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  • Sheriff’s office takes down suspected meth lab

    For the second time in as many days, police in Anderson County have busted a suspected methamphetamine lab.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office took down a meth lab Friday night on Mill Creek Pike. Charged in the bust were Christopher Caffee, 36, of 1940 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg; Dylan Hawkins, 18, of 1930 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg; and Jeffrey Goodlett, 37, of 430 Bondville Road, Salvisa.

    Caffee and Hawkins were each charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

  • Funeral service is Saturday for Marie Garmon

    The funeral service for Marie Crawford Garmon will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church.

    Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.

  • As 9/11 comes and goes, student won’t let memorial dream die

    One year later, high school senior Blake Roach hasn’t given up on his dream to construct a 9/11 memorial.
    Some people thought he did.
    “They do ask me, ‘what happened to it?’” Roach said of his plans to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. “At this point, to give up would be pointless.”
    One thing Roach has learned in a year spent fundraising for the 9/11 memorial  — frustration.

  • Fiscal court cracks down on business licenses

    The owners of 35 businesses, including a number of well-known businesses in town, have been turned over to the county attorney’s office for prosecution for refusing to pay a business license tax imposed by the fiscal court.

  • Woman injured in dump truck wreck dies

    The Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on last Friday by a dump truck has died, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Marie Garmon, 43, sustained massive injuries in the wreck that occurred when the truck struck her van and drove it into a rock wall near Starhill Way. She died Wednesday night.

    The dump truck was headed toward Versailles when it locked up its brakes to avoid hitting a car that had stopped in front of it. The truck then veered into the opposite lane, slamming into Garmon’s mini-van.

  • News briefs: 9-12-12

    Auxiliary Unit 34 to host
    annual poker run
    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will host its annual poker run Sept. 15 at the Healing Field and American Legion clubhouse.
    Registration will be from 10-11:30 a.m., with kick stands up at noon. Each hand will be $10 and an extra card is $5, with each participant being limited to two.

  • Four Roses toasts new visitor center

    Raising glasses of single barrell bourbon, Four Roses Distillery staff, as well as state and local public officials and bourbon enthusiasts, toasted the completion of the Anderson County distillery’s multi-million dollar visitor center at its grand opening Sept. 10.
    CEO Hideki Horiguchi said in 2004, Four Roses Distillery attracted only 1,000 visitors. This year, however, the distillery will be anticipating more than 50,000 tourists walking through its doors.

  • Wreck jams traffic on Wildcat Road

    Although traffic concerns certainly pale during such a serious accident, traffic nevertheless became a story of its own late Friday afternoon when a woman’s car was hit head-on by a dump truck on Versailles Road.
    Cars trying to cross the Kentucky River into Lawrenceburg eventually were backed up as far as Falling Springs in Versailles.
    Cars headed from Lawrenceburg to Versailles backed up before eventually being rerouted to the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Middle school student charged for ‘hit list’

    A male Anderson County middle school student was arrested last Wednesday morning as he exited his school bus and charged with 32 felony counts of terroristic threatening for possessing a “hit list.”
    According to School Resource Officer Joe Saunier, the “hit list” contained the names of 32 Anderson County middle school students.
    Because of privacy concerns, Saunier could not release the name of the student or describe what hit list entailed other than that it listed students’ names.  

  • City council raises property tax rates 3.4 percent

    The city council unanimously approved a compensating tax rate at its Sept. 10 meeting for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, a 3.4 percent increase from last year.  
    In 2011 the city council approved the maximum 4 percent revenue increase, a 6.6 percent tax hike for taxpayers at $1.78 per $100,000.
    Real property assessments for the city dropped by about $1.4 million since last year, according to Anderson County property valuation data.