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  • 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.

  • Let’s party!

    Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2020, and Mayor Sandy Goodlett isn’t wasting any time getting ready to throw a party.
    Goodlett said Monday that he would like to see the Lawrenceburg City Council begin planning a celebration this year by putting together a committee to start considering exactly what such a party would entail.
    “We want to talk about starting the process to get ready for that,” Goodlett said.

  • Tragedy on the Bypass

    Investigators on Monday said they hope dental records and a tattoo help them identify what they say is a female whose charred corpse was pulled from a New Year’s Eve wreck that claimed two lives on U.S. 127 Bypass.
    The wreck took place in front of Hill of Beans BBQ when a Buick traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane struck an SUV head-on and burst into flames.

  • Police officer says unruly woman spit in his face

    A Lawrenceburg woman was charged with first-degree disorderly conduct on New Year’s Eve when she allegedly spit in the face of a detective with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Police ordered Deborah Scalvini, 51, of 1404 Meadowlark Drive, to leave Little Caesar’s earlier that day, but she allegedly returned later that afternoon and was causing a disturbance, according to a police report.

  • Welcome aboard, Joe

    Joe Marshall has an eye on the future.
    The newest member of the Lawrenceburg City Council who was sworn in last week said the future and what it holds is what intrigues most as he prepares for his first meeting Thursday at City Hall.
    “There are some things I’d like to see,” said Marshall, a 59-year-old native of Taylorsville who has lived in Lawrenceburg for the past 25 years.

  • ‘People would have died. I wasn’t OK with that.’

    A Lawrenceburg man was able to pull two young boys from a burning SUV on New Year’s Eve after it was struck head-on by another car.
    Jeremy Zeller said he and his son were on their way to a family gathering when he came upon the wreck. He said he initially attempted to gain access to the car, which was already catching fire, but couldn’t open the doors.

  • Tunnel under train tracks?

    It’s a longshot, but one Lawrenceburg City Council member Bobby Durr is willing to take.
    Durr on Thursday is expected to discuss his plan to build an underpass beneath the railroad tracks somewhere in the city that could be used exclusively by first responders in an effort to eliminate potentially life-threatening delays when slow-moving or stopped trains block the tracks.
    The issue is scheduled to be discussed when the city council holds what is expected to be a lengthy work session 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at City Hall.

  • New Year’s Eve wreck proves fatal

     

    One person is dead and four more are fighting for their lives tonight following a head-on collision on U.S. 127 Bypass in Lawrenceburg.

    No names have been released.

    The four people who survived were transported to area hospitals with what first responders said were life-threatening injuries.