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  • City, state bracing for latest winter storm

    Local residents are urged to use extreme caution as the winter of 2015 refuses to go away quietly.

    The City of Lawrenceburg, which lost all of its snow plows in a fire at the city maintenance building on Feb. 22, is bracing for a storm that the National Weather Service is predicting could dump nearly a foot of snow on Anderson County.

  • County making plans to borrow money to solve deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    After two months of crunching numbers and looking for ways to cut into the county’s deficit, Orbrey Gritton confirmed late last week that the fiscal court will indeed have to borrow money this year to balance its budget.

    “We are going to have a borrowing need,” Gritton said. “The basis of the need is off the deficit recycling has created and we need to shore up our general fund.”

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ coming to high school

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this month.

    Performances are scheduled for March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and March 15 and 22 at the high school.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.

  • Woman jailed after being bitten by dog

    The dog went home. The woman went to jail.

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was reportedly bitten by a dog on Township Square was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another woman, cussing at people and trying to wiggle out of handcuffs, according to police reports on file in Anderson District Court.

    Jane Gilkison, 50, of 1855 Harrodsburg Road was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place (second offense) in the incident that occurred around 11 p.m. March 14, according to the report.

  • Woman jailed after punching herself

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say punched herself in the face after assaulting her husband was charged March 4 with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    Rebecca A. Hawkins, 29, of 1126 Dan Drive and her husband were drinking and got into a verbal argument, which quickly escalated into physical abuse, including against her mother, according to a police report.

  • Home invasion suspect back in jail

    One of the men charged in a home invasion case is now back in custody.

    Andrew Muns, 20, was charged with bail jumping, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and bond violation March 12 by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    He is now being held on a $10,000 cash bond and was expected to appear Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • ‘He’s lucky to be alive’

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Mt. Washington man escaped injury after the pickup truck he was driving had its cab sheered off when it struck a tree limb in front of a home at 1700 Graefenburg Road in Alton.

    “He’s lucky to be alive,” said deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “The first thing I thought when I pulled up is how is he not hurt? If there had been someone in the passenger’s seat, they’d be dead.”

  • Red to the rescue?

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday named a new deputy judge-executive, heard an idea on how to recoup money it spends housing prisoners, discussed its foundering recycling program and formally approved borrowing $400,000 to balance its next budget.

  • Professor presents artistry, stories through quilts

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    Some quilts may be pretty to behold, but oftentimes are much more than handicrafts that entice the onlooker — they may have “stories and griefs” stitched into them.

    The tales that were woven into many quilts are worthy of being collected, recorded and shared, Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson told those gathered Thursday night at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center on Township Square.

  • Koonce promoted with Your Community Bank

    Lawrenceburg resident Jeff Koonce was promoted to regional president of Your Community Bank, the bank announced last week.

    Koonce will serve as regional president for the Fayette, Nelson, Hardin, Meade and Hart counties. He previously served as the bank’s Central Kentucky market president.