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  • Nonpartisan candidates who have filed

    The following nonpartisan candidates have filed with the Anderson County Clerk’s Office as of Tuesday, Aug. 12:

    Mayoral Race

    • Robert D. “Sandy” Goodlett

    • James M. Ritchey

    • Tracy Hicks

    City Council

    • Paul Thomas Vaughn

    • Ken Evans

    • Bobby G. Durr

    • Dan Stumph

    • George M. Geohegan III

    •Wendy Bruce Shouse

    •Steven Rucker

    • Joseph Marshall Sr.

  • Deadly highway claims another life

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Another fatal crash on U.S. 62 claimed the life of Courtney Meyers of Holland, Ohio, on Thursday, Aug. 14.

    Myers, who Kentucky State Police confirmed was a passenger the gnarled blue Dodge Dart, was involved in the collision at the intersection of Hunter Ridge Drive and U.S. 62. She died from her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was only 20 years old.

    Myers is one of four who died in crashes on the same stretch of U.S. 62 since 2011.

  • City ponders costly stormwater compliance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council sought out information to discuss the next steps necessary to be in compliance with state-mandated stormwater runoff regulations Monday of last week.

    CDP Engineers Inc., an engineering firm based out of Lexington, has been guiding the city through the process. It presented information on the steps the city has already taken and the steps it will be expected take in the near future.

  • Accidental career bears a lifetime of memories

    It started out with Jim Sayre growing out his beard after completing active duty in the Army in 1959 and grew to be a rewarding career impersonating America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

    He chronicles memories, travels and people he encountered during his 31-year career in his book “Memories of the Great Pretender.”

    “A lot of people always said he looks like Lincoln,” said his wife, Mary Sayre.

  • Woman involved in U.S. 62 car wreck dies

    According to the Fayette County Coroner's Office, Courtney Meyers of Holland, Ohio died as a result of a car wreck on U.S. 62 Thursday afternoon.

    Myers, 20, was a passenger from one of the vehicles involved in the collision at the intersection of Hunter Ridge Drive and U.S. 62. She died from her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

    Myers funeral arrangements are still pending at this time.

     

  • Mount Eden firehouse blaze deemed ‘not suspcicious,’ fire chief says

    By Lynette Mason

    Landmark News Service

    Less than a week after a devastating fire destroyed the Mount Eden firehouse, four apparatus, supplies and equipment, Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon and his all-volunteer crew of firefighters, are back in the business of protecting and serving the Mount Eden community.

    The early morning fire last Tuesday consumed the facilities and equipment, but it did not take the spirit and determination from the department.

  • Eagle Lake Expo Center featured in HGTV show ‘Endless Yard Sale’

    Film crews from the cable network HGTV set up this past weekend at the Eagle Lake Expo Center to shoot “Endless Yard Sale.”

    The show is a special on the 127 Yard Sale, highlighting the unique items shoppers can find.

    The competition-style show featured two teams who were given a certain amount of money to shop at the yard sale.

    The goal was to bring back their findings to an appraiser to assess their value and make more than they initially brought in. The team who found the most valuable items won the competition.

  • LPD confiscates counterfeit goods at 127 Yard Sale

    Yellow crime scene tape surrounded three vendor tents at the Eagle Lake Expo Center Saturday afternoon.

    According to the Lawrenceburg Police Department, a compliant was made concerning subjects selling counterfeit items. Detective Jeremy Cornish began an investigation of three booths at the 127 Yard Sale.

    Police spent the afternoon seizing numerous counterfeit items including designer purses, headphones, designer clothing along with cash, a van and a trailer.

  • Branson sentenced to 20 years

    Timothy Branson smiled and even laughed at the family of his late wife while being sentenced Friday for admittedly shooting and killing her in 2012.

    “Please don’t grin,” said Dudley “Trey” Darnell, 16, a grandson of the victim, Modena Sutton Branson. “You’ve torn apart a family and ruined lives. It’s mind-blowing that you have no remorse for someone else’s life.”

  • Taking control of diabetes begins with making healthy food choices a lifestyle

    Taking Control of Your Diabetes class will begin Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. This class is appropriate for anyone with Type 2 diabetes. You will taste healthy food and learn how to prepare it. You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need “special” food. Sugar-free foods are not the solution to healthy eating.