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  • 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.  

  • Child’s Christmas wish: shampoo and conditioner

    Kids can say the darnedest things, including some that will bring a tear to even the Grinch’s eyes.
    While looking over children’s applications for this year’s Shop With a Cop program, Sheriff Troy Young said one child’s wish list really brought home just how well off some folks are, and how tough it is for others.
    “We always look at needs first,” Young said following Saturday’s Shop With a Cop effort that resulted in Christmas gifts for around 50 children in need.

  • City won’t give county Ollie Bowen

    Give Ollie J. Bowen Drive to the county, and you might as well give away Main Street.
    That’s what council member Ken Evans says.    
    “I just don’t think we need to be giving away a street in the middle of town,” Evans said, adding that the reserved signs were just taken down on the street a few months ago. “Bowen Drive, Main Street. Same difference.”

  • Sewer system blows ‘bubbles’

    Anderson County drivers may have noticed piles of what appeared to be soap suds bubbling out from sewer drains on Court and Main streets on Monday afternoon.
    According to Public Works Director Larry Hazlett, these piles of soapy suds are actually pet shampoo lather run off from the company KNS, Inc., located on Railroad Street.  

  • Atkins appointed as chief of police

    Officer Chris Atkins is interim police chief no longer.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker announced at the city council’s Dec. 10 meeting that Atkins, who had been serving as interim police chief after former chief Tommy Burris retired this summer, would be appointed to the position of police chief for 2013.
    Atkins, along with current city council members and newly elected council member George Geoghegan, will be sworn in Dec. 28, the mayor said.

  • A once-in-a-century birthday

    A birthday like this comes once every 100 years.
    Kaitlyn Reed, a sixth grader at Anderson County Middle School, has known this for a while.
    She knew about it when she turned 9. She knew about it when she turned 10. According to her mother Kathryn Reed, Kaitlyn even talked about it after celebrating her 11th birthday last year.
    Born on Dec. 12, 2000, Kaitlyn will turn 12 on 12-12-12.

  • Trial date set for child-tying suspects

    A trial date has been set for the three people charged with first-degree criminal child abuse for allegedly tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day.
    Parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley and grandmother Carolyn Case are scheduled to stand trial Feb. 25-27 in Anderson Circuit Court, according to documents on file in the courthouse.
    The trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. each day, and Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman is scheduled to preside.
    A pretrial conference is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. in the courthouse.

  • ‘Art of the Blue’ will be showcased this Saturday

    A free art exhibit featuring five University of Kentucky graduate students and hands-on activities for children will be held at 101 South Main St. in downtown Lawrenceburg on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Event organizer and UK graduate student Hillary Zimmerman, a Lawrenceburg resident who will receive a master’s in art education in December, said she has several goals for the art exhibit: to provide activities for families to do together to build family cohesion and to expose people to the arts.

  • Vaccine’s shortcomings may be to blame for whooping cough spike

    The Center for Disease Control warned earlier this year that 2012 may include the worst national whooping cough outbreak in decades.
    Anderson County hasn’t been immune to pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough.
    Since the first case was confirmed Nov. 9 by the health department, 14 public school students contracted whooping cough as of Dec. 3, as well as two infants and a parent of an infected student.