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  • 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.

  • 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.