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Today's News

  • Living with Danger

    Brian Flood sighs briefly then responds when asked what is going to happen if something isn’t done to fix the road in front of his house.

    “Someone is going to get killed, and chances are it’s going to be me or someone in my house,” Flood said while seated with friends who had gathered Monday evening on the front porch of neighbors Jerry and Lisa Hughes.

  • Cleanup complete after tanker ruptures on Graefenburg Road

    A spill that dumped estimated 1,000 gallons of gasoline into Jerry and Lisa Hughes’ front yard when a tanker truck left the road and smashed into a tree last Tuesday on Graefenburg Road was largely cleaned up by Thursday.

    A team from Southern Environmental Services out of Bowling Green was at the wreck site Wednesday and had already dug up an estimated 600 tons of dirt that was saturated with gasoline.

  • Tipton favors relief for clerks on same-sex marriage

    State Rep. James Tipton said last week that he is in favor of legislation sure to surface in the coming session that will give relief to county clerks uncomfortable with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Tipton (R-Taylorsville), who represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd Legislative District, was reacting to news last week that a U.S. District judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who stopped issuing marriage licenses following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages early this year, to begin issuing them immediately.

  • Fiscal Court Notebook

    Third time’s not a charm for coroner

    Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey and his deputies walked away from yet another fiscal court meeting empty handed last Tuesday evening in their quest to secure some additional help.

    The meeting marked the third time Tussey has lobbied the fiscal court for a third deputy, each time laying out why providing an additional $5,000 to his office’s budget would benefit families of the deceased and make the office more efficient.

  • Man jailed for driving on suspended license for fourth time

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed Monday after being ticketed for driving on a suspended DUI license for the fourth time this summer.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 41, of 1131 Salt River Road was stopped Monday afternoon by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Chad Cox driving his motorcycle at a “very high rate of speed” on Harrodsburg Road, according to police reports.

  • Craftsman creates brooms with recycled tobacco sticks

    Richard Day holds his tongue pressed to the outside of his mouth in that particular way that can only mean an artist is concentrating hard on his work.

    Day is crafting a brightly colored broom at the Old Depot Farmer’s Market, cranking away on an antique broom-making machine from the 1800s that he purchased almost 16 years ago.

    “It’s just a hobby,” he smiles.

  • Kenny ‘was a hero to a lot of people’

    Kenny Goodlett continues to have a positive influence on Lawrenceburg even months after he passed away.

    The 16U and 8U girls’ softball teams with the county’s parks and recreation league have each named their teams Team 132 in honor of Goodlett, who wore badge 132 with the Lawrenceburg Police Department until the time of his death earlier this summer when he succumb to cancer.

    “It’s pretty awesome,” said Kenny’s wife, Debbie, who joined the teams for a group photo.

  • Heritage Hall residents enjoy a doggone good time

    There were plenty of wagging tails and big smiles during Heritage Hall’s annual dog show last Wednesday afternoon.

    Heritage Hall activities coordinator Misty Montgomery said the event is one of the residents’ favorites every year, but this year was special because the dog show coincided with National Dog Day.

    “When the pets visit, it is always a special day, but to be able to do it on National Dog Day is great,” she said.

  • Anderson Community Education announces fall class list

    Anderson Community Education has announced the following fall classes.

    American Sign Language-Special Education Series

    When: Thursday beginning Aug. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. Enrollment ends Sept. 3.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford St. with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $89 for 12 weeks

  • Bourbon legend Rutledge retires from Four Roses

    After more than 20 years as master distiller at Four Roses and 49 years in the bourbon industry, Jim Rutledge official retired Sept. 1.

    His passion, enthusiasm and loyalty for Four Roses bourbons and the distillery employees and staff were instrumental in returning Four Roses Bourbon to the USA after spending more than 40 years in European and Japanese markets only, according to a news release.

    In 2001, Rutledge was inducted into the inaugural class of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.