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Today's News

  • ‘Dairy Grinch’ declared indigent

    From staff reports

    Former Dairy Cheer employees hoping they will finally get the pay they were stiffed out of three years ago could be in for yet another Christmas letdown.

    Former Dairy Cheer owner Lou Compton, who closed the restaurant here in December of 2011 after writing bad checks to some employees and simply not paying others, was living on social security and driving a 23-year-old car at the time of her arrest last month in Michigan.

  • Sex offender jailed for ‘chat’ with 8-year-old

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man on parole for distributing “obscene matter to minors” was sentenced to a year in jail last week for violating that parole by interacting with an 8-year-old child on Facebook.

    John Allen Ward, 50, of 115.5 Ann Drive pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to carrying on a Facebook conversation from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10, when police executed a search warrant at his home.

  • Rituals abound for students summoning snow days

    From staff reports

    It’s nothing new for kids to hope for a snow day, but some go to great lengths by performing rituals to summon one.

    Several of The Anderson News’ Facebook friends confirmed that wearing pajamas inside out and sleeping with a spoon under their pillow are just a few of the things kids are doing to promote a snow day.

  • Accused wife beater’s attorney quits; bail now $125,000

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of abusing his wife on multiple occasions represented himself in Anderson District Court last week after his attorney was granted a motion to quit.

    Steven Robinson, 34, of 233 Hunter Ridge Drive remains jailed in numerous charges, the latest stemming from him violating protective orders to stay away from his wife when police found him hiding in her attic Nov. 4.

  • Chef offers tips to prepare perfect, flavorful Thanksgiving turkey

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    There are many ways to cook a turkey. Some Anderson News readers say they smoke their turkey, others prefer deep fried turkey, some suggest marinating in beer and honey and another reader said a simplistic salt water brine was the way to go.

    If you’re still struggling on how to prepare Thanksgiving turkey this year, try this delicious recipe, adapted by chef Kenneth Aubrey of Two Brothers restaurant in Lawrenceburg.

  • Chamber president hired to run Tourism Commission

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Tourism has been a subject of contention in Anderson County, which was especially brought back into the limelight during in the recent election.

    Pam Brough, chairperson of the Anderson County Tourism Commission, urged the commission members to make a decision on the executive director position during a meeting Wednesday morning.

    A decision was made, and Brough was hired for the job.

  • Puncheon Creek debuts new CD to packed house

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Brandon Warren, harmony vocalist and guitar player for Puncheon Creek, said the band is “pleased as punch” to see the culmination of four years of work come together at Puncheon Creek’s CD release party to promote the band’s first album “Café on the Corner” on Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • Accused wife beater found in victim’s attic

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly threw his wife to the floor in August, beat her up and pointed a loaded bow at her chest in September and was found hiding in her attic in November will not likely be getting out of jail anytime soon.

    Tired of seeing Steven Robinson, 34, of 233 Hunter Ridge Drive violate domestic violence protective orders only to get bailed out of jail, District Court Judge Donna Dutton lowered the boom on him last Wednesday by ordering him to be held on $100,000 cash bail.

  • ‘Grinch’ who stole employees’ Christmas behind bars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former Dairy Cheer owner who allegedly stiffed employees for thousands of dollars in pay in December of 2011 is now behind bars.

    Dubbed “Dairy Grinch” by employees furious that she closed the restaurant and skipped town without paying them, Lou Compton, 68, was arrested late last month in Detroit after Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office used social media to track her down.

  • Police find, investigate human remains

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Investigators have plenty of clues as to the identity of the human remains found Saturday night off New Liberty Road in western Anderson County.

    Proving who that person was, however, will take time and perhaps an anthropologist.