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  • Fire rips through wrestling ring business

    A fire at Monster Rings and Cages, located at 1020 Cable Court near General Cable, destroyed the contents of the local business on Wednesday night, with the cause of the fire still under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
    The Anderson County Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 12. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said firefighters had to fight the blaze defensively, spraying water from the outside in.

  • City council gives final nod to tax rate increase

    The city council voted 4-0 at its special-called meeting Monday afternoon to approve a 3.4 percent increase in real property taxes for 2012-2013.
    Council member Sandy Goodlett made the first motion to approve the tax rate, with Larry Giles seconding the motion. Council members Steve Rucker and Ken Evans were absent from Monday’s special-called meeting.

  • School board to take comments on $23M facility plan

    The Board of Education will hold a rescheduled public hearing Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at central office on its proposed facility plan for the Anderson County school district.
    After approving a $23 million draft facilities plan in May, the board of education postponed a scheduled public hearing on the facility plan in June.  

  • Judges hear appeal in Waddy man’s penis amputation case

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    The man who sued his surgeon and lost when he said the doctor had no right to amputate his penis has taken his case to the state’s appellate process in a case that could have significant ramifications in medical procedure.
    Oral arguments were heard last Tuesday at the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case of Phillip Seaton, 65, of Waddy vs. his urologist, Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort.

  • Complaints spur cleanup of junk pile on Beaver Lake

    After nearly a month of looking at a large stinking pile of trash and debris just feet from his residence on Beaver Lake Road, George Marcus had had enough.
    A Lexington resident who calls Beaver Lake his second home, Marcus raised a ruckus, made phone calls and by Monday, all of that junk was gone.

  • Conway wants speed limit lowered on Versailles Road

    If Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway gets his way, the speed limit along the stretch of Versailles Road where Marie Garmon was fatally injured will soon be reduced.
    Conway confirmed Monday that he has already started the process of getting the speed limit on Versailles Road reduced to 45 mph, and hopes to have that limit extended all the way to the Kentucky River.

  • Civil War re-enactment to be held this weekend

    The fourth annual Anderson County Civil War re-enactment of the battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk will bring more than 250 re-enactors to the Anderson County Community Park  on Sept. 21-23, according to event organizers.
    The re-enactment kicks off with school activities on Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Eighth grade students from Anderson Middle School will compete in a “Gettysburg Address” contest, with five finalists showcasing during the Ladies Tea and the winner being named at the battle re-enactment, according to event organizers.

  • Five jailed after cops raid pair of meth labs

    Five people were arrested when local police raided two meth labs last Thursday and Friday nights.
    The first came when officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department busted a suspected meth lab at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 30, in the trailer park.
    The second was when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip Friday night and took down a suspected meth lab behind a residence on Mill Creek Pike.

  • Peyton Place: more than just a sign

    Two weeks ago, Mary Shouse Peyton’s identity was stolen.
    Specifically, her beloved “Peyton Place” sign that used to mark the entrance to her home on Harrodsburg Road.
    Mary, a Lawrenceburg native, has been a Peyton for more than 60 years since she married her late husband, Ollie Frank Peyton.
    “When they sold this off, they sold all the front lots and called it Peyton subdivision,” Mary said.

  • Grill-off set for Saturday

    Anderson County residents will be grilling for a cause — a free medical clinic.
    The Grill Master Grill-Off fundraiser for the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic will be held at the Anderson County Community Park Lions Club pavilion on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  
    Donna Crain Drury, chairman of the fundraising committee for the clinic, said a free medical clinic is something that Anderson County needs and would give more people the opportunity to get medical care.