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  • Safer vehicles pose risks for first responders

    When Anderson County firefighters placed a mounted tire on top of an airbag system Saturday morning and deployed it, the tire and rim sailed a full 25 feet into the air.
    The display was a stark reminder of just one of the growing dangers firefighters face when removing victims from a car wreck.
    “That would have killed a firefighter had their face been where that tire was,” said Chief Mike Barnes. “That’s why we do this training … to teach them the dangers and help keep them safe.”

  • Federal shutdown leaves home buyers in limbo

    The Blains already lost one home to the recession, and may be in danger of losing a new home in Lawrenceburg to federal shutdown delays.
    About three days before the shutdown began, Colleen and Todd Blain already started the process of closing on a $105,000 three-bedroom, two-bath brick home in Lawrenceburg.
    The house was scheduled to be theirs by Oct. 25. The Blains told their landlord they’d move out of their Frankfort rental by Oct. 31.

  • Andrade named Eagle Scout
  • News briefs: 10-16-13

    ‘Bikers for Tykes’
    to be held Oct. 26
    The first annual “Bikers for Tykes” ride-in and drive-in will be held Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Participants who bring a new toy and drop it off at Edwardo’s Pizza and receive 20 percent off their purchase, event organizers said.
    Toy donations will also be accepted at Custom Cuts and Edwardo’s through Dec. 20.

  • City council approves $142,794 to lease new street sweeper

    The city council unanimously approved a $142,794 five-year capital lease for a new street sweeper.
    The council voted 5-0 at its meeting Oct. 14 to authorize the mayor and city clerk to enter into a lease/purchase agreement on a five-year note at 2.69 percent yearly interest for the new stainless steel sweeper.
    City council member Larry Giles was absent during Monday night’s meeting.

  • Go ahead and scream
  • Smith joins advertising staff at Anderson News

    Tamara Barriger Smith, a Lawrenceburg native, joined The Anderson News on Oct. 10 as an advertising sales representative for the award-winning weekly newspaper.
    Smith, who received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Kentucky, cites her years of experience in print design, ad campaigns and media planning in the Lawrenceburg area as strengths she’ll bring to The Anderson News.

  • After 25 years, they still do

    This wasn’t the first time Pastor Tony Andrade surprised his wife with wedding vows.
    Tony, the senior minister at the Family Worship Center, celebrated his 20th year of ministry at the church on Sept. 29, but also wanted to commemorate another anniversary.
    Much to the surprise of his wife, Carla, and the rest of the congregation, the Pastor Appreciation Sunday service including a vow renewal ceremony.
    Carla wore blue. Tony brought a bouquet of roses, and said he read something he’d written for his wife. There were tears, Tony said.

  • Briscoe murder suspect in court Thursday morning

    The Lexington man charged with gunning down Steven Briscoe last month is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Gary Luttrell, 39, of Lexington is charged with one count of murder for allegedly shooting Briscoe, 54, in the chest with a .410 shotgun Sept. 14 in Briscoe’s driveway on Fairview Road in western Anderson County.
    Luttrell fled but was arrested several days later in Ohio. He was extradited Oct. 4 and is now held on $500,000 cash bail in the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Man charged with pimping daughters jailed here

    A Pulaski County man, who along with his wife is charged with human trafficking for allegedly trying to force their teenage daughters to perform sexual acts with men in exchange for cash and gifts, is scheduled to appear in court here Thursday after being arrested on an outstanding bench warrant.
    Anthony Hart, 49, allegedly took off with $320 and a work van in 2011 while working as a subcontractor for ARPRO Refrigeration.