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  • Assigning blame for recycling mess

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    The numbers are factual, stark and daunting. Taxpayers are losing roughly $175,000 a year on a recycling program that was doomed to fail from the start.

    That program in 2014 generated a paltry $30,000 in revenue from the sale of materials collected at a cost to taxpayers of just over $200,000. Salaries alone are three times the revenue generated and will only go higher in years to come.

  • Turner students celebrate Dr. Seuss Week
  • Roadster Boston Blackie nets Hanks silver trophy

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 4, 1965

    Tire sale

    Goodyear size 12.4x28 or (11x28) size tractor tires were on sale for $44. You could see Gordon Jenkins at Twin Oaks Service Station on North Main or stop by and see Gene King at the Tire Shop at 109 West Woodford Street.

    Wills probated

    The will of the late Roy Langford of Sinai was probated. The residue of all property was left to his nephew, Thurle Hardin and his wife, Lura.

  • 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.

  • Dance team places second

     

  • 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.

  • Snow no match for Drury boys
  • 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.

  • Snow removal proceding in city, county; Flood warning issued

    UPDATED, March 5, 11:30 a.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Kentucky River, affecting several Kentucky counties, including Anderson County.

    According to the warning, the water at Frankfort lock was measured at 27.6 feet. Flood stage is 31.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast for Friday morning to Friday evening as the river rises and crests near flood stage Friday morning. The river should fall below flood stage Friday afternoon.

  • Closings for March 5

    UPDATED, March 5, 9:25 a.m.

    The City of Lawrenceburg offices will be closing at noon today, according to Robbie Hume, city clerk administrator.

     

    We have learned of several closings in Anderson County so far.

    Anderson County schools are closed on Thursday, March 5. The system's central office is also closed today.

    Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis used her Facebook page to announce that her office is closed today and said that District Court is also canceled for Thursday.