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Today's News

  • Pierian Woman’s Club awards student art show prizes, scholarships

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club awarded cash prizes at its May 16 meeting to high school student winners in the art contest and exhibition held May 11 in the Anderson County High School auditorium lobby.
    First, second and third place prizes were awarded for painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
    Winners were Glenna Curry, Sydney Jessee, Elizabeth Jones, Christina Watson, Katie Davis, Mary Osborn, Sarah Cubert, Kelsey Mullins, Hallie Morgan, Megan Adkins and Forrest Coffey.

  • Meet The Anderson News’ summer photography intern

    Bria Granville, a 20-year-old Western Kentucky University junior, joined The Anderson News staff May 22 as the newspaper’s 2013 Kentucky Press Association photography intern.
    Granville, who lives in Georgetown, will be working with editorial staff for the next 10 weeks covering the people, places and events of Anderson County.
    Majoring in photojournalism with a minor in sociology, Granville said she would like to work with a non-profit organization as a photojournalist after college.

  • Thanks for ‘liking’ The Anderson News
  • Red Cross blood donors now eligible to enter in giveaways May 23-31

    To support summer holiday donations, all Red Cross blood donors who come to donate blood at a Red Cross blood drive between May 23 and May 31 will be entered into prize giveaways with a chance to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, according to a press release from the Red Cross.
    Donate blood at the Red Cross Chapter House at 318 Washington St. on May 24 or May 31; Dept. of Environmental Protection at 200 Fair Oaks Ln. on May 30 or May 31; Capital Complex East at 1024 Capital Center Dr. on May 31.  

  • Poker run to benefit veteran causes

    A poker run to benefit veteran causes is scheduled for June 8 at S&B Cycles, 865 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.
    The Second Brigade M/C fourth annual Memorial Run in memory of Scott Harper, organizers said, and will leave from S&B Cycles at noon.
    Registration begins at 10 a.m.
    Proceeds will be used to “adopt” veterans at the Thompson-Hood Veterans Hospital in Wilmore, organizers said.
    There will be raffles, door prizes and the first 50 people to sign in will get a free T-shirt.

  • District seeks input for new Early Childhood Center principal

    A survey to help select the next principal at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center is now available on the school district’s website, www.acschools.net, the school district announced.
    The center’s school based decision making council hopes to have a new principal named by June 26, according to a news release from the district.

  • Council work session on basin, ‘glass pile’ to be rescheduled

    The city council work session to discuss a future $2 million wet weather detention basin and a recycling plant “glass mountain” has been tentatively rescheduled for June 6 at 5 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.
    The work session date needed to be changed because of a conflict with Anderson County High School graduation on May 30, Hume said.
    According to Hume, the engineering firm GRW and the Dlubak Glass Company are both scheduled to attend the work session.

  • Wishing Anderson County, and myself, a happy anniversary

    Inserted in your newspaper this Wednesday are the traditional two-year anniversary gifts: cotton and china.
    Not really.
    Please don’t go searching for cotton tufts or delicate china dishes tucked behind your sports section.
    Unless we have unusual coupons for all of our readers this week, they’re not there.
    Saturday marks my two-year anniversary of working at The Anderson News.
    In the lifespan of the average toddler raging through his terrible 2’s, I’ve learned to make Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News my home.

  • Don’t have your garden in yet? Well, it’s time to get cracking

    Here it is, the end of May already. The roses are popping and so are the strawberries. Wildflowers splash colors by the roadsides next to the blooming brambles reaching for the sky
    I love this time of year. School is out and the stand is open, let summer begin.

  • Tractor-trailer crashes into couple’s Graefenburg Road home

    A tractor-trailer crashed into the spare front bedroom of a Graefenburg Road home last Wednesday morning and pulled down a live power line, trapping the driver inside his vehicle for about an hour.
    Driver Gurmail Singh Kler, 64, of Canada lost control of the semi truck and dropped off the right shoulder of Graefenburg Road at about 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, Kentucky State Police said.
    The tractor-trailer smashed through the front porch and came to a stop in the front bedroom of 1699 Graefenburg Road.