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Today's News

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.
    Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.
    Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, NY.

  • Engaged couple runs to spread Christmas cheer

    Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus —
    Running down Broadway?
    No, really.
    I know — I was as skeptical as you when I got the call from one of our advertising representatives, Tamara Smith, last Friday afternoon.
    The conversation on the phone was one of those where I repeated everything she told me incredulously because, really.
    “Santa? On Broadway? OK … ”
    A Santa and his partner-in-crime Mrs. Claus running down a Lawrenceburg street?
    Sure. Why not?

  • Where your holiday meal came from

    Spanky, Tiller, Zeus, Lacy and I wish you all a Merry Christmas. This is probably the only time of year when you want to get three F’s, family, fun and food. I thought this would be an especially good time to focus on food.
    Special dishes will grace many tables, only to be followed by many satisfied groans. We’re very lucky to have so much bounty, but did you take a moment to remember where all that food came from?

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Letter Writer

    “Kjare, Duncan,” the teenage photojournalist from Norway began.
    Monika’s letter to Duncan Adams, a 17-year-old Anderson County High School senior, included a small language lesson.
    She had underlined a few English words in colored pencil to match the text of a second letter, the Norwegian translation.
    Duncan requested all of his pen pals to write one letter in English, and then translate the same text into their native tongues.  
    Another pen pal, a teenage girl from Finland, obliged Duncan’s request. Sort of.

  • Man charged with impersonating cop

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Dec. 18 for driving under the influence and impersonating a police officer.
    Christopher Kyle Kessinger, 34, of 1288 Pigeon Fork Road, was stopped on Interstate 64 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office after off duty Lawrenceburg Police officer Bryan Brashears reported he was driving recklessly, according to a report released by the sheriff’s office.

  • Main Source donates to Shop With a Cop
  • Taxpayers buy iPads for library board

    The Anderson County Public Library’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its Dec. 17 meeting to purchase five iPads for library board business as the board transitions to a new paperless policy.
    Trustees, with the exception of absent board member Martha McNaghten, voted to give library Director Pam Mullins the purchasing authority to buy five computer tablets to be used solely for board business by trustees.  

  • Night at the movies with the Rasmussens

    “The Avenstoke” begins every feature film screening with a newsreel.
    A Thursday night showing at the Lawrenceburg theater — located in the Rasmussen’s daughter’s old bedroom at the top of the stairs in a warm house at the end of a snowy, windy road off Avenstoke Road — featured war footage from mid April 1945.

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Cake Boss

    Forget dying twice after suffering a massive heart attack.
    Forget walking his daughter Amber down the aisle at her beachfront Florida nuptials.
    Noah Pruitt was scared to death of Amber’s wedding cake: a tiered Italian crème flavored confection decorated with chocolate conch shells and seashells.
    That first wedding cake, baked by Noah to save money on wedding expenses, became the sweet foundation of Pruitt’s booming baking business Sugar Buzz Custom Cakes and Confections.

  • District court docket: 12-25-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on October 28, 2013.
    Joseph R. Watts, show cause, license to be in possession – failed to appear.
    Chansey D. Whited, show cause, license to be in possession – failed to appear.
    Angel L. Sewell, disposition, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – pleaded not guilty, disposition Dec. 9, failure to appear recalled.