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  • Letters to santa due by Friday

    Hey, kids! Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice, but he might not be sure exactly what you want for Christmas.

    It’s up to you to fill him in, and we have the perfect way for you to do it, but you have to act fast.

    All you have to do is e-mail your wish list to Santa at our special e-mail address: santa@theandersonnewscom. Oh, and you can attach a JPEG formatted photo of yourself, too.

    We’ll print your letter and photo in a paper next month, letting Santa know what you want.

  • Foreclosures marching on

    Those sucked into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco are systematically being spit back out as the Anderson County’s torrid foreclosure pace closes in on 100 for the year.

    Through November there have been 94 foreclosures in Anderson County, and at least six more are scheduled for December, according to Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, who presides as master commissioner over foreclosure sales.

    Patrick said there were five foreclosures scheduled for last Friday, but three were temporarily postponed.

  • Food fight

    Pizza parlors in Lawrenceburg are about as numerous as toppings used to load up the Italian pie.

    Name a national chain and chances are, it’ll be found within the city’s 3.7 square miles — and don’t forget the home slices, too. Lawrenceburg has at least two locally owned pizza makers.

    And they just keep popping out of the oven.

  • Local teenager earns laurels in national competitions

    When it comes to 4-H equine competitions, Chelsea Whittle, 15, doesn’t just horse around. She doesn’t have time for that. She’s too busy winning the competitions at every level — local, state and most recently, national.

  • Denny sworn in as new county clerk

    Newly elected Jason Denny took over as county clerk at 8:30 a.m., Friday, after being sworn in the day before by Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Denny defeated Anthony Stratton, a former county judge-executive and magistrate, on Nov. 4 in a race to determine who would serve the remaining two years of the term formerly held by long-time county clerk Harold Ritchey. Ritchey died unexpectedly last spring while jogging.

  • Police raid ‘illegal’ tattoo parlor

    Parents of teens who received tattoos at what is being called an illegal tattoo parlor on Bluebird Court should have their children checked for possible infections and other related problems, police and health officials said.

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson County Department of Health officials raided a home at 115 Bluebird Court. on Nov. 12 after receiving a tip that a man there was tattooing customers without the required permits.

  • High school to switch to 12-week trimesters

    Anderson County High School will switch to a trimester schedule beginning next school year, Principal Ray Woodyard told the Board of Education at its meeting Monday night.

    The decision was ultimately made by the school’s site-based decision making council, so the board did not have to approve it, but Woodyard made the presentation to provide board members with information about the switch.

  • ‘Islam is the light’?

    Priscilla Teegarden didn’t ask for religious advice when she purchased a doll for the great-granddaughter she calls her own — but she got it anyway.

    Teegarden, a Lawrenceburg resident, said she can clearly hear the doll, which is supposed to say “mama” and coo, say the phrase “Islam is the light,” and she’s not alone.

    A simple search for “Islam is the light” on Google.com brings up hundreds of web pages highlighting the “Little Mommy Cuddle & Coo” doll by Fisher-Price, whose parent company is Mattel.

  • Lawrenceburg police report

    The Anderson County Grand Jury returned indictments Friday against four people from an Aug. 12 home invasion on Highland Drive, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced.

    Montez L. Graves, 25, Lexington; Amanda N. Greene, 20, Lawrenceburg; Willdarien Jones, 18, Lexington; and Delana J. Lawson, 21, Frankfort, were each indicted on the charges of first-degree complicity to commit robbery and complicity to the theft of a controlled substance.

    Early the morning of Aug. 12, a Lawrenceburg man reported that two men dressed in black and wearing masks beat and robbed him.

  • Ready to ‘Deal’

    UPDATED NOV. 12, 2 P.M.

    Wanda Waldridge of Salvisa appeared on the popular game show "Deal or No Deal" both Monday and Tuesday nights.

    Waldridge originally thought the episodes in which she was scheduled to appear would run at the end of this month. But when her cell phone started ringing Monday night, she quickly found out that wasn't the case.

    "I wasn't even at home," Waldridge said, adding that her friends and family kept calling to tell her she was on TV.