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  • Louisville professor to discuss quilt art

    A discussion on the art of quilting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 19 at the Anderson Senior Center.

    The program is free and open to the public.

    Pearlie M. Johnson will present a program titled “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts.”

    Johnson is an assistant professor of Pan-African Studies and Art History at the University of Louisville.

  • Things to do

    Relay For Life calendar

    The Relay For Life team with Commonwealth Credit Union in Lawrenceburg will host the following events to help raise money for this year’s Relay For Life, scheduled for June 12.

    April 13: Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of proceeds from sales between 5 and 8 p.m. to Relay For Life

    April 14: CCU team meeting, 6 p.m., Patriot Hall, American Legion Park

    May 11: Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of proceeds from sales between 5 and 8 p.m. to Relay For Life

  • Pierian Club meets March 19

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 19 at the Anderson Public Library.

    The 6:30 p.m. meeting will include a salad buffet with Beta Sigma Phi and a business meeting.

    Music will be provided by McKenna Lewis, winner of this year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County.

    Guests are welcome.

    For more information call Maxye Henry at 839-1232.

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this weekend at the Bearcat Theater.

    Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.

  • Mitchell serves two years of 10-year sentence

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man sentenced to 10 years in prison for a host burglaries was set free earlier this month after serving only years of his sentence.

    Kris Lowell Mitchell, 36, was released by the state’s probation and parole board despite a lengthy criminal record that includes previous time served for unlawful imprisonment and beating his wife.

  • Second trial finds man guilty of assault

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A jury convicted a Lawrenceburg resident David Shirley last Friday for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, and gave him the maximum penalty of a year in jail.

    The conviction came less than two months after a jury failed to reach a verdict during Shirley’s initial trial.

    Angry because the victim and their son were about to leave for a trip to Miami without his permission, Shirley allegedly beat her up in the bathroom and threw her suitcases in the shower in attempt to keep her from going.

  • Trial postponed for couple charged with child abuse

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The trial of a couple charged with second-degree criminal child abuse of a 10-month-old that was set to begin March 12 has been postponed.

    Billi J. Combs and Aaron J. Hilbert of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were charged in late 2013 with abuse after doctors determined the child was severely malnourished, had swollen kidneys and had multiple contusions, according to police reports.

    Combs and Hilbert are now scheduled to appear April 21 in Anderson Circuit Court, when a new date for their trial will be set.

  • Jeep rear-ends motorcycle on Fox Creek Road

    A motorcycle rider was injured around 5:30 p.m. Monday when his bike was rear-ended by a Jeep.

    The biker appeared to sustain a serious leg injury and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Jeep did not appear to be injured.

    The wreck occurred on Fox Creek Road in front of Wild Turkey Trace golf course.

    The names of those involved have not been released.

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

    More details to follow as they become available.

  • Stolen Wild Turkey found in Franklin County

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

    Sheriff Pat Melton said text-a-tips received over the last several days resulted in an investigation and the discovery of $30,000 worth of stolen bourbon from Wild Turkey Distillery allegedly found in the possession of a Buffalo Trace employee.

  • Firefighters rescue four from swollen Salt River

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Firefighters rescued four people Saturday when the vehicle they were in became stranded in the swollen Salt River on Rice Road.

    Interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox said the driver of a Jeep attempted to cross the river, which had swelled from due to last week’s heavy rain and snow.

    “The water was moving very fast,” said Cox. “Normally it’s just a couple of inches but that day it was at least a couple of feet.”