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  • ‘Jailed prisoners’ help raise funds for CASA

    The agency that helps guide children through the legal system got a significant monetary boost during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.
    Twenty people, including a number of county and city officials, volunteered to become prisoners during the fair and raise $250 each to make bail. Their efforts raised over $5,000 for CASA, according to organizer Ginny Smith.
    “This was a tremendous fundraiser and I am thrilled that the citizens of Anderson County were so willing to support CASA,” Smith said.

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  • Mount Eden residents seek answers for post office closing

    Mount Eden residents came out in full force last Thursday night in an effort to keep their post office from closing later this year.
    Hoping there is strength in numbers, about 200 residents filled the fellowship hall of Mount Moriah Baptist Church seeking answers from United States Postal Service representatives.
    The postal representatives on hand said Thursday’s crowd was the largest they have seen from about 40 meetings this year.

  • Rotary names new board of directors
  • Relay for Life groups to meet July 19

    A wrap-up meeting for Relay for Life committee members and team captains is scheduled for July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the public library, according to a news release.
    Plans are to discuss this year’s Relay and plan for next year.
    Those attending are asked to bring any money collected.

  • Grand Jury returns 11 indictments

    The following people were indicted June 28 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse.
    William J. Dalton, 40, of 10 Lynn Drive, Apt. 102, was indicted on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.
    Charles N. Drury, 20, of 1340 Aaron Barnett Road, was indicted on three charges: possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone); operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and failure to wear seatbelt.

  • Mule wagon wreck victim home, doing better

    The man who was seriously injured when the mule and wagon team he was driving crashed into a ditch is doing better, his mother said Monday afternoon.
    Brian “Little Brian” Perry is home from the hospital and recovering, his mother, Sherry, said.
    “We just thank God that he is recovering quicker than the doctors expected,” she said. “They were looking at a full recovery being a year, so he’s done remarkably well.”

  • Jury trial delayed for man charged with rape

    The trial of a Lawrenceburg man charged with raping a 13-year-old girl has been moved to September.
    Stephen Linder, 23, was supposed to stand trial beginning July 14, but the trial is now scheduled to begin Sept. 6.
    He faces two counts of second-degree rape and sexual abuse from incidents dating back to December 2009.
    The underage victim in the case initially claimed she was raped by a “masked intruder” who “raped her on her kitchen floor,” according to documents on file in the Anderson County Courthouse.

  • Rice hired to lead Anderson County Chamber

    Pam Rice can now ad the title of executive director of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to her remarkable list of accomplishments.
    Rice, who has served at state and national levels with the American Legion Auxiliary, began her leadership role with the chamber on Monday and will staff its new office on Glensboro Road.

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