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  • Ghazawi is indicted for heroin

    An Anderson County Grand Jury pegged Ahmad Ghazawi with adding to a growing heroin problem in the state during Anderson Circuit Court May 20.

    Ghazawi, 28, of 13520 Terrace Creek Dr. Apt. 103, Louisville KY 40229, was indicted for numerous charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance, based on an incident that happened in February.

    According to court records, on or about Feb. 25, Ghazawi led Lawrenceburg police on a high-speed chase before being stopped and arrested.

  • Construction worker is injured in wreck

    According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:04 a.m. Monday, the ACSO, Anderson County EMS and Lawrenceburg Fire Department responded to a vehicle collision involving a Mago Construction blacktop paver and a tractor and trailer while blacktop construction was happening on KY 151 and Grafenburg Road.

    The sideswipe collision caused the operator of the blacktop machine unknown injuries and he was transported by ambulance to UK Medical Center. The driver of the tractor and trailer was uninjured.

  • Fiscal court gets closer to moving clerk’s office into bank building

    Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis announced progress with the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s purchase of the Town & Country Bank building on Main Street at a regular session Tuesday.
    Lewis said the FDIC should be releasing the deed for the property “any day now,” and they should be able to move forward with acquiring the property for the future home of the county clerk’s office.
    Currently, the Main Street location acts as a drive-thru ATM for Town & Country Bank, and the bank has another branch on Bypass South.

  • Two students transported to hospital are OK

    The two students Anderson County students who were transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center on Thursday, following a bus crash, have been released and are okay, according to Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    The bus crash happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on Spaulding Lane in the Glenview subdivision.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to the call.

    There were approximately 13 students ranging in age from elementary to high school on Bus 24 at the time of the incident.

  • Anderson Grand Jury charges Pevely with rape

    The Anderson County Grand Jury indicted Trevor A. Pevely for rape during a May 20 Circuit Court session.

    Pevely, 20, of 227 Forrest Dr., Lawrenceburg KY 40342, was charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 14 on or about July 19, 2013, according to court records.

    The alleged victim was 13 at the time of the incident.

    The charge is a Class C felony. If convicted, Pevely could serve up to 2 years in prison and be fined up to $500.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Briscoe arrested Pevely.

  • Fiscal Court: 2.9 percent spending increase in next year’s budget

    Spending for Anderson County Fiscal Court is anticipated to increase a total of 2.9 percent from last year.

    Magistrates unanimously approved the 2014-15 fiscal year budget, which also has a 1.5 percent increase for county employees. Magistrates had little discussion about the budget and officially approved it May 21.

    Total spending for 2014-15 is $7,709,615 from $7,485,376 - a $224,239 increase in spending from last year.

    The anticipated revenue for 2014-15 is $6,471,643 from $6,319,697 last year.

  • Anderson firefighters make it easy to contribute

    Anderson County firefighter Robert Gresham believes his and his fellow firefighters’ role in life if to do more than beat down flames. It’s to do good wherever it’s needed.

  • School board approves tentative budget with 4 percent tax increase

    The Anderson County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the 2014-2015 tentative budget, which included a 4 percent increase in tax revenue, Monday of last week.

    If approved, this will give the Anderson County Schools 4 percent more property tax revenue than last year. Increases in unfunded mandates and the need to balance the budget were the reasons cited for the possible increase.

    “We are between a rock and a hard place,” said Anderson County Schools Finance Officer Nick Clark.

  • Crusade stands out among popular fundraiser

    The WHAS Crusade for Children was started in 1954 by WHAS-TV. It raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children.
    Over the past six decades, more than $154 million has been raised through contributions of goods and services.
    Some unique features of the Crusade are its return of 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties.

  • With a bang! Softball team returns to state tourney

    After more than three hours of heart-stopping drama, the Anderson County High School varsity softball team earned a trip to the state tournament.

    Kaci Currens belted a one-out home run in the top of the 12th inning, giving the Lady Bearcats a 4-3 victory over Oldham County in the Eighth Region championship game, held at Gallatin County High School Wednesday of last week.

    “It took the whole team to get here,” Currens said. “I am so incredibly proud of my teammates.”