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  • Woman gets DUI with five children in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg woman had five children in her vehicle when she was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 27, according to police reports.

    Lois Jewell Stratton, 42, of 1971 Ballard Road, faces five counts of wanton endangerment for having an equal number of children in her vehicle when she was stopped by the Kentucky State Police just after 9 p.m.

    According to a police report, three of the wanton endangerment charges stem from children not being in child seats, and two more from minors not wearing seat belts.

  • Urine samples stolen from mail box

    A Lawrenceburg resident was arrested Jan. 4 after he allegedly removed court-ordered urine samples from the post office box outside of the Anderson County Coåurthouse and replaced them with other urine samples, according to police reports.

    Ernest Tyler Akins, 30, of 101 Ray Court is charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal simulation.

  • School Board saluted during board recognition month

    Throughout January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and residents are publicly thanking the Anderson County School District’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month, according to a news release from the district.

    Chairman Lee Hahn, vice chair Donna Drury, Roger McDowell, Scott Brown and James Sargent are among the 854 school board members being saluted in the state’s 173 local school districts.

  • TV star no match for ‘Lawrenceburger’

    KET television star Tim Farmer became the latest victim of the Lawrenceburger Challenge on Sunday afternoon, as he and two other men tried in vain to consume the giant burger, slaw and fries offered at Lane’s Diner in Lawrenceburg.

    Farmer was in town to film an episode for his popular series, Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen, and took the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd.

  • County Fire District hosts annual awards banquet
  • Meet Anderson County's biggest CHEAPSKATE

    April Hensler didn’t pay for a single roll of toilet paper in 2015. It’s been three years since she’s paid for toothpaste, four since she’s purchased laundry soap or even shampoo.

    It’s not what you think.

    Hensler’s pantry is stuffed with the above items — she has an estimated 100 tubes of toothpaste and 15 bottles of Tide stashed amid dozens of toothbrushes and countless other items.

  • Carpenter gets chance at Distinguished Young Woman

    Make no mistake: Brooklyn Carpenter would love to become Kentucky’s next Distinguished Young Woman when she competes later this month in Lexington.

    But that’s hardly how she intends to measure her success when the 17-year-old Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg takes the stage.

    “If I don’t leave there with a couple of new friends, I’ll feel like I’ve wasted my time,” she said Monday afternoon. “My main goal is to make friends, be with my host family and grow as a person because of it and through it.”

  • She’ll help you keep your resolutions

    We’ve all done it. A new year rolls around and we vow to drop those extra pounds, eat better food and finally get in shape.

    Yeah, right.

    Misty Rutherford, owner of MisT’s Fit Factory, has seen it all before, too, and knows full well that 2016 will have her workout business hopping as new clients show up to keep their New Year’s resolutions.

    For those who stick it out, Rutherford now offers what she says is 100 percent of what those dedicated to changing their lifestyles actually need.

  • Klink steps down from health board

    After serving more than 20 years on the Anderson County Board of Health, local pharmacist Keith Klink is stepping down.

    Klink was the longest tenured board member, and saw the health board transition between sharing a health department director with Mercer County in the early 2000s to having its own director and new building in recent years.

    “Keith has been a great board member,” said fellow board member Harold Todd who recently agreed to serve another term on the board at the request of Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

  • Lawrenceburg woman ‘thrilled’ to meet new governor

    It’s safe to say that new Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has a huge fan in Lawrenceburg resident Phyllis Townsend.

    Townsend was one of many state employees who had a chance to meet and speak with Bevin last Wednesday when he visited the Cabinet for Human Resources (CHR) building in Frankfort, site of last week’s reported active shooter situation that turned out to be a false alarm.