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  • Tight-lipped fiscal court approves deal for new sheriff's department

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department could be moving into a new home in the near future.

    Maybe.

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court gave unanimous consent for County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis to draw up a contract for the county to obtain a commercial building at the corner of Court and Main streets during its meeting last Tuesday night.

    Magistrate Juretta Wells was not at the meeting.

    The vote followed a lengthy closed session, and no specifics on the deal were discussed.

  • Lawrenceburg's 'Col. Sanders' breaches security at UN

    Bob Thompson never imagined his “tour” of the United Nations Headquarters in New York would be considered a lapse in security.

    However, spokespersons for the U.N. are calling it just that.

    According to several media outlets, U.N. spokespersons say Thompson should have never gained access to some of the areas he toured last Thursday.

    The incident made worldwide headlines Tuesday, with articles appearing on numerous websites, including media outlets in Europe and Canada.

  • Man dies following motorcycle wreck

    Investigators are still trying to officially determine the cause of an accident last Thursday afternoon that left a Bourbon County man dead.

    Larry Jones II, 38, of 124 Cathy Drive, Paris, was pronounced dead Friday night, one day after the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 44 and US 127 Bypass.

    Jones’ bike collided with a pickup driven by Derek Shouse, the director of student services for Anderson County Schools, according to Sgt. Robbie Armstrong of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Ghoulish glamour

    Mallory Walker may not mind if you spin her hat on Saturday evening, but she wouldn’t suggest actually putting your right foot on red.

    This Halloween, Mallory will be in costume as Twister, the game.

    Her dress will be made up of the red, green, blue and yellow dots and “my hat looks like the spinner board,” she said.

    Mallory, a fifth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, isn’t alone in being all prepared for Halloween. Her classmates have their costumes planned out as well.

  • Board of health flushes septic pumping ordinance

    The Anderson County Board of Health rescinded a controversial septic tank pumping ordinance last Wednesday, delighting its opponents and sending the issue back to the drawing board.

    “It feels wonderful for the people of Anderson County,” said Jay Stafford, one of the ordinance’s leading opponents. “The health board needs to be commended for taking that ordinance away.”

  • Health board to discuss controversial septic tank ordinance

    The Anderson County Board of Health is scheduled to discuss its controversial septic tank pumping ordinance when it meets Wednesday night.

    The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 in the lower level of the Anthony D. Stratton building in the county park.

    The ordinance drew substantial criticism at a board meeting earlier this year when about 50 people attended, most voicing their displeasure and saying the ordinance needs to be overturned.

  • Cornish out of sex toy, porn lawsuit

    Steve Cornish is no longer being sued personally by a woman who claims he allowed her to be both sexually harassed and exposed to sex toys and pornography.

    He is still part of her lawsuit, but now only in his position as Anderson County judge-executive.

    Cornish was personally cleared Oct. 15 in Anderson Circuit Court when a judge approved his motion for summary judgment.

  • EMS workers get H1N1 shots

    Chances of a patient contracting the H1N1 or “swine” flu virus from an EMS employee went down considerably last Thursday morning.

    All EMS employees were offered free vaccinations against the disease in an effort to ensure they are able to do their jobs in the event of a massive outbreak, and to make sure they aren’t spreading it around.

    The Anderson County Health Department had a limited supply of the vaccine available, and Ambulance Director Bart Powell said it was critical for his employees to be among the first in line to get a dose.

  • Five injured in wreck on North Main

    A four-vehicle wreck on North Main Street at Bell Street sent five people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

    However, none of the injuries appeared to be severe or life threatening, said Lawrenceburg Police Officer Nathan Doty.

    Names of those in the accident have not been released.

    Two vehicles collided sending one of them into another vehicle and that vehicle into another.

    “It was kind of a chain reaction, or domino effect,” Doty said.

  • Two hurt when car slams into cow

    One person remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the vehicle she was riding in slammed into a cow last Thursday night on Highway 151 near Alton.

    Lee Lancaster, 24, of 810 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, sustained head injuries in the accident that also sent the driver of the car, Loren Lancaster, to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Both were transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.