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  • Garmon murder suspect to appear in court Tuesday

    The man indicted in the vehicular murder of Marie Garmon in September 2012 is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on March 18 at 9 a.m. for a disposition hearing or trial date.
    Eric Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted in July 2013 for murder and DUI in the death of Marie Garmon, a Lawrenceburg woman who died after a dump truck driven by Jenkins collided head on with Garmon’s mini-van.
    Jenkins pleaded not guilty to his charges in August 2013.

  • Trooper Satterly facilitates future of Kentucky state police

    By Tammie Hetzer-Womack
    The Greater Ashland Beacon
    Friday’s leave-taking was especially bittersweet.
       Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Satterly climbed into his cruiser, keyed-up his radio, and kissed his kind fiancée goodbye. Leaving his central Kentucky home for a few days – dawning a new day on the Ashland Post 14 beat – he already misses her.
    He bids farewell, for now.
    His sweetheart understands this job doesn’t know holidays. She’s beside him in heart.

  • Jury trial set for August for father charged with tying up child

    A final pretrial conference hearing and jury trial for Herbert Medley, one of three charged with criminal abuse of a 3-year-old girl, has been scheduled for Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. in Anderson Circuit Court, according to court documents.  
    Herbert Medley appeared in Anderson Circuit Court on March 4 for a status hearing, according to court documents.
    One of the suspects in the child-tying case has already been sentenced for criminal abuse — the child’s grandmother Carolyn Case.

  • Fire damages foreclosed Bluebird Court home

    A foreclosed home up for sale on Bluebird Court caught fire early Thursday morning, triggering the evacuation of residents living in two neighboring structures.
    According to City Fire Chief Bobby Hume, when firefighters arrived at 207 Bluebird Court at about 4:51 a.m. on Thursday morning, the entire roof was on fire.
    Hume said two neighboring residences were evacuated as a safety precaution given the fire’s close proximity to other buildings.
    “Apparently it had been burning for a while,” Hume said of the Bluebird Court home.

  • Report: Mitchell violated statute transferring Fields

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell violated state statute last year and had to complete mandatory training after she transferred former high school principal Ronnie Fields to an administrative position that was not properly posted as a vacancy, according to an investigative report released by the Office of Education Accountability.

  • Gritton vies for open state rep seat

    The other two candidates he’ll face in the primary election — current school board member Donna Drury and former state representative Kent Stevens — are as equally qualified as he is for the open 53rd District seat, fellow candidate Stewart Gritton said.
    Voters will have a tough choice during the May primary election, he said, but he hopes voters in all three counties he’d represent will take a strong look at his experience and dedication to move the 53rd District forward.  

  • Burglars cost gas station $75,000

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are actively seeking information regarding a commercial burglary of the 4 Way Stop-N-Go located at the corner of US 127 and KY 151 last Friday.
    According to Det. Bryan Taylor, an unknown number of suspects entered the gas station located across from McDonald’s sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. last Friday morning.

  • Expo set for next Saturday

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual free “Business & Community Expo” on Saturday, March 22 at the Eagle Lake Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    All businesses, churches, clubs, teams, organizations, and politicians are welcome to set-up a booth, event organizers said. Booth rentals are also available for all businesses, churches, clubs, teams, organizations and politicians who would like to set up at the Expo.

  • Now grown up, Lady Bearcats going for state championship

    They've grown up right before my eyes, and the eyes of those who quickly realized they were witnessing something special.

    I can't really tell you the first time I ever saw this group of Anderson County girls' basketball players. But I can tell you my first thought was, “They've got a chance to win the whole shebang before they are done.”

    And, I didn't just mean winning the Eighth Region.

  • Living with Alzheimer's: From home care to nursing home, a new normal for Mom

    Doris Halwes settles into an armchair to eat dinner.
    The armchair faces away from the large window behind her because the lights and traffic peeking out of the darkness agitates Doris.
    Nighttime often increases the symptoms of her Alzheimer’s, her daughter and Anderson County Senior Center Director Debbie Lottes said.
    On that Wednesday night in January, the 85-year-old Doris pushed around a plate of chicken, corn, potatoes and cottage in her lap.
    For one reason or another, Doris didn’t want to eat off that plate.