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  • Campbell named in National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Jacob Tyler Campbell of Lawrenceburg, a 2013 graduate of Anderson County High School, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

    Campbell will be a sophomore at the University of Kentucky in the fall and will be inducted during a ceremony on campus. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

    NSCS is a member of the Association of the College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students.

  • Lewis named Distinguished Young Woman

    McKenna Lewis was moved to tears Saturday night when she was selected as this year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County.

    “I’m overwhelmed,” said Lewis. “It’s something I promised my grandpa I would do before he died. There’s no better feeling than knowing I made him proud.”

    Lewis competed against seven other contestants: Allison Adams, Rebekah Cardwell, NaKayla Turner, Sydney Jessee, Tess Taylor, Jacy Isaacs and Megan Sparrow.

  • LPD confiscates counterfeit merchandise at 127 Yard Sale

    Yellow crime scene tape surrounded three vendor tents at the Eagle Lake Expo Center Saturday afternoon.

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department confiscated counterfeit purses and other items bearing a trademark logo.

    Detective Jeremy Cornish said, in accordance with state law, the Lawrenceburg Police Department was obligated to confiscate the fake merchandise. He said they have to notify the trademark holder such as Dolce and Gabanna. If the trademark holder does not want the merchandise, the LPD will have to destroy it.

  • Anderson County Schools bus routes schedule

    Anderson County Schools bus route information
    2014 - 2015

    AM bus pick up times for the Anderson County Schools

  • Blaze destroys Mount Eden Fire Department

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    An early morning blaze ripped through the Mount Eden Fire Department Tuesday morning, destroying the metal structure and all it contained.

    Lt. John Butler with the Mount Eden Fire Department said the fire occurred at 5:13 a.m., and destroyed the building and all the department owned.

  • Fiscal court approves sign ordinance first reading

    After much deliberation, a first reading of a proposed new sign ordinance narrowly passed in a 4-2 vote at the Anderson County Fiscal Court regular session Tuesday.

    Voting in favor of the new sign ordinance was Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, along with magistrates Juretta Wells, David Montgomery and Buddy Sims. Magistrates David Ruggles and Kenny Barnett voted against the ordinance, and Magistrate Forrest Dale Stevens was not present.

    Fiscal court approved the sign ordinance first reading with the following amendments:

  • Nonpartisan candidates file early

    Though Aug. 12 is the final day Kentucky candidates can file for this fall’s nonpartisan races, several candidates have already filed with the Anderson County Clerk’s Office.

    The positions that are part of the Anderson County 2014 nonpartisan race include: school board, city council, mayor and soil conversation.

    The following have filed candidacy for the general election as of Friday, Aug. 1:

    •Mayor: Robert D. “Sandy” Goodlett

    •City council: Paul Thomas Vaughn, Ken Evans, Bobby G. Durr and Dan Stumph

  • Clerk’s Office move on track

    Great strides have been made in getting closer to moving the Anderson County Clerk’s Office into the former Town & Country Bank building on Main Street.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said the FDIC recently released the deed to the property, and the deed was signed and a title insurance policy was purchase Wednesday.

  • O’Neal recieves Emergency Nurses Association achievement award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Charlotte O’Neal, MSN, RN, CEN, is the recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s 2014 Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award.

    The Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award is one of the Association’s 12 achievement awards bestowed annually. The Annual Awards recognize emergency nurses who exemplify exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy in emergency nursing.

  • Lawrenceburg Lions host KidSight eye screening

    On Monday, Aug. 11, KidSight Screening will be available to all pre-school children in Anderson County. Times will be in conjunction with pre-school open houses in the Anderson Co. School system at both the Early Childhood Center and at Turner Elementary in the late afternoon until 6 p.m.

    KidSight is a screening technique that detects six different eye difficulties that if not addressed can result in permanent blindness to the eye involved. The earlier that a difficulty is caught – the easier the problem can be addressed as the eye and optic nerves develops.