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  • ‘It’s extremely nasty’

    An estimated 1,500 gallons of raw sewage was pumped off the edge of Wildcat Road on Monday night, triggering a massive cleanup effort and an investigation by local, state and potentially federal authorities.
    “It’s extremely nasty,” said Tim Wright, interim health director for the Anderson County Department of Health. “There’s human waste, tissue paper, bacteria, viruses, sanitary female items, condoms … it’s just nasty.”

  • Deputy injured in meth-related scuffle

    A late-night vehicle and foot chase on Herndon Road injured an Anderson County deputy and resulted in the arrest of two people on methamphetamine charges, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    When deputies responded to a suspicious call vehicle around 11 p.m. Tuesday night on Herndon Road, the vehicle fled the scene and attempted to elude deputies, according to the news release.

    A chase ensued but ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of Herndon and Puckett roads.

  • Child tying suspects in court Tuesday

    The three Lawrenceburg residents charged with first-degree criminal child abuse for allegedly tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to return to Circuit Court on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.
    A disposition hearing is set for the child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley.
    All three appeared earlier this month, but another hearing was set when prosecutor David Nutgrass rescinded a plea offer.

  • County forges ahead with recycling

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted 5-2 last Tuesday night to construct a $325,000 building, a cornerstone of its new recycling program expected to begin early next year.
    The vote effectively ends any discussion on mandatory recycling, an effort pushed previously by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and Magistrate David Ruggles, who chairs the county’s solid waste program.

  • Santa, live reindeer to visit library

    The Anderson Public Library will host Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and two of Santa’s reindeer Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10-11 a.m.
    The program includes songs and stories, as well as an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will receive a gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and be able to take a picture with Santa.
     

  • A place where guests feel like family

    Marlene and Ron Yung spent the week of their 44th anniversary prepping their new bed and breakfast for their first guests — an Iraq war veteran and his fiancée.
    As participants of the national “B&Bs for Vets” program, the Yungs hosted the serviceman and his guest for free in honor of Veterans Day.
    Partnering with B&Bs for Vets is important to the Yungs, who want their new home at 643 North Main St. to feel like home to their guests.

  • Legion hosts Lunch with Santa

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 is sponsoring lunch with Santa on Dec. 9 at the American Legion clubhouse from 1-3 p.m.
    The event is free, including a meal of sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies and a photo with Santa.  
    For more information, contact 502-600-1480.

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  • Mostly positive audit includes ‘major’ problems

    The school board’s annual independent audit of its finances came back positive, despite a few hiccups regarding repeat errors and a “major problem” in the timely deposit of high school athletic event receipts.
    Auditor Denise Keene, a certified public accountant from Georgetown, said at the board’s Nov. 19 meeting that she was very pleased to see the school district is “living within its means,” increasing its general fund revenue by about $220,000 for fiscal year 2011-2012.

  • Whooping cough keeps spreading

    Fourteen children in Anderson County have tested positive for “whooping cough,” Interim Public Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning.
    Pertussis or “whooping cough,” a bacterial infection highly contagious three days after it’s first contracted, has now spread to both the Anderson County Middle School and Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center.