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  • Anderson native named communications director for Bridgestone Americas

    Tire and rubber manufacturer Bridgestone Americas announced that Emily Baker Richard, a daughter of Darrell and Jean Baker of Lawrenceburg, has joined its team as its director of communications, according to a news release.

    Richard will be responsible for defining strategies and managing communications pertaining to Bridgestone America’s reputation, teammates, operations and businesses across its manufacturing sites/communities throughout North America and in Africa.

  • Former Lawrenceburg family purchases Perryville funeral home

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Advocate-Messenger and appears here with permission.

    Patrons and passers by might not have noticed Monday, but a longtime Perryville funeral home passed from one family to another.

    Wilder Funeral Home will now be operated by former Lawrenceburg residents David and wife Lea Ellen Walden, maintaining the name for the time being and, according to the Waldens, not missing a beat. Their son Kyle will also help run the funeral home.

  • Promo business learned to deal with success

    Lawrenceburg-based Splatter, Inc. started small, grew fast and learned the importance of being ready for success.

    Splatter Inc was started in the summer of 2004 by Gabe Uebel, Andrew Eaton, Nick Cann, Warren Kinne, Jay Springate, David Sawyer and Charles Humston.

    Andrew, Nick, Warn, Jay and David had just graduated from Anderson County High School and were poised to enter their respective colleges that fall.

    Splatter, Inc. began very modestly by creating, marketing and selling “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons.

  • Fun at the State Fair
  • Fun in the Sun
  • A day of food, fellowship and laughter

    Smiles? There were plenty of those.

    Laughter? Yep, lots of that, too.

    Good food? Grilled burgers, hot dogs with all the fixins, and a table filled with homemade cakes that were all the rage.

    Fellowship? On full display for a church family and friends that welcomed folks from seemingly all walks of life during Saturday’s Family Day at Evergreen Baptist Church.

  • Lawrenceburg teen to compete for crown

    Amanda Baxter was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Baxter was selected as a contestant for the Miss Jr. Teen pageant after submitting an application and participating in an interview with the preliminary pageant coordinator.

    During the competition, Baxter will be judged on her performance in numerous categories, which include casual and formal wear and an interview portion.

  • Charity donates to senior center
  • Not your average green bean

    Jerry Sutton wasn’t scaring people Monday morning as he walked around with what appeared to be a couple of long, dead snakes.

    At least on purpose, that is.

    “When I took them into Five Star (a convenience store on Broadway), people started running backwards,” he said with a chuckle.

    Once folks realized what Sutton was carrying, their fear quickly turned into awe.

    “After I told them what they was, they started gathering around asking about them and touching them,” he said.

  • Oh, deer!

    of a horror movie greeted Ann Chilton when she awoke one morning last week and ventured outside.

    Hoping to take in the sight of buzzing hummingbirds and the lush greenery, instead Chilton’s eyes spotted the carcass of a young buck right in the middle of her backyard.

    The decaying deer was stuck on some rocks in the middle of the picturesque stream that flows through Chilton’s back yard and gives the subdivision its name.