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Local News

  • Chamber of commerce president to chair tourism commission

    Pam Brough was appointed as chairperson for the Anderson County Tourism Commission during its meeting last Wednesday.

    Brough, who also serves as president of Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said she is excited to take on her new role.

    “This will be a learning process for me. I’m excited for the opportunity to promote Anderson County,” said Brough. “I’ve only been here for 35 years, but I love Anderson County. Anything we can do to promote it, I’m all in.”

  • Judge, state rep. candidates share views with Farm Bureau

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation isn’t shy about the policies it supports, and last Thursday night wanted to see if the local candidates for judge-executive and state representative agree with those policies.

    “We don’t endorse candidates,” said Jeff Harper, a Lawrenceburg resident who serves as director of the agency’s public affairs division. “We feel candidates should endorse our policies.”

  • Four Roses still Burgoo Cookoff champions

    Jesse Sanford, of Four Roses, took home the trophy again this year, making him the four-time reigning Anderson County Burgoo Cookoff champ.

    Trailing just behind Four Roses was Dudley Darnell’s team, Darnell’s Old Timey Burgoo. Wild Turkey came in third.

    All the funds from the cookoff go toward Shop with a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.

    “It’s an honor,” said Sanford. “I love doing this for the kids.”

  • ‘This is for everyone’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Megan Smith has no choice but to spend precious time and dollars each time her child’s frequently infected ears flare up.

    Left with no local option when Anderson Primary Care closed its doors in July, Smith has spent the past several months travelling to Versailles, Frankfort or beyond just to get a simple prescription filled for her son.

  • A bigger, badder haunted house continues through October

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    By day, Alyssa Hoover is a pleasant 22-year-old who cares for residents in a Frankfort retirement community.

    By night, she becomes a remarkably scary monster who can make grown men cry and others vomit or even, well, go No. 1 or 2 in their pants.

  • Two days, two fires

    From staff reports

    Anderson County firefighters and other first responders were kept busy last week after separate blazes destroyed racecars and other items on Spaulding Lane, and a hay-filled barn on Hickory Grove Road.

    The Hickory Grove Road fire included minor injuries to firefighters after a hose hit a barrel of pesticide, splashing one firefighter in the eyes and another in the mouth.

    Both received assistance from EMS and were determined to be OK shortly afterward.

  • Firefighters working to control barn fire

    At around 3 p.m., Anderson County firefighters, EMS and the sheriff's office responded to a large hay barn fire on Hickory Grove Road. At 4:30 p.m., Firefighters were still working to get the fire under control.

  • Councilman suggests redrawing city lines

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    In a 4-2 vote, Lawrenceburg City Council approved the second reading of 2014 real and personal property taxes Tuesday of last week.

    The city’s real estate property taxes were set from $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $1.95, which is expected to produce $1,050,339 in revenue. The personal property tax rates were set from $2.29 per $1,000 assessed valuation to $3.07, which is expected to produce $80,985 in revenue.

  • School board votes to pay $110, 596 insurance bill

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Fiscal matters were the primary topic of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.

    Though Anderson County Schools no longer participates in Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, which offered low cost, risk pool insurance to Kentucky school districts. Statewide school districts that participated in the program are required to make up for the KSBIT’s more than $50 million deficit.

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.