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Local News

  • Stolen AMR ambulance is recovered in Shelby County

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Kentucky State Police responded to the theft of an American Medical Response Ambulance transporting a patient from Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond to Our Lady of Peace in Louisville around 10:54 p.m. Tuesday of last week.

    During transport, the patient became combative, overpowering EMS workers, and left them on the side of I-64W near mile marker 48 in Franklin County.

  • Wild Turkey Distillery donates $35,000 to Old Friends Equine

    Rosie Napravnik and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, presented a check for $35,000 to Napravnik’s favorite charity, Old Friends Equine (www.oldfriendsequine.org), an organization dedicated to giving retired racehorses a safe, comfortable life, Friday in Georgetown.

    Wild Turkey Bourbon supported Napravnik, an ambassador for the brand, during this Triple Crown racing season by pledging to donate money for tweets of the hashtag #RideWithRosie.

  • Locals are among spring graduates at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.

    Local EKU graduates include:

    •Michelle Lynn Bruner, Lawrenceburg, BS in Correctional & Juvenile Justice Studies.

    •Tatiana M. Cody, Lawrenceburg, BS in Biology Pre-Medical Science.

    •Christian Colleen Fyffe, Lawrenceburg, BS in Elementary Education Teaching.

    •Jacob Aaron Harmon, Lawrenceburg, BM in Music

  • Watson charged with burglary

    Kenneth N. Watson, 34, of 616 N. Lime, Frankfort KY 40342 was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury June 17 on one count of second-degree burglary, one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident that occurred around April 24, 2014.

    Officer Chris Beach of the Lawrenceburg Police Department charged him.

    The following people were also indicted June 17 by the Grand Jury, according the Anderson Circuit Court records.

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  • Mitchell’s contract is renewed

    Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s contract was renewed during a special-called meeting Thursday of last week.

    The 4-year contract outlines Mitchell to make $118,225 annually, which is a 12 percent increase from when she started in 2010, making $105,000 annually. Under the contract, consisting of 240 working days, Mitchell has five days of paid leave for each school year.

  • A community says goodbye to longtime Walmart manager

    After 31 years,

    Kim Darland retires

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Local Walmart Manager of 31 years, Kim Darland, will be retiring this week.

    Darland was one of the first female Walmart managers in Kentucky, and a longtime pillar in the community known for her warm, caring personality and positive attitude. Throughout her time at Walmart, Darland showed dedication to Lawrenceburg, serving on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and participating in numerous community service related projects.

  • Early deadlines!

    All submitted information for the July 9 issue of The Anderson News must be in by noon Thurs., July 3. The Anderson News office will be closed Friday for Independence Day.

  • Birdwhistell is picked to lead Lady Bearcat basketball

    Anderson County High School did not have to look far to find the new leader of the its girls’ basketball program.

    Clay Birdwhistell, an assistant coach since 2006, has been picked to take over the reins of the program from the program’s winningest coach, Tony Kays, who retired in May.

    The school received numerous applications for one of the prime coaching vacancies in Kentucky.

  • Burkhead crowned Miss Lawrenceburg

    Molly Kate Burkhead was crowned the 2014 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night.

    Burkhead, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, beat out 10 other contestants for the title of Miss Lawrenceburg.

    The contestants are judged 50 percent on stage presence and poise. The other 50 percent is based on a pre-pageant interview.

    “This feels wonderful,” said Burkhead. “I’m so proud of the other girls who worked so hard.”