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Today's News

  • Care for ill inmates a real budget buster

    Column as I see ’em …

    Never mind, for a moment, that Anderson County shattered a record last month by sending 128 people to jail.

    The real threat to the county’s ever-expanding jail budget isn’t the increasing number of arrests, it’s the failing health of those being arrested.

    With three full months left in the fiscal year, Jailer Joani Clark’s budget is a whopping 263 percent over the budgeted amount for inmate medical expenses, and for that we should actually consider ourselves lucky.

    Here’s why.

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  • Volunteers to be celebrated April 11

    Anderson Community Education will thank its volunteers during an appreciation luncheon scheduled for April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The luncheon will be at the Anderson Senior Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg and include a free meal and memento of thanks, organizers announced.

    Kellar Casciola and the praise team from Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will provide entertainment. The lunch will be donated by Walmart, the Adult Learning Center and Anderson Senior Center.

  • Wells named director of oncology

    Lawrenceburg resident Deanna Wells has been named director of oncology services for Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester.

    She received her Associates in Applied Science of Nursing in 2009, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2010 from Kentucky State University and Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University in 2016.

    Wells is certified in chemotherapy/biotherapy and is Vascular Access Board Certified.

    She has been working with specialty infusions and advanced vascular access for CRMC since 2013.

  • Morgan hired as new sales rep

    Laura Morgan began work Monday as an advertising sales representative at The Anderson News.

    She joins the newspaper after working at Four Roses for the past year and a half, and brings 10 years of experience from working in similar fields.

    “I’m very excited to be working with the community,” she said. “I’m excited to help businesses and business owners grow.”

    Morgan’s primary job is to work with local businesses to develop sales campaigns that will help attract new customers and increase their revenues.

  • DUI suspect runs into police officer

    A vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver last Thursday night on Center Street struck a Lawrenceburg police officer in the leg, according to police reports.

    Officer Trey Burrus apparently wasn’t injured and ended up arresting two people in the car on charges that include DUI and assaulting a police officer.

    Charged were Lawrenceburg residents Connie R. Perry, 58, of 2047 Fox Creek Road, and Charlotte Whetzel, 33, of 1640 Ballard Road.

    It was Whetzel’s third DUI charge, according to police reports.

  • Four Anderson High students governor’s scholars

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 8, 1937

    At a meeting of the county board of education in Anderson County Superintendent C.T. Ward’s office, teachers for both county high schools and all rural graded schools were appointed for 1937-38.

    Teachers at Kavanaugh were: Mrs. C. W. Kavanaugh, Aileen Boggess, Martha Bruce Boggess, Mrs. C.T. Ward and Dave Lawrence.

    At Western High the teacher were Mrs. J. B. Sweeney, Ezra Sparrow and Robert B. Turner.

    In the rural districts, the graded school teachers were appointed as follows:

  • Our priority should be in seeking God’s kingdom

    Do you believe that the church is under attack in America today?

    I do.

    The tragedy is that most of the attacks upon the church are not only coming from outside the church, but from within. The attacks from within the church come not only from conflicts and discord from members of the church, but from our ambition to make friends with the world.

  • New ideas for Easter egg hunts

    Do your kids enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt? Why not do something a little different this year, with a twist. Put glow-in-the-dark bra­celets and small chocolates in some plastic eggs. Hide the eggs. Swi­tch off all the lights or opt for partial darkness if you ha­ve young children. Now, get ready for the excitement of Easter egg hunting in the dark.

  • Lawrenceburg United Pentecostal Church plans April events

    Lawrenceburg United Pentecostal Church has several special events planned for April, including Easter Sunday service.

    “Please come and help us celebrate the resurrection power of Jesus,” organizers said.

    The church will also have a candy hunt for children and other giveaways that day.

    A three-day revival with Bro. Darren Burton is scheduled for April 17-19. A pre-service prayer will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the service at 7.