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  • SANTA AT FISCAL COURT

    Sheriff Joe Milam shakes hands with Santa (County Clerk Jason Denny), who burst into last Thursday's fiscal court meeting and handed out candy canes for all.
     

  • ‘SANTA’ DENNY VISITS ANDERSON SENIOR CENTER
  • Courthouse security beefed up

    A new year will mean major changes at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Starting Jan. 5, the courthouse will have only one public entrance and those who come in will be subjected to screening by courthouse security personnel and have to walk through a metal detector.

  • Tourism commission making progress toward hiring director

    It might not be at a breakneck pace, but progress is being made by the joint tourism commission created one year ago by city and county government.

       Gabe Uebel, who chairs the still-fledgling group, said it is inching ever closer to hiring a full-time director, a position authorized when the commission was created by the Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council.

  • Help sought for deceased girl’s family

    Donations are being sought to help a family whose 14-year-old daughter died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 20.

       Gabrielle “Gabby” Elize Saylor, whose family had recently moved into the Alton area, passed away at her family’s home.

       A Go Fund Me page has been established by Exit Crutcher Realty at gofundme/gabrielle-elize-saylor-funeral-fund, the local real estate office announced Thursday afternoon.

       Services were Dec. 23 at Anderson Christian.

  • Fiscal court notebook

    Taxes rolling in

       Sheriff Joe Milam delivered a short report during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, saying that property taxes are roughly 90 percent collected for bills mailed out in October.

       He said a minor computer glitch retained about $12,000 that should have gone to the Anderson County Fire District, but that had been fixed and money sent.

     

    Fiscal court on Santa’s good list

  • Magistrates look to boost county’s housing starts

      Hoping to kick-start new home construction, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Thursday to modify a rule that dictates when the county takes over new roads built in subdivisions.

       The fiscal court voted unanimously to lower from 90 to 60 the percentage a subdivision must be filled before it allows the developer to reduce a bond set in place to ensure the road remains in good condition.

  • Wild Turkey is county’s top taxpayer — by a lot

       Wild Turkey Distillery (Campari America) remained Anderson County’s top property tax payer in 2016, and it wasn’t even close, according to figures obtained from Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

       The world’s largest producer of Kentucky bourbon paid $652,234 in county property taxes and an additional $143,163 in tangible taxes for a grand total of just short of $800,000.

       Combined, the top 10 property tax payers listed here pay $1.8 million.

  • Tipton to play key roll in funding state’s colleges

    State Rep. James Tipton figures to play a key role in the upcoming battle to fund Kentucky’s public universities.
    Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will chair the budget review subcommittee on post-secondary education, the Kentucky House Republican Majority Caucus announced last week.
    Tipton is beginning his second term and represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District after being re-elected last month, and joins the first Republican majority in the House in decades.

  • Police searching for hit-and-run suspect

    Police were still searching for the person who plowed a pickup truck into an awning in front of a Main Street business and took off running.
    The incident happened early Sunday night when the unknown driver slammed into a vehicle parked in front of Bourbon Street on Main then careened into an awning in front of Bourbon Trail Cycles, destroying it and leaving a pile of rubble in its wake.