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  • Sign ordinance would allow 32 billboards

    A vote on a proposed sign ordinance that would greatly add to the number of billboards allowed in the county and strip malls to erect multi-user signs was delayed last Thursday at the request of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    Saying they had not had a chance to discuss changes proposed by the joint city/county planning and zoning commission, chamber officials asked that the vote be tabled until the commission meets in February.

  • Hitting reset button on tech experiments

    Anderson County High School science teacher Scott Ellis loves video games.
    Over the winter break Ellis said he nearly wore out his controller while attaining his kill death ratio.
    He knows not every one of his chemistry students enjoys them.
    Last trimester taught him that much, when students and parents alike freaked out over the stress of beginning the class with a zero, then pushing to achieve enough points to score an “A.”

  • New TV date for burgoo champs

    Anderson County’s reigning burgoo champs are now scheduled to appear on cable TV’s “Hungry Brothers” show on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m., according to a news release.
    Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty were filed last summer making burgoo for the show, which features brothers Tom and Henry Herbert sampling cuisine from across the country.
    The show was originally scheduled to air last month but was moved into a new date.
    The episode was filmed amid strict secrecy at Four Roses Distillery, where both men work.

  • Anderson among 96 counties with increased unemployment rate

    Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between November 2012 and November 2013, and Anderson County was no exception.
    Anderson’s rate jumped from 6.3 percent in November 2012 to 6.7 this past November, according to information released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    The rate dipped, though, from 7 percent in October.
    Of the 10,747 people in the county’s labor force, 743 were unemployed, the office said in a news release.

  • Hazlett to be inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame

    Larry Hazlett, the public works director for the city of Lawrenceburg and an Army veteran who served a tour of duty during the Vietnam War, was recently selected to be among the first class of veterans to be inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame, according to a news release.
    The induction will be held in a two-day event on March 11-12 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. A gala dinner will be held March 11 and the induction will be held at 11 a.m. on March 12.

  • Injured senior heads home
  • Man airlifted following wreck on Beaver Lake Road

    A 26-year-old Lawrenceburg man was seriously injured and airlifted by helicopter after being ejected from his vehicle Thursday afternoon.
    Charles Hahn III, 26, of Bardstown Road sustained serious injuries after the car he was driving eastbound on Bardstown Road overcorrected, struck a tree and then spun around to a stop in the eastbound lane, police said.
    Hahn was the sole occupant, and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

  • Two trials postponed in case of tied up child

    The trial dates for the parents charged with tying up their 3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day have again been postponed.
    The mother, Rebecca Medley, will next appear in Anderson Circuit Court on Feb. 4 for a pre-trial conference. Her husband, Herbert Medley, will appear for a pretrial conference March 4. Both were due to stand trial this month on a charge of first-degree criminal child abuse.

  • New clerk’s office appraises well over what county paid

    It appears the Anderson County Fiscal Court scored a solid deal when it voted late last year to purchase the Town & Country bank location on Main Street for $260,000.
    An appraisal of the property, which Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed Monday will be used as a new office for the county clerk, came in at $380,000, a full $120,000 over what magistrates agreed to pay.
    Conway said he was pleased with the results of the appraisal.

  • Burglars steal 85-year-old’s television, perfume

    City police are investigating an alleged burglary that occurred early Thursday morning at the home of an 85-year-old widow and her grandson.
    Anderson County native Pauline Cook, 85, resides at the Saffell Street duplex she shares with her 26-year-old grandson, Joseph Adams. Her grandson, Cook said, suffers from mental challenges such as extreme paranoia and a fear of large crowds and stores.