular burgoo cookoff to support Shop With a Cop.

    The cookoff, this year featuring eight teams, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • City police make meth bust on Fairview Drive

    From staff reports

    Two West End Drive residents pleaded not guilty after Lawrenceburg police busted them on methamphetamine charges last Wednesday morning at 104 Fairview Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    Justin Robinson, 33, and Sarah Ruth Waldridge, 29, both of 102 West End Drive were arrested after police received a complaint of a strong ammonia odor coming from a shed behind the Fairview Drive residence.

  • Cub Scout master out to ‘Brave the Blue’

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Travis Huber, cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 38, plans to repel down the 410 foot-tall Lexington Financial Center building if his fundraising goal of $2,000 is met.

    “I want to make this year as big and crazy as possible,” said Huber. “What better way than climbing down a building?”