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  • Five high school juniors vie for 2014 Distinguished Young Women title

    The 32nd annual 2014 Distinguished Young Women program, formerly known as Junior Miss, will be held April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson High School Auditorium.
    Admission will be $10 per person. Five high school juniors will compete for $4,250 in scholarship awards, provided by Anderson County individuals and businesses participants for the 2014 Distinguished Young Women program.

  • Change of venue hearing postponed in child abuse case

    Last Friday’s circuit court hearing on a change of venue request for the three people charged with first-degree criminal child abuse of a 3-year-old girl was postponed.
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday that she could not disclose the reason for the postponement, and said another hearing on that request has not yet been scheduled.
    The child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, and her mother and step-father, Herbert and Rebecca Medley, were each charged last year with tying up the child for up to 16 hours a day.

  • Schools might increase focus on evolution, climate change

    New national standards for science outline big changes in integrating engineering and technology into the science curriculum, as well as a stronger emphasis on biological evolution and global climate change.
    The final draft of guidelines known as Next Generation Science Standards were released last Tuesday in a 95-page guide to performance expectations for students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

  • Venturing Crew to host membership field day in county park

    Venturing Crew 120, a high-adventure program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, will be hosting a membership drive field day on April 20 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Anderson County community park.

    Field day activities will include fishing (casting accuracy competition), kayaking, air rifle, archery, tent pitching, marshmallow golf, ropes navigation course, basketball shoot, street hockey shoot, football and baseball throws, soccer kick, bicycle obstacle course, ambulance and first aid training and a firefighter hose exercise. 

  • Clerk: Legion permission not needed for splash park

    The city does not need permission from the American Legion to construct a future splash park in the city park, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.
    The city has the authority to “make improvements” according to the city’s lease agreement with the Legion for use of the city park land, Hume said, and has made improvements such as the recreational walking trail and disc golf course.

  • No Crock-Pots allowed

    John Zimmerman fully intended to eat the three roosters he found for free online.
    His daughter had other ideas.
    “They were headed for the Crock-Pot,” Zimmerman said last Friday afternoon from his yard on Dawson Ferry Road, which is now home to hundreds of chickens, ducks and even a pair of domesticated turkeys.
    “But Leah fell in love them, so here we are.”

  • City’s proposed splash park sparks social media conversation

    News of a city grant application for a future splash park ignited criticism and praise from Anderson County residents over the last week on social media.   
    More than 40 Anderson News readers posted comments on The Anderson News’ Facebook page as of Tuesday morning about the city’s application for $75,000 in matching federal grant funds to build a splash park. Some favored the idea but most spoke out against it.
    Lori L. Hill of Lawrenceburg was one of the first people to comment on a concept illustration of the future splash park.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against city attorney

    A lawsuit filed against part-time City of Lawrenceburg attorney Robert W. Myles was dismissed Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, but is expected to be re-filed in Shelby Circuit Court.
    The lawsuit claimed that a security agreement created in 2004 by Myles for a Shelby County couple was inadequate for the couple to recoup more than $100,000 from the sale of livestock and other items on a three-year balloon payment.
    The case was dismissed Tuesday by Judge Charles Hickman following a motion by Myles’ attorney, C. Gilmore Dutton III of Shelbyville.

  • Humane Society money swiped

    Talk of the Town restaurant co-owner Adam Shrout is upset that someone stole the first two dollars of profit his Broadway Avenue restaurant ever made.
    But he’s more upset, actually “disgusted” he said, that the same people who broke into his restaurant last Thursday night also took money set aside for the Anderson Humane Society.

  • Car bursts into flames in Edwardo's parking lot

    A car burst into flames in the back parking lot behind Edwardo's Pizza Tuesday night just as an employee was coming back from a pizza delivery.  

    City fire received a call at about 7:18 p.m. Tuesday evening of a car on fire behind Edwardo's Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, City Fire Chief Bobby Hume said. 

    "[The fire] was fully involved when they called us out," Hume said as firefighters sprayed more water on the vehicle, "caused a little damage to the car on the opposite side of it."