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  • Church raises $6,200 for military footstones

    A Fairview Christian Church project of more than two years to honor deceased veterans recently came to fruition.

    Wayne Darnell, a Fairview Christian Church member, places flags on all of the veterans’ graves at the church’s cemetery.

    He looked at the dates on the graves and noticed there were several veterans with no mention of their military service.

    Darnell got the church behind his mission to make sure every veteran was honored for his or her service.

  • No one was injured in Fairview Road fire

    The Anderson County Fire Department responded to a structural fire in the 1700 block of Fairview Road around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday of last week.

    The fire caused extensive damage to the structure and all of the occupant Don Keeling’s belongings. Several Anderson County firefighters were checked by EMS for dehydration and heat exhaustion. None of the firefighters required transport to the hospital.

  • Affordable Care Act has not replaced the need for the free clinic

    Kim Brown is not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.

    A couple of years ago, the 57-year-old diabetic was between a rock and a hard place. She needed frequent blood tests to get medication but couldn’t afford the tests that cost around $1,500 per month.

    Her health had deteriorated to the point that she was in constant pain.

    While reading The Anderson News one day, she found information about what would become her salvation - the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, a free service to qualifying patients.

  • Is the T.B. Ripy mansion haunted?

    Jeff Waldridge, paranormal investigator and owner of the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk, says benevolent spirits attached to the house, possibly even Thomas B. Ripy himself, haunts the Ripya mansion.

    Waldridge, a lifelong Lawrenceburg resident, has been working on the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk for about 3 years, compiling research through microfilm at the Anderson Public Library, Kentucky Historical Society documents and The Anderson News clippings from the 1900s.

    The end product fuses history with the paranormal to give tourists a memorable experience.

  • New sign ordinances are designed to be explicit, user friendly

    The city, county and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce worked together to draft new sign ordinances designed to be more explicit and easier to follow.

    The sign ordinance draft was presented at an Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday of last week.

    The new proposed sign ordinances outline each sign and gives a glossary of definitions for popular signage from an abandoned sign to a window sign.

  • Fiscal court appoints new tourism board members

    Anderson County Fiscal Court appointed new members to the Anderson County Tourism Commission Tuesday of last week.

    Fiscal court appointed Brad Barfield of Hunter’s Grill, Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, Stewart Gritton, who has a long history of working on fair boards, Todd Hyatt of the Lawrenceburg Best Western, Megan Hoskins of the Lawrenceburg Best Western, Nicki Bryant of the Wild Turkey distillery and George Leamon, executive director of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

  • Primary Care closing leaves Medicaid patients ‘high and dry’

    More than 10,000 patients must seek treatment elsewhere

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Anderson Primary Care officially closed its doors Friday.

    The clinic’s more than 10,000 registered patients will be directed to Paragon Family Practice in Versailles.

    Anderson Primary Care, owned by Lu Anne Wallace and Ann Giles, was one of the only medical care facilities that took Medicaid, leaving many Medicaid patients with no place to seek treatment locally.

  • Lawrenceburg takes center stage in upcoming indie film

    It’s short and low budget but “The Sentinel Chronicles: After Exodus-12 Days In the BQZ” will create exposure for Lawrenceburg and Anderson County that could attract fans of the series and future film makers.

    At an estimated run time of 9 minutes and a budget of $20,000, 12 Days joins a growing list of films that have shot scenes in Anderson County.

    The Sentinel Chronicles is an Atlanta, Ga.-based sci-fi Web series. At 7 years old, it is the oldest, ongoing sci-fi Web series in that state.

  • Duvall sworn in as postmaster

    Longtime Lawrenceburg U.S. Post Office postmaster Regina Graham, was officially replaced by Todd Duvall Friday afternoon.

    Though Duvall has been acting as the officer in charger since May, he was officially sworn in as the new postmaster Friday.

    Duvall has 17 years of post office experience, working his way up from a part-time clerk.

    Around 30 people were at Duvall’s swearing in ceremony at the Lawrenceburg USPS Office.

  • Swimming pool fund increases, budget amendments top agenda

    The intent to pursue construction of a public swimming pool was revisited but the pool of money being saved is still wet behind the ears.

    During Friday’s special-called Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates approved a budget amendment that added $15,000 to the Swimming Pool Project.

    According to Anderson County Treasurer Dudley Shryock, money has been generated for the fund over several years with business license fees and some money raised by the public.