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Today's News

  • News Briefs for April 8, 2015

    Community Service Day is scheduled for April 17 in Lawrenceburg, organizers announced.

    The date marks the second year for the event, which was declared by a proclamation signed by Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett and designed to encourage residents, groups and businesses to participate in community service projects.

    Project examples include Anderson County Chief Deputy Joe Milam and Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins joining forces to restore bleachers at the Alton Ruritan baseball field.

  • Conservation District participates in Business Expo

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently participated in the Community and Business Expo at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The district displayed a unique, hand-decorated rain barrel and provided instructions on how to make them at home, according to a news release.

    People registered throughout the event to win the rain barrel. Alberta Peyton’s name was drawn as the winner. Board chairman Roy Toney said that the district appreciates her and all others who registered for the giveaway.

  • Barr to investigate terrorism financing, offers bill to protect sex assault victims

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) was appointed to the Committee on Financial Service’s Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, his office announced.

    The task force will be led by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA).

    The goal of the task force is to investigate terrorist financing and examine what, if any, changes are needed to upgrade and improve our nation’s ability to deny terrorists the funding they use to carry out attacks.

  • News Briefs for April 8

    Benefit dance and silent auction

    A benefit dance and silent auction for Karen Bishop is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 in Mackville.

    Bishop has been ill and medical expenses have mounted up for her and her husband, Jeff.

    The Stick Tight Band will provide music. There will be face painting, a cake walk, raffles and plenty of food.

    There is a $10 fee, with all proceeds going to the Bishops. The benefit begins at 5 p.m. at the Mackville Community Center.

    For information contact Frankie Wood 502-229-9798.

  • Education briefs

    School choirs to perform Thursday

    The All District Honors Choir is scheduled to perform Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

    The concert will be held in the Bearcat Theater, located at Anderson County High School.

    The performance will feature students from Robert B. Turner, Emma B. Ward and Saffell Street elementary schools, along with students from the middle and high schools. They will be under the direction of Sue Lou Smith.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Library Calendar for April 8, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in April.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

     

    Heirloom Tomato

    Workshop

    When: Saturday, April 11

    Time: 10 a.m.

     

    APL Book Club

    When: Monday, April 13

    Time: 6 p.m.

     

    Sand Candles

    When: Tuesday, April 14

    Time: 10 a.m.

     

    Writer’s Group

    When: Wednesday, April 15

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Flynn, Hanks, Thomas and Coke rate superior

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 8, 1965

    Fishing equipment taken

    Bert Shryock reported Monday the theft of about $150 worth of fishing equipment from his automobile while it was parked in Lawrenceburg.

    Shryock said one of the windows had been forced open and the reel, rod, tackle bag and hip boots were taken.

    Highest achievement

    William S. Bryant, a junior wildlife management major at Tennessee Tech at Cookville, Tennessee, was recognized for academic achievement.

  • District Court Docket, published April 8, 2015

    Judge J.R. Robards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 2, 2015.

    Judith L. Kincaid, pretrial conference, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – continued to Mar. 30.

  • A truth about which Jews and Christians can agree

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith columnist

    I can honestly say it was the best gefilte fish I ever ate, mainly because I’d never eaten any before.

    “Gefilte” sounds tastier than “ground up raw fish mixed with eggs, onions and matzoh meal then stuffed into the skin of a de-boned fish and poached.”

    I ate it as part of a Passover Seder as a guest of Congregation Beth Sholom Jewish Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Fla.

  • Man OK after pickup rolls over on Mt. Eden Road

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    After being trapped in his wrecked pickup truck for nearly an hour, Mt. Eden resident Dewight Shular stood up, smiled and headed for a nearby stretcher.

    The 75-year-old resident of Murphy Lane appeared largely uninjured after his westbound pickup truck swerved off Mt. Eden Road, skimmed a few trees, came back onto the pavement and rolled at least once.