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  • Children’s clothing needed for Salvation Army

    A volunteer at the Anderson Senior Center will take a load of children’s winter clothing to the Salvation Army in Lexington on Friday morning, and is asking for donations.

    Ralph Haile says the Salvation Army alerted him that the it is in dire need of winter clothing in all sizes for children, including outerwear such as coats, gloves and mittens and boots.

    Haile said all items need to be at the Anderson Senior Center by Friday morning so he can get them delivered.

  • Klink steps down from health board

    After serving more than 20 years on the Anderson County Board of Health, local pharmacist Keith Klink is stepping down.

    Klink was the longest tenured board member, and saw the health board transition between sharing a health department director with Mercer County in the early 2000s to having its own director and new building in recent years.

    “Keith has been a great board member,” said fellow board member Harold Todd who recently agreed to serve another term on the board at the request of Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

  • Carpenter gets chance at Distinguished Young Woman

    Make no mistake: Brooklyn Carpenter would love to become Kentucky’s next Distinguished Young Woman when she competes later this month in Lexington.

    But that’s hardly how she intends to measure her success when the 17-year-old Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg takes the stage.

    “If I don’t leave there with a couple of new friends, I’ll feel like I’ve wasted my time,” she said Monday afternoon. “My main goal is to make friends, be with my host family and grow as a person because of it and through it.”

  • Meet Anderson County's biggest CHEAPSKATE

    April Hensler didn’t pay for a single roll of toilet paper in 2015. It’s been three years since she’s paid for toothpaste, four since she’s purchased laundry soap or even shampoo.

    It’s not what you think.

    Hensler’s pantry is stuffed with the above items — she has an estimated 100 tubes of toothpaste and 15 bottles of Tide stashed amid dozens of toothbrushes and countless other items.

  • Man struck on Broadway

    The man known primarily for walking the streets of Lawrenceburg and picking up cans was struck by a vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Monday on Broadway.

    James Harrod sustained a number of bruises and abrasions but none of his injuries were considered life threatening at the time.

    Harrod, who is routinely seen pushing a small cart as he picks up cans and bottles, apparently walked out into traffic when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle in front of the NAPA store, first responders said at the time.

    The vehicle was traveling around 30 mph, they said.

  • New Year’s Eve goes bad for dad

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed New Year’s Eve after police found his 13-year-old daughter “extremely intoxicated” at 314 Highland Drive, Apt. 3.

    Jared R. Topper, 39, was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child after the teen apparently drank an unspecified amount of whiskey, according to police reports.

    The daughter, who was described by police as “unable to stand or talk and even briefly passed out,” told police that she drank something that was on a table in the apartment.

  • She’ll help you keep your resolutions

    We’ve all done it. A new year rolls around and we vow to drop those extra pounds, eat better food and finally get in shape.

    Yeah, right.

    Misty Rutherford, owner of MisT’s Fit Factory, has seen it all before, too, and knows full well that 2016 will have her workout business hopping as new clients show up to keep their New Year’s resolutions.

    For those who stick it out, Rutherford now offers what she says is 100 percent of what those dedicated to changing their lifestyles actually need.

  • Lawrenceburg woman ‘thrilled’ to meet new governor

    It’s safe to say that new Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has a huge fan in Lawrenceburg resident Phyllis Townsend.

    Townsend was one of many state employees who had a chance to meet and speak with Bevin last Wednesday when he visited the Cabinet for Human Resources (CHR) building in Frankfort, site of last week’s reported active shooter situation that turned out to be a false alarm.

  • Birdwhistell picked to help make Kentucky’s Medicaid program ‘model to the nation’

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin said Wednesday that a University of Kentucky health executive and former state health secretary, Mark Birdwhistell, will help him design a Medicaid program that "will be a model to the nation." He said he hopes to know by the middle of 2016 whether his new administration can reach an agreement with federal officials on the shape of the program.

  • No. 2: Fire, snowstorms deliver double-winter blow

    Old Man Winter sucker-punched Anderson County twice late last winter, pounding the area with snow two times over a several week period in February and early March.

    The second storm was exacerbated greatly due to a fire that destroyed the city’s maintenance building and every piece of snow-removal equipment at its disposal.

    The fire left the city with a single pickup truck equipped with a plow.