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Today's News

  • Relay for Life calendar: 5-1-13

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for May. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    Online Registration
    and Relay for Life
    Shirt Order Due Today

  • Early Childhood students raise $200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

    At the Ezra Sparrow Family Fun Night April 25, several kindergarteners helped create a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, according to special education teacher Saralyn Kingsolver. “They took up donations for lemonade and cookies and made over $200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” Kingsolver said via e-mail.

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary spring conference was held in Florence, Ky., on April 19-20. Senior members attending from Lawrenceburg were Betty Butler, Pam Rice, Chrisie Halvorson, Robin Browning and Shirley Thornberry. Junior members attending were Summer Browning, Brianna Melton, Janna Halvorson, Maddie Yaden, Lauren and Annie McDannold, Emily Rodriquez and Hannah Drury.
    After their conference meeting the Juniors took a trip to the Newport Aquarium and went bowling. Junior Chairman Chrisie Halvorson and co-chair Robin Browning accompanied the Juniors for their trip.

  • ACE, Apple Corps honor volunteers at appreciation lunch

    Anderson Community Education and the Apple Corps Volunteer Program hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon April 23 for volunteers in the community and Anderson County Schools, according to a news release.
    Amanda Maude, volunteer coordinator for ACE, welcomed the volunteers and special guests to a great day of celebration, event organizers said.
    “The lunch was held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center and the center was decorated beautifully in a colorful, spring theme,” according to the news release.

  • Students participate in Junior Cotillion

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion held its spring events during April, ending with a final dance on April 28 at the Anderson County Middle School, according to a news release.
    Sixth through eighth grade participants from Anderson and Woodford Counties learned numerous social etiquette topics through the instruction of the Lexington Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio.

  • Stunt man, Confederate, restauranteur

    Always a Confederate, never a Yankee.
    Not quite never. There was the one time, about 20 years ago, when Allen “Mojo” Sallee portrayed a Yankee soldier during a re-enactment of Morgan’s Raid in Georgetown.
    An 85-year-old woman spit on him.
    “She was old enough that she didn’t appreciate Yankees at all,” Sallee said, leaning up against one of his restaurant booths in “Your Place,” a new Lawrenceburg restaurant Sallee hopes will be ready to open at the end of May.

  • Where in the world is The Anderson News?
  • County fire hosts fundraiser golf scramble

    The Anderson County fire department will host its third annual WHAS Crusade for Children golf scramble May 11 at 1 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace golf course in Lawrenceburg.
    Registration is $60 per person or $240 per foursome, which includes green fees, cart rental, box lunch and prizes.
    Final registration is due May 3.
    Proceeds go directly to children’s special needs, according to the press release.
    Sign-in begins at noon with a boxed lunch and tee off is at 1 p.m.

  • American Red Cross seeks volunteers for disaster shelter exercise

    The American Red Cross is asking local volunteers to participate in a mock disaster shelter exercise at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 N. Gatewood St. in Lawrenceburg, on Saturday, May 11, according to a news release.
    The shelter set-up will begin at 8 a.m., with the exercise running from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    “The exercise will serve to help prepare the community for any disasters,” event organizers said.
    Volunteers may serve as clients or as shelter workers. All ages are welcome. Shelter experience is not necessary.

  • District court docket: 5-1-13

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 7, 2013.
    Beachard W. Richardson, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference April 10, disposition May 2.
    William M. Robinson, preliminary hearing, theft by unlawful taking – continued to May 3.