Today's News

  • No. 5: Magistrate blasts needle exchange program

    News that the Anderson County Health Department is debating the creation of a needle exchange program for drug addicts wasn't received particularly well during a March meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

       "What jackass thought of that idea?" asked Magistrate David Montgomery, who disparaged the idea but volunteered to be on a committee to examine it along with members of the health board, Lawrenceburg City Council, law enforcement, EMS and county jailer.

  • No. 6: Juvenile charged as adult in string of robberies

       A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg youth was arraigned as an adult in July for his alleged role in a string of armed robberies earlier in the year.

       Paul Tomlinson, who until the arraignment was treated as a juvenile, was charged with first-degree robbery. He appeared in Anderson Circuit Court where he entered a plea of not guilty.

       No decision was made on setting a bond, and Tomlinson was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center.

  • No. 7: Man charged for letting dog starve to death

       A Lawrenceburg man faced animal cruelty charges after he tied up a dog in his back yard and allowed it to starve to death.

       Howard D. Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St. was charged early with second-degree animal cruelty and was scheduled to appear May 19 in Anderson District Court.

  • No. 8: Recycler gets second chance

    Francis Recycling, located on Daniel Drive just off U.S. 127 Bypass, received a reprieve in October from the county's Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA), as members voted unanimously to allow owner Victor Francis to keep a conditional use permit. The board said it would review the permit in six months, but could do it sooner if the business is cited for violating the conditions of its permit.

  • No. 9: Anderson sheriff retires

       Although no one knew it at the time, the three little blessings Troy and Benita Young received in 1986 turned into one big blessing for all of Anderson County.

       Troy Young, then an officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department who would arguably become the most accomplished sheriff in Anderson County history, had all but packed his bags for a job with the Jefferson County Police.

  • No. 10: Milam named sheriff

       It's a job Joe Milam says he's been preparing for his entire career.

       At the end of August, he got the chance to put all of that preparation into action.

       Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who stepped down Sept. 1.

       The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during a meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Wild Turkey is county’s top taxpayer — by a lot

       Wild Turkey Distillery (Campari America) remained Anderson County’s top property tax payer in 2016, and it wasn’t even close, according to figures obtained from Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

       The world’s largest producer of Kentucky bourbon paid $652,234 in county property taxes and an additional $143,163 in tangible taxes for a grand total of just short of $800,000.

       Combined, the top 10 property tax payers listed here pay $1.8 million.

  • Magistrates look to boost county’s housing starts

      Hoping to kick-start new home construction, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Thursday to modify a rule that dictates when the county takes over new roads built in subdivisions.

       The fiscal court voted unanimously to lower from 90 to 60 the percentage a subdivision must be filled before it allows the developer to reduce a bond set in place to ensure the road remains in good condition.

  • Fiscal court notebook

    Taxes rolling in

       Sheriff Joe Milam delivered a short report during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, saying that property taxes are roughly 90 percent collected for bills mailed out in October.

       He said a minor computer glitch retained about $12,000 that should have gone to the Anderson County Fire District, but that had been fixed and money sent.


    Fiscal court on Santa’s good list

  • Help sought for deceased girl’s family

    Donations are being sought to help a family whose 14-year-old daughter died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 20.

       Gabrielle “Gabby” Elize Saylor, whose family had recently moved into the Alton area, passed away at her family’s home.

       A Go Fund Me page has been established by Exit Crutcher Realty at gofundme/gabrielle-elize-saylor-funeral-fund, the local real estate office announced Thursday afternoon.

       Services were Dec. 23 at Anderson Christian.