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  • Field named for all-time best Bearcat

    The late Bob Ware is considered by most to be the greatest Bearcat football player in Anderson County history.

    Now, the field on which the team plays will forever bear his name.

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to name the field for Ware, following an impassioned plea by longtime family friend Teresa McWilliams and others at the meeting.

  • Showing America how to teach

    Ask Principal Wayne Reese how excited he is about his school being selected to show the nation how to be successful later this year during an education conference in Florida.

    Go ahead, ask.

    “We are like the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty,” he quipped. “Happy, happy, happy!”

  • Woman gets DUI with five children in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg woman had five children in her vehicle when she was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 27, according to police reports.

    Lois Jewell Stratton, 42, of 1971 Ballard Road, faces five counts of wanton endangerment for having an equal number of children in her vehicle when she was stopped by the Kentucky State Police just after 9 p.m.

    According to a police report, three of the wanton endangerment charges stem from children not being in child seats, and two more from minors not wearing seat belts.

  • Urine samples stolen from mail box

    A Lawrenceburg resident was arrested Jan. 4 after he allegedly removed court-ordered urine samples from the post office box outside of the Anderson County Coåurthouse and replaced them with other urine samples, according to police reports.

    Ernest Tyler Akins, 30, of 101 Ray Court is charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal simulation.

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the school announced.

    All A’s

    Jordan Ball

    Jenna Beasley

    Josh Brooks

    Brianna Burkhead

    Brooklyn Burgard

    Donna Campbell

    Gillian Case

    Elisabeth Chilton

    Adam Cook

    Hannah Cox

    Landon Drury

    Rayleen Flygstad

    Mia Flynn

    Sophie Grigsby

    Hailee Harvey

    Emily Hudson

    Audra Hunter

    Chaz King

  • Former Miss America to speak at Open Hands

    Former Miss America Heather French Henry is scheduled to speak with veterans Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Open Hands Food Pantry in Lawrenceburg.

    French Henry, a longtime advocate for veterans and their issues, will speak as part of a Celebrating Our Veterans event at the facility, located at 1111 Industry Road.

    The event offers a variety of services to veterans, and is open to anyone who has served or is currently serving in any branch of the military. It is scheduled to be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

  • School Board saluted during board recognition month

    Throughout January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and residents are publicly thanking the Anderson County School District’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month, according to a news release from the district.

    Chairman Lee Hahn, vice chair Donna Drury, Roger McDowell, Scott Brown and James Sargent are among the 854 school board members being saluted in the state’s 173 local school districts.

  • County highway workers to spray chemicals, or else

    No county highway employees volunteered to spray chemicals for weed control, so the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to make them do it anyway.

    Saying that refusal to do so would constitute “insubordination,” Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended and the fiscal court agreed that all highway employees be formally trained to apply the chemicals and equipped to use them.

  • Fiscal court OKs another deputy for coroner

    A tag-team approach lead by the county attorney finally convinced the Anderson County Fiscal Court to fulfill Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey’s request to hire an additional deputy coroner.

    Magistrates approved the hiring during their meeting last Tuesday morning that included an impassioned plea from an unlikely source, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

    During the work session before meeting, Lewis told magistrates of a recent incident during which her office was asked to be involved in a death notification.

  • TV star no match for ‘Lawrenceburger’

    KET television star Tim Farmer became the latest victim of the Lawrenceburger Challenge on Sunday afternoon, as he and two other men tried in vain to consume the giant burger, slaw and fries offered at Lane’s Diner in Lawrenceburg.

    Farmer was in town to film an episode for his popular series, Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen, and took the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd.