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Today's News

  • Living with Alzheimer's: From home care to nursing home, a new normal for Mom

    Doris Halwes settles into an armchair to eat dinner.
    The armchair faces away from the large window behind her because the lights and traffic peeking out of the darkness agitates Doris.
    Nighttime often increases the symptoms of her Alzheimer’s, her daughter and Anderson County Senior Center Director Debbie Lottes said.
    On that Wednesday night in January, the 85-year-old Doris pushed around a plate of chicken, corn, potatoes and cottage in her lap.
    For one reason or another, Doris didn’t want to eat off that plate.

  • Dispatchers honored for rescuing woman stranded in snowstorm

    Lawrenceburg 911 coordinator Todd Sparrow and telecommunicator Courtney Fyffe were recognized Saturday with a SmartSave Award for helping to rescue a motorist stranded during the March 3 snowstorm by using Smart911.
    According to a release from Smart911, Teresa Cooper of Lawrenceburg was driving down the Bluegrass Parkway last Monday when her windshield wipers stopped working during the heavy snowstorm.

  • News briefs: 3-12-14

    Distinguished
    Young Women to host organizational meeting
    The Distinguished Young Women of Anderson County organization will be hosting an orientation and information meeting March 17 at 6 p.m. in the community park building for young women interested in participating.
    Distinguished Young Women, formerly known as Junior Miss, is open to students currently in their junior year of high school, according to a news release.
    All interested girls and their parents are invited to attend.

  • Woman’s Club to present ‘An evening with Mr. Lincoln’

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club invites the public to attend “An Evening with Mr. Lincoln” on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Public Library as a part of its annual membership campaign.
    Jim Sayre, an Anderson County resident who portrays Abraham Lincoln in the Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua, will entertain club members and guests, event organizers said.
    Admission is free and the club will be serving cookies and punch.

  • When leaving, what to remember about Anderson County

    As I shook the woman’s hand before the church service began, she asked me where I worked.
    “Oh, I’m a reporter at The Anderson News,” I chirped with all the bursting, overflowing brightness of a new college graduate.
    “Oh. Good luck with that,” she said. The woman turned away to welcome someone else sitting behind her.
    She was right, in a way.  

  • Faced with skunk stink? Use this handy recipe

    The tree frogs are singing! Halleluiah! The vernal equinox arrives in just eight days. We’re up to almost 12 hours of daylight, with the sun coming up earlier by the minute, every day! I’m in the mood for some heat.
    I have never felt the cold so much in any winter. It’s like such a luxury to be warm with the heating bills taking away from the grocery bills. I even yearned for an electric blanket at one point! I wouldn’t have one, but I have a lovely memory of one.  

  • Scoutmaster receives service award
  • High school students place at regional art exhibition

    Senior Matthew Hahnes and junior Alison Guzicki recently took part in the 28th Bluegrass Regional high school art exhibition and placed for their work, according to a news release.
    Hahnes, who plans to major in fine arts and minor in psychology after high school, took second place in the printmaking category for a layered paper and linoleum print.
    Guzicki received fourth place in the painting category.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 3-12-14

    From staff reports
    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    March 2
    Latisha Massengill, probation violation, by the Kentucky state police.
    Richard Tracy, DUI suspended, Franklin County warrant, by the Kentucky state police.
    Michael Humphrey, operating on a revoked or suspended license, by the Lawrenceburg police department.

    March 3

  • District court docket: 3-12-14

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on December 30, 2013.
    John Evans, motion, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – warrant to remain in case.
    Samuel J. Francis, disposition, failure to product insurance card – amended to failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment Feb. 17.