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  • The Helping Hands at Open Hands Food Pantry

    Jasmin Cruz walks with her son Adrian from her home on Woodford Street to Open Hands Food Pantry every Tuesday and Thursday.
    Along the way various neighborhood children who see them as they play in their yards join the Cruzes. Jasmin does this often, bringing children to the food pantry as well as to church services to give them a safe person to be around and play with while introducing them to a Christian lifestyle.
    “I like to try to see other kids stay out of trouble.” said Cruz.

  • Readers: Media, not Zimmerman or Martin, should be on trial

    The media are guilty, not George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin.
    Few Anderson County residents, when asked, declared George Zimmerman, a 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, guilty or innocent of the charges brought against him for the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
    The media outlets covering the trial in the months following Martin’s death, however — there’s no question of their guilt, according to several Anderson News readers.   

  • Arraignment set for alleged pot mailers

    The Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly allowed 8 pounds of marijuana to be mailed to her home in exchange for crack cocaine is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Diana L. Hart of 303 Vail Drive was charged with trafficking marijuana in April when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.

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  • Job openings announced for health exchange

    Governor Steve Beshear recently announced that Xerox is seeking candidates to fill 100 new jobs that will support a Kentucky-based call center for individuals seeking health insurance information through kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.  

  • Curbside pickup of recyclables ends Aug. 2

    Free residential curbside pickup of recyclables will end Aug. 2, members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s “green” committee said during its meeting Monday night.
    The committee also revealed that recycling bins will be in place at each of the five public school buildings by Aug. 12, along with Kroger, Walmart, Glensboro Baptist Church and at the intersection of Highways 749 and 62.
    Once in place, residents will no longer have their recyclables picked up at the curb, and are asked to transport them to one of the bins.

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  • Advance Auto Parts breaks ground in Lawrenceburg

    Advance Auto Parts is coming to Lawrenceburg and will soon be setting up shop next to the Anderson County Health Department.
    City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed Monday afternoon that an Advance Auto Parts store is in the process of being constructed on Glensboro Road between the health department and Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy.

  • Four to be arraigned on heroin charges

    Four people are scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday on heroin and other drug-related charges.
    Bruce and Melissa Taylor, 119 East Mulberry St., Apt. 3, Lebanon were charged May 3 following a traffic stop May 3 at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 in Lawrenceburg.
    Police reports show that they were pulled over on a seat belt violation and that Bruce Taylor told the arresting officer that he was driving on a suspended license.

  • Local man busted for burglary, again

    A Lawrenceburg man with a long history of burglary and drug convictions is back behind bars.
    William “Bill” Crawford, 44, of 707 West Broadway was indicted earlier this month after being arrested on charges that include second-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking and third-degree criminal mischief, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 in Anderson Circuit Court.