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  • Pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will host its annual pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at Saffell Street Elementary School, the club announced.
    The breakfast, now in its 55th year, is one of the club’s biggest annual fundraisers, with proceeds used to support the its annual scholarship fund.
    Cost is $7, and children under 5 are free.
    Tickets are available through Rotarians or at the door.

  • Blaze destroys Versailles Road home
  • PG rating needed for Family Court?

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    A cuss word uttered in court Feb. 15 by Family Court Judge John David Myles has prompted a Bowling Green attorney to file a complaint.
    Myles, who represents Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties in the 53rd Judicial District, told attorney Travis Lock that he didn’t “give a rat’s ass” when Lock addressed Myles during a divorce hearing.
    Lock said that Myles’ behavior was unacceptable to him.

  • Soldier, farmer, lawyer

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    The late Walter Patrick could speak with the richest man and the poorest farmer, and still have respect for both.
    Many have described the renowned local attorney, who died last Wednesday at the age of 85, as a true statesman: a humble man devoted to the law, his commonwealth and the county he called home for 60 years.  
    Community members, friends and family filled the First Christian Church sanctuary on Feb. 25 to remember the life of someone who didn’t want pomp and circumstance.

  • ‘Jobs jobs jobs!’

    Last summer’s $50 million expansion at the Wild Turkey Distillery created long-term stability.
    Last week’s announced $44 million expansion will create jobs, and plenty of them.
    Bottling of the world-famous bourbon will return to Anderson County next year, bringing with it up to 62 jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

  • ‘Contact’ during wreck triggers charges against former cop

    Allegedly being intoxicated and giving false answers to police officers didn’t get him arrested, but a sexual act that caused an accident did.
    Former city police officer Kyle Lucas, 32, of 208 Hamlin Way was charged last week with second-degree wanton endangerment, several weeks after an accident that occurred while he was a passenger in a vehicle on US 127 in Franklin County.
    The driver, Courtney Chesser, 19, of 803 Leawood, Frankfort was also charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Bottling comes back to Wild Turkey

    Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Gruppo Campari plans to invest approximately $44 million to build a new packaging facility at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, where the iconic whiskey brand was born back in the mid-19th century.

    The expansion entails the hiring of up to 62 employees.

    The new facility is expected to be completed in 2013, giving brand owner Gruppo Campari full control over the Wild Turkey brand’s entire production from distilling to aging to bottling, all in Kentucky.

  • Retired attorney Walter Patrick dies

    Retired attorney Walter Patrick died late last night, sources confirmed.

    Patrick, a long-time member of First Christian Church, served the Anderson County community as an attorney for both the city and the board of education for many years. His most recent community effort was an attempt to unify Anderson County's city and county governments.

    A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church.

    More information will be released in the Feb. 29 edition of the Anderson News.

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  • Former resident engineering success for Kentucky graduates

    An engineer is not just a hard hat.
    She has to be a “doer,” someone who’s not content only working with the abstract.
    Ask biomedical engineer Elaine Duncan, a former Anderson County resident and now president and founder of Paladin Medical, Inc., a consulting firm for start-up companies producing new biomedical technologies.
    “For me, it was the innovation and the creativity,” Duncan said of her interest in the engineering field. “I wanted to make things, I wanted to create things.”