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  • Blaze claims family’s home, dogs

    A Lawrenceburg couple lost their home, possessions and dogs when their house burned to the ground last Friday evening.
    Bill and Renee Casson’s home at 1842 Mill Creek Pike was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 5:15 p.m.
    What sparked the blaze remains unknown, Bill Casson said Monday afternoon, but he does have his suspicions.
    “We had just put in a new refrigerator and stove in less than 24 hours before the fire,” he said. “We don’t know but it makes us wonder.”

  • Fire destroys home on Mill Creek Pike

    A family’s home was destroyed early Friday evening when a fire broke out at 1842 Mill Creek Pike, located about three miles from the Four Roses Distillery.

    The residence is owned by Bill and Renee Casson, who were not home at the time of the blaze.

    No one was injured in the fire, but the family lost several dogs.

    The fire was called in around 5:15 p.m. by a neighbor. By the time first responders arrived, the two-story home was fully engulfed, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • News briefs: Hunter recovering at home following accidental shooting

    A man seriously injured when the rifle he was using to hunt deer last Wednesday on Clifton Road is home and recovering from a gunshot wound to his left foot, a family member said Monday afternoon.
    Ross Norton, 45, of 1030 Macland Drive sustained what first responders said was a serious but not life-threatening injury when the rifle he was using discharged.
    Norton was airlifted from the property to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

  • Anderson News sports editor honored during Cat Madness

    John Herndon, sports editor for The Anderson News, was honored during last Saturday’s Cat Madness basketball kick-off for his years of dedication to sports coverage of Anderson County high school sports.  
    Herndon, who has been covering Anderson County sports for a combined 27 years, started his career in 1985.
    He spent 15 years writing part-time for The Anderson News, and will celebrate 12 years of writing full-time for the newspaper in February.

  • Library board receives positive audit for 2013 fiscal year

    The Anderson Public Library received $27,220 less but increased $381,588 in net assets in 2013, according to an audit of last fiscal year reviewed at the Nov. 19 board meeting.
    The library received a positive audit from independent auditor DePrie and Adkisson of Louisville, Library Director Pam Mullins said to library trustees during last Tuesday’s meeting.
    Property taxes made up 97.33 percent of total income, with state aid grants contributing the other 1.27 percent of income for the library, according to Mullins’ report included in the audit.

  • Police encourage shoppers to ‘Cram the Cruiser’

    After helping lead Spencer County to a dominating win in last year’s Cram the Cruiser program, Trooper Scott Felder says now it’s Anderson County’s turn to win.
    “Spencer got three times as much last year as anybody else,” said Felder, who was assigned to the Taylorsville area but now works here. “The community put forth a good effort, but now it’s time to win here in Lawrenceburg.”

  • Free medical clinic officials weigh Obamacare threat

    As the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, the non-profit faces a threat with the power to close its doors for good — Obamacare, known officially as the Affordable Care Act.
    But several clinic board members said they aren’t so sure the new federal health care law — including Kentucky’s expansion of Medicaid — will shut their facility down any time soon, given the number of people likely to remain uninsured.

  • Fiscal court notebook: 11-27-13

    Magistrates OK six new sheriff’s cars
    The fiscal court voted unanimously Wednesday morning to allow Sheriff Troy Young to finance six new cruisers for his deputies.
    The cruisers will cost just over $30,000 each when fully equipped, marking the first time the sheriff’s office has purchased new vehicles since 2007.
    “We’ve got some with over 200,000 miles on them,” said Young. “They have average of 150,000 miles on them and are costing us too much for maintenance.

  • Family, friends remember ‘Woody’ as faithful, generous man

    Countless tears were shed during the past week as family members and thousands of friends gathered to mourn the loss of Wilmer “Woody” Gash, 71, who died last Thursday morning following a lengthy illness.
    But through those tears there were stories of one man’s kindness, generosity and faith that served not only as welcome reprieve for mourners, but also a fitting tribute to a man who will long be remembered as one of Anderson County’s finest examples of humanity.

  • Thankful, and then some

    Tammy Neurohr’s son Justin wanted to know where Family Court Judge John David Myles’ pants were.
    Tammy and her four children skipped school last Friday morning at the Anderson County courthouse so that Allison, and her fraternal twin siblings Sydney and Rolan Ebersole could officially become adopted as Neurohrs.
    The Neurohrs could not agree on their favorite parts of Thanksgiving, the first Thanksgiving they’ll be spending as the new Neurohr family.