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  • ‘Store work was always my thing’

    Anyone who has visited a gas station in Lawrenceburg over the past couple of decades almost certainly knows him, even if they don’t know his name.

    He’s the soft-spoken, affable man with a penchant for counting back change in increments of 1,000.

    He’s the guy who calls young and old alike, “kid.”

    Above all, he’s the fellow who, day in and day out, is never at a loss for a kind word or two for friends and strangers alike.

  • The Gun Doctor will see you now

    There’s a new gunsmith in town.

    Becky Kostenbader, aka The Gun Doctor, has set up shop on Main Street with plans for opening at 8:30 a.m. today (Nov. 9).

    Kostenbader offers full gunsmithing services, including cleaning, inspection, repairs, stockwork and bluing.

    “I’ve always loved to take things apart and see how they work,” she explained of her latest endeavor.

    “I’ve been around guns for most of my life, so this came naturally.”

  • Search for burglar results in pot bust

    An Anderson County man was arrested and charged with marijuana possession this morning after deputies found more than a pound of weed in his home, according to a police documents.

    Buddy Evans, 61, of 1149 Dugansville Road is also charged with drug paraphernalia.

    According to a report filed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Tony Likins was assisting the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in searching for a burglary suspect when he stopped at Evans’ house to warn him about the incident.

  • Same bands, different tastes leave Marching Bearcats hungry again

    It was somewhat fitting that the final performance of the 2016 season for the Anderson County High School Marching Band would come at a place named for a pizza empire.

    I’ll take the ham and pineapple. You can have pepperoni and mushrooms.

    We can both be happy.After having some pizza — Really, what else can you eat at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium? — the Marching Bearcats were just ready to finally claim that elusive big trophy they have been chasing the last five years.

    It was to be their year, you know.

  • Grant will slash local debt of Alton sewer project

    The $2 million project to replace the the rickety vacuum sewer system in Alton became considerably less expensive for Lawrenceburg residents Monday morning.

    The City of Lawrenceburg has been awarded a $992,500 federal Community Block Development Grant, which was delivered during an announcement on the Lawrenceburg Green by Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington).

  • Seven vie for six seats on Lawrenceburg City Council

    From staff reports

    Voters will elect a new Lawrenceburg City Council when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    There are seven candidates running for six available seats in what are deemed non-partisan races.

    Six of the seven candidates are incumbents, with Joe Marshall attempting to unseat one council member.

    Below are responses to a questionnaire sent to each candidate.

    Bobby Durr

    Question: What do you consider the biggest current need in the city and how will you go about getting it done?

  • Woman indicted for armed robbery

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged following an Oct. 26 armed standoff with Lexington police was indicted Tuesday for armed robbery of the Evergreen Market in Franklin County.

    Robin Holbert, 46, allegedly robbed the convenience store at gunpoint the night before the standoff. Surveillance video displayed during a news conference Monday at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shows Holbert wearing what appeared to be white facial pant and wearing masculine clothing, pull a handgun out and demand a clerk hand over cash.

  • Milam first female in KSP history to carry Guidon

    Courtney Milam has always been one to be a leader.

    On the basketball court, she put the Anderson County Lady Bearcats on her shoulders and took them within a minute of making Kentucky’s Sweet 16.

    At St. Catharine College, she came back from a serious knee injury to lead the Lady Patriots to one of the best years in school history.

    Those times will eventually be forgotten by those not closely affected by her hoops teams but now Courtney Milam is leading the way for something that is lasting.

  • More than Trump, Clinton on ballot

    From staff reports

    Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton leads the ballot, but Anderson County voters will have many more races to decide when they head to the polls Nov. 8.

    Leading those races is a showdown between incumbent state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) for a seat in the 53rd District. For a preview of their race, see A7.

  • Two injured, one seriously, in Bardstown Road accident

    One person was transported to the University of Kentucky via helicopter with life-threatening head injuries following a two-car accident on Bardstown Road around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

    Johnny Davenport, of Lawrenceburg, was in the other vehicle in the accident. He was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.

    “My front tire blew out and I couldn’t hold it,” Davenport said from the back of an ambulance as he was receiving medical treatment.