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  • Fort Harrod equine clinic is March 21

    Horse owners can prepare for spring riding season during Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen’s annual health clinic, slated for Saturday, March 21 at Big Red Stables, Harrodsburg, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Equine dentist Jon Jazdzewski will float teeth for $55 and veterinarian Justin Murray will offer the following vaccines:

    Vetera Gold (7 way), which includes West Nile Virus for $65.

    Rabies for $10.

    Coggins and health certificate for $30 each.

    Botulism booster for $25.

  • Magic show to raise money for DARE

    A magic and illusion show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Robert B. Turner Elementary School to raise money for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program.

    Tickets are $8, with children 5 and under admitted free.

    Dinky Gowen: Master of Illusion, is scheduled to perform.

    The show will feature Adrienne Phoenix, Kentucky’s only professional female escape artist and fire eater, and the Houdini straight jacket escape by award winning teen magician, Jake Wisdom.

  • Extension Homemakers offer Festival of Foods

    Sample tastes from the South, Southwest and New England regions of America during the Festival of Foods, sponsored by the Anderson County Extension Homemakers.

    The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 24 in the lower level of the Extension office, located at 1026 County Park Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Tickets are $5 for adults; $2 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Extension office, from an Extension Homemaker for at the door.

  • 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.