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  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the school announced.

    All A’s

    Jordan Ball

    Jenna Beasley

    Josh Brooks

    Brianna Burkhead

    Brooklyn Burgard

    Donna Campbell

    Gillian Case

    Elisabeth Chilton

    Adam Cook

    Hannah Cox

    Landon Drury

    Rayleen Flygstad

    Mia Flynn

    Sophie Grigsby

    Hailee Harvey

    Emily Hudson

    Audra Hunter

    Chaz King

  • Former Miss America to speak at Open Hands

    Former Miss America Heather French Henry is scheduled to speak with veterans Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Open Hands Food Pantry in Lawrenceburg.

    French Henry, a longtime advocate for veterans and their issues, will speak as part of a Celebrating Our Veterans event at the facility, located at 1111 Industry Road.

    The event offers a variety of services to veterans, and is open to anyone who has served or is currently serving in any branch of the military. It is scheduled to be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

  • School Board saluted during board recognition month

    Throughout January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and residents are publicly thanking the Anderson County School District’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month, according to a news release from the district.

    Chairman Lee Hahn, vice chair Donna Drury, Roger McDowell, Scott Brown and James Sargent are among the 854 school board members being saluted in the state’s 173 local school districts.

  • County highway workers to spray chemicals, or else

    No county highway employees volunteered to spray chemicals for weed control, so the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to make them do it anyway.

    Saying that refusal to do so would constitute “insubordination,” Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended and the fiscal court agreed that all highway employees be formally trained to apply the chemicals and equipped to use them.

  • Fiscal court OKs another deputy for coroner

    A tag-team approach lead by the county attorney finally convinced the Anderson County Fiscal Court to fulfill Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey’s request to hire an additional deputy coroner.

    Magistrates approved the hiring during their meeting last Tuesday morning that included an impassioned plea from an unlikely source, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

    During the work session before meeting, Lewis told magistrates of a recent incident during which her office was asked to be involved in a death notification.

  • TV star no match for ‘Lawrenceburger’

    KET television star Tim Farmer became the latest victim of the Lawrenceburger Challenge on Sunday afternoon, as he and two other men tried in vain to consume the giant burger, slaw and fries offered at Lane’s Diner in Lawrenceburg.

    Farmer was in town to film an episode for his popular series, Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen, and took the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd.

  • County Fire District hosts annual awards banquet
  • Armed robber holds up Versailles Road gas station

    Police are searching for clues and help after an armed robber held up the Prime Star convenience store Saturday night, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to the news release. The suspect then fled the store with cash and cigars and was last seen running behind the business.

    Two clerks working at the time were not harmed, police said.

  • That’s one ugly sweater, Brad
  • Auxiliary delivers Christmas to vets at Thomson-Hood

    Eight members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg went to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 12 for a Christmas party for the Jefferson Unit, according to a news release.

    Unit 34 members helped pass out food provided by the Veterans Center and gifts provided by the Auxiliary and Legion Post 34. Shopping was done for the 45 residents from wish lists.

    Veterans asked for and received sweat suits, UK caps, hoodies, shirts, a Louisville T-shirt and a Steelers cap.