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  • Lawrenceburg couple volunteers in Danville during VP debate

    Drew Shannon, 12, wanted to see his social studies class in action.  
    He’d already watched the presidential debate (said Republican candidate Mitt Romney did an “outstanding job.”)
    Last Thursday’s vice presidential debate seemed like the perfect place to spend the day with his grandparents Rick and Linda Shannon, volunteers with Centre College in pre-debate preparations, and watch the politics he’d learned about in school unfold in real life.

  • News briefs: 10-17-12

    Anderson County
    Homemakers sponsor
    ‘Blue to Green’ Denim Drive
    The Anderson County Homemakers are now accepting donations of old, worn out jeans through Oct. 30 at noon through the “Blue to Green” Denim Drive at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Habitat for Humanity will be recycling all 100 percent cotton denim to be converted into insulation for homes; one home can be insulated with 500 pairs of jeans, according to the homemakers’ press release.
    Donations will also be accepted.

  • Chamber-sponsored debate is Thursday

    Some candidates for local and state offices are scheduled to appear during a debate scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    The debate will be conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and will feature both candidates for the state House of Representatives and state Senate.
    It will also include eight of the 12 candidates for Lawrenceburg City Council and both candidates vying for the Anderson County School Board.
    Andy Barr, the Republican candidate for US Congress, is also scheduled to attend.

  • Native Dawn flute festival is this weekend

    A free flute festival will be held at the Lawrenceburg Green Oct. 20-21 featuring Native American dancers, flute performers and the Drum Group Red Circle Singers.
    The Native Dawn flute festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. with a blessing of the ground and will end at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Sun Shadows.
    There will also be a powwow drum demonstration at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
    Sunday’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a jam session, and will end at 5 p.m.

  • Clowns use magic to spread Christian message

    An illusionist is like a detective.
    Clark Rowland of Lawrenceburg dissects illusions he wants to learn starting from its conclusion, tracing the process of the magic trick back to its beginning.
    “I have an inventive mind,” Rowland, who has been performing illusions as part of a magic ministry called Gospellusions for the past seven to eight years, said. “I should have been a detective or something. I like to dig into the whys.”

  • Health department offers drive-thru flu shots

    This year’s flu shot is only a car trip away.
    The Anderson County Health Department will be offering a free drive-in flu shot clinic Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the health department facilities, located at 1080 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    The flu shot clinic is available to uninsured adults residing in Anderson County, according to Health Department Director Tim Wright.
    “You don’t have to get out of your car; it’s just drive thru and drive out,” Wright said.

  • Man charged with rape of mentally disabled sister

    Auston G. Satterly, 18, of 34834 Mt. Eden Road, was scheduled to appear Oct. 16 in Anderson Circuit Court for a disposition hearing regarding the alleged incest and rape of his 21-year-old mentally disabled sister.
    Satterly was arrested Jan. 25, 2012, for incidents dating back to November 2011 through December 2011, according to Kentucky State Police reports.
    He has pleaded not guilty to one count incest, a Class B felony; one count rape in the first degree, a Class B felony; and one count rape in the third degree of a person incapable of consent.

  • Cops: Suspect hid girlfriend’s pot in Summer’s Eve box

    A Lawrenceburg man was on his way to surprise his girlfriend with a gift, but was sidetracked by police confiscating $7,200 worth of pot from his residence.  
    Charles Scharbrough, 45, of 1060 Mudlick Road was charged Oct. 15 with cultivating marijuana five plants or more and a failure to wear a seat belt.
    Lawrenceburg Police Officer Jeremy Cornish said he performed a routine traffic stop last Thursday afternoon on Scharbrough’s vehicle because of a possible DUI complaint and a failure to wear a seat belt, according to the citation.

  • Smiles all around as child-tying suspects appear in Circuit Court

    The grandmother and parents accused of tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours a day laughed and hugged as they exited a courthouse elevator Tuesday morning just minutes after appearing in Anderson Circuit Court.
    The grandmother, Carolyn Case, also smiled as she exited the courthouse by one door, while the girl’s parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, attempted to hide their faces while exiting from another door.

  • Revamping Wooldridge Spur, one rock at a time

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Horace Lawson is fighting neglect with a retaining wall.
    He grips another large field rock in his bare hand and drops it into place on the wall, now standing about two feet tall.
    His 8-year-old grandson, Isaiah Black, rides his bike behind him as Lawson works.
    Both Lawson and Black walk out to this patch of land between Jenny Lillard Road and Wooldridge Spur nearly every day, cleaning and revamping a portion of Anderson County that previously sat forgotten until Lawson decided to do something about it.