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  • Brotherhood extends beyond the football field

    There’s a band of brothers that exists beyond the Anderson County high school football field.
    It’s a group of firefighters, says retired Frankfort firefighter Mike Fitzgerald, that donate their time and resources to give back after Sept. 11, 2001.
    As a part of the New York Says Thank You organization, firefighters from around the country commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by giving aid to those in need.
    Fitzgerald learned of the foundation from a group of Mississippi firefighters after being sent by FEMA to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief.

  • Waddy man loses amputation suit; attorney plans to appeal

    From The Sentinel-News
    The attorney for Phillip Seaton, the Waddy man who lost his lawsuit against the doctor who amputated his penis, said he plans to appeal the jury’s verdict.
    After hearing three days of emotional and sometimes graphic and embarrassing testimony from a variety of witnesses, a Shelby County Circuit Court jury ruled last Wednesday that Dr. John Patterson, a urologist from Frankfort, had the right to amputate Seaton’s penis without discussing that surgery with him during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Giving back, through music

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff Writer
    The Acoustic Project began with a man dying 10 feet from Kevin Riggs.
    The University of Kentucky student and Lawrenceburg native was returning from Houston after attending the Final Four game with some friends when he witnessed a terrible car crash.
    A man was ejected from the vehicle, and died on the scene. Riggs said some of his friends were EMTs, so they attempted to assist in the aftermath of the crash.
    Riggs said he tried to comfort the man’s wife, saved by her seatbelt.

  • Local man killed in car wreck

    A former Lawrenceburg resident was killed last Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle accident near Highway 55 in Washington County, according to a report in The Springfield Sun.
    Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield was traveling north on Highway 55 when his 1999 Toyota apparently crossed the center line and struck head on a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon.

  • Elections board to consider fate of Western polling location

    The Anderson County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Friday at 10 a.m. for a special-called session, County Clerk Jason Denny announced Tuesday morning.
    The board is scheduled to discuss and perhaps vote on the Western polling location, located at the Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge.
    That location and several others become hotly debated last year when it failed an handicapped accessibility inspection.

  • Couple creates own toy story

    They live here, not the North Pole.
    But when it comes to stockpiling and distributing toys, even Santa Claus has nothing on Steven and Jessica Seeberger.
    Thanks to equal measures of determination and online ingenuity, the Lawrenceburg couple has two warehouses stuffed with toys, but is now determined to find retail success when they open their new store, ToyBurg, on Sept. 13 in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.

  • Youth is served

    Two local wildlife officers are looking for about 30 children, and one of them could be yours.
    Sgt. Phillip Crane and Officer Jason Wells, who patrol Anderson County for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, have organized for the second year a youth hunt specifically for children ages 10 to 15 from here, Mercer and Franklin counties.
    Their goal is to expose children who may otherwise never get the chance to hunting and all that it entails.

  • Ex-social worker to be arraigned

    The former social services worker indicted on felony charges of tampering with public records is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury earlier this month on nine felony charges that stem from her time working in the social services office in Lawrenceburg.

  • Teen killed in ATV wreck

    An Anderson County teenager was killed Sunday morning when the all terrain vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a tree.
    Jeffrey Knight, 19, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Knight was with family earlier Sunday morning before leaving on the ATV and heading west on Clay Burgin Road in western Anderson County, according to Tussey.
    No other vehicles were apparently involved.

  • Western grads plan reunion for Sept. 16

    Peggy Peach, class of 1974, remembers when western Anderson County centered on the happenings at Western High School.
    “I’ve seen basketball games were you couldn’t get in the door,” she said. “[Western] just had a community spirit like you’ve never seen before.”
    Peach hopes to recreate the feeling of community at this year’s Western High School reunion Sept. 16 at the Lion’s Club pavilion at 6 p.m. at the county park.
    “Everybody knew everybody,” Peach said of her alma mater.