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Today's News

  • Birdwhistell named state’s top auctioneer

    By Ben Carlson

    Lawrenceburg is home to the best auctioneer in Kentucky and Glenn Birdwhistell has the hardware to prove it.

    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Co., was named Auctioneer of the Year during the Kentucky Auctioneers Association’s annual convention last month in Bowling Green.

    “I was totally surprised but appreciated it very much,” said Birdwhistell. “It was the highlight of my long career in the auction business.

  • Imagining our city with nine more bars

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know.

    Were there enough interest, Lawrenceburg could have nine more bars.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Little old Lawrenceburg, which less than 10 years ago didn’t even allow liquor by the drink, has that many retail drink liquor licenses available should anyone choose to open that many places to drink it.

  • Statewide teacher survey kicked off at Saffell Street Elementary

    By Ben Carlson

    The eyes of Kentucky’s public school teachers were on Saffell Street Elementary School on Monday as a veritable who’s who among the state’s top educators paid a visit to kick of a statewide teacher survey.

    Called the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey, it’s designed to gather information from counselors, principals and other administrators who deal with teaching and learning conditions every day.

  • Saffell Elementary second in Governor’s Cup

    From staff reports

    Saffell Street Elementary School placed second overall during the Governor’s Cup District competition held last weekend at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, the school announced in a news release.

    The school’s Quick Recall team placed first.

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ coming to high school

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this month.

    Performances are scheduled for March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and March 15 and 22 at the high school.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.

  • Only consumers can put an end to puppy mills

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    I just read about legislation concerning puppy mills and how different states have approached this problem in different ways.

    The 2014 puppy mills report goal is to inform consumers about widespread problems with puppy mills before they make an uninformed purchase that could potentially support animal cruelty.

  • Tips to care for sundowner syndrome

    If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set.

    These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome, which causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.

  • Anderson County Jail Log March 4, 2015

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Feb. 11

    Bruce Beerman was charged on a Fayette County warrant by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jessica Jones was charged with failure to appear and flagrant non-support by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Feb. 12

    Leslie Roberts was charged with failure to appear by the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • District Court Docket, March 4, 2015

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 26.

    Linley D. Yeager, motion to revoke probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – motion remanded.

    Brent W. Campbell, arraignment, second-degree assault (domestic violence) – bonded out.

    Kayla M. Cortez, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – pleaded not guilty, disposition Feb. 12.

  • Whitts have more than 400 dolls in collection

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Send your old photos and other information about years ago to Janie at jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 4, 1965

    Severe leg cut

    Connie Shouse received a severe cut of her leg Sunday while getting on a motorcycle. Five stitches were required to close the wound.

    Leaves for service

    Philip Sharp left Wednesday, Feb. 24 for Norfolk, Virginia, for two years of service with the U.S. Navy.

    Completes training