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  • A community says goodbye to longtime Walmart manager

    After 31 years,

    Kim Darland retires

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Local Walmart Manager of 31 years, Kim Darland, will be retiring this week.

    Darland was one of the first female Walmart managers in Kentucky, and a longtime pillar in the community known for her warm, caring personality and positive attitude. Throughout her time at Walmart, Darland showed dedication to Lawrenceburg, serving on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and participating in numerous community service related projects.

  • Early deadlines!

    All submitted information for the July 9 issue of The Anderson News must be in by noon Thurs., July 3. The Anderson News office will be closed Friday for Independence Day.

  • Birdwhistell is picked to lead Lady Bearcat basketball

    Anderson County High School did not have to look far to find the new leader of the its girls’ basketball program.

    Clay Birdwhistell, an assistant coach since 2006, has been picked to take over the reins of the program from the program’s winningest coach, Tony Kays, who retired in May.

    The school received numerous applications for one of the prime coaching vacancies in Kentucky.

  • Burkhead crowned Miss Lawrenceburg

    Molly Kate Burkhead was crowned the 2014 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night.

    Burkhead, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, beat out 10 other contestants for the title of Miss Lawrenceburg.

    The contestants are judged 50 percent on stage presence and poise. The other 50 percent is based on a pre-pageant interview.

    “This feels wonderful,” said Burkhead. “I’m so proud of the other girls who worked so hard.”

  • Confirmed case of a mosquito borne virus in Anderson County

    There is confirmed case of Chikungunya, a mosquito borne virus, in Anderson County, according to the Anderson County Health Department.

    The sample was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and confirmed to be the first case of Chikungunya statewide Tuesday morning. An Anderson County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean reportedly contracted the virus.

  • Kentucky Chamber study shows slow job recovery since recession

    A recent Kentucky Chamber of Commerce study tracked the sluggish job recovery after the 2007-2009 recession but locally unemployment fairs better than state and national averages.

    The study found that a total of 104,000 jobs were lost statewide in the last recession. Since July 2009, the study noted that statewide a net of 65,000 have been added since March 2014.

  • Health department helps prep women for motherhood

    The Anderson County Health Department hosted the first ever community baby shower Thursday evening.

    Around 20 expecting mother registered for the shower, and there were several vendors who donated prizes and setup booths with informative material.

    The baby shower was part of the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) division of the Anderson County Health Department, which is a voluntary home visitation program for all first time parents. Parents can sign up for the services during pregnancy or anytime before a child is 3 months old.

  • Fiscal court budget in ‘good shape’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court budget progress report presented Tuesday of last week shows the budget is in “good shape,” according to Treasurer Dudley Shryock.

    Most of the fiscal court funds have significantly more revenue than originally budgeted for the July 2013-June 2014 budget. The total expenses as of July through May were at $7,332,647.79, a total of $1,032,978.21 less spent than originally budgeted.

    Some of the funds include:

    •The EMS fund has a total of $94,217.39 more than originally budgeted.

  • Three injured on South Bypass car crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 Public Affairs Officer Kendra Wilson confirmed this afternoon that three were injured in the 127 South Bypass car crash yesterday around 4 p.m.

    Wilson said speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi tractor trailer.

    No serious injuries were reported, Wilson said.
    For the full story, see the Wednesday July 2 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Adult Education Program celebrates 25 years of changing lives

    The Anderson County Adult Education Program celebrated 18 students who recently received their GED certification Monday of last week at the high school auditorium.

    Another special milestone was marked, the adult education program’s 25th anniversary.

    Jacqueline Zeller, community education director, chronicled the humble beginnings of the adult education program, which started from the diligence of Helen Shryock, a retired Anderson County High School home economics teacher.