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  • This week's grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted Nov. 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to records provided by Anderson Circuit Clerk Pam Rogers.
    Christopher McIntosh, 22, 1507 Daniel Drive, Lawrenceburg was indicted on a charge of second-degree assault for an incident that happened June 9. McIntosh allegedly committed the offense when he intentionally caused physical injury to Gabriel E. Grant by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, according to the indictement. The charge is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison.

  • This week's Anderson County jail log

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Nov. 14
    Jeffrey Bettiga was charged on a Shelby County warrant by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Jenny Wright was charged with flagrant non-support by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Thomas Combs was charged with failure to appear or pay by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Nov. 15

  • Holland pleads not guilty

    The man charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly choked the high school girls’ volleyball coach pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive, faces up to a year in jail and a maximum $500 fine for the incident that occurred Oct. 10 before a volleyball match at the high school.
    A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 18, followed by Holland’s next court appearance Jan. 26.

  • Woman charged with DUI, drugs after hitting utility pole

    A woman who told police that she crashed into a utility pole on North Main Street while using the GPS device on her phone is facing numerous drug and traffic charges.
    A vehicle driven by Nancy A. McCarty, 49, of 226 East Vista, Lawrenceburg struck the pole around 1:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in front of a residence on North Main Street, injuring three men in the vehicle and sending her to jail.

  • Advanced Chorus to perform Sunday

    Director Sue Lou Smith (seated at piano) leads the Anderson County High School Advance Chorus practice Monday morning in anticipation of its Sunday, Dec. 11 performance which is open to the public. The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Bearcat Theater at the high school. Tickets are $5.

  • Salvation Army bell ringer marvels at generosity

     

    By Joan Kinne

  • Saffell Street Elementary names honor roll students

    Saffell Street Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the school year.
    Fourth grade
    All A’s
    Julie Blackburn
    Gracie Burus
    Makenzie Caldwell
    Elijah Castle
    Kelsey Conley
    Blake Doyle
    Autumn Garland
    Corey Goodin
    Trey Graham
    Reese Griffin
    Aiden Hawk
    Kendall Krider
    Sloane Matthews
    Braelon O’Dell
    Lacey Osborne
    Emma Pettit
    Madison Postlethwaite
    Ethan Presley

  • Have lunch with Santa at Legion

    Santa is gearing up for his big day in a couple of weeks, but is taking some time to join local kids for lunch.
    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 is sponsoring lunch with Santa at the Legion clubhouse on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. Children may write letters to be sent to Santa at the North Pole. Each Child will receive a reply by mail.
    This event is free, including sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks and a photo with a Mr. and Mrs. Santa.

  • Have a turkey you can spare?

    Feeding hundreds of people on Christmas Day is pure joy for the folks at Community Christmas Outreach Meals, but they can’t do it without your help.
    The organization that last year provided a Christmas meal to 500 people who might otherwise not have eaten will do the same again this year and is seeking donations of food and money to do so.

  • Spelling bee champion defends local title, eyes state

    Matthew Phillips proved again this year that he is the king of spelling in Anderson County.
    Now he wants to rule the state, too.
    The 13-year-old eighth grader at Anderson County Middle School defended his title last week, placing first the school district’s annual spelling bee for the second consecutive year.
    Next up is the state competition, where he fell last year in the first round.