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  • Heads up: Board of Ed seeks modified bids for bus repair

    The head of the class at Monday’s Anderson County Board of Education regular monthly meeting was, well, an engine head.

    The board discussed at length bids taken to replace an engine on a school bus that’s been out of commission for more than a week. Director of Transportation Jeff Young presented three bids for the work but only one included the cost of replacing the engine’s head.

    “We’re not comparing apples to apples,” said Board Vice Chair Roger McDowell.

  • Scout Troop 37 hosting rummage sale fund-raiser

    Boy Scout Troop 37 is holding a Rummage Sale this Sat., March 29, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main Street in Lawrenceburg.

    Now is the time to rid garages and basements of items that will not likely be used again but might be exactly what someone else needs.

    Troop 37 is seeking support through donations of Sale items or as shoppers at the Sale. Troop members will accept donations today through Fri., March 28, 7-8 p.m., at First Christian Church.

    For more information or to schedule pick-up of large items, call 502.352.9088.

  • Deputy fire chief hurt fighting blaze

    A fire at 1512 Hickory Grove Road in Lawrenceburg left a house heavily damaged and Deputy Fire Chief Donald Cox sidelined for a few days.

    Anderson County firefighters responded to a call around 1:20 a.m. when neighbors noticed smoke coming from a house owned by Shannon Hubert, according to Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    While working at the scene, Cox “felt something pop in his leg and it started hurting,” said Barnes.

  • 2 teens killed Friday in wreck on Blue Grass Parkway

    A rear-end collision on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway near Mile Marker 52 in Anderson County Friday took the lives of two people and seriously injured three others. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. when a westbound 2010 Nissan pickup struck a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer stopped on the shoulder of the road.

  • Lawrenceburg woman indicted for assaulting Frankfort police officer

    By Kristina Belcher

    The State Journal

  • House, Senate consider snow day relief bills

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    KPA News Service

    FRANKFORT — With leading lawmakers at loggerheads, Kentucky school districts remain in limbo as they attempt to finalize the calendar for a school year pocked with snow days.

  • Man arrested at Mays Road home after allegedly firing at officers

    An Anderson County man was arrested Monday night after firing shots at law enforcement officers who had been dispatched to his house on Mays Road.

  • Cotton's vision for county: Growth, prosperity

    Republican candidate Noal Cotton has spent his whole career, about 25 years, in public service to Lawrenceburg and Anderson County.

    If elected as county judge-executive in November, current city maintenance supervisor Cotton said he would channel that same dedication to serve voters and address the needs of Anderson County.

  • Mount Eden breeder agrees to give up 28 dogs; 129 others remain kenneled on property

    By Phyllis McLaughlin, Landmark News Service

    With help from the Henry County animal control officer, 28 fewer dogs are living at Matrix Kennels on Laura Pope’s property in Mount Eden.

  • ‘Oklahoma!’ spring musical opens Friday night

    This year’s spring musical may feature singing cowboys and farm girls riding in surreys, but “Oklahoma!” isn’t a production stuck in the past, students said.
    Junior McKenna Lewis, who portrays “sassy aunt” Aunt Eller in the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, said “Oklahoma!” brings up questions of identity and of living up to an image that someone else has created for you.
    That’s something a modern audience can definitely identify with, she said.
    And who’s never dreamed of being a cowboy?