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  • School board votes to pay $110, 596 insurance bill

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Fiscal matters were the primary topic of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.

    Though Anderson County Schools no longer participates in Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, which offered low cost, risk pool insurance to Kentucky school districts. Statewide school districts that participated in the program are required to make up for the KSBIT’s more than $50 million deficit.

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.

  • Dangerous drugs to be discussed

    From staff reports

    The ongoing heroin epidemic and other drug-related concerns will be discussed Wednesday, Oct. 1 during an event titled “Community Chat: A Time to Act.”

    Sponsored by the Anderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, the event will feature discussions on heroine, the dangers of electronic cigarettes and “alcopops” (energy drinks laces with alcohol) and other drug trends, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Burgoo on tap for this weekend

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The arrival of fall means one thing for certain in Anderson County: it’s time to burgoo.

    The annual Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday with a full array of entertainment, activities, live music and the wildly popular burgoo cookoff to support Shop With a Cop.

    The cookoff, this year featuring eight teams, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • City police make meth bust on Fairview Drive

    From staff reports

    Two West End Drive residents pleaded not guilty after Lawrenceburg police busted them on methamphetamine charges last Wednesday morning at 104 Fairview Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    Justin Robinson, 33, and Sarah Ruth Waldridge, 29, both of 102 West End Drive were arrested after police received a complaint of a strong ammonia odor coming from a shed behind the Fairview Drive residence.

  • Cub Scout master out to ‘Brave the Blue’

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Travis Huber, cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 38, plans to repel down the 410 foot-tall Lexington Financial Center building if his fundraising goal of $2,000 is met.

    “I want to make this year as big and crazy as possible,” said Huber. “What better way than climbing down a building?”

  • Mom busted for leaving child alone to get high

    From staff reports

    When Brianna Mowry allegedly decided to leave her small child home alone and walked to a neighbor’s house to catch a buzz, it’s doubtful she thought Lawrenceburg police officers would be waiting for her when she returned home.

    Mowry, 19, of 121 Hunter Ridge, Lawrenceburg was “clearly under the influence of what she said was marijuana” when Chief Chris Atkins spotted her walking home last Tuesday afternoon, according to an arrest report.

  • Freshman class out in force today

    An estimated 350 Anderson County High School freshman put down their pencils for a few hours this morning to give back to their community.

    Students took part in a community-wide outreach program to help clean tombstones at Lawrenceburg Cemetery, work in the city and county parks, the Lawrenceburg police station, Open Hands Food Pantry and other locations.

    Lawrenceburg resident LouKetta Woods said she was cleaning the grave of her late husband Michael when she saw a school bus pull in.

  • McConnell’s tribute to Russell entered into Congressional Record

    From staff reports

    Following are comments made by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, which were entered into the Congressional Record.

    Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to a friend and legendary Kentuckian, Wild Turkey Distillery’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

    This year marks the 60th year Jimmy has been making Bourbon for Wild Turkey, a fact that the distillery is rightfully proud to celebrate.

    As a 60-year Bourbon veteran, Jimmy is the longest tenured active spirits master distiller in the world.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Russell honored by U.S. Senate

    From staff reports

    The honors just keep pouring in for what is perhaps Anderson County’s most famous resident.

    Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, fresh off being honored earlier this month with a lifetime honorary membership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors, Russell was whisked off to Washington, D.C. last week, where he was honored by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who praised Russell from the Senate floor.