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  • A 'soup-er' lunch
  • Health officials warn of mumps outbreak

    Local health officials are warning that a possible outbreak of mumps may be on the way after cases were confirmed at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, according to Tim Wright, director of the Anderson County Health Department.
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, then followed by swollen glands under the ears and jaw, according to information provided by Wright.

  • Patrick tapped to lead horse park for second time

    A Lawrenceburg native has been tagged by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.
    Tandy Patrick, a Louisville attorney who grew up here and graduated in 1971 from Anderson County High School, was named to the commission’s top post last week, marking the second time she will serve as its chair.
    Patrick, a sister to Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, served as chair from 2004 to 2008 after being appointed by former Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
    Reached Monday at her office, Patrick said she is happy with the appointment.

  • Fiscal court wants looser road rules for developers

    Saying he hopes it will spur a resurgence in home building, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton asked for and was given a resolution that would lower the threshold for when the county takes over non-public roads.
    Magistrates voted unanimously last week to lower the percentage that a subdivision must be built out from 90 to 70 before the county takes over the road for maintenance.
    The decision next goes the joint Planning and Zoning Commission, which would then have to approve the request, suggest modifications or reject it outright.

  • Cruz wins Anderson County but Trump wins Kentucky

    Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a narrow victory among Anderson County voters Saturday in Kentucky’s first Republican presidential caucus, edging businessman Donald Trump by 32 votes.
    Sen. Marco Rubio came in third with 257 votes, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 204 and former candidate Dr. Ben Carson with 36.
    It was Trump, however, who was the declared winner in Kentucky, outdistancing Cruz by just under 10,000 votes.
    Trump won 79 counties in Kentucky compared to Cruz’s 41. Neither Rubio, Kasich nor Carson won a county caucus.

  • For local crotcheter, life is Living Loopy

    Living with a 3-year-old is guaranteed to make a person a little loopy, but for Mallaurie Scott, a local crotcheter, life is simply loopy.
    “I can’t not do it,” the 28-year-old mother said. “So if I have any free time — I have to crochet.”
    Scott is owner of Living Loopy Creations, a six-year old business that began with selling crocheted stuffed animals and characters at area craft fairs and has expanded to it’s own Etsy shop and Facebook accounts.

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  • Depression, diabetes classes are offered

    The Anderson County Senior Center is offering two programs promoting healthy living.
    On March 14, “Blue to You” will educate seniors about the symptoms and treatment of depression. According to the press release, 85 percent of those who receive treatment show improvement.
    The program is free and begins at 6 p.m. Register by calling Opal Phillips at the senior center at 839-7520 or the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.

  • Calendar of events

    March 3
    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson County Senior Center
    9 a.m. — Exercise videos at the Anderson County Senior Center
    9 a.m. — Shopping and errands at the Anderson County Senior Center
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — AARP tax preparations at the Anderson County Senior Center
    5 to 6:30 p.m. — Intermediate American Sign Language II for teachers and parents of special needs children at Anderson Adult Learning Center

  • WWII Vet receives quilt