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  • Try beef and broccoli stir-fry tonight

    Kentucky is the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River and ranks eighth nationally in beef cattle production. Cattle production represents a multi-billion dollar industry in Kentucky. Anderson County is one of the top 40 beef producing counties in Kentucky. I encourage all beef producers to join the Anderson County Cattleman’s Association.

  • Professor presents artistry, stories through quilts

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    Some quilts may be pretty to behold, but oftentimes are much more than handicrafts that entice the onlooker — they may have “stories and griefs” stitched into them.

    The tales that were woven into many quilts are worthy of being collected, recorded and shared, Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson told those gathered Thursday night at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center on Township Square.

  • Koonce promoted with Your Community Bank

    Lawrenceburg resident Jeff Koonce was promoted to regional president of Your Community Bank, the bank announced last week.

    Koonce will serve as regional president for the Fayette, Nelson, Hardin, Meade and Hart counties. He previously served as the bank’s Central Kentucky market president.

  • Woman jailed after being bitten by dog

    The dog went home. The woman went to jail.

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was reportedly bitten by a dog on Township Square was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another woman, cussing at people and trying to wiggle out of handcuffs, according to police reports on file in Anderson District Court.

    Jane Gilkison, 50, of 1855 Harrodsburg Road was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place (second offense) in the incident that occurred around 11 p.m. March 14, according to the report.

  • Woman jailed after punching herself

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say punched herself in the face after assaulting her husband was charged March 4 with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    Rebecca A. Hawkins, 29, of 1126 Dan Drive and her husband were drinking and got into a verbal argument, which quickly escalated into physical abuse, including against her mother, according to a police report.

  • Home invasion suspect back in jail

    One of the men charged in a home invasion case is now back in custody.

    Andrew Muns, 20, was charged with bail jumping, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and bond violation March 12 by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    He is now being held on a $10,000 cash bond and was expected to appear Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • ‘He’s lucky to be alive’

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Mt. Washington man escaped injury after the pickup truck he was driving had its cab sheered off when it struck a tree limb in front of a home at 1700 Graefenburg Road in Alton.

    “He’s lucky to be alive,” said deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “The first thing I thought when I pulled up is how is he not hurt? If there had been someone in the passenger’s seat, they’d be dead.”

  • Egg hunt is March 29 at Legion

    The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at the American Legion, located at 725 W. Broadway in Lawrenceburg.

    The hunt will begin at 1 p.m., organizers said in a news release.

    The hunt will include over 8,000 eggs and is for children ages 1 to 12, who will attempt to win prize baskets and find eggs that include money.

  • 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.