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  • ‘Waddy Werewolf’ meeting packs local Ruritan Club

    By Todd Martin
    The Sentinel-News
    WADDY – Residents seem convinced that the recent brutal maulings of several animals in southeast Shelby County were the blood-thirsty attacks of nothing more than a dog.
    Most of more than 100 residents and community who attended a meeting Monday night at the Waddy Ruritan Club, expressed certainty that a rogue dog, or dogs, is responsible for the mauled calves and goats, at least five of which have had to be euthanized, which were found between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6.
    And now there could be confirmation coming.

  • Food pantry offers free Christmas Day meal

    A free community Christmas dinner will be served at Open Hands Food Pantry on Christmas Day, according to a news release.
    The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pantry, located at 1111 Industrial Road.
    Organizers request those planning to attend call June Byrne at 502-604-1255; Doug Haddix at 502-598-9297; or Charlie Blacketer at 502-598-1118 by Dec. 22.
    Transportation will be provided if necessary.

  • Nearly a mile of lights

    Gary Rice leaves for work in the dark and comes home in the dark.
    So when he glimpses his glowing house from the top of the hill on Creekside Drive in Lawrenceburg, it makes the journey home from his job at a construction company, and the three weeks it took stringing the 36,000 Christmas lights, worthwhile.

  • Meth bust man’s fourth drug arrest in two years

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested Friday for the fourth time in two years on drug charges, this time for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.
    Robert James Florence, 44, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after police raided a residence at 1112 Salt River Road, according to court documents.
    Also arrested in the incident was Alicia Nuckols, 25, of Lawrenceburg, who received the same charges as Florence.

  • Man who claimed Cherokee status arrested

    A Lawrenceburg man who once claimed he was owed five live eagles and $1 million after being “kidnapped and held for ransom” by police following a traffic stop now faces a host of new charges, including allegedly threatening to kill another man.
    Dalton Wayne Brown, 20, of 1093 Hammonds Creek Road was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and harassing communications last Thursday while appearing in Anderson District Court on another charge.

  • Lawrenceburg man seeks help getting soldiers home for Christmas

    A Lawrenceburg man is raising money through Dec. 20 to help soldiers stationed with his son in Colorado get home for Christmas.

    “A lot of people think the Army pays for them to get home, but it doesn’t,” said Rodney Goodlett, whose son, Seth, is with the Army Calvary and is stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.

    Goodlett said he’s paying for his son to get home, but soldiers stationed there with him simply can’t afford it.

  • Auxiliary joins veterans for Christmas party

    Ten members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 went to Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 8 for a Christmas Party for the Roosevelt Unit.
    Shopping was done from a wish list for each of the 55 residents. Unit 34 members helped pass out food provided by the Veterans Center and gifts to the veterans provided by the Auxiliary and Post 34. Veterans asked for sweat suits, sweater jacket, sweat jacket, farm picture, slacks, robe and audio books.
    This was the seventh year Unit 34 has done the Christmas party at Thomson Hood.

  • Local constable threatens legal action against fiscal court

    A local constable threatened legal action Monday against the Anderson County Fiscal Court following its decision days earlier to force him to increase his liability bond from $10,000 to $1 million.

  • Board to increase share of school resource officer salary

    The Anderson County Board of Education will now be paying a little more out of pocket to keep the sheriff’s office school resource officer Paul Blackhurst at Anderson County High School.
    The school board unanimously voted in a special-called meeting Dec. 6 to double the resource officer’s current salary reimbursement from 25 to 50 percent for about $25,000 total.
    The decision does not give Blackhurst a pay increase.

  • County clerk sells birdhouses to help Kentucky veterans

    Buy a license plate birdhouse, help a veteran.
    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny is asking Anderson County residents to help reach a $5,000 goal for next year by purchasing a birdhouse to assist veterans.
    The Kentucky County Clerks Association, working with the Hope for Veterans foundation, donates all the proceeds of handmade license plate birdhouses to support three state veterans’ homes, Denny said.
    The Fletcher County clerk’s father-in-law constructs the birdhouses free of charge in his woodshop every day, Denny said.