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  • Carlson promoted, will publish daily paper in New Mexico

    The Anderson News Editor and Publisher Ben Carlson has been promoted to the position of publisher at the Los Alamos Monitor, a daily newspaper owned by Landmark Media Enterprises, which also owns The Anderson News.
    Carlson’s last day at the newspaper is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31.

  • Anderson News among state’s best

    The Anderson News staff placed in top three in the state for general excellence in editorial and second place for advertising among large weeklies during the 2013 Kentucky Press Association award ceremony held last Saturday.  
    Creative Director Mary Garrison won second place for general excellence in advertising in the state for the weekly Class 3 division with a total of 22 awards.
    Garrison took home a total of four first place awards, eight second places, seven third places and three honorable mentions for her advertising designs.

  • Giles ‘cared about people’

    City councilman, former state trooper and beloved grandfather William Larry Giles is sure to be remembered not only for his dogged commitment to public service, but also for his love for people.
    Giles, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at his home of natural causes. According to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey, Giles had been struggling with several medical issues in the last few months, including a heart ailment.

  • Funeral service for city councilman Larry Giles to be held Thursday

    A funeral service for current city councilman and former Kentucky State Trooper William Larry Giles is scheduled to be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church.

    Giles, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Lawrenceburg.

    Serving on the Lawrenceburg city council until his death, Giles also served as a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps and spent more than 26 years with the Kentucky state police.

  • Sen. Paul to visit Lawrenceburg on Thursday

    One of the nation’s best-known and most controversial senators will be in Lawrenceburg this Thursday morning.
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) will meet the public from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Best Western, located on US 127 Bypass across from the high school.
    The event is open to the public, Paul’s staff said.
    Paul visited Lawrenceburg in 2009 during his run for US Senate. Known for his libertarian leanings, Paul drew national attention when he spent 13 hours on a filibuster to oppose a presidential nomination for the CIA and the use of drones.

  • Saffell St. Elementary principal to retire April 1

    The Saffell Street Elementary site-based decision making council will begin its search for a new elementary principal due to Principal Robin Arnzen’s plans to retire by April 1, according to an email from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    Mitchell said she received a letter informing her of Arnzen’s intention to retire last Friday, and the district posted an opening for a new Saffell Street principal on Friday, Jan. 17.

  • WWII vet remembered as ‘American hero’

    Truman Wells, an Anderson County World War II veteran who received his high school diploma at age 85 and was recognized by former Congressman Ben Chandler for his service, died Jan. 16 at the Veterans Affairs Center in Lexington.
    Wells was a native of Anderson County, and was born the son of the late Lillis Ray Drury and Roy Thomas Wells.
    Wells worked for many years as a respected contractor in Lawrenceburg, and served in the infantry division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He saw action in Normandy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.

  • Workers, boss discuss minimum wage hike

    Last Friday morning at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs began with the usual chores of mixing the dough, slicing up fresh vegetables for the lunchtime salad bar, as well as a conversation about the potential effects of a minimum wage hike in Kentucky.
    Owner Dave Richmond, who opened Edwardo’s four years ago, sat in the quiet Lawrenceburg restaurant, empty except for the employees busy preparing for the anticipated lunch rush a few hours later.

  • Insurer opts out of Obamacare enrollments

    When Obamacare launched last October, Rodney Goodlett, owner of the Goodlett Insurance Group in Anderson County, was all set to help the uninsured sign up.
    Goodlett, who says he could “see both sides” of the controversial new healthcare law, spent hours training and testing to become certified to sign people up in the state’s insurance exchange but soon realized that effort simply wouldn’t pay off.

  • Sign ordinance would allow 32 billboards

    A vote on a proposed sign ordinance that would greatly add to the number of billboards allowed in the county and strip malls to erect multi-user signs was delayed last Thursday at the request of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    Saying they had not had a chance to discuss changes proposed by the joint city/county planning and zoning commission, chamber officials asked that the vote be tabled until the commission meets in February.