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  • Stringtown couple playing in rain

    When storms turn the front yard into a pond, it’s time to launch the toy speedboat.
    Sarah Cook, who lives at 1531 Harrodsburg Road with her husband, Anthony Cook, said she decided to forget about the cold weather and spend a half hour playing with a toy boat in her temporary front yard pond.
    The Cooks, who said they’ve lived at their home in Stringtown for the past five years, take advantage of the massive amount of water that floods their front yard after a heavy or steady rain; the “pond” has formed about four times.

  • Vandals toss pig poop on newspaper’s door

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism that occurred sometime early Monday morning outside of The Anderson News.
    Vandals threw what appeared to be a mixture of pig feces, potatoes and peanuts against the newspaper’s front door, covering it and the surrounding area.
    The vandalism was discovered around 6:30 a.m. by a staff member.
    Police were called and officer Jeremy Cornish responded to the newspaper office, located at 1080 Bypass South near State Farm Insurance.

  • Timeless investments

    Steve Cornish, former county-judge executive, retired state trooper and now auctioneer and owner of Middle Creek Land and Auction Co., still owns his first, high-powered hunting rifle, a .30-30 caliber lever action Marlin model.
    Growing up during the muscle car era, Cornish said he appreciates the firearm for its workmanship and quality as he would admire a Mustang or Camaro.

  • Annual Business Expo Saturday at Eagle Lake

    The annual Business & Community Expo is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    Sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the event features dozens of booths from local and nearby businesses offering their services and wares.
    It also features a chili luncheon to benefit the Anderson County High School Band Boosters, along with a variety of live entertainment and activities for children.
    Admission to the event is free. For more information, call 839-5564.

  • Easter egg hunt at Legion postponed

    The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the city of Lawrenceburg has been postponed because of rainy weather conditions.

  • T-bones, rib-eyes and side of heroin?

    An employee of a home meat delivery business has apparently been offering his customers more than juicy steaks.
    A driver for Frankfort-based Holy Cow Steak Company pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Anderson District Court after being busted in a heroin sting conducted earlier this month by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Kerry D. Thompson, 34, of 7528 Garrison Road, Louisville, was charged March 5 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) after allegedly selling the drug to an informant outside of a business on US 127 South.

  • Man with 8 DUIs scolded during shoplifting sentence

    It’s safe to say District Court Judge Donna Dutton has had her fill of a Lawrenceburg man convicted of eight DUIs.
    John David Morgan, 49, of 1049 David Drive pleaded guilty to a shoplifting charge last Thursday in Anderson District Court, where he received a stern lecture and warning from Dutton, who sentenced him to two years probation for swiping a box of antacid pills from Kroger on March 5.

  • School canceled Friday for girls' basketball game

    The Anderson County school district will be canceling school for all students on Friday, March 15 due to the time of the Anderson County High School Lady Bearcats' game against Shelby Valley.

  • Fiscal court approves bid for recycling building

    Magistrates voted last Tuesday to award a bid to Lawrenceburg-based Walters Buildings to construct a new recycling building near the county highway facility.
    The company’s bid of $217,946 was the second lowest of several bids received, but the lowest bidder, Dadisman Builders, dropped out, according to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    The bid was awarded by a 5-2 vote, with magistrates Kenny Barnett and Buddy Sims voting against the project.

  • Middle school greenhouse only one step to Eagle Scout

    For one Saturday, 14-year-old Jeremiah Andrade is a general contractor, not just a Boy Scout.
    “We’re going to try to get it all done today, we’ll go until five,” Andrade said early Saturday morning, explaining the day’s work schedule briefly before excusing himself to speak with a volunteer.   
    Andrade, who raised about $1,100 to fund his Eagle Scout project, said he’s never built a greenhouse or a tool shed before.
    But three years ago, he’d never been a Boy Scout, either.