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Today's News

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.

  • Burgoo on tap for this weekend

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The arrival of fall means one thing for certain in Anderson County: it’s time to burgoo.

    The annual Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday with a full array of entertainment, activities, live music and the wildly popular burgoo cookoff to support Shop With a Cop.

    The cookoff, this year featuring eight teams, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Cub Scout master out to ‘Brave the Blue’

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Travis Huber, cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 38, plans to repel down the 410 foot-tall Lexington Financial Center building if his fundraising goal of $2,000 is met.

    “I want to make this year as big and crazy as possible,” said Huber. “What better way than climbing down a building?”

  • Mom busted for leaving child alone to get high

    From staff reports

    When Brianna Mowry allegedly decided to leave her small child home alone and walked to a neighbor’s house to catch a buzz, it’s doubtful she thought Lawrenceburg police officers would be waiting for her when she returned home.

    Mowry, 19, of 121 Hunter Ridge, Lawrenceburg was “clearly under the influence of what she said was marijuana” when Chief Chris Atkins spotted her walking home last Tuesday afternoon, according to an arrest report.

  • City police make meth bust on Fairview Drive

    From staff reports

    Two West End Drive residents pleaded not guilty after Lawrenceburg police busted them on methamphetamine charges last Wednesday morning at 104 Fairview Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    Justin Robinson, 33, and Sarah Ruth Waldridge, 29, both of 102 West End Drive were arrested after police received a complaint of a strong ammonia odor coming from a shed behind the Fairview Drive residence.

  • Dangerous drugs to be discussed

    From staff reports

    The ongoing heroin epidemic and other drug-related concerns will be discussed Wednesday, Oct. 1 during an event titled “Community Chat: A Time to Act.”

    Sponsored by the Anderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, the event will feature discussions on heroine, the dangers of electronic cigarettes and “alcopops” (energy drinks laces with alcohol) and other drug trends, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Freshmen spend morning giving back to Lawrenceburg

    From staff reports

    Around 350 Anderson County High School freshmen were seen around town performing community service last Thursday.

    Small groups were found lending helping hands at the county park, the American Legion Park, the Anderson Humane Society, Friends of the Anderson Public Library building, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s upcoming haunted house and the Anderson County Senior Citizens’ building, to name a few.

  • Councilman suggests redrawing city lines

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    In a 4-2 vote, Lawrenceburg City Council approved the second reading of 2014 real and personal property taxes Tuesday of last week.

    The city’s real estate property taxes were set from $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $1.95, which is expected to produce $1,050,339 in revenue. The personal property tax rates were set from $2.29 per $1,000 assessed valuation to $3.07, which is expected to produce $80,985 in revenue.

  • Too many cats, not enough space

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Cat cages at the Anderson Humane Society are filled with two and sometimes as many as four cats. Currently, there are 33 cats housed at the humane society, about 40 cats in foster homes and 28 at animal control. The agency was overrun with cats two weeks ago when 30 cats were brought in one day. Being a small facility, the humane society can’t take on the influx of cats alone.

  • Sister act

    Furnished by

    the Kentucky National Guard

    FRANKFORT — When the Kentucky National Guard describes itself as a family organization, it has the proof to back it up. Chief Warrant Officer Jennifer Maggard’s story is a prime example.

    September 12 will remain a special date for the family as Lawrenceburg resident Maggard was promoted to chief warrant officer three in front of friends and family, just before she swore her younger sister Logan Green into the Kentucky Guard.