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  • Bath County High Graduate completes Gatton Academy at WKU

    Lindsey Porter, a recent Bath County High School graduate, has attended the Carol Martin Gatton Academy for Math and Science at Western Kentucky University for the past two years.

    The educational opportunity at the Gatton Academy placed Porter with the best and brightest of Kentucky high school students and allowed her to earn a full-ride Otis Singletary Scholarship for University of Kentucky in the fall.

  • Anderson Humane Society receives animal shelter assistance funding

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation awarded the Anderson Humane Society with a $500 grant from the Animal Shelter Assistance program Monday of last week.

  • Dump truck wreck
  • HGTV is coming to the 127 Yard Sale

    This year, HGTV will be filming one of their newest shows at Eagle Lake, which Jenna Sims, event coordinator for the Eagle Lake Convention Center, describes as a cross between The American Pickers and The Amazing Race.

    Teams will be the 127 Yard Sale Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 to race to find certain unique treasures. At the end, the teams will meet with an appraiser who will gauge if the teams were successful with their finds.

  • The ultimate recycling project

    Horace Lawson sees things a little differently. Instead of seeing trash from discarded wood, cinder blocks and pieces of a black rot iron pergola, he sees potential.

    “Everything everybody else is throwing away, I recycle it,” said Lawson.

  • Jenkins sentenced to six years in Garmon's death

    Eric D. Jenkins was sentenced July 22 to six years in prison in the vehicular death of Lawrenceburg resident Marie Garmon.

    In March, Jenkins, 42, of Hustonville, accepted a plea deal that reduced the initial charge of murder to second-degree manslaughter.

    In addition to the prison sentence, Jenkins is required to pay court restitution in the amount of $730 for the charge of operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Marathon armed robbery suspect found dead

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday evening that a suspect identified in the Marathon gas station armed robbery Friday afternoon was found dead in Versailles.

    George “Daniel” Cheatham, of Salvisa, was identified as a suspect during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, and an arrest warrant was obtained, charging Cheatham with first-degree robbery.

  • Safety Day at General Cable

    General Cable hosted its annual Safety Day event on July 7 at the company’s Lawrenceburg facility. Over 250 people attended the event.

    General Cable, headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world. The company develops, designs, manufactures markets and distributes aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for various industries, according to a news release.

  • Armed robbery at Marathon gas station

    *UPDATE*

    According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, an arrest warrant was obtained for George "Daniel" Cheatham of Salvisa, for first-degree robbery.

    Anderson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating Cheatham. If you may know the whereabouts of Cheatham, please call the  Anderson County Sheriff's Office at 502-839-4021. Cheatham is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Cigarette smoking among Kentucky high school students drops significantly

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, a significant improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System report.