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  • 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.

  • County buys building; judge mum on use

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court narrowly approved purchasing the Town & Country Bank building on Main Street for $260,000 last Wednesday, but the judge-executive isn’t saying yet what it will be used for.
    Speculation is that it will become the new home of the Anderson County Clerk’s office, but following the 4-3 vote during a special-called meeting last Wednesday morning, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said that’s not necessarily the case.

  • City council to allow Election Day booze sales

    Election Day in Lawrenceburg will also include the sale of alcohol while polls are open, once the city council approves an amended ordinance to reflect new state laws.  
    Senate Bill 13, passed by the Kentucky legislature in March 2013, allows for the sale of alcohol on Election Day in areas where beer, wine and liquor are normally sold.
    The new law went into effect June 25, according to the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Deadline looming for Santa letters

    Better hurry and tell Santa whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year: Friday, Nov. 29 is the last day to submit Santa letters for The Anderson News’ special holiday section.
    Send Santa letters (100 words or less) and attached JPEG photos by e-mail to santa@theandersonnews.com by Friday, Nov. 29 at noon, or submit them the old fashioned way and drop them off at our office, located at 1080 Bypass South.
    Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, use our drop box located on the side of the building left of the front door.

  • Services this weekend for ‘Woody’ Gash

    The man who served as Anderson County Coroner for nearly 30 years died Thursday morning following a lengthy illness.

    Wilmer C. “Woody” Gash, 71, served as coroner from 1964 through 1982 and was owner, funeral director and embalmer at Gash Memorial Chapel on Main Street, Lawrenceburg.

    Visitation is scheduled for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gash Memorial Chapel.

    Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Ehr officiating.

    For more, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.