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  • Will meth take Anderson by storm?

    A spike in violent crime.
    A rise in domestic violence.
    A dramatic increase in child abuse.
    Families and lives destroyed, seemingly overnight.
    Those problems and worse are headed toward Anderson County like an out-of-control freight train, and the devil driving that train is methamphetamine — meth, for short.
    “You have all the telltale symptoms,” said Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain, renowned nationwide for his decade-long battle with the drug that in 1999 reared its ugly head and nearly destroyed his county.

  • Martin faces sodomy, rape abuse charges

    A former Lawrenceburg man faces numerous charges of rape and sodomy on allegations that he forced two children under the age of 12 to perform sexual acts on each other while he watched.

  • Sheep rescued, drought blamed

    The implications of Anderson County’s ongoing drought extend well beyond dead lawns and leaves falling prematurely from trees.

  • Body found off Bypass

    The body of a man found dead outside a residence off US 127 Bypass near the Bluegrass Parkway has been identified as Rodney Sallee, 56.
    Sallee’s body was found early last Monday morning by a co-worker outside a residence where he had been staying, according to County Coroner Brian Ritchie.
    Ritchie said his office and the Kentucky State Police investigated the death and, as of Thursday, foul play is not suspected.

  • Local health clinic in the works

    By Shannon Brock
    News Editor
    Quality health care for adults who need it may only be a few a months away in Anderson County.
    A group of concerned citizens has banded together to start planning for the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, which should open some time in 2011.
    Recently, the clinic has become an incorporated entity, but as of last week, was still waiting to hear about its 501(c)3 non-profit status.
    The group behind the clinic is a subcommittee of the Health and Nutrition Committee of the Anderson County Community of Promise.

  • Community Actions does more than pay electric bills

    Over the past two years when Troy Roberts has introduced himself as executive director of Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, people have responded in one of two ways.
    “They either say, ‘who?’ because they aren’t familiar with us, or they say, ‘Oh, you all pay electric bills,’” Roberts said.
    While the partnership does have programs to help those in need pay their electric bills, Roberts hopes to spread the word about its other programs, too.

  • ‘Hit list’ found at high school

    A handwritten note containing the names of eight or nine Anderson County High School students was found at the school Wednesday afternoon, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The list did not include any specific threats against the students, but did say it was a “heavy hit list,” Sheriff Troy Young said, adding that it is unclear exactly what that means.

    “We are investigating this,” Young said. “The students whose names were on the list, along with their parents or guardians, have been notified.”

  • City council OKs safety policy, supports flute gathering

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to update its safety policy for city employees.

  • Puppy killer case referred to grand jury

    The case of the man accused of stomping and setting his girlfriend’s puppy on fire was referred last Thursday to the Anderson County Grand Jury.

  • ‘You never forget fallen comrades’

    William P. Earlywine was one of 220 American soldiers who entered a 21-day battle during the Korean War, and one of only 20 who survived it.