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  • Fox Creek Christian to host ‘Harvest for Haiti’ fundraiser

    One bag of rice feeds six children.  
    The rice, fortified with vitamin- and nutrient-rich dehydrated vegetables, soy and protein powder, tastes a little bland to their palates, Harvest for Haiti fundraiser organizers Lisa Floyd and Donnie Campbell said.  
    But Floyd and Campbell, who recently returned on Oct. 20 from their mission trip to Haiti, said they’ve seen the difference that plain-tasting rice makes in the lives of Haitian children.
    They’re hoping 100,000 bags of rice and $20,000 makes an even bigger dent.

  • Grand jury indicts Aspen Drive man for fourth DUI

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on his fourth charge of driving under the influence, according to court documents.
    The charge is a Class D felony.
    Derek Z. Carter, 34, of 319 Aspen Drive was indicted Oct. 22 by a grand jury after being charged in August with driving under the influence, fourth offense, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The illegal possession charge was dismissed by the grand jury.

  • Bearcats set record, march to second-place finish in state finals

    With only five minutes to go before their semifinal performance Saturday, the Anderson County Marching Bearcats were running.
    Band director Patrick Brady and 86 Anderson County high school and middle school students sprinted the half mile from their warm-up field to South Oldham High School after confusion over schedule logistics gave the band only minutes to make it to its semi-final performance.
    The band didn’t jog or walk briskly, Brady said Monday morning. They flat-out ran, he said.

  • Two seriously hurt; heavy fog blamed

    One man was in critical condition and another serious following a head-on collision Tuesday morning on US 127 Bypass.
    Fog described as “heavier than pea soup” was likely the main culprit in the wreck caused when one driver apparently turned left off of US 62 and travelled north in the southbound lane before striking another vehicle head-on in front of the Hill of Beans convenience store on the Bypass.

  • Sheriff’s Halloween event now at Eagle Lake

    Worried that stormy weather in the forecast for Halloween will ruin your children’s trick-or-treating?
    Don’t fret. Sheriff Troy Young announced Tuesday afternoon that he is moving his annual Project Safe Streets to Eagle Lake Convention Center, pavilion two, to allow children and their parents a chance to enjoy Halloween without worrying about the weather.
    The event was previously scheduled to be held in front of the courthouse in concert with the City of Lawrenceburg’s Trick or Treat on Main.

  • Woman leaves $285,000 to Frankfort Humane Society

    By Kristina Belcher and Michelle Sokol
    The State Journal
    After Jean Wheeler’s mother, Jean Gravitt, died in December, she got to work.
    She and her brother, Jim Anderson, cleaned up her mother’s home, painted, cleaned the carpet and put it up for sale — knowing the entire time they wouldn’t receive a penny of the profit.
    Gravitt left her entire estate, totaling almost $285,000, to the Franklin County Humane Society.

  • Frankfort movie theater to close

    From The State Journal
    Chakeres Theatre has settled a discrimination complaint for $5,000 and will close its Frankfort movie theater in January, according to a report Monday by the Kentucky Human Rights Commission.
    The company, which operates a theater in the Franklin Square Shopping Center, denied any violation of state law and affirmed it will comply with civil rights laws. The closure will leave Frankfort without a first-run movie theater.

  • ‘Travel the Art Trail’ through town Saturday

    Six local artists, posed and smiling behind a table displaying selected pieces of their work, possess more than 142 years of experience among them.
    Several manipulate clay into pottery. Two artists bend metal to their will.
    All six are excited to meet and greet Anderson County visitors to their third annual “Travel the Art Trail” open studio on Saturday, Nov. 2.
    “This is the one day we open up our lives,” Karine Maynard, who owns and operates the professional blacksmith shop Maynard Studios with her husband Matt Maynard, said.

  • Scaring children (and their parents, too)

    Misery Manor, an exceptional haunted house filled with chainsaw-wielding maniacs, scary clowns and flesh-munching zombies, enters its third weekend Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    A fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program, Misery Manor has drawn 1,200 visitors since opening Oct. 3 to rave reviews.
    Admission is only $5, and all proceeds go to Shop With a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts for children in need.

  • News briefs: 10-23-13

    Habitat for Humanity to
    dedicate building in open house  
    The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host an open house Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at 110 Coleman St., Lawrenceburg.
    The open house will be held to dedicate a recent building project sponsored by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, an event organizer said.
    The community is invited.

    Library ‘Friends’ to host
    Halloween book sale