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  • Off to Boot Camp

    Anderson County High School English teacher Jennifer Cottrell smiles while eating lunch with recruit Kevin Roughton this week at Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island, S.C. She joined assistant principal Ronnie Fields and educators from across Kentucky and West Virginia on a weeklong trip to see what recruits experience while training to be Marines. For more information on their trip, see the Jan. 21 edition of The Anderson News Extra and the Jan. 23 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Local Junior Miss competes with winners from across state

    Anderson County's Junior Miss may not have won the state title, but she did bring home some great experiences from last week's competition.

    Molly Kays represented Anderson County well in the pageant.

    "She did great in every area, and everyone seem to notice, except the judges," said her mom, Mary Carol Kays.

    "I was holding my breath thinking she would win one of the individual awards, just as I'm sure other moms were, but we were all surprised she didn't win something. She really did great."

  • From eyesore to welcome sight

    The green-sided two-story house at 422 N. Main St., which had become increasingly ramshackle and run down during the past couple of years, no longer exists.

    New owners Terry Duckwall and his father-in-law Larry Maddox removed the eyesore yesterday. They hope to replace it with four buildings that will provide a lot more curb appeal and will also provide a service in the process.

  • City council hears complaint from restaurant owner

    Dealing with a small number of issues at its regular meeting Monday evening, the Lawrenceburg City Council responded to a local businessman's concern, approved reports on two sewer projects and appointed three people to boards.

    Alcohol sales at former Hardee's

    Ricardo Hernandez, who with his brothers-in-law owns and operates El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, came to the council meeting seeking answers.

  • City moves quickly to fix sewer line damage

    Several homeowners along Harrodsburg Road were visibly upset with local officials when last week's torrential rains overflowed the drainage ditch bordering their property and washed out portions of their yards and driveways.

    They blamed the flooding on the construction of the recent sewer line project that left their property barren of vegetation that ordinarily would have helped the soil from washing away.

  • Teens sentenced for robbing high school bank

    Two Anderson County teens charged with stealing cash and computer equipment from two county schools pleaded guilty Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Both received diverted sentences of three years on probation instead of one year in jail punishment they could have received.

    Both must pay full restitution to the Anderson County Board of Education.

  • Humane Society 'desperate' for adoptions

    Five dogs were euthanized Monday morning and more are facing the same fate due to overcrowding at the Anderson Humane Society's shelter on Versailles Road.

    Society officials are calling the situation "desperate."

    "We're always desperate," said Director Donna Callahan. Especially if it turns cold again, because some of the dogs are having to be kept outside at animal control.

    "We're just having to put them in places we wouldn't normally have to put them."

  • Owners of News announce intention to sell company

    The owners of The Anderson News, The Anderson News Extra and numerous other community newspapers in the central Kentucky region announced last week that they are seeking a buyer for the company.

    Landmark Communications Inc., headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is the parent company of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., headquartered in Shelbyville.

    Landmark Communications Inc. also operates The Weather Channel, nine daily newspapers and numerous community and specialty publications in 15 states.

  • Community Calendar 01/09/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Education

  • A dream come true

    Poise, fitness and talent propelled Molly Kays to center stage in May when he was named Anderson County's Junior Miss 2008.

    Now, the high school senior hopes these same traits will help earn her top honors, and some college scholarship money, in the Kentucky Junior Miss 2008 competition this weekend.

    The Lawrenceburg redhead packed her bags Sunday for a week-long stay with a host family in Lexington to begin a week of intensive practice and preparation for the 50th anniversary presentation of the state program.