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  • Snowman contest winners claim prize

    Donna Bell and her granddaughter, Willow Bell, 8, are shown picking up the Dairy Queen gift cards they won after placing first in a snowman contest sponsored by The Anderson News. They submitted a photo of their dog, Sammy, posing near the snow dog they created following a recent snowstorm. Donna Bell said she built the snow dog and Willow contributed by building the snow bone and snowball right that were at the snow dog’s feet. Donna Bell said her grandson spent the day working on his own creation, a snow cat.

  • Finley Willis to sell radio station license

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The owner of a radio station license in Lawrenceburg has filed an application to sell it to a Lexington radio station.

    Finley Willis, who operated the station in the early 1990s, said he is attempting to sell the license to WVLK, which would use it to rebroadcast its programming.

    The station is located on Industry Road, he said. The signal is only 120 watts, but would allow better local reception of the station.

  • Wanted: severe weather spotters

    From staff reports

    The National Weather Service will offer free training to those interested in becoming severe weather spotters Feb. 12 at the Anderson County Health Department, according to a news release.

    The training is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and last about two hours.

    Guy Hollander is organizing the event and says that Anderson County needs as many trained weather spotters as it can get.

    “We definitely need more of them, particularly in the western and northwestern areas of the county,” he said.

  • Poor children hardest hit by school lunch restrictions

    By Ben Carlson

    A federal school lunch program ostensibly designed to make sure children don’t go hungry is having the opposite effect here, particularly among Anderson County’s poorest children.

  • Girls leave satanic messages, racial slurs in park restroom

    By Ben Carlson

    Police are searching for the two girls responsible for writing racial slurs and satanic messages on the walls of a restroom in the Anderson Community Park.

    The girls, who were seen on surveillance video, could be seen using a black marker to leave messages including “I hate Jesus” and “Satan Loves You” on the walls and the lid of one of the toilets.

  • Man busted for selling deer meat on Facebook

    From staff reports

    Trying to sell deer meat is a bad idea. Trying to sell it on Facebook is even worse.

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday in Anderson District Court for allegedly doing just that, along with not reporting one of the deer he is accused of trying to sell.

    David J. Waters, 53, of 1046 Hoophole Road is charged with the attempted sale of protected wildlife and illegally taking a deer. Both are considered violations.

  • Plea expected from armed robbery suspect

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with holding two teenagers at gunpoint during an alleged armed robbery nearly two years ago was expected to enter a guilty plea Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Kendall Cunningham, 18, of 545 Carlton Drive is charged with of two counts first-degree robbery, two counts of theft by unlawful taking of firearms and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

  • School band gets large donation, needs more

    The e-mail Patrick Brady sent was just a start. The Anderson County High School band director says there is still much more to overcome.

    With financial constraints forcing him to become creative in keeping the local music program one of Kentucky's best, Brady contacted Vic Firth, a Boston-headquartered company from which he has purchased drumsticks and other percussion accessories since taking over the Anderson band six years ago.

  • Hoping to just break even

    By Ben Carlson

    Money crunched beneath the field-worn soles of Brent Stevens’ work boots as he walked through his brother’s greenhouse last Wednesday on Glensboro Road.

    Outside, money is strewn all over the ground — cash Stevens and his family will never tuck into their wallets or deposit in a bank.

  • $400,000 fiscal court deficit not discussed

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court ignored the specter of its $400,000 budget deficit when it met last Tuesday afternoon, choosing to focus instead of other projects, most of which are not in its current operating budget.

    The fiscal court also received an update on negotiations with the Administrative Office of the Courts over vacant space in the courthouse. (See related story.)