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  • Mt. Eden man survives wreck on Glensboro Road

    A Mt. Eden man sustained what appeared to be minor injuries when the pickup truck he was driving went off Glensboro Road, rolled at least once and ended up blocking both lanes of traffic.

    Dewight Shular, 73, of Murphy Lane was apparently headed west when his pickup swerved into the ditch line, skimmed several trees and went back into the road.

    The wreck occurred near 3415 Mt. Eden Road.

    Shular, who appeared to have a small trickle of blood coming down his left cheek, was otherwise OK after being trapped in the pickup for about 45 minutes.

  • Harrowing rescue on flooded Salt River

    A woman had to be rescued from a residence this morning on Bridge Hill Road in Glensboro after the Salt River spilled its banks and left the home surrounded by water.

    Ruth Wilhoit, 67, said she was house-sitting for her parents when the water began to rise following around 4 inches of rain that has fallen since Thursday night.

    First responders launched a boat from behind a residence off Highway 44 and made their way to Wilhoit, who called for help after a propane tank outside the home broke loose and she could smell gas.

  • Spring is perfect time for roasted chicken and veggies

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking columnist

    My name is Ciara Hyatt. I am a lover of cooking, entertaining and eating.

    I grew up in San Antonio, Texas where I ate some of the best Mexican food and smokehouse BBQ around. My rich Italian heritage meant I also got to enjoy first hand some of Italy’s finest recipes.

    Moving to Kentucky at age 15 introduced me to something I hadn’t been exposed to before but was immediately hooked on: down home, country cookin’.

  • Inmate held for mouthing judge

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A female inmate was ordered to serve 30 days for contempt of court after calling District Court Judge Donna Dutton a pair of derogatory names during a court appearance last Thursday.

    Moments after Dutton warned Melissa Reece, 30, of 244 Douglas Ave., Frankfort to be stop “running her mouth,” Reece apparently called Dutton a b**ch and a wh*re while walking away.

    After being alerted to what Reece said, Dutton ordered her back in front of the bench.

  • Fire destroys woman’s home

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    As her neighbors poured her coffee and tried to console her, all Sherry Perry could do last Thursday evening was stand in their front yard and watch her home on Alton Road go up in flames.

    “To be honest, I was just in shock,” Perry said the following day. “I’d only been gone about five minutes — I was with my ex-husband — when my neighbor called him and said my house was on fire. He thought I was in the house.”

  • Psych eval ordered for ex-bus monitor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The former bus monitor charged with pushing a child’s face into a seat and tearing up another child’s homework entered Alford pleas on two misdemeanor charges last Thursday in Anderson District Court.

  • City council mulls new tax on liquor, wine

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett said last Thursday that Lawrenceburg police spend two thirds of their time dealing with alcohol-related issues, and that it’s time for those who sell and drink it to pay a greater share of the associated costs.

    During a special called city council meeting, Goodlett presented a pair of ordinances related to the sale of alcohol, both of which passed on first reading.

    A second reading and formal passage on both is required.

  • Director says no tax increase needed for health department

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Thanks in large measure to an expected surplus in his current budget, Tim Wright, the county’s director of public health, did not recommend a tax increase during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health.

    “When I was hired, I promised the board I’d do everything I could to keep from raising the health tax,” Wright said. “Going into my fourth year, it looks like I’m going to prevent it from happening again.”

  • Library lawsuit appears headed to Supreme Court

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The public library here and others across the state breathed a sigh of relief last Friday when the state’s Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have forced them to return their tax rates to 1960s levels.

    The decision overturned rulings by two circuit court judges who found in favor of a taxpayer group in northern Kentucky that sued based on libraries not following state statutes when raising their taxes.

  • Up, up and away!