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  • Learn about ‘unsinkable’ Titanic liner at ACE event
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  • Rite of Spring

    The babies have arrived on Wildcat Road.  
    Tic and Tac, two fuzzy baby doll Southdown lambs only three days old, wobble after a sheared ewe in the afternoon sun.
    Betsy DeKoster, the owner of the Lawrenceburg Bluegrass Babydoll sheep farm, explains that the third lamb triplet, Toe, didn’t make it.  
    She points at a lamb named Twister, who survived a complicated birth, she said, and was safely delivered despite the lamb’s head being pulled backwards.

  • News briefs: Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers lecture series

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is offering an event titled “Taking Charge of Your Health” as part of the hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” physician lecture series Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
    The event includes a complimentary dinner and will be held at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort at 66 C. Michael Davenport Blvd.
    Presentations will be made by the following physicians and topics:
    Joseph Dobner, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
    Willis McKee, MD – Wound Care
    Steven Vallance, MD – General Surgery

  • Lawrenceburg Police announce arrests, citations

    The Lawrenceburg police department recently issued the following citations and arrests:
    Oshula A. Warner, 33, Lawrenceburg, was charged with falsely reporting an incident Feb. 4. An investigation by Officer Josh Satterly into a reported burglary on Alice Drive has resulted in Warner’s arrest after Satterly’s investigation revealed the theft never occurred.
    Joshua S. Solomon, 21, Danville was charged Feb. 6 with speeding, no insurance and DUI and arrested after a traffic stop on US 127 Bypass by Officer Bryan Brashears.

  • Man charged with video voyeurism

    A Florida man is charged with video voyeurism for allegedly setting up a video camera in the home of a Lawrenceburg woman.
    Dale Chrisien, 56, of 291 Mango St., Fort Meyers allegedly set up the camera in a “private living area” of the home, located on Edge Hill Drive in Lawrenceburg.
    The incident dates back to July of 2005.
    Chrisien entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney, Michael Hawkins, last Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.

  • News briefs: 4-3-13

    Beta Sigma reports
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    Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 7 at the library to begin 2013 activities.
    “Our home tour on Dec. 2 was a great success and our members had fun participating in the House of Trees and Relay for Life,” according to a Beta Sigma Phi press release.

  • Two semi accidents temporarily close Parkway

    Two separate tractor-trailer crashes, happening about 30 minutes apart, closed down sections of the Blue Grass Parkway near Lawrenceburg on Monday afternoon.
    According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, a flat-bed tractor-trailer, heading eastbound, flipped onto its driver’s side on the off-ramp near Exit 59 on the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway.
    The semi was hauling two big rolls of aluminum when it overturned at about 5:55 p.m. Monday, Barnes said.

  • Fireman's funeral
  • Health director seeks 33% tax rate increase

    The county’s health director is proposing a 33 percent property tax rate increase to make up for funds his department did not receive from a Medicaid insurance provider and end furlough days for employees.
    Director Tim Wright is asking the county’s board of health to increase the tax rate from 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to 40 cents, an increase of 33 percent. That increase is expected to generate $150,000 in additional revenue, from about $460,000 to $610,000, a 32.6 percent increase.

  • Ward teachers to be evaluated by their students

    Student growth and student-answered surveys will be two new components of evaluating the effectiveness of Anderson County teachers.
    A new teacher evaluation system, known as the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), places teachers on a “continuum of performance,” from the low level category of “ineffective” to highest level of “exemplary.“