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Anderson County 4-Hers impress at state fair
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The Anderson County 4-H club took to the big stage, competing for prize money, ribbons, and bragging rights at the 2022 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Several local students showed their talents with superiority, winning their particular competitions.

In the country ham and speech, Jackson Barnett, Luke Beckley, Maxton Harley, Anna Peach, and Weston Robinson won blue ribbons. Colt Buckley and Mason Cundiff won red ribbons, and Emma and Sophie Toll each won a white ribbon.

In the dog category, Sarah and Quinn were announced as champion off lead agility and high point in trial for agility. Sarah and Cindy won the championship for open showmanship.

4-H Cloverville Results

Anna Rhody — JR Felt Art, Blue

Lucas Uebel — Woodworking (Furniture), Red

Luci Dowler — SR Water Color Art, Red; SR Calligraphy, Blue; Embroidery, Blue; Invitation, Blue; Table Setting, Blue

Maria Dowler — Level 1 Sewing Project, Red

Perry Gay — JR Clay, Blue and Champion; JR Pen & Ink, Blue; Upcycling Sewing, Red

Sagan Chilton — Cinnamon Twist, Blue and Champion; Rolled Biscuits, Red; Carrot Cake, Blue; Strawberry Jam, Red

Veronica Dowler — JR Acrylic Painting, Blue; Snickerdoodle Cookies, Red; Item for the Home, Blue

In the dairy competition, the Buckley duo was quite successful. Colt Buckley won junior champion (Brown Swiss), Reserve Junior Champion, and Division 1 Showmanship (Holstein). Luke Buckley won the Reserve Junior Champions (Brown Swiss), Division 1 Showmanship (Brown Swiss), and the Junior Champion (Holstein).

For the beef category, Mackinziann Conway was first place in two classes, fifth place in a class, the senior champion female for her division, the senior heifer calf champion in division, the reserve grand champion for angus heifer, the Kentucky Proud champion, and the reserve grand champion in angus. Mara Lewis also was announced as the junior show class winner and the reserve grand champion for Kentucky Proud heifer.

As the Kentucky State Fair drew to a conclusion, several Anderson County residents were recognized for their achievements. From arts and treats to animal husbandry and showmanship, the Anderson County 4-Hers proved to be supremely talented.

Cash A Check hosts Cop4Kids fundraiser
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The Lawrenceburg Cash A Check featured some added festivities Friday, with the annual Cops4Kids fundraiser drawing people in to see their friends locked in a “jail cell”, to bid on quality items, and to grab a snack.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels had a food truck set up in the parking lot of Cash A Check, located on the US 127 bypass.

The parking lot also featured a chain link cage set up with a cot and a few chairs for those who were “locked” inside. Donors could pay to have coworkers, friends, or family to be picked up by Lawrenceburg police and put in the constructed cell. While inside, their stay could be extended by donation.

Visits included a mug shot, stick-on tattoos, and friendly banter with the police officers and county employees.

Throughout the day, several familiar faces earned a stay in the jail cell, including local business leaders, Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton, and school district superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

Inside the Cash A Check storefront, individuals could bid on silent auction items. Those included car wash supplies, crafts, candles, gift baskets, and a watch. Businesses and individuals in the community graciously donated the auctioned items.

The final fundraising amounts are still being tallied at the time of publication, but will be shared this week.

State completes annual clerk audit
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FRANKFORT — State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the 2021 financial statement of Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the receipts, disbursements and excess fees of the Anderson County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The clerk’s financial statement did not follow this format. However, the clerk’s financial statement is fairly presented in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting, which is an acceptable reporting methodology. This reporting methodology is followed for all 120 clerk audits in Kentucky.

The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses.

The county clerk’s responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing licenses, maintaining county records and providing other services. The clerk’s office is funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with these duties.

The full audit report can be found on the auditor’s website.

The clerk’s office collected $7,760,189 in receipts, disbursing $7,263,878. The fiscal court received a $389,985 payment for excess fees on February 11, 2022.