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  • Police report drugs, speed as factors in Spencer double fatality
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  • Former resident engineering success for Kentucky graduates

    An engineer is not just a hard hat.
    She has to be a “doer,” someone who’s not content only working with the abstract.
    Ask biomedical engineer Elaine Duncan, a former Anderson County resident and now president and founder of Paladin Medical, Inc., a consulting firm for start-up companies producing new biomedical technologies.
    “For me, it was the innovation and the creativity,” Duncan said of her interest in the engineering field. “I wanted to make things, I wanted to create things.”

  • Anderson residents share passion for outreach ministry

    The Forgotten homeless ministry team travels twice a week to Louisville to listen.
    They listen to Steve, spending his retirement years in a homeless camp.
    They hear Ronnie’s story, a man who started rolling joints for his aunt and uncle when he was 5.
    “We want to hear it,” Charlie Blacketer, a Lawrenceburg resident and one of the original members of the outreach ministry, said. “We want to hear their stories.”
    Getting people off the streets isn’t the ultimate mission of The Forgotten.

  • Health board puts budget, personnel cuts on hold

    It’s back to the drawing board for the health department after board members failed to approve nearly $190,000 in spending and workforce cuts.  
    The health board decided to table its finance committee’s proposed cost-savings and reduction in workforce plans after spending an hour and a half in closed session at the board’s Feb. 15 meeting.

  • Indicted: Police nab seven in cocaine, narcotics roundup

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the following people on indictment warrants stemming from multiple investigations into the trafficking of crack cocaine and prescription narcotics in Anderson County.
    More indictments and arrests are pending, the sheriff’s office reported. 
    Tristan Lee Bean, 22, of 322 Lincoln St., Lawrenceburg was indicted and arrested on one count of first-degree trafficking of crack cocaine.

  • Wright vows to fix health department

    Tim Wright’s first official act as interim public health director was to turn off the lights.
    Namely, the outdoor safety lights that could help save money when it comes to the health department’s $900 a month electric bill.
    It’s small savings, Wright said, but the beginning of his plan to improve the public’s perception of the health department, and strengthen the department’s relationship with the Anderson County community.

  • Herbal store owner busted for synthetic pot

    Enforcement of the county’s fake pot ban resulted in a real misdemeanor charge for one Anderson County business owner.
    Craig Vaughn, 30, owner of the Herbal Awakening store located on US 127, was charged Feb. 17 with alleged trafficking in a substance banned by a county ordinance, and could face other potential charges, Lawrenceburg city officer Josh Satterly said.

  • Head-on wreck hurts five on Fox Creek Rd.

    Five people sustained injuries in a head-on collision last Wednesday morning on Fox Creek Road.
    Trooper Trevor Harris with the Kentucky State Police said the accident occurred when Crystal Puckett of Lawrenceburg, driving a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, dropped off onto the north shoulder of Fox Creek Road while traveling west.
    Puckett overcorrected and veered into the eastbound lane, colliding head-on with a 1996 Buick Century being operated by Steven Cox of Pleasureville.

  • Lawrenceburg City Council accepts tank bid

    The city council voted unanimously to approve a $1.092 million bid for the new Wild Turkey water storage tank at its Feb. 13 meeting.
    The council approved 5-0, with council member Ken Evans absent from the meeting, to accept the lowest bid for the project from Louisville company Caldwell Tanks, Inc., at $1,092,000.
    The bid includes construction of the new water storage tank on Wild Turkey property, as well as the removal of the two current water storage tanks on Center Street. The new water tank will increase volume capacity by 300,000 gallons.

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