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  • Owners told trash-filled house must go

    The owners of an abandoned house on Hammond Road were notified Friday that it’s a fire hazard and they have 10 days to remove it or face fines or jail time.
    That news couldn’t come soon enough for Kristyle Renfro, a neighbor who said she’s sick of rodents coming from the crumbling house and infesting hers.
    “I have had an unbelievably large amount of mice in my house that have come from that house,” Renfro said while standing in her front yard last week. “I have seen all kinds of animals come from there.

  • No fixes for rural precincts

    Following a nearly hour-long beat down of the county clerk, the Anderson County Fiscal Court declined to take action Tuesday morning on fixing rural voting precincts that have failed yet another inspection.

  • Congressmen wager on UK-UConn

    Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney and Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler announced a friendly wager over the Final Four match-up between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the UConn Huskies, Chandler’s office announced Thursday morning.

     Courtney wagered cigars from Jarmoc Farms, UConn chocolate bars from Munson’s Chocolate Co., and two bottles of wine from Priam Vineyards.

  • SUV flips on Alton Station Road

     

  • Finding Lovers Leap will be easier, thanks to relocated signs

    Tourists looking for Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery will have an easier time finding it, thanks to the relocation of signs directing them to the unique Anderson County landmark.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said he worked with state officials to have several signs moved and new ones erected, pointing the way to the winery, located on Lanes Mill Road.

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  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts three on drug-related charges

    The following people were indicted March 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Gary W. Noe, 50, of 322 Walnut Street, was indicted on four charges; second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone); failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address; operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.
    Gaige T. Colston, 18, of 213 Center Street, was indicted on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone).

  • Burglary suspect nabbed on Enterprise Road

    A suspect in a rash of burglaries on Enterprise and Hammonds Creek roads is now under arrest.
    Frederick Kirchhoff, 27, was arrested on unrelated charges while walking on Enterprise Road on March 19, but is considered a suspect in a string of burglaries earlier that morning.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a possible burglary on Hammonds Creek Road, where a homeowner observed an individual walking around his property.

  • Fallen dancer’s suit against Alton Ruritan Club dismissed

    A Frankfort couple apparently won’t receive a dime in a lawsuit they filed last year against the Alton Ruritan Club.
    Kathy and William Slaughter filed the lawsuit after she claimed she slipped and fell during a dance at the club.
    She and her husband, William, filed suit against the club and two Lawrenceburg men who sponsored a dance at the club.
    According to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court, the case has been dismissed, with prejudice.

  • Lawless wins 2012 Junior Miss title

    Lynsey Kate Lawless has emerged from a field of 15 to be Anderson County’s 30th Junior Miss.
    The Anderson High junior was Overall Scholastic Achievement Winner and captured first place in her division in the Creative & Performing Arts category on her way to earning the top honor.
    She will advance on to the state competition, set for January in Lexington.
    The daughter of Scott and Rebecca Lawless, she plans to study dermatology at the University of Louisville.