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  • News Briefs for April 22, 2015

    Poker run to benefit Healing Field

    A poker run to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the Healing Field is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, the Legion Auxiliary announced.

    The Healing Field, located on Broadway, honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

    The poker run will be at Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg and will be between 80 and 100 miles. Poker hands are $15.

    Two extra cards are available at $5 each. Riders are $10.

    Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at noon.

  • A day for service
  • Former Anderson resident charged with embezzlment sued

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools and former resident of Lawrenceburg who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • Rotary contest winner
  • Wild Turkey employee among those indicted

    One Wild Turkey employee was among nine people indicted Tuesday by a Franklin County Grand Jury in the theft of bourbon from that distillery and Buffalo Trace, along with distribution of steroids.

    Mark S. Searcy was the Wild Turkey employee indicted. All were said to be part of what prosecutors called an organized crime syndicate that has operated since 2008.

    Authorities said that the stolen bourbon included the pricy Pappy Van Winkle.

  • Circuit Clerk’s office celebrates Donate Life month

    Circuit Clerk Pamela Robinson said she invites residents to join her in recognizing National Donate Life Month this April, a month-long celebration that showcases the various perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation, according to a news release.

    Every year since 2002, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to motivate people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Deadline is April 20 to register to vote in May 19 primary election

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20, the secretary of state’s office announced last week.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    Be a U.S. citizen,

    Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day,

  • Man sentenced to 10 years in home invasion case

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The man who pleaded guilty to sticking a gun in the faces of two teenagers during a robbery was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Kendall Cunningham, 19, was denied his attorney’s attempt to be placed on probation due to what Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said were the seriousness of his crimes.

  • Cub Scouts to host District Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scout Pack 38 in Lawrenceburg will host the organization’s 2015 District Pinewood Derby on April 18-19 at the American Legion Fairgrounds, according to a news release.

    The event will feature the top five winners from each Cub Scout pack within the Elkhorn District, and marks the first time the event will be held in Lawrenceburg.

    Competitors will race for a spot in the upcoming regional Pinewood Derby.

  • How Anderson County schools are dealing with the N word

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    When former UK guard Andrew Harrison mumbled the N word during a postgame press conference after his team fell to Wisconsin, the word’s use once again became the subject of debate, including who can use it and in what context.

    In a letter to the editor that appears in this week’s paper, an African American Lawrenceburg resident says the word is used by both black and white students in Anderson County schools, a claim that school officials don’t deny.