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  • Like father, like son

    By Ben Carlson

    Lawrenceburg’s Eddie Russell is joining his dad, Jimmy, as master distiller at Wild Turkey, the company announced Monday.

    “It is with great pride that I announce today that Eddie Russell has been promoted to Wild Turkey Master Distiller,” Jimmy Russell wrote in a letter provided by the distillery.

    “After 34 years, I think he’s finally earned it, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to go any easier on him — or that I’m going anywhere anytime soon.

  • Wild Turkey visitor center wins award

    Wild Turkey may stick to time-honored traditions when making bourbon. However, when it came time to expand and modernize its visitor experience, the result was a “modern marvel” that caught the attention of the design and architecture world, according to a news release.

  • Rescue squad helps remove horse trapped in pool

    By Ben Carlson

    VERSAILLES — First responders from Anderson County assisted in rescuing a horse that became trapped in an in-ground pool last Thursday in Woodford County.

    “The horse stepped on a pool cover, not realizing there was a pool under it,” said Bart Powell, Anderson County’s director of emergency management and a member of the Anderson County Specialized Rescue Squad.

  • Eddie Russell joins dad as Wild Turkey master distiller

    Lawrenceburg’s Eddie Russell is joining his dad, Jimmy, as master distiller at Wild Turkey, the company announced this morning.

    “It is with great pride that I announce today that Eddie Russell has been promoted to Wild Turkey Master Distiller,” Jimmy Russell wrote in a letter provided by the distillery.

  • Man jailed after trial ends with hung jury

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The man who once dubbed himself “Black Neck Chevy Johnson” on Facebook figured he was free to go last Wednesday after a jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision on a charge that he beat up the mother of one of his children last June.

    He wasn’t.

  • Fiscal court facing $400,000 budget deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will likely have to borrow upwards of $400,000 to balance its next budget, County Treasurer Dudley Shryock confirmed Monday afternoon.

    “We spent way too much money on that recycling building,” Shryock said when asked why what was said to be a sound county budget now has such a glaring hole.

  • Lawrenceburg adds four to Kentucky State Police ranks

    From staff reports

    Four Lawrenceburg men all graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy during a ceremony last Friday morning in Frankfort, according to a news release.

    Donald McCormick, Gerald Milam and Matthew Sudduth were all assigned to serve at Post 5 in Campbellsville, and Eric Chrisman was assigned to serve at Post 1 in Mayfield.

    The foursome was among 69 new troopers who graduated and part of the agency’s 92nd cadet class.

  • Gov. appoints Leet to grape, wine council

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Gov. Steve Beshear obviously knows that when it comes to Kentucky’s finest winemakers, Lawrenceburg’s Logan Leet is among the state’s best.

    Leet, president and winemaker at Old 502 Winery in Louisville and former owner of Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery in Lawrenceburg, was reappointed by the governor last week to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council.

  • Local students named to University of Kentucky fall dean’s list

    From staff reports

    For the first time, more than 6,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.

    A record high of 6,366 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. That’s an increase of nearly 500 since Fall 2013 and nearly 900 more than Spring 2014, according to a news release.

    The following are Anderson County native students who were named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Kentucky.

  • News briefs for Jan. 21, 2015

    Tipton to visit Lawrenceburg

    State Rep. James Tipton will host a legislative briefing 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at Tonya’s Buffett, located at Hilltop Drive in Lawrenceburg, his office announced.

    Tipton, who represents Anderson County in Frankfort, will provide an overview of the 2015 legislative session and field questions from the community.

    Lawrenceburg woman joins medical group

    Leeann Spivey, nurse practitioner, has joined Northgate Medical Group, according to a news release.