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  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.

  • Like grandmother, like mother, like daughter

    More than four decades after she stopped administering vaccinations to the quivering arms of school children, it seems only fitting that a descendent of Minnie Cartinhour is now a member of the Anderson County Board of Health.

    Her granddaughter, Suzannah Shouse, recently joined the board and attended her first meeting last Tuesday night.

  • Future in doubt for Family Care Clinic

    No health department in Kentucky has a walk-in clinic similar to the one here in Anderson County.

    In fact, it doesn’t appear there is another like it anywhere in the country.

    But if the Family Care Clinic’s financial situation doesn’t show improvement by March, it might not exist at all.

  • 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.