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Today's News

  • Lions Club donates bedding to local seniors

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Lions Club members helped some senior friends sleep a little better recently when members donated blankets, pillows and pillow cases to senior citizens recommended by Debbie Lottes at the Anderson Senior Center, according to a news release.

    “We may take for granted that everyone has these simple bedding items. However, what’s actually in the home might be something that has been used beyond its years,” organizers said.

    Lottes, Director of the Anderson County Senior Center, said,

  • Society news briefs

    Legion to host oratorical contest

    Want to hear high school students speak about the Constitution?

    You can this Sunday when the American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg hosts the Area B High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest.

    The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the American Legion, located on Broadway across from the high school. Refreshments will be provided by Auxiliary Unit 34.

  • District Court Docket, Feb. 4, 2015

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 8.

    Justin Denny Adams, arraignment, two counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communications – pleaded not guilty, informal pretrial Feb. 25, pretrial conference Mar. 5.

    Michael E. Bast, arraignment, two counts of theft by unlawful taking (auto less than $10,000) – bonded out, continued to Feb. 12.

  • Grand Jury Indictments, Feb. 4, 2015

    The following people were indicted recently by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents on file at the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.

    Johnathan D. Hall, 34, of 506 West Ashland Ave., Lawrenceburg and Kevin M. Sheehan, 33, of 609 Cambridge St., Louisville were indicted for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.

    The charges stem from indicents dating back to March, 2014.

  • Hearing delayed for ex-bus monitor charged with menacing

    From staff reports

    The former school bus monitor charged with menacing and harassment is now scheduled to appear Feb. 26 in Anderson District Court.

    Melinda Owens, 41, of 210 Forrest Drive was scheduled to appear last Thursday, but her appearance was moved to later this month. Owens, who was charged in October of last year has yet to step foot inside of a courtroom, including during her arraignment in December when her attorney, Bill Patrick, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.

  • Cold weather can be ‘lousey’ weather for livestock

    Cold weather is louse weather. Inadequate nutrition, compromised immune response and shipping stress also favor outbreaks, if there are any infested animals in the herd. Additionally, fewer daylight hours during winter appear to contribute to problems with lice.

    Spread and potential problems

    Biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during periods of greatest winter stress. These small external parasites can spread quickly through a herd as animals bunch for warmth or when feeding.

  • Ways to avoid wintertime insomnia

    Well, since my deadline came before Punxsutawney Phil popped out, I can only hope he didn’t see his shadow. February is typically our worst winter weather month, so I thought we could lift our spirits by remembering all the good things that happened in February, throughout history.

  • Snowman contest winners claim prize

    Donna Bell and her granddaughter, Willow Bell, 8, are shown picking up the Dairy Queen gift cards they won after placing first in a snowman contest sponsored by The Anderson News. They submitted a photo of their dog, Sammy, posing near the snow dog they created following a recent snowstorm. Donna Bell said she built the snow dog and Willow contributed by building the snow bone and snowball right that were at the snow dog’s feet. Donna Bell said her grandson spent the day working on his own creation, a snow cat.

  • Finley Willis to sell radio station license

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The owner of a radio station license in Lawrenceburg has filed an application to sell it to a Lexington radio station.

    Finley Willis, who operated the station in the early 1990s, said he is attempting to sell the license to WVLK, which would use it to rebroadcast its programming.

    The station is located on Industry Road, he said. The signal is only 120 watts, but would allow better local reception of the station.

  • Wanted: severe weather spotters

    From staff reports

    The National Weather Service will offer free training to those interested in becoming severe weather spotters Feb. 12 at the Anderson County Health Department, according to a news release.

    The training is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and last about two hours.

    Guy Hollander is organizing the event and says that Anderson County needs as many trained weather spotters as it can get.

    “We definitely need more of them, particularly in the western and northwestern areas of the county,” he said.