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  • City council OKs budgets, higher alcohol fee

    Following Mayor Sandy Goodlett’s annual State of the City address, the Lawrenceburg City Council passed on first reading its annual operating and water and sewer budgets Monday night at city hall.

    The operating budget, which calls for $4.4 million in spending, was recommended by the city’s finance committee and will take effect July 1.

    “We’re not going to raise taxes. That’s what this comes down to,” said council member Steve Rucker, who serves on the finance committee.

  • Heritage Hall seniors dream of hitting the beach

    “I want to put my toes in the sand.”

    That’s what 88-year-old Charlotte Glass said of the prospect of being one of the two Heritage Hall residents chosen to go on a beach vacation this fall.

    “It’s real nice,” she added. “I don’t think I’ve ever been to the beach before.”

    Signature HealthCare, which bought Heritage Hall last year, offers two residents from each of its facilities a vacation to one of four predetermined destinations.

  • News briefs

    Distinguished Young Women orientation

    is planned

    The Distinguished Young Women of Anderson County Committee will hold an orientation for interested girls and a parent for the upcoming 2016 program at 2 p.m. on May 22 at the Stratton Building in the county park.

    The program is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6.

    Any young lady currently in her junior year of high school is

    eligible to participate.

  • ‘Gun’ reference sparks investigation at high school

     

    A student uttered the word “gun” during a verbal altercation yesterday afternoon at Anderson County High School, sparking an investigation by police and a firestorm on social media.

    No gun or weapon of any kind was found on school property and no students were ever in danger, said Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Two transported to UK following accident on US 127

    One woman sustained minor injuries and both she and her 8-month-old, who was also in the car, were transported to the University of Kentucky following an accident on U.S. 127 South in front of Bypass Motors Thursday morning. According to Anderson County EMS, a truck hauling two pickup trucks on a flatbed trailer pulled out in front of her, causing her to hit the trailer, knocking one truck off the trailer. The driver of the truck was unharmed in the accident, according to officials at the scene. Traffic was halted while crews cleaned up the scene.

  • Defining Forces Veterans Club raises money for Evans

    From staff reports

    Local members of Defining Forces Veterans Club set out to host a fundraising event for Lance Corp. Cody Evans (United States Marine Corps, retired) Saturday, but the rain did not cooperate.

    Evans, of Speedwell, Tennessee, was injured by an IED while fighting in Afghanistan in 2011. At 19 years old, he became a double amputee. Defining Forces hosted the event to raise money for “A Soldier’s Journey Home,” a group that builds houses for armed forces injured in combat, which is building Evans a handicap-accessible house.

  • Golf tourney named for Basham

    Larry Basham is a man remembered well in the Anderson County community.

    In the less than two years since his death, his name will now headline the Larry Basham Memorial United Way Golf Classic.

    “Last year, they dedicated a hole and the longest drive competition to him,” Barbara Basham, Larry’s widow, said. “But this year they renamed the tournament for him.”

    She said her husband of 19 years was passionate about golfing and fishing with colleagues and friends.

  • Allegations fly over towing contract

    Tow truck operators cried foul last week when the fiscal court solicited bids for a contract that would end the decades-old rotation system of towing vehicles.

    Within hours of a legal notice appearing in last Wednesday’s edition of “The Anderson News,” tow operators claimed the equipment requirements in the bid package were designed to freeze them out and allow only one company, Carey’s Towing, to bid.

  • Banning biggest trucks not enough

    News that the largest trucks have been banned from Highway 151 (Alton Road) was tempered this week after a group suing the state’s transportation cabinet said the move doesn’t go far enough.

    State officials announced last Friday that they had successfully petitioned the Federal Highway Administration to remove the dangerous stretch of highway from the National Truck Network, which bans

  • Women sought for ‘Dinner With A Doctor’

    Women who register will get a free catered meal, gifts and a chance to win an iPad.

    More importantly, they might just have their lives saved.

    The Anderson County Health Department and Frankfort Regional Medical Center have teamed up for an event titled “Dinner With A Doctor,” scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the health department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road.

    The event is free and will feature a presentation by Dr. Aruna Arekapudi about the prevention and early detection of cervical and breast cancer.