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  • City wants say over additional booze permits

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t about to allow nine additional drinking establishments to open without having some input.

    “We need to get ahead of this process,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during Monday night’s city council meeting. “We have no control over who gets them.”

  • As snow days pile up, school officials discuss ‘Plan B’

    When school is dismissed for extended periods of time due to severe winter weather, many parents and students look for ways to preserve spring break and not have the school calendar cut into summer vacations.

    One solution discussed over time has been the implementation of a plan of limited bus routes, often referred to as “Plan B” or “Snow Plan.”

  • Dates set for kindergarten registration

    Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-2016 school year have been set for March 16 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and March 23 at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    All incoming kindergarten students will receive free materials given to each family including a backpack, T-shirt, and easy ideas to help your child be kindergarten ready, according to a news release.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Oct 1.

  • Resource fair rescheduled for March 17

    A resource fair for parents of children with special needs is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the school district announced.

    The event was originally scheduled for March 5 but was rescheduled due to the weather.

    The event will be held in the lower level of the Anderson Extension building, located in the county park. It will feature a variety of agencies that will provide information about how they can of benefit to parents and their child.

  • Assigning blame for recycling mess

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    The numbers are factual, stark and daunting. Taxpayers are losing roughly $175,000 a year on a recycling program that was doomed to fail from the start.

    That program in 2014 generated a paltry $30,000 in revenue from the sale of materials collected at a cost to taxpayers of just over $200,000. Salaries alone are three times the revenue generated and will only go higher in years to come.

  • Turner students celebrate Dr. Seuss Week
  • Roadster Boston Blackie nets Hanks silver trophy

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 4, 1965

    Tire sale

    Goodyear size 12.4x28 or (11x28) size tractor tires were on sale for $44. You could see Gordon Jenkins at Twin Oaks Service Station on North Main or stop by and see Gene King at the Tire Shop at 109 West Woodford Street.

    Wills probated

    The will of the late Roy Langford of Sinai was probated. The residue of all property was left to his nephew, Thurle Hardin and his wife, Lura.

  • Police department receives grant

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department received a check for $10,000 from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commission last Wednesday.

    Lawrenceburg Chief of Police Chris Atkins accepted the check, which is part of the Paula Nye Memorial Education Grants program, from Randy Thomas of the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commission. Nye was the Kentucky Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator from 2000-2005.

  • Dance team places second

     

  • Legion Auxiliary donates to fundraiser

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce recently collected $3,000 for the Anderson County Humane Society. Karen Turner, president of the humane society and Donna Callahan, also with the humane society, were presented a check at the quarterly luncheon Feb. 17, according to a news release.

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 members donated nearly $800 to the fundraiser. Eight members of the Legion Auxiliary attended the luncheon at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center.