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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: School board could lead way to shop local

    Tourism honks and others charged with bringing money into a community all seem to agree that when a dollar is spent locally, it will change hands seven additional times.
    Maybe. We haven’t done nor can we site specific research that will prove that theory, but it seems widely accepted among those who have, and who are we to argue?
    Heck, even Jason Denny, the county clerk whose term as president of the chamber of commerce just ended, referenced that theory during Saturday’s chamber gala at Eagle Lake while encouraging people to shop locally.

  • COLUMN: Unexpected inspiration

    Sometimes inspiration hits you in a way you least expect it.
    To my surprise, this was exactly the case on Tuesday afternoon.
    There is no need to get into grand detail, but I would like to publicly thank Ms. Georgia Kennerly for her very kind and much appreciated thank you card.
    I agree with you in hoping that someone somewhere will benefit from last week’s column.
    Actually that is my hope every week.

  • COLUMN: Consider your talents when deciding on gifts

    Christmas is creeping up on us and I know many of you have not quite finished your shopping.
    Money and time may be factors and I’m here to give you a few inexpensive ideas for gifts from the heart.
    You’re on your own for finding the time.
    Handmade gifts can range from third-grader art projects to museum quality items, depending on your talent and, just like in gardening, some folks have a black thumb. While I can’t draw or paint, and my woodworking skills resemble a Lincoln Logs meets Superglue disaster, I can cook.

  • COLUMN: School district examining funding, spending

    By Sheila Mitchell

  • Local man helped develop e-Warrant system

    A Lawrenceburg man was part of the developmental team that helped create the state’s e-Warrant system.
    The system was featured in a recent edition of The Anderson News, and allows police, prosecutors and judges quicker access to criminal files and the ability to communicate much faster.
    Jeff Tracy, who is employed by OPS, Inc., in Greenwood, Ind., is a senior solution developer who was part of the development team that created and rolled out the e-Warrants system in Jefferson County in 2008.

  • Annual Christmas Home Tour returns for 14th year

    The Lawrenceburg Gamma Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its 14th Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the chapter announced.

  • Public input sought for land use in updated comprehensive plan

    Community input is being sought on the future use of land in Anderson County, the organization developing an updated Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Comprehensive Plan announced this week.
    The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 14.
    Copies of a land use survey can be obtained at the joint city/county planning commission office, located at 139 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, or online at http://bgadd.org/anderson_tellus.htm.
    When finalized and adopted by the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Joint Planning Commission, it will be the basis for future land

  • Tuesday, bloody Tuesday

    While visions of sugarplums will dance through most people’s heads in the coming weeks, Frank Roe has something considerably more important in mind: blood, and lots of it.
    Citing shortages during a time when it is typically needed the most, Roe and his wife Patricia are leading the effort to boost donations through the Kentucky Blood Center, and are shooting to collect 100 pints of the red stuff Tuesday, Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church.
    “We see the need for it,” said Roe. “It’s getting harder and harder to get people to donate.”

  • Toy drive continues at Custom Cuts

    Just like the hair the salon’s stylists cut on a daily basis, the effort to collect toys continues to grow at Custom Cuts.
    Now in its third year, Custom Cut’s “Salon for Santa Toy Drive” will continue through Dec. 22 in an effort to provide gifts for children who might not otherwise receive them.
    “With the thoughtful help from our community, families with children put Christmas presents under their trees,” the salon announced in a news release.

  • High school plans ‘Parent Connection Night’

    The faculty and staff of Anderson County High School invite all parents to attend the second Parent Connection Night of the year, the school announced in a news release.
    Parent Connection Night will be Thursday, Dec. 9 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Information about the evening’s activities, as provided by the high school, is below.
    For more information, contact Bridget Wells, associate principal, or the guidance office at 839-5118.