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  • Man who claimed Cherokee status arrested

    A Lawrenceburg man who once claimed he was owed five live eagles and $1 million after being “kidnapped and held for ransom” by police following a traffic stop now faces a host of new charges, including allegedly threatening to kill another man.
    Dalton Wayne Brown, 20, of 1093 Hammonds Creek Road was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and harassing communications last Thursday while appearing in Anderson District Court on another charge.

  • Lawrenceburg man seeks help getting soldiers home for Christmas

    A Lawrenceburg man is raising money through Dec. 20 to help soldiers stationed with his son in Colorado get home for Christmas.

    “A lot of people think the Army pays for them to get home, but it doesn’t,” said Rodney Goodlett, whose son, Seth, is with the Army Calvary and is stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.

    Goodlett said he’s paying for his son to get home, but soldiers stationed there with him simply can’t afford it.

  • Auxiliary joins veterans for Christmas party

    Ten members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 went to Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 8 for a Christmas Party for the Roosevelt Unit.
    Shopping was done from a wish list for each of the 55 residents. Unit 34 members helped pass out food provided by the Veterans Center and gifts to the veterans provided by the Auxiliary and Post 34. Veterans asked for sweat suits, sweater jacket, sweat jacket, farm picture, slacks, robe and audio books.
    This was the seventh year Unit 34 has done the Christmas party at Thomson Hood.

  • Local constable threatens legal action against fiscal court

    A local constable threatened legal action Monday against the Anderson County Fiscal Court following its decision days earlier to force him to increase his liability bond from $10,000 to $1 million.

  • Board to increase share of school resource officer salary

    The Anderson County Board of Education will now be paying a little more out of pocket to keep the sheriff’s office school resource officer Paul Blackhurst at Anderson County High School.
    The school board unanimously voted in a special-called meeting Dec. 6 to double the resource officer’s current salary reimbursement from 25 to 50 percent for about $25,000 total.
    The decision does not give Blackhurst a pay increase.

  • County clerk sells birdhouses to help Kentucky veterans

    Buy a license plate birdhouse, help a veteran.
    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny is asking Anderson County residents to help reach a $5,000 goal for next year by purchasing a birdhouse to assist veterans.
    The Kentucky County Clerks Association, working with the Hope for Veterans foundation, donates all the proceeds of handmade license plate birdhouses to support three state veterans’ homes, Denny said.
    The Fletcher County clerk’s father-in-law constructs the birdhouses free of charge in his woodshop every day, Denny said.  

  • Child’s Christmas wish: shampoo and conditioner

    Kids can say the darnedest things, including some that will bring a tear to even the Grinch’s eyes.
    While looking over children’s applications for this year’s Shop With a Cop program, Sheriff Troy Young said one child’s wish list really brought home just how well off some folks are, and how tough it is for others.
    “We always look at needs first,” Young said following Saturday’s Shop With a Cop effort that resulted in Christmas gifts for around 50 children in need.

  • City won’t give county Ollie Bowen

    Give Ollie J. Bowen Drive to the county, and you might as well give away Main Street.
    That’s what council member Ken Evans says.    
    “I just don’t think we need to be giving away a street in the middle of town,” Evans said, adding that the reserved signs were just taken down on the street a few months ago. “Bowen Drive, Main Street. Same difference.”

  • Sewer system blows ‘bubbles’

    Anderson County drivers may have noticed piles of what appeared to be soap suds bubbling out from sewer drains on Court and Main streets on Monday afternoon.
    According to Public Works Director Larry Hazlett, these piles of soapy suds are actually pet shampoo lather run off from the company KNS, Inc., located on Railroad Street.  

  • Atkins appointed as chief of police

    Officer Chris Atkins is interim police chief no longer.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker announced at the city council’s Dec. 10 meeting that Atkins, who had been serving as interim police chief after former chief Tommy Burris retired this summer, would be appointed to the position of police chief for 2013.
    Atkins, along with current city council members and newly elected council member George Geoghegan, will be sworn in Dec. 28, the mayor said.