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  • County clerk’s office to close for Good Friday

    The Anderson County Clerk’s office will be closed Friday, March 29 in recognition of Good Friday.
    Denny said the office will reopen April 1, and suggested those who need to pay vehicle taxes and renew registrations do so by March 28 to avoid having those items expire.
    The clerk’s office is normally open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Burglary suspects nabbed

    A baby bracelet worn home by a newborn when leaving the hospital 50 years ago.
    Dog tags from the Korean War.
    Those items and many more were returned to their rightful owners following the arrest of two Pumphouse Road residents charged with stealing them.
    Kris Mitchell and Tami Amburgey were arrested on numerous burglary charges following a March 14 traffic stop, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Easter egg hunt rescheduled for Saturday at American Legion

    The annual community Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the city of Lawrenceburg, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds.
    More than 8,000 eggs will be filled with candy and some prize eggs. Five different age groups will be participating, ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and there will be an area for special needs children.
    Free pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be available for all children. Refreshments will also be provided.

  • Library officials discuss ‘at least’ $1M expansion

    To better serve the public, the library needs more space, according to Library Director Pam Mullins.
    A building expansion, to be exact.
    One that’s necessary, Mullins said, to accommodate patrons who attend children’s library programs, as well as to properly shelve children’s circulation materials.
    With the upcoming fiscal year budget to be set by the end of May, the library board will need to make a decision soon as to what an expansion in 2014 would look like.

  • Business license haggling continues

    Questions remain over who will or won’t have to purchase one, but one thing is certain: enforcement of the county’s business license ordinance could soon be conducted by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    During its meeting last Tuesday night, the Anderson County Fiscal Court held a first reading on the ordinance that included a lengthy debate on whether commercial and residential landlords, and a list of others, should be required to buy a business license.

  • Keep calm and cheer UK on

    When you’re a Wildcat Princess attending the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, first you:
    Put on a shiny blue wig.
    Crown yourself with a tiara.
    Wrap a feathered boa around your neck, drape yourself with jewelry and rub a temporary University of Kentucky tattoo on your cheek.
    Then you’re ready to greet the UK fan populace, as you have been for the last 17 years.
    Francine Sloan, a Lawrenceburg resident and member of The Wildcat Princess Club, almost didn’t travel to Nashville last weekend.

  • Woman airlifted to hospital after Parkway rollover wreck

    A female driver, Karen Kerr, 55 of Indiana, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky hospital after her losing control of her vehicle, flipping her car six or seven times before landing in the median.
    Kerr was eastbound on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway at about mile marker 52 near the Anderson-Mercer line when she started sliding sideways, Kentucky State Police Trooper Marvin Kelly said Wednesday afternoon.

  • Driver clips school bus in traffic accident

    A driver clipped the front of an Anderson County school bus at about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Glensboro Road and Mustang Trail, leaving the bus sitting in the turn lane as EMS checked every student and adult for signs of injury.
    Officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg police department said the female driver was allegedly pulling into the left turn lane to head into the Anderson County Middle School entrance and did not see the school bus, consequently clipping the bus’s front bumper.

  • Car goes up in flames after rear ending vehicle in wreck

    A vehicle caught fire after rear ending another vehicle on a rainy Monday morning, according to Lawrenceburg city police.
    The lights at the US 127 intersection in front of Walmart and MainSource Bank were flashing yellow, City Police Chief Chris Atkins said, when two vehicles traveling north on the bypass braked suddenly.
    A third vehicle, allegedly affiliated with Walters Buildings of Lawrenceburg, rear ended the black Chevy SUV in front of it, Atkins said.

  • House Dems try to push King out of Anderson again

    For the second time in as many years, the Democrat-controlled House in Frankfort is pushing a redistricting plan that would kick state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) out of Anderson County.
    The plan, which has been approved in the House, calls for Anderson County to become part of the 54th House District, moving it from the 55th and joining it with all of Spencer and a portion of Bullitt counties.
    Anderson is now joined with Mercer and a portion of Spencer counties.