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  • Firefighters rescue four from swollen Salt River

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Firefighters rescued four people Saturday when the vehicle they were in became stranded in the swollen Salt River on Rice Road.

    Interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox said the driver of a Jeep attempted to cross the river, which had swelled from due to last week’s heavy rain and snow.

    “The water was moving very fast,” said Cox. “Normally it’s just a couple of inches but that day it was at least a couple of feet.”

  • Hit-and-run tractor-trailer total fire dept. vehicle

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Two Anderson County firefighters escaped injury when the vehicle they were in was struck by a hit-and-run tractor-trailer as they attempted to help stranded motorists on the Bluegrass Parkway during last Wednesday’s snowstorm.

    Interim Fire Chief Donald Cox said department’s 2000 Jeep utility vehicle was likely totaled in the wreck, which occurred at the base of what is known as Bridge Hill on the Woodford County side of the Kentucky River.

  • City wants say over additional booze permits

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t about to allow nine additional drinking establishments to open without having some input.

    “We need to get ahead of this process,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during Monday night’s city council meeting. “We have no control over who gets them.”

  • Father of tied up child expected to enter guilty plea

    From staff reports

    The final of three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old child for up to 16 hours a day is expected to enter a guilty plea March 16 in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Herbert Medley, the child’s father, was scheduled to stand trial later this month on a charge of first-degree criminal child abuse. The child’s mother, Rebecca Medley, and grandmother, Carolyn Case, each pleaded guilty to the charge and are currently serving five-year prison sentences.

  • As snow days pile up, school officials discuss ‘Plan B’

    When school is dismissed for extended periods of time due to severe winter weather, many parents and students look for ways to preserve spring break and not have the school calendar cut into summer vacations.

    One solution discussed over time has been the implementation of a plan of limited bus routes, often referred to as “Plan B” or “Snow Plan.”

  • Police department receives grant

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department received a check for $10,000 from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commission last Wednesday.

    Lawrenceburg Chief of Police Chris Atkins accepted the check, which is part of the Paula Nye Memorial Education Grants program, from Randy Thomas of the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commission. Nye was the Kentucky Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator from 2000-2005.

  • Dates set for kindergarten registration

    Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-2016 school year have been set for March 16 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and March 23 at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    All incoming kindergarten students will receive free materials given to each family including a backpack, T-shirt, and easy ideas to help your child be kindergarten ready, according to a news release.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Oct 1.

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  • Resource fair rescheduled for March 17

    A resource fair for parents of children with special needs is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the school district announced.

    The event was originally scheduled for March 5 but was rescheduled due to the weather.

    The event will be held in the lower level of the Anderson Extension building, located in the county park. It will feature a variety of agencies that will provide information about how they can of benefit to parents and their child.

  • Legion Auxiliary donates to fundraiser

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce recently collected $3,000 for the Anderson County Humane Society. Karen Turner, president of the humane society and Donna Callahan, also with the humane society, were presented a check at the quarterly luncheon Feb. 17, according to a news release.

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 members donated nearly $800 to the fundraiser. Eight members of the Legion Auxiliary attended the luncheon at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center.