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  • Burglary suspect clipped by cop car

    A burglary suspect was accidentally struck by an Anderson County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle last Thursday.
    Adrian Abner, 18, of Lawrenceburg was charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree fleeing from police following a brief chase that included Lawrenceburg Police officers and a deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New ECC on the way

    Pending a successful bond sale today, the Anderson County Board of Education will move forward with building a new Early Childhood Center.
    As it stands, board members have approved going forward with a 14-classroom facility and using up to 90 percent of its Capital Outlay funds, if necessary.
    However, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said most likely that won’t be necessary based on discussions during a work session, which preceded Monday night’s meeting.

  • Health director warns of scam

    Officials with the Anderson County Health Department are warning local food establishments of a nationwide telephone scam targeting restaurants, according to a news release.
    According to Public Health Director Brandon Hurley, restaurants across the state are being contacted by entities claiming to be from the health department. The fraudulent inspectors will call and ask to set up a time for an inspection, and also threaten monetary fines for non-compliance.

  • Anderson County Schools on one-hour delay Wednesday

    UPDATED TUESDAY, DEC. 14 at 3 P.M. - Anderson County students will be back in the classroom Wednesday, but the day will start an hour later than usual.

    The district will operate on a one-hour delay Wednesday, according to announcements through its One Call Now system and Twitter account.

    Students missed the first two days of the week because of several inches of snow, which fell in the area on Sunday and Monday.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Child shaker pleads guilty

    A Lawrenceburg man has pleaded guilty to injuring his infant daughter by shaking her violently on two occasions.

  • Higher costs, time threaten new ECC

    A new Early Childhood Center may not be as close as school district officials originally thought.
    Anderson County Board of Education members voted Nov. 30 to move forward in building a new ECC even though bids for the project came in close to $1 million over what was expected.
    Even so, enough circumstances have changed regarding the project in the last week that board members will likely vote on the new building again at their December meeting on Monday night, that is, if they don’t call a special meeting to do so beforehand.

  • Admitted welfare cheat gets probation

    The Beth Drive woman accused of bilking the state out of thousands of dollars in childcare funds was placed on probation and ordered to repay the money Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Shana Bowman admitted taking $14,400 in funding from the state’s Division of Child Care to cover the cost of having her four children in daycare while she allegedly worked.
    However, Bowman turned in falsified employment records, including forging the name of the owner of a Lawrenceburg pizza restaurant and giving it to state officials as proof of employment.

  • ‘Empty bowls’ give new meaning to dinner

    For the third year, Anderson County students will be using “empty bowls” to feed the hungry.

  • Child abuse suspects back in court

    Two David Drive residents charged with physically abusing two children are scheduled to appear Dec. 21 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Local man helped develop e-Warrant system

    A Lawrenceburg man was part of the developmental team that helped create the state’s e-Warrant system.
    The system was featured in a recent edition of The Anderson News, and allows police, prosecutors and judges quicker access to criminal files and the ability to communicate much faster.
    Jeff Tracy, who is employed by OPS, Inc., in Greenwood, Ind., is a senior solution developer who was part of the development team that created and rolled out the e-Warrants system in Jefferson County in 2008.