A woman known by friends, family and coworkers to be among Anderson County’s foremost pranksters received her just deserts last Friday afternoon.
The conspirators — who out of fear of retribution spoke on the condition of anonymity —took Cheri Johnson’s car from behind where she works on Main Street, parked it in front of the county courthouse and plastered it with Post-it notes before wrapping it in several layers of industrial-strength cellophane.
When the new $2 million health department building opens next month, it will do so with less employees providing less services unless a sizeable tax rate increase is passed Wednesday night.
Public Health Director Brandon Hurley is expected to outline four tax rate options when the Anderson County Board of Health meets at 6:30 p.m. at the community building in the county park.
The meeting is open to the public.
Fired county employee Lea Beasmore was shut out last Thursday night in her $1.5 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the fiscal court, but that doesn’t mean she’s done trying.
Her attorney, Ken Henry, confirmed Monday that Beasmore “is considering her options” in appealing the jury’s decision to the state’s Court of Appeals.
“Every losing party has the right to appeal,” Henry said. “We’re looking to see if there are any appealable issues.”
A company that makes mosaics out of tiles is moving into Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake’s owners announced in a news release.
Diade USA is scheduled to begin production this month, and will employ 20 to 30 people as demand and product production grows, the news release said.
Once the mosaics are made, they are put together on what is known as mesh and shipped to the company’s purchasers. The mosaics are used as tile-like coverings for bathroom and kitchen walls and floors. They are also used on fireplaces and in swimming pools.
The final draft of a land use map developed by the joint city/county comprehensive plan update committee will be discussed Wednesday, April 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
The public is welcome, and comments will be accepted.
The Lawrenceburg man accused of killing his girlfriend’s puppy by stomping it then setting it on fire is scheduled to appear in Anderson District Court on Thursday, according to court documents.
Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was charged last year with killing his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy following an argument.
He is facing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals after a grand jury declined to indict him on a felony charge late last year.
Anderson County residents will soon have the ability to customize information a dispatcher will see when they call 911.
The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved last Thursday the purchase of a system called Smart 911, based on a recommendation of the joint city/county 911 Board.
Here’s how it will work: Residents will be asked to populate a website with important medical information about family members, allowing dispatchers to instantly inform medical personnel responding via ambulance.
Until it figures out why it has already exceeded its annual budget for “special services,” the Anderson County Fiscal Court has placed on hold a sales pitch from the Bluegrass Area Development District to reapportion the county’s magisterial districts.
During its meeting last Tuesday, a BGADD representative showed magistrates a computer software system that will move district lines to ensure that all six have population bases within around 10 percent.
Requests from two local agencies for more funding were denied during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Anderson County Conservation District both had their requests for additional funding denied, but will receive the same amount of funding from the fiscal court they received last year.
“We didn’t have any choice,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
“If you keep dipping in and giving more money here and there, pretty soon you won’t have a budget left.