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  • 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.  

  • Candidate filings pick up as deadline nears

    The new year may have just started, but there is no shortage of candidates already filing for elections to be held later in 2014.  
    According to documents on file in the Anderson County Clerk’s office and on the Secretary of State’s website, this year’s elections will feature some familiar faces and newcomers to local and state races as the January deadline to run for office in 2014 approaches.  

  • Kentucky gets $1.7 million federal grant to reduce health risks

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    Kentucky has received a five-year $1.7 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help Kentuckians reduce risk factors that lead to obesity and chronic disease.
    Most of the money will be used for preventive measures such as physical activity, weight loss and better nutrition, and programs to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and stroke with a focus on high blood pressure.

  • New year, new goals for Lawrenceburg residents

    From getting back in the gym to spending more quality time with family, many people choose the first week of the new year to set new goals and New Year resolutions to kick off 2014.
    We asked several people out and about in Lawrenceburg what their goals for the new year are, if they’ve already broken them for 2014, or if they think they’ll be able to stick to their newly created resolutions until Dec. 31, 2014. 

  • Country singer files for bankruptcy

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Country singer Eddie Montgomery, one-half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, filed for individual bankruptcy Tuesday. In the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lexington, the Danville resident listed $13.4 million in liabilities and $1.9 million in assets.
    His debts stem from millions owed on a failed restaurant in Harrodsburg, Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, which closed abruptly last May and is scheduled to be sold in a master commissioner’s sale Jan. 10.