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  • Truck crashes on Willisburg Road
  • ‘Cram the Cruiser’ donates 3,050 pounds of food to Open Hands

    Anderson County residents donated approximately 3,050 pounds of food to Open Hands through Kentucky State Police’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ December food drive.
    The ‘Cram the Cruiser’ drive asked Anderson County residents to donate non-perishable food items at pack them into Kentucky State Police patrol cars stationed outside of Kroger, Walmart and Save-A-Lot.

  • Officers play Santa for a day during ‘Shop With a Cop’

    Santa’s got some helpers in the disguise of Anderson County cops, who volunteered to help more 50 children pick out clothes, toys and shoes for Christmas this year.
    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young said Shop With a Cop raised more than $15,000 to spend on children in need who otherwise wouldn’t be receiving Christmas gifts.
    More than $10,000 came from the inaugural Shop with a Cop fundraiser ‘Misery Manor,’ held during the month of October.

  • Show featuring Burgoo Cook Off champs rescheduled

    The television show scheduled to feature Burgoo Cook Off champs Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty later this month has been moved to another date.
    Sanford and Royalty were scheduled to appear Dec. 30 on TLC’s “Hungry Brothers” show. Their appearance is now scheduled for sometime during the first three months of 2014, according to an e-mail from Sanford.

  • Volume of material increases for recycling program

    David Ruggles, 1st District Magistrate and chair of the fiscal court’s solid waste committee, spent last Wednesday looking at other people’s trash in Meade County.
    More than four months have passed since the fiscal court ended curbside recycling in Anderson County, but Ruggles’ attention to the county’s recycling program hasn’t waned.

  • Grandmother’s plea date changed

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter had the date to enter what is expected to be a guilty plea moved from Tuesday to Jan. 7.
    Carolyn Case is expected to change her not guilty plea to guilty after verbally agreeing to an undisclosed plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
    No reason was give as to why the date was changed, other than that Case was not on the Circuit Court docket Tuesday morning.

  • Sand Spring homecoming to host local, national musicians

    Sand Spring Baptist Church is mixing the Christmas season and a little bit of a Gaither Homecoming this Sunday.
    The church will present “A Sand Spring Christmas Homecoming” on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The program will feature some of the best in local talent along with some nationally known gospel music artists.

  • Pipeline questions answered

    Buoyed by a show of support from local organized labor and the fact that their effort to secure property easements in Anderson County is nearly halfway complete, officials with the companies proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline answered a host of questions from concerned residents during a public hearing Monday night.

  • Abused child could lose kidney

    A Lawrenceburg couple was charged last week for allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he’s in danger of losing a kidney.
    Billie J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Hilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arrested and charged early Wednesday morning for second-degree criminal child abuse following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Former student homeless after former all-black school burns

    One of two remaining former all-black schools burned early Saturday morning, leaving a 74-year-old former student homeless and some of her former classmates saddened over the loss.
    Jean Cunningham, her son and another woman escaped the home uninjured after waking up around 5:30 Saturday morning when they smelled smoke inside their home at 1069 Lock Road, about a quarter-mile off Versailles Road.