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  • Mom jailed for smoking dope with daughter, 13

    A Lawrenceburg mom and her boyfriend remained behind bars Monday after they were caught allegedly smoking marijuana with her 13-year-old daughter.
    Marissa Erisman, 30, and Ronald Ledbetter Jr., 33, both of 201 Whitney Ave., were nabbed by the Kentucky State Police after they were found smoking marijuana with the child in an outbuilding at their residence, according to a police report.
    The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Jan. 10.

  • Suspected heroin dealer facing life sentence

     

  • City council notebook: Cameras debated at rail crossings

    Cameras debated at rail crossings

  • South Anderson blamed for bulk of water rate increase

    Lawrenceburg water and sewer customers are likely to see their bills go up nearly 12 percent in April, if a proposed rate increase is approved by the Lawrenceburg City Council.
    The increase in water rates is largely being blamed on the South Anderson Water District’s decision to purchase water from the Frankfort Plant Board, marking a drastic cut in what it was purchasing from Lawrenceburg.

  • Growing pains

    One of Anderson County’s fastest growing business has a problem.
    A land problem.
    “We had a record-setting year,” said George Cummins, owner of Salt River Outfitters, which provides hunting experiences for hunters all over the nation here and in Kansas.
    “It’s the best we’ve ever had, but I need to lease more land to continue growing.”
    That Cummins has been extremely successful in the ultra-competitive guided hunt industry isn’t a surprise, given the numbers his hunters posted this year.

  • Friends, family grieve as illness claims life of their beloved ‘cowboy’

    Stephen Baker was the “kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back, an ear to listen to or a shoulder to cry on,” his sister said.
    Sunday, there were plenty of tears shed for the longtime Anderson County firefighter who passed away at the age of 39 following a lifelong illness.
    Baker’s death drew an incredible outpouring from fellow first responders and thousands of people whose lives he touched.

  • Former mayor gained world-wide fame as Col. Harlan Sanders look-alike

    There’s no question that Bob Thompson was proud to have served as mayor and for gaining worldwide fame for his portrayal of Col. Sanders.
    But those things paled when compared to the pride Thompson, 87, had for his family.
    “My daughter wrote an essay and asked daddy what he was most proud of,” said Thompson’s daughter, Ruth Hamon. “It was his marriage to my mom, his children and his grandchildren.”

  • Smith to vie for most Distinguished

    To say that Amy Kate Smith is excited is an understatement.
    The 17-year-old Anderson County High School junior is raring to go as she prepares to compete in the annual statewide Distinguished Young Woman program Jan. 13 and 14 in Lexington.
    “I’m very excited,” she said in an interview last week. “I have all of my routines down and have just about everything ready.
    “All I need to do now is pack.”
    Smith, who won the Anderson County title, admits to being a little nervous but says she is prepared to compete.

  • No more septic tank fixes for Bob-O-Link

    The Anderson County Health Department will no longer issue permits to fix septic tank problems in Bob-O-Link and nearby communities, Public Health Director Tim Wright said last Friday.
    The decision, which Wright said is based on state regulations, means that residents could be forced from their homes if their septic systems fail or need repairs.

  • City council to discuss higher water, sewer rates

    It has yet to be determined how much water and sewer rates will go up this year, but the increase will be “moderate,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said Monday.
    The increase, along with issues ranging from the expanding the cemetery to an annexation request, will be discussed when the council hosts a workshop Thursday at 5 p.m. in City Hall.
    News of the increase came last month when the city’s private auditor said the city’s water and sewer operations fall short of a requirement for 1.25 times annual debt service, coming it at only 1.1.