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Local News

  • 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.

  • Annual Christmas Home Tour returns for 14th year

    The Lawrenceburg Gamma Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its 14th Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the chapter announced.

  • Public input sought for land use in updated comprehensive plan

    Community input is being sought on the future use of land in Anderson County, the organization developing an updated Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Comprehensive Plan announced this week.
    The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 14.
    Copies of a land use survey can be obtained at the joint city/county planning commission office, located at 139 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, or online at http://bgadd.org/anderson_tellus.htm.
    When finalized and adopted by the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Joint Planning Commission, it will be the basis for future land

  • Tuesday, bloody Tuesday

    While visions of sugarplums will dance through most people’s heads in the coming weeks, Frank Roe has something considerably more important in mind: blood, and lots of it.
    Citing shortages during a time when it is typically needed the most, Roe and his wife Patricia are leading the effort to boost donations through the Kentucky Blood Center, and are shooting to collect 100 pints of the red stuff Tuesday, Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church.
    “We see the need for it,” said Roe. “It’s getting harder and harder to get people to donate.”

  • Kindling Christmas spirit

    The City of Lawrenceburg is providing several chances to get citizens in the holiday spirit this weekend.

  • ‘Flim-Flam’ director gone, not forgotten

    The director who brought Hollywood to Lawrenceburg is gone, but for those here who knew him, he will never be forgotten.

  • No mall required

    Black Friday has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean shoppers no longer can find great deals next week at Dowling Hall.

  • Deputies to serve dinner Friday

    Deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will serve up more than a good time this Friday at Tony’s Barn.
    The deputies will be in uniform waiting tables from 5 p.m. until close for the “Dinner with the Deputies” event.
    All tips collected will benefit the Shop with a Cop program.
    All donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made out to Anderson County DARE with “Shop with a Cop” in the memo line.

  • Chamber gala is Saturday

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas Gala on Saturday night at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    The semi-formal event begins at 6, and includes dinner, live music, a cash bar and an awards ceremony. It will also feature a silent auction, a money tree and a “wine and diamonds” event.
    Tickets are $25 for chamber members; $30 for non-members, and will be available at the door or by calling 839-5564.
    Entertainment will be provided by musical group Nearly Nervous, which plays blues, reggae and rock.

  • Deadline approaching for Angel Tree

    Plenty of angels are still available for adoption on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
    Maj. Linda Hicks with the Salvation Army in Frankfort said about 200 Anderson County families with 400 children applied for assistance this year.
    The majority of those children, represented by angels on the Angel Tree located inside Walmart, are in danger of not receiving any help this Christmas, she said.
    “The angels aren’t going very fast,” Hicks said.