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  • Lewis awarded KDLA grant to code county ordinances

    The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives recently announced that Bobbi Lewis, Anderson County Attorney, received a $9,100 grant to preserve and manage local government records.

    Anderson County is one of 51 KDLA grant recipients for the 2014 fiscal year, totaling to the amount of $1,067,144, according to a Kentucky and Workforce Development Cabinet press release.

  • Gratitude for growers

    Jimmy Disponett, 77, has lived his entire life farming in Anderson County, and there is no place he’d rather call home.

    He attempted to move to Florida and enjoy retirement, but Disponett wasn’t all that comfortable with retiring. He loved the satisfaction he got from working his farmland and putting in an honest day’s work. After three years in Florida, he moved back to Kentucky.

    “I love the country,” said Disponett with a smile. “I can still outwork any 20-year-old.”

  • Anderson native living a life dream singing gospel music

    Jeremy Dickerson is simply living a dream.

    The Anderson County native always knew he wanted to sing Southern Gospel music. Now, he's making his living doing what he loves.

    “When I was growing up, that is all we listened to at home,” Dickerson says. “My dad (Denny Dickerson) was well established singing gospel music in the area. My mom (Kathy Wade) has been singing in the area a long time.

    “I knew I would like to try it.”

  • Employees were bound with duct tape during O’Reilly robbery

    Just before 10 p.m. on Monday, Lawrenceburg Police Officers responded to an armed robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 1191 Glensboro Road.

    Trooper Matt Rogers, Detective Jeremy Cornish, Officer Joe Massey and Officer James Dunn arrived at the scene. They discovered that two white males dressed in dark clothing entered the store just before closing.

  • Salvisa teen expands education through job at Ale 8

    Ashley Robe, a Salvisa native and senior at Eastern Kentucky University, prepares for the future through cooperative education with Ale-8-One Bottling Company. Robe the daughter of, Mike and Melissa Robe, joined the team in August of 2013.  She works events around Kentucky where she gets to know Ale-8-One fans and introduces Kentucky's Soft Drink to those who have never tried it.

  • Tornadoes of '74 were most violent ever

    It was called the Super Outbreak. For 24 hours, tornadoes plowed through the U.S. and a portion of Canada on April 3 and 4 in 1974.

    At the time, it was the largest outbreak ever with 148 confirmed tornadoes in 13 states and the province of Ontario. The outbreak from April 25 through 28 in 2011 topped that but the 1974 storm is still considered the most violent with 30 F4 and F5 tornadoes reported.

    Damages were in excess of $600 million and the death toll hit 319 as a 2,600-mile swath was cut through the Midwest and parts of the East and South.

  • Woman indicted for embezzling more than $67,000 from local animal shelter

    Melanie Aitken, 47, of Versailles, who was the former treasurer of Home at Last, an animal rescue organization in Lawrenceburg, was charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 by the Anderson County Grand Jury Tues., April 8.

  • Photo gallery: Wild Turkey celebrates new visitor center, Jimmy Russell's 60th Anniversary

    Wild Turkey Distillery celebrated the opening of its new visitor center Tuesday of last week with family, friends and special guests. The event was topped off with a toast to Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell with Diamond Anniversary, a bourbon created by his son, Associate Distiller Eddie Russell, to commemorate his 60 years at Wild Turkey.

  • EMS works on Severe Weather Warning project

    Budget requests, monthly bill payments and department head reports were the primary topics of discussion at the Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday.

    Department heads submitted the monthly reports.

    * Joani Clark, jailer presented her monthly report citing that there were 77 people arrested in March with 137 total charges. In comparison, February there were 91 arrested with 146 total charges. Currently, Clark said there are 61 people in custody at the Shelby County Detention center.

  • Buddha of Bourbon

    Like bourbon, Jimmy Russell stopped aging as soon as he was bottled. Russell, now 79, reached the shelf at Wild Turkey 60 years ago and the lifelong Anderson County resident’s reputation as the master of all master distillers continues to grow.

    Russell is a rock star. On any given day, he signs countless autographs, says hello to throngs of fans who call him “Jimmy” and has his photo made a million times.