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  • Big dam problem

    The dam that keeps a 5-acre lake from swamping a house below it in Woodlake subdivision is leaking, and taxpayers could be on the hook to make it stop.

    The state’s Division of Water has for years pestered county officials about the dam, but now it appears that the agency is getting serious and is threatening the county with fines up to $1,000 a day unless corrective action is taken.

    Woodlake subdivision is located in the Stringtown area, just off Harrodsburg Road.

  • Pit bull issue handed to committee

    The fiscal court has placed the creation of a vicious dog ordinance in the hands of several private citizens and two magistrates.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced last Wednesday that the committee will include magistrates David Ruggles and Buddy Sims; local Humane Society Director Donna Callahan; veterinarian Aaron Goodpaster; Nick Risden, who owns a company called K-9 Motivation in Salvisa; and Pam Rogers, the state’s national representative to the Humane Society.

  • South Anderson lifts boil water advisory

    UPDATED 3 P.M., MAY 27: The South Anderson Water District lifted its boil water advisory, which had been in effect since Sunday.

    All customers west of Beaver Lake Road to the Spencer-Nelson county lines and north to the Mercer-Washington county lines may now resume regular use of their water.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 26.

    Jeffery W. Goodlett, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to March 9.

    David M. Matheny, sentencing, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury) -- sentenced to 60 days, to serve five days (balance conditionally discharged for two years), $153, installment/deferred payment March 26.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 19.

    Emily B. Bishop, arraignment, violation of a Kentucky emergency protection order/domestic violence order -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference March 11, motion/disposition/trial date March 3.

    Matthew B. Bishop, arraignment, violation of a Kentucky emergency protection order/domestic violence order -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference March 11, motion/disposition/trial date March 30.

  • DARE fishing derby is May 30

    Chicken livers will be the order of the day May 30 when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department hosts the sixth annual DARE Fishing Derby at Hope Community Church.

    The annual event draws hundreds of young anglers and their parents hoping to land a prize-winning catfish from the church’s lake.

    Sheriff Troy Young said the event is a perfect way for families to get together and share some quality time.

  • Portion of Gilbert's Creek Road closed

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish ordered a portion of Gilbert's Creek Road closed Friday afternoon after it was determined the road was no longer safe.

    Cornish closed a section of the road near the river, right next to a spot that collapsed last year.

    "It's right near there, on the curve," he said.

    Cornish said he signed an executive emergency order Friday afternoon.

  • Not your average Joe

    Most Joes relish the moment they no longer have to risk life and limb protecting and serving the public as police officers.

    Heck, most Joes would never voluntarily risk life and limb in the first place.

    But Joe Milam is certainly not your average Joe.

    Sworn in last Thursday morning as the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department’s chief deputy, Milam spent the past two decades putting his life on the line with the Kentucky State Police before retiring last August.

  • Missing woman returns to city

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was missing for nearly a week returned home Monday afternoon.

    Tiffany Florence Hill, 20, of 208 Ash Court was reported missing last Wednesday afternoon after she reportedly voluntarily got into a man’s vehicle in the Kroger parking lot.

    Family members confirmed that the woman was OK Monday afternoon.

    Family members were concerned because she left her own vehicle in the Kroger lot and had not contacted them as of Monday morning.

  • Schools to receive $1.1 million in stimulus funds

    Anderson County Schools will receive at least $1.1 million in economic stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 over the next two years, administrators announced at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    The act appropriates new funding for preschool, special education and Title I federal programs. Anderson County’s $1,197,821 will be allocated as follows: preschool will receive $59,022, Title I will receive $261,220 and special education will receive $877,579.