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  • Daycare worker fired, charged for being drunk

    A Lawrenceburg daycare worker was arrested and charged with public intoxication after co-workers noticed her falling asleep while feeding children in the nursery.
    According a report obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department, a Cradle to Crayons worker smelled alcohol coming from former employee Gina York of 101 Saffell St., who was described in the report as being unsteady on her feet, with glassy eyes and slurred speech.

  • Mayor, council get automatic salary increase

    All six city council members and Mayor Edwinna Baker will receive an automatic salary raise due to an increase for this year’s consumer price index rate.  
    City clerk Robbie Hume said that effective July 1 of this year, the city council and the mayor will get a salary increase of 2.96 percent, the current CPI rate, as mandated by city ordinance.
    The CPI, or the rate at which the Kentucky Governor’s Office for Local Government determines the cost of living, is set in late February each year.

  • Tons of trash removed from Wildcat Road

    Fifteen tons.
    That’s how much trash was removed from the gravel stretch of Wildcat Road last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    County employees, volunteers and Magistrates Forrest Dale Stevens and David Ruggles spent days removing illegally dumped trash from an area regarded as one of Anderson County’s most scenic areas.
    Wayne Supply of Lexington donated the use of a trackhoe, a large machine capable of reaching part way down the steep bank and pulling out big items.

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  • Flat tax rate, new hours OK’d for health department

    New hours and a flat tax rate have been approved for the Anderson County Health Department as the agency continues to combat its financial problems.
    Interim Health Director Tim Wright said the department’s hours beginning July 9 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.
    Its current hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    The change cuts the hours the department is open from 37.5 to 34.5, meaning each employee will be paid for three less hours each week.

  • City to bill Legion, fiscal court for water

    The City of Lawrenceburg has informed the fiscal court and American Legion Post 34 that each will have to start paying water and sewer bills in July.
    City Clerk Robbie Hume said this change was due to language in the city’s Series 2012 General Bond ordinance, which specifically mandates no free city water service for anyone — including the city itself.
    Hume said the county park and American Legion, as well as city hall, had been receiving free water and sewer service for years, and did not know when that particular agreement was established.

  • Fiscal court considers 5.5% spending increase

    Spending is up just over 5.5 percent in the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s proposed 2012-13 budget.
    The budget, which was introduced on first reading during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, calls for an additional $376,000 in spending over the current year, but also anticipates an additional $327,000 over what was budgeted for 2011-12.
    The budget release drew no comments from magistrates, nor did the first reading of the budget require a vote. A second reading is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 15 at the fiscal court’s chambers on Main Street.

  • Truck pull promoter says rumors, innuendo better stop

    The promoter of the annual truck and tractor pulls that provide funds for the county park told magistrates Tuesday that if the rumors and innuendo don’t stop, he will put them on somewhere else.
    “I’m just fed up with it,” said Eddie Carey of the locally operated Carey’s Motorsports. “I know it’s coming from within here [the fiscal court] and it’s time that person says it to my face.”
    No one on the fiscal court or audience spoke up.

  • ‘Injured’ men try to kick open trunk, tear hole in seat after car smacks tree

    Three men were injured enough in an early-morning one-car accident to be taken to an area hospital, but apparently not enough to try to kick open the trunk and cut a hole in the back seat of their vehicle before help arrived.
    The accident occurred Tuesday around 5 a.m. on Highway 53, about a mile off Highway 44 near Glensboro. The unidentified men were traveling north when their vehicle left the road and struck a tree. They told emergency personnel at the scene that they had swerved to miss a deer and a trash can, both of which they claimed were in the road.

  • Local soldier injured in Afghanistan

    Jeff McCormick received the phone call early Sunday morning every parent of a soldier fighting in the war on terror dreads — that his or her son or daughter has been injured.
    McCormick’s 22-year-old son, Don, was injured sometime over the weekend while fighting in Afghanistan.
    A Marine Corps lance corporal, Don McCormick was based Nawa as a infantryman with the 6th Marines, Golf Company, Infantry Platoon, and is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School.
    It was his second tour of duty fighting in Afghanistan.