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  • HGTV is coming to the 127 Yard Sale

    This year, HGTV will be filming one of their newest shows at Eagle Lake, which Jenna Sims, event coordinator for the Eagle Lake Convention Center, describes as a cross between The American Pickers and The Amazing Race.

    Teams will be the 127 Yard Sale Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 to race to find certain unique treasures. At the end, the teams will meet with an appraiser who will gauge if the teams were successful with their finds.

  • The ultimate recycling project

    Horace Lawson sees things a little differently. Instead of seeing trash from discarded wood, cinder blocks and pieces of a black rot iron pergola, he sees potential.

    “Everything everybody else is throwing away, I recycle it,” said Lawson.

  • Jenkins sentenced to six years in Garmon's death

    Eric D. Jenkins was sentenced July 22 to six years in prison in the vehicular death of Lawrenceburg resident Marie Garmon.

    In March, Jenkins, 42, of Hustonville, accepted a plea deal that reduced the initial charge of murder to second-degree manslaughter.

    In addition to the prison sentence, Jenkins is required to pay court restitution in the amount of $730 for the charge of operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Marathon armed robbery suspect found dead

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday evening that a suspect identified in the Marathon gas station armed robbery Friday afternoon was found dead in Versailles.

    George “Daniel” Cheatham, of Salvisa, was identified as a suspect during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, and an arrest warrant was obtained, charging Cheatham with first-degree robbery.

  • Safety Day at General Cable

    General Cable hosted its annual Safety Day event on July 7 at the company’s Lawrenceburg facility. Over 250 people attended the event.

    General Cable, headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world. The company develops, designs, manufactures markets and distributes aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for various industries, according to a news release.

  • Armed robbery at Marathon gas station

    *UPDATE*

    According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, an arrest warrant was obtained for George "Daniel" Cheatham of Salvisa, for first-degree robbery.

    Anderson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating Cheatham. If you may know the whereabouts of Cheatham, please call the  Anderson County Sheriff's Office at 502-839-4021. Cheatham is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Cigarette smoking among Kentucky high school students drops significantly

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, a significant improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System report.

  • Proposed sign ordinance stalled

    The new city, county and chamber of commerce sign ordinance efforts came to a screeching halt when the fiscal court failed to approved the first reading Tuesday of last week.

    The old sign ordinances have been criticized for being too vague and far too open for interpretation. A committee was put together to revise the old sign ordinances, which made the former five-page sign ordinance to a 30-page document designed to be more clear and concise.

  • NEARLY READY TO GO

    By Ashley Wilkins

    Landmark News Service

    With less than three weeks until opening day for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, construction workers on the property are hard at work.

    The 365,000-square-foot retail center located just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville is scheduled for a VIP opening on July 30 and the grand opening July 31.

  • School district honors several retirees

    Laughs and memories were shared at a banquet to honor 20 retiring Anderson County Schools’ employees for their service at board of education meeting Monday of last week.

    Combined these 20 employees had more than 357 years of service to Anderson County students. Retiring employees were invited to a dinner and received a lamp for 14 years of service and under or a personalized rocking chair for 15 years and more of service.