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  • Carpenter named Most Distinguished

    Just two days after being named Anderson County’s Distinguished Young Woman, Brooklyn Carpenter was equal parts happy and humble.

    “I feel very undeserving,” she said, “but very excited to be able to represent Anderson County and my school.”

    Carpenter won this year’s pageant Saturday night at the high school, edging out five other hopefuls in what was formerly called Junior Miss.

  • Keeping a family’s tradition alive

    The Guernsey heifer appeared to lay its head on Amy Kate Smith’s right shoulder.

    There was no gimmickry involved. It was just a touching moment between a large animal and its owner and manager.

    And Amy Kate, a junior at Anderson County High School, smiled broadly.

    It should not be a surprise that Smith and her heifer have such a bond. It’s just in the Smith nature to be showing cattle and getting ready for the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Local News Briefs: August 5, 2015

    Senior center to sponsor AARP Smart Driver Course

    A smart driving session will be presented at the Anderson senior center Thursday, Sept. 10 from 12:30-5 p.m.

    The classes will cover defensive driving techniques, safety strategies and new traffic laws. Upon completion, participants can receive a multi-year discount on their car insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members at $20 for non-members.

    To register, call the Anderson Senior Center at 839-7420.

    Yoga classes offered at health department

  • Fire damages home on Powell Taylor Road

    A fire early Monday morning caused major damage to a home at 1146 Powell Taylor Road.

    Connie Snipes said she was home when the fire broke out. Her husband, Bud Snipes, said he had already gone to work.

    “I was sleeping on the couch when the smoke woke me up,” Connie Snipes said. “I just went outside and called 911.”

    The couple’s three dogs were with them as they watched firefighters battle the blaze. Connie Snipes said their cat was missing.

  • City eyes ways to save electricity

    To keep the lights on, the water flowing, the Lawrenceburg City Council shells out approximately $750,000.

    That might soon change.

    Council members are now in the early stages of considering entering into an energy savings performance contract that would, they hope, provide ways to lower the city’s electric bill.

  • Lawrenceburg woman jailed for trafficking methamphetamine

    A Lawrenceburg woman was charged Sunday afternoon with trafficking methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Harrodsburg Road.

    Amanda Florian, 25, of 300 Bond Street was a passenger in a car on Harrodsburg Road when the vehicle was pulled over by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    In his report, Crouch said when Florian exited the vehicle, an Advil container she had concealed between her thighs fell onto the road and she tried to kick it under the truck.

  • Man jailed after hiding in woman’s bed with knife in pants

    A Lawrenceburg man found hiding beneath bed covers in a woman’s home while brandishing a 13-inch knife was charged last week was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond Monday morning in Anderson District Court.

    Brian C. Wells, 30, of 1523 Alton Road faces a rash of charges after police say he held the woman at knifepoint earlier that day, threatening to kill her, himself and her dog if she called police.

  • Man slices his throat two times

    A man sliced his throat with a knife two times around 7:45 p.m. last Wednesday before running into the McDonald’s at the intersection of US 127 and Frankfort Road.

    The man, who was not charged in the incident, was sitting in a car with two other people in the restaurant’s parking lot and was threatening to kill himself, according to deputy Loren Wells of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Because it was considered a mental health issue by authorities, the man’s name is not being released.

  • Six vie for Distinguished Young Women title

    The annual Anderson County Distinguished Young Women program is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Anderson County High School Bearcat Theater, the group’s committee announced.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

    There are six contestants vying for the coveted title and scholarship prizes.

    They include:

    Teagan Lilly, a daughter of Jeff and Kathy Lilly whose talent is hip hop dance. She is undecided on her choice of college.

  • Joseph jailed for tattooing vulgarity on woman

    A Lawrenceburg man charged with tattooing the word slut on a woman’s back while holding her at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Anderson Circuit Court and was sentenced to two years in prison.

    Michael Joseph, 30, pleaded guilty to third-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), along with entering an Alford plea on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.