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  • ‘A great hometown sheriff’

    A former Anderson County sheriff, magistrate and devoted Lions Club member is dead.

    William Harold “Hoot” Birdwhistell, 91, died Monday at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. He served as sheriff from 1974-78, and magistrate from 1978-82.

    “He knew everyone and treated everyone fairly,” said current Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who worked as a dispatcher when Birdwhistell was sheriff.

    “He was a great hometown sheriff and really good to work with.”

  • Update: Coroner IDs apparent suicide victim

    UPDATED 2 P.M. THURSDAY — The Lawrenceburg man who apparently jumped to his death from the Tyrone Bridge yesterday afternoon has been identified as Jeffrey L. Wainscott, 43, of 207 Suzanne St.

    Deputy Anderson County Coroner David Walden confirmed Wainscott's identity, and said the investigation into his death continues by his office and Kentucky State Police.

    Walden said an autopsy was performed Thursday morning and it was determined that Wainscott died from blunt force trauma that resulted from his body slamming into the water.

  • Firefighters battle blaze on Bardstown Road

    UPDATED 2:30 P.M. THURSDAY — Anderson County firefighters worked for nearly eight hours Wednesday afternoon and night trying to contain a blaze at 3747 Bardstown Road.

    The fire department got the call at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday and did not leave the scene until around 11:30 that night, said Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County Schools will not be in session Wednesday, Jan. 21.

    School officials made the decision around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

    Schools were also closed Tuesday because of snow in the area.

  • ‘I wanted to kill him’

    On a horrible morning in November, a woman in Waddy walked into a room and found a grown man with his hands down the pants of her 6-year-old daughter. She reacted with the sort of rush of rage that would embrace most parents.

    “I wanted to kill him,” she said.

    She quickly removed the child from the room and then reached for a weapon.

    “I grabbed the first gun I could find,” she said.

  • ‘A monumental event in history’

    FRANKFORT — Tuesday afternoon, Katianna Yates witnessed what she could only describe as a “monumental event in history.”

    Barack Obama was sworn into office and became the nation’s first black president.

    “It’s something I never thought I’d see,” Yates said. “I know it’s something my grandparents and parents never thought they’d see.”

    Yates, a Lawrenceburg resident who is a sophomore at Kentucky State University, said she believes Obama will be a great president.

  • Power outage puts Thoroughbred in deep freeze

    If you thought Friday’s sub-zero temperatures were bad, imagine waking up to discover you had no electricity.

    That nightmare was a reality for those who live in Thoroughbred Estates after an unusually high demand for electricity early Friday morning overloaded the community’s circuits, leaving residents there in the dark — and cold.

    The outage began around 6:30 a.m. and power was restored to all 275 homes by around 12:30 p.m., Cliff Feltham, KU’s statewide media relations manager said.

  • Union effort squashed at General Cable

    Workers at General Cable overwhelmingly voted against joining a labor union last Thursday and Friday, squashing the effort that has been under way for the better part of the past decade.

    By nearly a 4-to-1 margin, workers rejected joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The final vote was 203 no and 57 yes. Fourteen votes were challenged, according to a message on the factory’s telephone system.

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  • Thoroughbred Estates loses electricty on coldest day of year

    UPDATED 8:30 P.M. FRIDAY — A heavy demand for electricity in Thoroughbred Estates is being blamed for the subdivision’s loss of power Friday morning, leaving homeowners in a deep freeze as utility workers scrambled to restore power.

    Crews with Kentucky Utilities and Atmos Energy, the area’s natural gas supplier, began working early Friday morning when the unusually heavy demand for electricity shut down the subdivision’s power grid.