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  • Santa letters due Nov. 25

    Hey, kids. Don’t miss the chance to let Santa know what you want this year for Christmas.

    For the 39th consecutive year, The Anderson News will publish Santa letters and photos for children in Anderson County, giving the Jolly Old Elf a chance to see what they’d like for Christmas before making the long journey here from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Please submit letters that are about 100 words or shorter, along with a photo of the child, saved in a JPEG format.

  • Joining the fight

    They arrived home safe, sound and sore, and are ready to go again.

    Six of Anderson County’s bravest were deployed last Thursday morning to help battle the ongoing wildfires in eastern Kentucky, a blaze that has consumed thousands of acres and threatened hundreds of homes.

  • Hardin: Why no felony charge?

    Hardin: Why no felony charge?

    Former volleyball coach Bob Hardin said in an interview last week that he doesn’t understand why the man cited with a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault wasn’t charged with a felony for third-degree assault.

    Hardin, who called 911 the night of the incident, said KRS 508.025 makes it clear to him that Kenny Holland, who allegedly assaulted him, should have been charged with a felony because Hardin was working for the school district at the time of the incident.

  • Coach: Dispute about flowers reason for assault

    An argument about flowers is being blamed for an incident that resulted in the former girls’ volleyball coach being assaulted before an Oct. 10 match at the high school.

    A parent of two players on the team at the time, Kenny Holland, was cited with fourth-degree assault several weeks after the incident after allegedly grabbing former coach Bob Hardin by the throat on the gym floor.

  • Answering the call of duty

    Six firefighters from the Anderson County Fire District were deployed Thursday morning to help battle an ongoing wildfire in eastern Kentucky.

    Capt. Rob Gresham, firefighter John Robinson, firefighter Matt Moses, Battalion Chief Chris Harrod, firefighter Dillon Harrod and firefighter Earl Gresham all answered a call for help and left around 9 a.m.

    Chief Pat Krogman said they traveled to Hazard and were to be be assigned positions from there.

    “They will be assigned wherever they are needed down there,” Krogman said.

  • Riva Ridge resident calls 911, claims someone shot wife in head

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly ran from his home screaming that someone had just shot his wife in the head was charged last Wednesday with alcohol intoxication and transported to an area hospital.

    Brian T. Dixon, 46, of 1120 Riva Ridge Drive had a blood alcohol level of .36 at the time of his arrest, which is more than four times the legal limit allowed to drive, according to court documents.

    The 911 call came from a neighbor, who said Dixon was in his driveway screaming about his wife being shot.

  • Parent cited for assaulting coach

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly asked the high school girls’ volleyball team coach if he was “going to be a punk-as* little bi*ch again tonight?” before allegedly grabbing him by the throat was cited Friday afternoon on an assault charge, according to a criminal complaint on file in Anderson District Court.

    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive was cited by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office but was not taken into custody.

  • ‘Store work was always my thing’

    Anyone who has visited a gas station in Lawrenceburg over the past couple of decades almost certainly knows him, even if they don’t know his name.

    He’s the soft-spoken, affable man with a penchant for counting back change in increments of 1,000.

    He’s the guy who calls young and old alike, “kid.”

    Above all, he’s the fellow who, day in and day out, is never at a loss for a kind word or two for friends and strangers alike.

  • The Gun Doctor will see you now

    There’s a new gunsmith in town.

    Becky Kostenbader, aka The Gun Doctor, has set up shop on Main Street with plans for opening at 8:30 a.m. today (Nov. 9).

    Kostenbader offers full gunsmithing services, including cleaning, inspection, repairs, stockwork and bluing.

    “I’ve always loved to take things apart and see how they work,” she explained of her latest endeavor.

    “I’ve been around guns for most of my life, so this came naturally.”

  • Search for burglar results in pot bust

    An Anderson County man was arrested and charged with marijuana possession this morning after deputies found more than a pound of weed in his home, according to a police documents.

    Buddy Evans, 61, of 1149 Dugansville Road is also charged with drug paraphernalia.

    According to a report filed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Tony Likins was assisting the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in searching for a burglary suspect when he stopped at Evans’ house to warn him about the incident.