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  • Fallen dancer, husband suing Alton Ruritan Club

    A woman who claims she was injured last March after falling on the dance floor at the Alton Ruritan Club is suing the club and two Lawrenceburg men who sponsored a dance at the club.

    Kathy and William Slaughter of Franklin County filed a civil suit late last month in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Praying for a miracle - again

    By Shannon Mason Brock

    Staff Writer

    Eight years ago, Brianna Borwig experienced what her family calls a miracle — today, they’re praying for a second one.

    Brianna, now 12, was diagnosed in 2000 at the age of 4 with an inoperable brainstem tumor. She underwent radiation, but doctors said the tumor was still growing and that there was “no hope,” according to Brianna’s mother, Kim.

    Doctors recommended that Brianna go through chemotherapy to “buy time,” Kim said.

  • Police investigating after Turner sub dismissed

    By Shannon Mason Brock

    Staff Writer

    A substitute teacher was dismissed from a classroom at Robert B. Turner Elementary School last Wednesday because of “inappropriate and unprofessional behavior,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Kim Shaw.

    “Her behavior and actions weren’t what we expect from teachers and substitute teachers,” Shaw said. “She is no longer on the substitute teacher list in the district.”

  • Arson alleged in Center Street fire

    UPDATED MONDAY 5:45 P.M. — A Lawrenceburg woman is in custody after allegedly setting her grandmother's Center Street home on fire Sunday night and fleeing the scene.

    Cheryl Brogan, 41, of 309 Center St., was arrested following a traffic accident in Arkansas and is charged with first-degree arson. Other charges are pending.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said Brogan was a caregiver for her grandmother, Janet Scroggins, 81, who owns the home.

  • Will storm debris ever be picked up?

    Getting storm debris picked up under a state contract continues to be a problem in Anderson County.

    A contractor who was supposed to pick up debris beginning Monday was nowhere to be seen as of Tuesday afternoon.

    “No crew has showed up yet,” Judge-Executive Steve Cornish said. “We haven’t heard anything from them.”

  • Fourth-grader wins countywide spelling bee

    Every time Clayton Fields stepped up to the microphone Thursday night, a smile spread across his face.

    And every time Clayton stepped up to spell a word, he got it right.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, said his positive attitude at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee was part of the reason he ultimately became the champion.

    “It definitely helped,” he said while smiling.

    Clayton’s winning word was “benefactor,” and he spelled it correctly, loud and proud.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Gilbert's Creek Road

    The boil water advisory for Gilbert's Creek Road has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced Friday afternoon.

  • Get your 'Go Bearcats' banner in this week's paper

    The Anderson County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will each play Friday night for the 30th District championship.

    The girls are scheduled to play Spencer County at 6 p.m., followed by the boys against Shelby County at 7:30. Both games are at Anderson County High School.

    Show your support by picking up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News. Inside, you’ll find a “Go Bearcats” banner to hold up during the games.

  • Pancake breakfast, business expo are Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will hold its 51st annual pancake breakfast Saturday morning at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Also Saturday, the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual business expo at Eagle Lake.

    For details on these and a full calendar of events, pick up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News, available at newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 839-6906.

  • UPDATE: Debris collection to begin Monday

    UPDATE — A company has signed a state contract to collect storm-related debris after the first company that agreed to do so bailed out of its contract last week.

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish confirmed today that T and F Contractors is scheduled to begin picking up debris Monday, Feb. 23.

    The city and county announced last week that the state had approved a contract to have debris from the ice storm earlier this month picked at residences, saving homeowners from paying to have it removed or moving it themselves to two designed locations.