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  • Accused wife beater’s attorney quits; bail now $125,000

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of abusing his wife on multiple occasions represented himself in Anderson District Court last week after his attorney was granted a motion to quit.

    Steven Robinson, 34, of 233 Hunter Ridge Drive remains jailed in numerous charges, the latest stemming from him violating protective orders to stay away from his wife when police found him hiding in her attic Nov. 4.

  • Deadline nears for conservation funds

    From staff reports

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • ‘Dairy Grinch’ declared indigent

    From staff reports

    Former Dairy Cheer employees hoping they will finally get the pay they were stiffed out of three years ago could be in for yet another Christmas letdown.

    Former Dairy Cheer owner Lou Compton, who closed the restaurant here in December of 2011 after writing bad checks to some employees and simply not paying others, was living on social security and driving a 23-year-old car at the time of her arrest last month in Michigan.

  • Rituals abound for students summoning snow days

    From staff reports

    It’s nothing new for kids to hope for a snow day, but some go to great lengths by performing rituals to summon one.

    Several of The Anderson News’ Facebook friends confirmed that wearing pajamas inside out and sleeping with a spoon under their pillow are just a few of the things kids are doing to promote a snow day.

  • Sex offender jailed for ‘chat’ with 8-year-old

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man on parole for distributing “obscene matter to minors” was sentenced to a year in jail last week for violating that parole by interacting with an 8-year-old child on Facebook.

    John Allen Ward, 50, of 115.5 Ann Drive pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to carrying on a Facebook conversation from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10, when police executed a search warrant at his home.

  • Gratitude brings awareness to God’s presence

    English poet John Milton, best known for his poem “Paradise Lost,” penned these words: “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

  • Harvest for Haiti packages meals and hope

    Around 400 volunteers from southern Indiana and throughout Kentucky came to Lawrenceburg on Saturday to package meals for children in Haiti.

    This is the second year Fox Creek Christian Church has hosted Harvest for Haiti. This year, 150,000 meals were packaged and more than $20,000 was raised to pay for the shipping and ingredients to package the meals.

  • ‘Café on the Corner’ paints picture of small-town life

    After four years of work and dedication, the members of Puncheon Creek have their first album to show for their efforts, and they couldn’t be happier.

    The locally produced and mixed album “Café on the Corner” paints a picture of small town life from the “Café on the Corner” about Jocko’s, a local café in Corydon, Indiana where townspeople would talk about the game over a burger and apple pie, to an ode to a late barber at the Zandale Barber Shop in Lexington.

  • Local veterans honored with a service and meal

    Anderson County veterans were honored Sunday afternoon with a service and a catered meal.

    The service was hosted by members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, and the meal was provided by local churches Family Worship Center, Open Bible and New Life Christian Fellowship.

    Col. Charles T. Jones of the Kentucky Army National Guard was the guest speaker for the event. He spoke of the sacrifice made by soldiers and their families and hoped to start a conversation about what more can be done to support veterans, especially to aid them in returning to civilian life.

  • Families enjoy literacy night at childhood center

    Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center students and families were invited to a Family Literacy Night Thursday. The theme for the day was “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” based off the popular children’s book. There were several cookie themed hands-on activities and a book fair in the library. Many parents said they enjoyed Family Literacy Night and the opportunity to see their child’s classroom environment. The main goal of the event was to encourage parents to read with their children.