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  • ‘We will miss him terribly

    An Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy died Sunday night following a lengthy illness.

    Donnie Lee Sutherland, 70, died at his residence, according to obituary information posted at the website for Gash Memorial Chapel.

    Sutherland was a longtime deputy and previously worked as a police officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, with Bro. Fred Knickerbocker and Bro. Garrett Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

  • Anderson class of 1967 plans 50th reunion

    While the rest of America in 1967 was embroiled in everything from the war in Vietnam to the Summer of Love, Anderson High School seniors had other, less pressing things on their minds.

    “We had the Fairgrounds Drive-In,” said Peggy Robinson-Dixon, as she and her classmates shared memories while preparing for their upcoming 50th class reunion next month at Wild Turkey Trace golf course.

    “That was our hangout.”

  • Did your road make the grade?

    Without a word of debate or dissent, the Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday unanimously approved this year’s road paving list at a cost of nearly $750,000.

    Previous versions of the fiscal court bickered endlessly over which roads were to be paved. Magistrates lobbied hard for roads in their own districts, particularly 6th District Magistrate Kenny Barnett, who oversees by far the most miles of sparsely populated county highways in Anderson County.

  • ‘It’s going to be really cool’

    While the rest of America gazes at the sky for what is being billed as the best solar eclipse in a century, one Tyrone resident will have his eyes trained on something a bit more technical.

    Shawn Crowe, a meteorologist with Central Kentucky Weather, has a fully functional weather station at his home on Wildcat Road, and it’s fair to say he’s excited to see the moon blot out all but 4 percent of the sun that afternoon.

  • Need glasses for eclipse? Good luck

    If you haven’t purchased your 2017 Total Solar Eclipse glasses you may be out of luck.

    Local suppliers such as Kroger, Walmart, and Five Star have sold out and said they will not be getting in any further shipments before the eclipse takes place Aug. 21.

    Online retailers, including Amazon, are still offering the glasses despite having to recall pairs sold that don’t meet safety standards, but it’s anyone’s guess if purchases made at this late date will arrive before Monday’s historic event.

  • Kays claims 2018 DYW crown

    Evan Kays says she has always looked up to former Distinguished Young Woman winners, like Molly Kays and Lauren Fowler, hoping that one day she could be honored with the same title.

    This year she accomplished that goal when she was recognized as the Anderson County 2018 Distinguished Young Woman. Kays competed against eight other young woman in the community with a 10-minute pre-show interview, fitness routine, 90-second talent competition and an onstage interview question, all while keeping with the motto, “Put your best self forward.”

  • Police say DUI suspect litterbug, too

    A woman who was allegedly drunk when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree has also been charged with criminal littering, according to a citation issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rebecca Block, 37, of 217 Brookview Drive, Shelbyville allegedly tossed five whiskey bottles and a brown paper sack over a fence and into a field before police arrived to the scene of her wreck Aug. 11 on Jenny Lillard Road, according to the citation.

  • Stratton lays tracks for new album

    Jarrod Stratton has had a guitar in his hands for as long as he can remember, and recently recorded four songs at Broken Crow Studios that he is getting ready to share with the public.

    Currently available on his Facebook page, Stratton’s songs will be available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other digital platforms Aug. 22; with a release party scheduled for Sept. 8 at Bourbon on Main.

  • Man suing cop he once called his ‘hero’

    Now that the criminal trial for the man who was found not guilty of attempting to murder former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch has ended, the lawsuits have begun.

    Lawrenceburg resident Jimmy Desponett, 80, was seriously injured in a high-speed chase when John Tompkins of Danville lead Crouch on a 10-mile chase that ended when Thompkins’ truck slammed into Desponett’s pickup on Ballard Road in November of 2015.

  • Rocking the ’Burg

    Many may have noticed, but not all may have heard, of the new sensation called Lawrenceburg Rocks, which is sweeping through town.

    Rebecca Hagan started painting rocks with her children when school let out at the beginning of summer after seeing a rock her cousin’s son found at Culvers Store in New Haven.

    Placing 35 of them around town, she waited for a response and said she quickly realized the joy it started bringing to many families in the area.