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  • Mom pleads guilty to tying up daughter

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    With the specter looming of having her child’s grandmother testify on behalf of prosecutors, the mother charged with tying up her then- 3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day pleaded guilty Monday just before her trial was to begin.

  • Lawyer charged for smacking wife with Red Bull

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Troubles continue to mount for a former Lawrenceburg attorney charged earlier this year with domestic violence after he allegedly threw a can of Red Bull at his wife.

    Richard Sanborn, 43, of 4119 Citation Lane was charged June 20 with fourth-degree assault when, according to police reports, he struck his wife in the face with the can, leaving a visible red mark under her right eye.

  • Ruggles bemoans allowing additional billboards

    Though the majority of the Anderson County magistrates were on board with the newly proposed sign ordinance, Kenny Barnett and David Ruggles were not.

    The second reading of the ordinance passed with a 4-2 vote with Ruggles and Barnett voting against it at a regular session Tuesday morning.

    Ruggles unsuccessfully attempted to persuade his fellow magistrates to do away with billboards altogether because he feels they ruin the curbside appeal of Anderson County.

  • Lawrenceburg’s ‘Buddha of Bourbon’ honored during surprise ceremony

    Jimmy Russell’s illustrious 60-year career as a Wild Turkey master distiller was honored with a Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors lifetime honorary membership Tuesday afternoon.

    The event was a complete surprise to Russell, who was seen beaming when he walked in the Wild Turkey Visitor’s Center full of friends and peers.

    “Today we celebrate a co-worker, my friend and a living legend in the bourbon industry,” said Rick Robinson, vice president, U.S. product supply chain at Gruppo Campari.

  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ back after 20 years

    The plucky drama “Steel Magnolias” will once again grace the stage, marking the first time the Anderson County Community Theatre has performed the play in 20 years.

    “It’s an all female cast full of strong, dynamic, intelligent and witty characters,” said assistant director Shawn Reaves.

    The play and popular 1989 movie follows a small group of girlfriends through their ups and downs in life. Stories, laughs and tears are shared at the iconic Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in Louisiana.

  • Anderson County makes triumphant return to state fair

    After more than four years of being absent from the Kentucky State Fair Pride of the Counties, Anderson County returned with a bang.

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the local state fair committee and around 118 volunteers who worked at the booth made the effort possible.

    Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said since she took office in 2011 many people asked her about participation in the state fair.

  • Donnell quits race for judge

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.

    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Aug. 22, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.

  • Two locals to compete in Senior Games this week

    Kathy Wright, a retired Anderson County High School assistant principal, has been practicing at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort in preparation for the Kentucky Senior Games in Frankfort this week.

    Wright, 56, has been playing golf since she was in high school. As a former head softball coach, assistant golf coach and assistant basketball coach at the high school, Wright is a major proponent of fitness.

  • Pesticide container recycling offered

    The Anderson County Extension Service along with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be offering a Pesticide Rinse and Return Program at the Anderson County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 22.

    This program allows for the proper recycling of these pesticide containers. This reduces the amount of material entering the landfill or being disposed of by other means. The Rinse and Return Program has collected 956,503 pounds of pesticide containers since its inception with more than 100 counties participating.

  • Kentucky senior games schedule

    Wednesday, Sept 3

    8 a.m. Women’s Golf at Juniper Hills Golf Course

    9 a.m. Men’s tennis at Ben Moore Tennis Courts

    11 a.m. Softball at Capitol View Park

    6:30 p.m. Cross Country at State Library & Archives   

    Thursday, Sept. 4

    8 a.m. Swimming at Kentucky State University Pool

    8 a.m. Pickleball at Kentucky State University Exum Center

    4 p.m. Horseshoes at Millville Community Center