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  • 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.

  • County Fire District hosts annual awards banquet
  • Armed robber holds up Versailles Road gas station

    Police are searching for clues and help after an armed robber held up the Prime Star convenience store Saturday night, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to the news release. The suspect then fled the store with cash and cigars and was last seen running behind the business.

    Two clerks working at the time were not harmed, police said.

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  • Auxiliary delivers Christmas to vets at Thomson-Hood

    Eight members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg went to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 12 for a Christmas party for the Jefferson Unit, according to a news release.

    Unit 34 members helped pass out food provided by the Veterans Center and gifts provided by the Auxiliary and Legion Post 34. Shopping was done for the 45 residents from wish lists.

    Veterans asked for and received sweat suits, UK caps, hoodies, shirts, a Louisville T-shirt and a Steelers cap.

  • Children’s clothing needed for Salvation Army

    A volunteer at the Anderson Senior Center will take a load of children’s winter clothing to the Salvation Army in Lexington on Friday morning, and is asking for donations.

    Ralph Haile says the Salvation Army alerted him that the it is in dire need of winter clothing in all sizes for children, including outerwear such as coats, gloves and mittens and boots.

    Haile said all items need to be at the Anderson Senior Center by Friday morning so he can get them delivered.

  • Klink steps down from health board

    After serving more than 20 years on the Anderson County Board of Health, local pharmacist Keith Klink is stepping down.

    Klink was the longest tenured board member, and saw the health board transition between sharing a health department director with Mercer County in the early 2000s to having its own director and new building in recent years.

    “Keith has been a great board member,” said fellow board member Harold Todd who recently agreed to serve another term on the board at the request of Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

  • Carpenter gets chance at Distinguished Young Woman

    Make no mistake: Brooklyn Carpenter would love to become Kentucky’s next Distinguished Young Woman when she competes later this month in Lexington.

    But that’s hardly how she intends to measure her success when the 17-year-old Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg takes the stage.

    “If I don’t leave there with a couple of new friends, I’ll feel like I’ve wasted my time,” she said Monday afternoon. “My main goal is to make friends, be with my host family and grow as a person because of it and through it.”