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  • Hyatts inducted into Junior Miss Hall of Fame

    Lawrenceburg’s Nancye Hyatt has had the honor of watching both her daughter, Meredith Lewis, and her granddaughter, McKenna Lewis, be named Anderson County’s Junior Miss and Distinguished Young Woman.
    Saturday night it was her turn to take the stage.
    Hyatt and her late husband Bobby were inducted into the Junior Miss Hall of Fame for their tireless effort and contribution to the program.

  • Carpenter wins Integrity Award

    When 17-year-old Brooklyn Carpenter took the stage at the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman pageant Saturday night she didn’t let her nerves guide her.
    “I was a little nervous,” she said. “But you have to just do it. Don’t let fear ever stop you from doing anything in life.”
    Carpenter, who won the Anderson County Distinguished Young Woman crown last year, was confident and it showed. The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg senior brought home the Integrity Award.

  • Rallying for Justin

    Justin Thurman’s friends plan to celebrate his life Saturday afternoon just the way he lived it: by going for a cruise.
    “He liked to ride four-wheelers, drive fast stuff, have fun and hang out with his friends,” said Dalton Satterly, 19, who is organizing a combination fundraiser and cruise Saturday afternoon.
    “You name it, he’d want to do it.”

  • Alton Road residents to have their say

    At least 100 Alton Road residents have signed a petition that calls for a survey that will prove once and for all their contention that Alton Road (Highway 151) is not safe for heavy truck traffic.
    “We know what the answer will be,” said longtime Alton Road resident Tom Isaacs, who is helping to organize a public meeting to discuss the road, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Alton Christian Church.

  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the school announced.

    All A’s

    Jordan Ball

    Jenna Beasley

    Josh Brooks

    Brianna Burkhead

    Brooklyn Burgard

    Donna Campbell

    Gillian Case

    Elisabeth Chilton

    Adam Cook

    Hannah Cox

    Landon Drury

    Rayleen Flygstad

    Mia Flynn

    Sophie Grigsby

    Hailee Harvey

    Emily Hudson

    Audra Hunter

    Chaz King

  • Armed robber holds up Versailles Road gas station

    Police are searching for clues and help after an armed robber held up the Prime Star convenience store Saturday night, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to the news release. The suspect then fled the store with cash and cigars and was last seen running behind the business.

    Two clerks working at the time were not harmed, police said.

  • Birdwhistell picked to help make Kentucky’s Medicaid program ‘model to the nation’

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin said Wednesday that a University of Kentucky health executive and former state health secretary, Mark Birdwhistell, will help him design a Medicaid program that "will be a model to the nation." He said he hopes to know by the middle of 2016 whether his new administration can reach an agreement with federal officials on the shape of the program.

  • No. 2: Fire, snowstorms deliver double-winter blow

    Old Man Winter sucker-punched Anderson County twice late last winter, pounding the area with snow two times over a several week period in February and early March.

    The second storm was exacerbated greatly due to a fire that destroyed the city’s maintenance building and every piece of snow-removal equipment at its disposal.

    The fire left the city with a single pickup truck equipped with a plow.