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  • Youth is served

    Two local wildlife officers are looking for about 30 children, and one of them could be yours.
    Sgt. Phillip Crane and Officer Jason Wells, who patrol Anderson County for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, have organized for the second year a youth hunt specifically for children ages 10 to 15 from here, Mercer and Franklin counties.
    Their goal is to expose children who may otherwise never get the chance to hunting and all that it entails.

  • Ex-social worker to be arraigned

    The former social services worker indicted on felony charges of tampering with public records is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury earlier this month on nine felony charges that stem from her time working in the social services office in Lawrenceburg.

  • Teen killed in ATV wreck

    An Anderson County teenager was killed Sunday morning when the all terrain vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a tree.
    Jeffrey Knight, 19, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Knight was with family earlier Sunday morning before leaving on the ATV and heading west on Clay Burgin Road in western Anderson County, according to Tussey.
    No other vehicles were apparently involved.

  • Western grads plan reunion for Sept. 16

    Peggy Peach, class of 1974, remembers when western Anderson County centered on the happenings at Western High School.
    “I’ve seen basketball games were you couldn’t get in the door,” she said. “[Western] just had a community spirit like you’ve never seen before.”
    Peach hopes to recreate the feeling of community at this year’s Western High School reunion Sept. 16 at the Lion’s Club pavilion at 6 p.m. at the county park.
    “Everybody knew everybody,” Peach said of her alma mater.

  • Man killed in ATV accident

    An Anderson County man was killed Sunday when the all terrain vehicle he was operating went off Clay Burgin Road and struck a tree, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed.

    Jeffrey Knight, 19, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    Knight was with family earlier Sunday morning before leaving on the ATV and heading west on Clay Burgin Road, according to Tussey.

    No other vehicles were apparently involved.

  • Doctor prevails in penis amputation case

    Dr. John Patterson acted appropriately when he amputated Phillip Seaton’s
    penis during surgery in 2007, a jury in Shelby County Circuit Court has
    ruled.
    After more than two days of emotional and sometimes embarrassing testimony
    from a variety witnesses, the jury of six men and six women deliberated
    little more than hour and ruled unanimously just before 2 p.m.
    Seaton, 64, and his wife, Deborah, of Waddy had sued Patterson because they
    say Seaton should have been awakened when Patterson found cancer while

  • Vote on mandatory trash collection, recycling expected next month

    Homeowners currently having their trash picked up will see a slight savings if the Anderson County Fiscal Court approves mandatory countywide collection.
    The cost for those already receiving the service will decrease from $11.65 to $11.32 each month, according M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect trash in Anderson County.

  • Library eyeing huge expansion

    Anderson Public Library board is considering its first expansion since 2005 due what it says is public demand for more multipurpose library space.
    Pam Mullins, director of the Anderson Public Library, said an expansion was something the public said it wanted the library to pursue.
    “The purpose of any renovation we do is to improve our services to the public,” she said.
    “That’s why we exist.”

  • City, county take first steps toward merger

    What began last Tuesday night as a joint city-county meeting to hear a presentation on unified government quickly turned into, for some, a referendum on how to reign in what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway called the county’s “out of control” taxing districts.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council did as expected and, after a presentation by attorney Walter Patrick, authorized their attorneys to draft ordinances that will need to be approved.

  • Council considers development water rates for industry

    The city council held a work session Aug. 18 to discuss establishing a temporary economic development rate for city water districts as an incentive to attract future businesses and retain current industries.
    According to city clerk Robbie Hume, the city is required to conduct a cost of service study when setting utility rates for water districts.