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  • No. 7: Janie retires after 40 years with The Anderson News

    It’s a good thing Janie Buntain got her car started back on May 28, 1975.

    She was to start working at The Anderson News that morning, but her mode of transportation had other ideas on making the trip from her parents’ home on Benson Creek Road to downtown Lawrenceburg.

    “I had a car that Daddy’s older brother had given me. It was a ‘62 Buick and I hadn’t even driven it,” Janie says. “I went out and couldn’t get it started. I went to our barn and Daddy came out and got it started.”

  • No. 8: Anderson County schools enact ‘athletic fee’

    The Anderson County Board of Education created quite a stir at its July meeting when it approved an athletic fee for students who play interscholastic sports at Anderson County schools.

    The fee, which was a one-time $70 charge for Anderson County High School athletes but set at $25 per sport for middle schoolers, was sold as necessary to pay for an athletic trainer.

    The school system had contracted with KORT Physical Therapy, giving student-athletes access to a certified trainer for the first time.

  • No. 9: Jimmy Dan inducted into high school hall of fame

    To those who saw Jimmy Dan Conner suit up for the Anderson County Bearcats the only question was when, not if, he would be selected to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    He was part of the class of 2015, inducted in a lavish ceremony at Elizabethtown’s State Theatre on July 11.

    During his career at Anderson, Conner led the Bearcats to three district titles and the school’s first berth in the Sweet 16. That 1971 team became the darling of packed houses at Louisville’s Freedom Hall for the state tournament.

  • No. 10: Woman charged following drunken crime spree

    It was one wild ride in May for a pair of drunk Lawrenceburg women who were corralled by police on Main Street after their vehicle slammed into a home, became disabled and they took off on foot.

    The women, Jamie Bolen, 24, of 1576 Harrodsburg Road and Ashley Donovan, 26, of 1139 Versailles Road, Lot 2 allegedly lead police on a short but wild chase that culminated in their arrest and an hours long profanity-laced tirade against police officers while and after they were taken into custody.

  • Watches remain for New Year’s Bible reading marathon

    Those interested in participating in a Bible reading marathon that begins at the stroke of midnight Jan. 1 better act fast.

    Only four of 30 watches, or shifts, remain unfilled, according to Lisa Owens, president of the Anderson County chapter of Awakening Ministries of Kentucky.

    “We have board members taking those watches now,” she said, adding that all four are slotted between midnight and 6 a.m.

  • No. 1: Lawrenceburg mourns police officers’ deaths

    In less than a week this summer, Lawrenceburg mourned the loss of two beloved police officers, one a veteran of the Lawrenceburg Police Department, another who had just started is promising career as a state trooper.

    Kenny Goodlett passed away in June following a battle with cancer. Just days later, Eric Chrisman died while responding to a call near Kentucky Dam in western Kentucky just six months after completing the State Police Academy.

  • ‘JJ’ visits Lawrenceburg
  • Halvorson completes MBA
  • Health insurance deadline looms

    Kentucky News Health Service

    The deadline to get health insurance for 2016 and avoid a penalty for not being insured is Jan. 31 and this year, unlike last, there will be no extension, Baylee Pulliam notes for Louisville Business First.

    More than 3,000 Kentuckians missed the initial deadline this year but then gained coverage because of the extension, Jill Midkiff, executive director for communications for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, told Pulliam.

  • Tipton to host legislative coffee

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will host a legislative coffee 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, his office announced.

    The event is scheduled at the Anderson Senior Center and all are welcome.

    Tipton will provide a briefing on the upcoming session of the General Assembly and be available to answer questions.