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  • Greenhouse teaches students business skills, responsibility

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    While their peers sweated out exams and lectures last Friday, members of the high school’s greenhouse class did a little sweating of its own.

    It was the day before the greenhouse’s annual grand opening and the team’s four managers were busy making everything just right while waiting on school staff who were buying up potted flowers and vegetable during what amounts to a sneak preview.

  • Church continues to rebuild in wake of tower collapse

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    After eight months of hardship, the congregation of Waddy Baptist Church is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since the church suffered substantial damage from the collapse of a water tower on its property last summer, members have been deprived of their fellowship hall and dining area and their youth have no place to meet because a house next to the church that accommodated their Sunday school classes was also destroyed.

  • Health department receives state’s highest honor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Health Department received the highest award given during the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, held last Wednesday in Owensboro.

    The department received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health during the event, which was presented to Director Tim Wright by the Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, Kentucky’s commissioner of public health.

  • News Briefs for April 22, 2015

    Poker run to benefit Healing Field

    A poker run to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the Healing Field is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, the Legion Auxiliary announced.

    The Healing Field, located on Broadway, honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

    The poker run will be at Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg and will be between 80 and 100 miles. Poker hands are $15.

    Two extra cards are available at $5 each. Riders are $10.

    Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at noon.

  • A day for service
  • Former Anderson resident charged with embezzlment sued

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools and former resident of Lawrenceburg who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • Rotary contest winner
  • Wild Turkey employee among those indicted

    One Wild Turkey employee was among nine people indicted Tuesday by a Franklin County Grand Jury in the theft of bourbon from that distillery and Buffalo Trace, along with distribution of steroids.

    Mark S. Searcy was the Wild Turkey employee indicted. All were said to be part of what prosecutors called an organized crime syndicate that has operated since 2008.

    Authorities said that the stolen bourbon included the pricy Pappy Van Winkle.

  • Circuit Clerk’s office celebrates Donate Life month

    Circuit Clerk Pamela Robinson said she invites residents to join her in recognizing National Donate Life Month this April, a month-long celebration that showcases the various perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation, according to a news release.

    Every year since 2002, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to motivate people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Deadline is April 20 to register to vote in May 19 primary election

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20, the secretary of state’s office announced last week.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    Be a U.S. citizen,

    Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day,