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  • News briefs: 8-7-13

    Horse Council to host caucus
    The Kentucky Horse Council is hosting a Horsemen’s Caucus for all area horsemen at the Boyle County Extension Office at 6 p.m. Aug. 22.  The event is free to all horsemen and related equine businesses, and will offer a meal, presentations and discussion of area horse concerns and successes.
    This Horsemen’s Caucus includes horsemen from Anderson, Boyle, Washington, Marion, Mercer, Garrard, and Lincoln counties.  Judge-executives and state representatives from each of the areas have also been invited.

  • Reward offered for stolen garden tractor

    A Tyrone resident is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who stole it, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    The tractor was reported stolen July 19 from 1871 Tyrone Main, according to the release.
    It is a Model 7232 Cub Cadet Compact Garden tractor that was stolen from the owner’s farm The garden tractor has a 90-inch Woods finish mower attached.

  • Fiscal court votes unanimously against pipeline

    After nearly two hours of hearing residents say they don’t want it, the Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution it hopes will keep the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline out of Anderson County.

    Dozens of angry landowners and concerned residents packed the basement of the Extension building, sharing stories of being approached by what they called “unethical salesmen” who tried to lure them into allowing them to survey their land for the pipeline.

  • Former school bus driver sues board over dismissal

    A former bus driver is suing the school board over the district’s decision not to renew his contract, according to civil lawsuit filed in Anderson Circuit Court.                   
    Timothy Brothers worked as a bus driver for approximately 20 years before the district chose not to renew his contract in May of 2011, according to the certified employee hearing document on file.

  • New fire hall planned for western Anderson County

    After years of scrimping, saving and at times dreaming, the Anderson County Fire District has finally begun the process of building a new fire station in western Anderson County.
    The district’s board of directors is in the process of accepting bids for a new Station 4, which will be located where the current station sits on Bardstown Road about a mile before Highway 555.
    Construction of the new station is expected to begin sometime next month and be completed in May of next year.

  • After 70 years of waiting, pastor gets a BB gun

    The 70-year-old pastor cocked his rifle, aimed and missed.
    Undeterred, he cocked it again, aimed and broke into a huge grin when the BB ricocheted off his mailbox on Cat Ridge Road in Mount Eden.
    The preacher is Roy “Junie” Temple Jr., who during last week’s 127 Yard Sale bought something he’d wanted since he was a child but had never purchased: a BB gun.
    To be specific, a Daisy BB gun that he found for sale at one of the churches along US 127 in Franklin County.
    I cost him all of $5.

  • Garmon murder suspect pleads not guilty

    The man indicted in the vehicular murder of a Lawrenceburg woman last September made his first appearance Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court where he was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty.
    Eric D. Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted last month with murder and DUI in the death of Marie Garmon, who died several days after a dump truck driven by Jenkins hit her mini-van head on on Versailles Road.

  • Fiscal court approves tax increase

    A divided Anderson County Fiscal Court narrowly approved a tax increase and the next step toward building a swimming facility when it met Tuesday morning.
    Magistrates voted 4-3 for a 1.6 percent increase on real estate, raising the rate from $1.27 per $1,000 assessed value to $1.29. That means a home assessed at $100,000 will now pay $129 instead of $127.
    Voting for the increase were Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and magistrates David Ruggles, Forest Dale Stevens and Juretta Wells. Voting against were magistrates Buddy Sims, David Montgomery and Kenny Barnett.

  • Two women receive minor injuries in wreck near Walmart

    Two women were injured July 24 in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Glensboro Road and US 127 Bypass in front of Walmart.
    City police said witnesses saw Jennifer Jaber, 31, of Louisville, run a red light at about 6 p.m. last Wednesday as she headed north on the US 127 Bypass.
    Racheal Palmerton, 22, started to make a left turn from Glensboro Road onto US 127 Bypass north when Jaber’s Ford Escape crashed into Palmerton’s Nissan 300ZX.

  • Pipeline public meeting scheduled for Tuesday

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court wants to hear what the people it represents have to say about a proposed pipeline during a special called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6.
    The 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the basement of the Anderson Extension office, located in the county park.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway called for the meeting two weeks ago when residents concerned about the pipeline attended a fiscal court meeting to voice their objections.