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  • Let’s all share this common dream

    I didn’t realize I’d potentially been wrong all these years. You see, I’ve been an elected public servant for almost 15 years and served in an appointed position before that. During that time, I always thought it was my job to represent all the people in my community, not just the people aligned with the party ticket on which I ran.

    I have always done my best to make policy decisions based on practical and legal considerations on what’s best for my community, not political partisanship.

  • McConnell did chamber and its lunch guests a disservice

    I attended Mitch McConnell’s chamber of commerce luncheon as a guest, a citizen of this town that I love. While I disagree with many of Mr. McConnell’s policies, I did not arrive with an agenda or a protest sign and I was, frankly, embarrassed for the woman who got up and screamed at the senator.

    She’d been disruptive before the lunch even started, and I still do not understand what she was trying to accomplish other than getting all of the cameras trained in her direction.

  • Shh! Steve Bannon is watching me

    Column as I see ’em …

    Let’s start off with a little housekeeping, shall we?

    My column last week in which I speculated how Anna Mac Clarke would have dealt with today’s problems was misinterpreted by some who tried to relate it to last week’s protests of Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    For those in that camp, I would encourage you to read that column again — it’s available in the e-edition on our website — and reconsider.

  • Sparks completes basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Kathryn Sparks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills, according to the release.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Greetings from Thailand

    David and Marty Sperow of Lawrenceburg display an edition of The Anderson News from their recent mission trip to Safe Haven Orphanage in Thailand. The owners of Lawrenceburg Family Dentistry on Main Street were among a team of dentists, a nurse practitioner and support personnel providing dental care at the orphanage, which is in the town of Ban Tha Song Yang. The Sperows are shown beneath the facility’s sign.

  • Stop by St. Lawrence for fish fry, or make your own

    Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

    To some of you, this means giving something up, building a better you or maybe giving back to the community.

    In years passed I have given up dessert, soda, chocolate, etc. In other years I have made the true sacrifice of giving up some of my free time to benefit others, or vowed to say the rosary every day.

  • Bill Gentry, Tommy Carpenter arrows of light

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 4, 1937

    Gail B. Short purchased the business and good will of the Electric Shop, established by S.T. Curd in Lawrenceburg the latter part of the previous year. Short had been connected with the operation since it was opened and planned to continue the business in the same location, handling radios, washing machines, electric refrigerators, etc.

  • Drunk man found in street, TV remote in hand

    Police arrested a Lawrenceburg man early last Thursday morning after finding him standing in the middle of Dan Drive with a TV remote control in his hand and yelling that someone had just held a gun to his head.

    Nathan Gamble, 28, of 1030 Dan Drive was charged with first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct after he repeatedly became belligerent with offices who were trying to calm him down.

  • Man allegedly beats, holds wife against her will

    A man who held his wife captive after allegedly slamming her face into a door frame and table last week has been charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    William M. Caldwell, 48, of 176 Hickory Road was arrested after he allegedly bloodied his wife’s nose, put a knot on her left eyebrow, gave her a black eye and left scratches on the side of her neck, according to a reported filed by officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Cunningham joins Lawrenceburg Police Department

    Eric Lou Cunningham, right, is sworn in last week at City Hall as the newest officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department. Cunningham is a 2012 graduate of Anderson County High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army who is currently serving in the Army National Guard. He will begin his duties with the police department by riding with experienced officers and is scheduled to attend the police academy in March, according to a news release. Shown with Cunningham is Police Chief Chris Atkins, left, and Mayor Sandy Goodlett.