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  • High school parking lot shooting an apparent suicide

    A Harrodsburg man shot and killed himself Thursday evening in the Anderson County High School parking lot, according Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    Paul Jenkins, 49, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Tussey said Friday morning.

    Tussey said there is no indication why Jenkins drove to the high school or Anderson County to commit the apparent act of suicide.

  • Class of 2011 celebrates
  • DARE Derby is Saturday

    This year’s annual DARE Fishing Derby will include a tournament designed for parents and their children to fish together.
    Scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the lake near Hope Community Church, there will be a mini-tournament from 8 to 9:30 a.m., the proceeds from which will benefit the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch. Adult entry into the mini-tournament will be $10. Children under 15 can fish for free for the mini- tournament and regular derby, which runs from 8 to 11 a.m.

  • Slingin’ some mud

    It won’t be pretty, it won’t be clean, but it sure is going to be fun.
    A mud bog to benefit the local Shop With a Cop program and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Boys and Girls Camp is scheduled for Saturday at Anderson Community Park.
    The brainchild of Deputy Tony Likins, the bog will begin at 1 p.m. Registration for competitors is $20 and begins at 10 a.m. Admission is $5, and children 10 and under will be admitted free.

  • Man in coma following mule wagon wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man remains in critical condition Tuesday after a mule wagon accident last Wednesday on Paxton Road.
    Brian “Little Brian” Perry, 21, and a friend, Josh “Worm” Thompson, were driving the wagon hitched to a team of pony mules when something spooked the animals.
    The buggy turned over at least once and landed in a ditch, seriously injuring Perry, who was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Thompson was treated and released.

  • Lawrenceburg remembers fallen heroes

    Thirteen more flags were raised Sunday to honor Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism as American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary commemorated Memorial Day.
    The hour-long, somber ceremony featured a keynote address by Brig. Gen. Steven Hogan, who honored those who have given their lives in defense of the United States.
    “God bless and care for these brave souls,” he said.

  • County buys old health building

    Shift change at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office often resembles the old 1960s gag when a dozen or so people would pile into a tiny car in an effort to break some world record or another.
    With four or more deputies sharing each desk and scarcely enough room to turn around, the office is too small by half, but that soon won’t be the case.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court pulled a surprising move Friday morning and voted unanimously to end overcrowding at the sheriff’s office by purchasing the former health department building on Main Street.

  • Man in coma following mule wagon wreck

    Want to help?
    Sherry Perry is asking people to pray for her son, Brian, who remains in a medication-induced coma following his accident last Wednesday on Paxton Road.
    Because he has no health insurance, a fund has been established at Century Bank under the name “Little Brian” to help cover his medical expenses.

  • Rebel flag debated for cemetery

    Rules dictating what can and cannot be placed on gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery will likely be loosened when the city council meets June 13, and could include allowing placement of Confederate flags.

  • Fiscal court buys former health department building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to purchase the health department building on Main Street.

    The building will soon be the new home of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, once the health department moves into its new facility near Walmart.

    The fiscal court emerged from a closed session and voted to buy the building for $275,000. It will pay for the building with excess fees turned over each year by the sheriff's office, which range between $30,000 and $50,000.