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  • Monday fire destroys man’s home, belongings

    John Holbert stood on his front deck late Monday morning, wearing a pair of shorts, shirt, socks and shoes — the only possessions that survived a fire Monday morning that ravaged his home on Versailles Road.

    “I’ve lost everything I owned,” he said, staring into what was the front door of the trailer he rented and had fixed up through the years.

    Holbert said losing all of his possessions was one thing, but what hurt even more was losing family heirlooms that cannot be replaced.

  • Lt. gov. tours schools, pitches Entrepreneurship Challenge

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton toured three Anderson County schools Tuesday.

    Hampton, who came to pitch her new Entrepreneurship Challenge aimed at high schoolers across Kentucky, said was impressed.

    “It’s amazing to be invited to talk to high schoolers, middles schoolers and elementary school students in one day. Today, I’m focusing on the students,” Hampton explained. “It’s one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”

  • News briefs

    Kiwanis plans

    Meet, Greet and Eat event

    The Anderson County Kiwanis Club and its high school Key Club has scheduled an event titled Meet, Greet and Eat for 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the high school, the club announced.

    The event will be held in the freshman wing cafeteria.

    Steve McMichael, a former Anderson County student athlete, will serve as guest speaker. A member of the class of 1998, McMichael will share how Kiwanis is making a difference in his community in Hardin County, organizers said in a news release.

  • News briefs

    Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club

    meets Oct. 20

    The regular monthly meeting of the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Anderson County Health Department Community Room.

    Amy Kate Smith, Anderson County’s Distinguished Young Woman, will speak.

    The book “The Narrows” by Michael Connelly will be discussed. “A Walk to Remember” will be distributed for discussion at the November meeting.

    Guests are welcome.

  • ‘We are not going to be silent about this’

    Of the 10 people who took the stage at Monday’s Anderson County Community Drug Education Forum, none were as touching as Laura Parrish’s testimony.

    The forum drew a sizable crowd and was hosted by Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office.

    Parrish, whose son Nick passed away in April, gave an eye-opening account of Nick’s decent into addiction.

  • Anderson native busted for child porn

    A former Anderson County resident and principal at LaRue County High School was arrested late Thursday night on pornography charges, according to a report published in The News Enterprise in Elizabethtown.

    Kyle Goodlett, 36, who graduated from Anderson County High School in 1998, is charged with three counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and 60 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Both charges are Class D felonies, the newspaper is reporting.

  • No creepy clown costumes, please

    The investigation into a creepy clown incident late last Thursday night near the high school has local public safety officials asking people to be cautious when selecting costumes this Halloween.

    They stopped short of banning creepy clown masks and costumes, but are asking that people be mindful of what they choose to wear.

  • Trick or Treat planned

    The City of Lawrenceburg has set trick-or-treat hours for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Project Safe Streets from 5 to 7 p.m., passing out glow sticks and candy in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Trick-or-treat on Main, where local businesses hand out candy and other treats on Main Street, is also scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Dog starver jailed for threatening to kill cop

    From staff reports

    The man sentenced in August for allowing his dog to starve is back behind bars, this time for allegedly threatening to kill a police officer.

    Howard Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St., Lawrenceburg is charged with terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place. He was arraigned Oct. 6 in Anderson District Court where he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on a $654 cash bond.

  • Help for veterans available Saturday at American Legion

    From staff reports

    Are you a veteran or know of a veteran in need of services?

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg will team up with Open Hands Food Pantry for a Veterans Stand Down, an event designed to provide a variety of services to veterans from an eight-county region, including Anderson.