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    The Anderson County Board of Health rescinded a controversial septic tank pumping ordinance last Wednesday, delighting its opponents and sending the issue back to the drawing board.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

  • Which came first: stabbing or throwing?

    Did a stepfather stab his stepson first or did the stepson hit his stepfather in the head with a ceramic figurine first?

    That is the question officers with the Lawrenceburg police department are trying to sort out following an incident early last Friday morning at 217 Horn Drive.

    “That’s the million dollar question,” said Sgt. Chad Powell. “Both are being considered victims at this point.”

  • They call him Hunter

    He is perhaps the most appropriately named young man in Anderson County.

    Not only did Hunter Wilson, 12, bag a beautiful 9-point buck during the recent youth hunt season here, the seventh-grader also added a trophy elk to his resume during a youth elk hunt last month in Breathitt County.

    The bull elk weighed about 800 pounds and had a massive 6 by 5 rack that scored an impressive 300 points in the rating scale used to measure its size.