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  • Confirmed case of a mosquito borne virus in Anderson County

    There is confirmed case of Chikungunya, a mosquito borne virus, in Anderson County, according to the Anderson County Health Department.

    The sample was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and confirmed to be the first case of Chikungunya statewide Tuesday morning. An Anderson County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean reportedly contracted the virus.

  • Burkhead crowned Miss Lawrenceburg

    Molly Kate Burkhead was crowned the 2014 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night.

    Burkhead, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, beat out 10 other contestants for the title of Miss Lawrenceburg.

    The contestants are judged 50 percent on stage presence and poise. The other 50 percent is based on a pre-pageant interview.

    “This feels wonderful,” said Burkhead. “I’m so proud of the other girls who worked so hard.”

  • Kentucky Chamber study shows slow job recovery since recession

    A recent Kentucky Chamber of Commerce study tracked the sluggish job recovery after the 2007-2009 recession but locally unemployment fairs better than state and national averages.

    The study found that a total of 104,000 jobs were lost statewide in the last recession. Since July 2009, the study noted that statewide a net of 65,000 have been added since March 2014.

  • Birdwhistell is picked to lead Lady Bearcat basketball

    Anderson County High School did not have to look far to find the new leader of the its girls’ basketball program.

    Clay Birdwhistell, an assistant coach since 2006, has been picked to take over the reins of the program from the program’s winningest coach, Tony Kays, who retired in May.

    The school received numerous applications for one of the prime coaching vacancies in Kentucky.

  • Fiscal court budget in ‘good shape’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court budget progress report presented Tuesday of last week shows the budget is in “good shape,” according to Treasurer Dudley Shryock.

    Most of the fiscal court funds have significantly more revenue than originally budgeted for the July 2013-June 2014 budget. The total expenses as of July through May were at $7,332,647.79, a total of $1,032,978.21 less spent than originally budgeted.

    Some of the funds include:

    •The EMS fund has a total of $94,217.39 more than originally budgeted.

  • Health department helps prep women for motherhood

    The Anderson County Health Department hosted the first ever community baby shower Thursday evening.

    Around 20 expecting mother registered for the shower, and there were several vendors who donated prizes and setup booths with informative material.

    The baby shower was part of the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) division of the Anderson County Health Department, which is a voluntary home visitation program for all first time parents. Parents can sign up for the services during pregnancy or anytime before a child is 3 months old.

  • Summer movie canceled Friday

    Because of the weather, the City of Lawrenceburg has canceled its Summer Movie Series showing of 'The Nut Job,' which was scheduled for Friday night on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Tourism commission agrees to spend more than $3,000 for fair booth

    The newly appointed Anderson County Tourism Commission unanimously decided to set up a booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday of last week.

    They commission expects to spend around $3,350 for the state fair booth from August 14-28. The cost breaks down as $2,000 for booth rental, $150 for electricity at the booth, around $200 for extra tickets for volunteers and at least $1,000 for promotional handouts and brochures.

    The meeting also cast doubt on the possibility of a joint city and county tourism commission becoming a reality at present time.

  • Two arrested in liquor store robbery

    Two men were arrested Sunday in connection to Go Big Blue Liquor armed robbery Thursday night.

    Cody R. Baker, 20, of 1060 River Road in Lawrenceburg, and Dathen K. Spaulding, 21, of 1013 Northwood Loop in Lawrenceburg, were both charged with first degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Go Big Blue Liquor, located at 1260 Fox Creek Road, around 10 p.m. Thursday.

  • Red Cross helps Keeling rebuild after devastating house fire

    When Donald Keeling lost his rental home in an electrical fire, he wasn’t thinking about seeking out the American Red Cross, but they sought him out.

    Keeling lived at a rental property on Fairview Road for 14 years. He was cooking breakfast on the morning of July 1 when he smelled something burning. He checked and saw his living room was ablaze. He attempted to put water on the fire, but quickly realized it was beyond his control and he had to get out.