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  • ’Lectric Legends prepping for Super Regional meet in Iowa

    The ’Lectric Legends have been competing for three years, and just won first place in The Tech Challenge Kentucky Championship. They will go on to compete against 72 teams at The Super Regional Competition this month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This competition will take place from March 30 - April 1.

    The ’Lectic Legends meets every Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m where they work, build, and strategize what is next for their team. Some group members have been together since 2010 after attending the same home school group where they became friends.

  • Man charged with burglary after stealing $2 in change

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday for allegedly stealing $2 from a residence on Avenstoke Road, according to court documents.

    Jacob C. Browning, 25, of 1366 Buntain School Road, was arrested last Thursday on a charge of second-degree burglary and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

    According to a warrant for his arrest, Browning kicked in the back door of the Avenstoke Road residence and stole approximately $2 in change from a box in the home’s master bedroom.

  • Woman faces meth, heroin charge

    A Lawrenceburg woman remained jailed Monday on drug charges and for resisting arrest, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

    Brianna Mowry, 21, of 203 Franklin St. was around 4 a.m. Saturday when deputy Zach Ray of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant for her arrest on Hunter Ridge Drive.

    In his report, Ray said he and officer Trey Burris of the Lawrenceburg Police Department were forced to use “empty hand techniques” to subdue Mowry, who put up a fight as Ray attempted to place her in handcuffs.

  • Dixon champ in lanquage arts at Governor’s Cup

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 11, 1937

    Dr. S.C. Gibbs, Glensboro physician, who had been in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Frankfort for three weeks for stomach trouble, was reported as satisfactory by the attending physician, Dr. Winfrey Blackburn. The genial doctor had the best wishes of all Anderson county for a speedy recovery and return to his practice.

  • The perfect pie crust for Pi Day

    This is an exciting month; daylight savings on Sunday with a full moon, Pi Day on the 14th, St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, and the first day of spring on the 20th.

    Today in Italy, they celebrate International Women’s day and the men give women yellow flowers. It’s the perfect excuse to bring yellow flower cupcakes to work in honor of all women.

  • New book revisits history of Cropper

    Author Mike Grimes recently released his third book, “Cropper Reflections,” described in a news release as a collection of stories and pictures related to the hamlet of Cropper, which is located in the northeast corner of Shelby County.

    “Cropper Reflections” is a collection of stories and pictures related to the small county hamlet of Cropper Kentucky, which is in the northeast corner of Shelby County.

  • Freedom threatened when Christians don’t do their job

    The War of Independence was won in 1781, and America was declared a free and independent nation.

    Great Britain had a vast empire, a far superior army, better training, greater numbers and better weapons, but Gen. George Washington prevailed with a rag-tag army mostly of volunteers who didn’t have enough weapons or ammunition, and could not even afford to buy shoes for its soldiers.

    It was perseverance, faith in their cause and a belief that they were in the right that allowed them to win against insurmountable odds.

  • Four jailed after gunfire erupts in Lawrenceburg

    Gunfire erupted early Thursday night during a high-speed chase that ended in downtown Lawrenceburg, landing four local men behind bars.

    The incident, which police say involved drugs and money, began just before 6 p.m. at the park-and-ride area near the Bluegrass Parkway when an argument broke out. It ended when police captured the suspects in front of Lawrenceburg Supply on Court Street.

  • KSP creates team to investigate police-involved shootings

    With increasing public interest and media attention throughout the U.S. regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, the Kentucky State Police announced last week the formation of a new unit designed to add experience, expertise and transparency to investigations of officer-involved shootings in the Commonwealth, the agency announced.

  • Retelling the story of John Harper’s last convert

    There is a wonderful and true story about a man named John Harper.

    John was born in Great Britain in 1872, and became a devout gospel preacher by the time he was 18 years old. He eventually became the pastor of a large Baptist church in Glasgow, Scotland, and became so well known that he was invited to preach at the renowned Moody Institute in Chicago. Here is where the story takes a turn. John Harper boarded the ill-fated Titanic in 1912, along with his 6-year-old daughter and his sister as a caretaker for his daughter.

    John was a widower.