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  • ‘Grinch’ who stole employees’ Christmas behind bars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former Dairy Cheer owner who allegedly stiffed employees for thousands of dollars in pay in December of 2011 is now behind bars.

    Dubbed “Dairy Grinch” by employees furious that she closed the restaurant and skipped town without paying them, Lou Compton, 68, was arrested late last month in Detroit after Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office used social media to track her down.

  • Human remains found in Anderson County

    Hunters found identification papers in a western Anderson County field Saturday. Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputies searched the area and around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night found skeletal human remains, according to Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Taylor said the sheriff's office and the coroner are working this as a death investigation.

    For the full story, see the Wednesday print or e-edition of The Anderson News. 

  • Water shut off city-wide

    Update: Crews fixed the broken water main under pressure and water will be restored by 5 p.m, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.

    The boil water advisory will remain for the next 18-24 hours, said Hume.

     

    Orginal story: A break to a 12-inch water main near Stringtown has forced city officials to shut off water to all of Lawrenceburg.

    The water is expected to be off until around 6 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume, who said it could be sooner depending on time needed to make repairs.

  • Tourism commission creates executive director position

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission made a unanimous decision to accept a proposal for a part-time executive director position with an annual salary of $12,000 at a meeting Oct. 14.

    As outlined in the job description, the executive director will be responsible for performing administrative and marketing duties to simulate economic development and promote tourism within Anderson County.

  • Studio unveils expansion plans during Art Trail

    For Karine and Matthew Maynard, the Fourth Annual Art Trail was an opportunity to share plans for expansion with the public.

    More than 40 attended the Maynard Studios groundbreaking ceremony during the Art Trail on Saturday.

    In January 2013, the Maynard Studios moved their blacksmith shop from the front to a large shop just behind the preexisting one due to limited space.

  • Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculum

    Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculumIf you step into J.B. Barnett’s classroom, you’re likely to hear a sound you don’t normally hear in a math class, laughter.

    Laughter is Barnett’s specialty. In addition to teaching, he tours across the nation imitating Red Skeleton comedy skits.

    “He’s funny,” said Heather Ward, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. “Math isn’t my favorite subject but his class is fun.”

  • Literary pumpkins display Ward students’ creativity

    Students from Lisa Hudson’s fifth grade reading class at Emma B. Ward Elementary unleashed their creativity this week to create pumpkins resembling their favorite literary characters.

    Twenty students participated.

    The pumpkins were judged by a panel and awarded first, second and third prize for best of show.

    For Brax Briscoe, the pumpkin was a personal statement about his faith. He depicted Jesus Christ from his favorite book “The Action Bible,” which depicts the Bible with comic book like art.

  • Nothing miserable about this year’s Misery Manor

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Misery Manor was not only bigger and badder than last year, it also raised more money for its intended purpose: Shop With a Cop.

    Sheriff Troy Young on Monday announced the results of his office’s second year of operating Lawrenceburg’s only haunted house, saying it outraised and outdrew last year’s results.

    “It was tremendous,” said Young, who was busy with about a dozen volunteers disassembling the massive indoors haunted house at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

  • Convicted drug dealer calls 911, asks for ride to jail

    From staff reports

    A man granted a diverted sentence on charges of distributing methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child turned himself into police Friday by calling 911 and asking to be picked up.

    Justin Ransdell, 22, whose address on court records is listed as 645 Stratton Road, Salvisa, apparently called 911 Friday afternoon and asked for a ride to jail. He was picked up at a residence on Nevins Station Road by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Boggs and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • New health clinic opens to rave review

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Seeing Ebony Whiteside flash her brilliant smile wasn’t unusual.

    That she flashed it during a medical appointment that included an injection and a battery of medical tests can be chalked up to the fact that she enjoyed every minute of her visit to the newly opened Anderson County Health Department Family Clinic.

    The clinic opened to at least one rave revue Monday morning, that coming from Whiteside, who just missed being the clinic’s inaugural patient but was its second.