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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Big Crowd Attends Water Ballet at Pool

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 7, 1961
    The first water show held at the pool drew a crowd of more than 500 and more than $250 was cleared for the installation of tennis courts, according to pool manager, Charles Grote, who was in charge of the show.
    Mrs. C.T. Ward, superintendent of schools, did the make-up for the performers. Hugh Brooks was the announcer and Allen Carter and Jimmy Hawkins handled the lighting effects for the show.

  • District court docket: 9-7-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 22.
    Robert A. Brooks-Wittig, arraignment, second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, theft by unlawful taking, theft of identity of another without consent, giving an officer a false name or address – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Sept. 1.
    Kenneth McCann, hearing, driving on DUI suspended license – credit for 13 days served, new probation agreement.

  • News briefs: 9-7-11

    Sign-up Saturday for Girl Scouts
    Girl Scout Troop 733 will hold sign-ups Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Park, the group announced.
    The event will include fun, songs and games, organizers said.

    Food pantry, health department
    offer free flu shots

  • Mud bog to raise funds for children

    Mud will fly and trucks will get stuck Saturday, Sept. 17 during a mud bog that will raise funds for needy children.
    The Anderson County Mud Bog is scheduled to be held in the county park beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate.
    Registration for competitors will begin at 11:30 a.m.
    The bog will include several classes, including a 44-inch and under tire class, 38 1/2 and under, and 35 and under street truck class.
    There will also be 4- and 6-cylinder classes.

  • Elections board restores Western polling location

    Western precinct voters won’t have to drive to town in November to cast their ballots
    By a 3-1 vote, the Anderson County Elections Board last Friday reopened Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge as a polling place, ending nearly a year of on-again, off-again voting at the location.
    The latest decision came after the parking area of the private building was reconfigured to accommodate handicap parking requirements.

  • Drury receives certificate
  • Comprehensive plan to be heard Sept. 13

    After over a year of work, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee has completed a final draft document to be considered for adoption by the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Planning Commission, according to a news release.
    The document has been presented to planning commission members for their review and will be discussed at a public hearing at the commission’s next meeting. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13. Planning commission meetings are held in the Anderson County Fiscal Court Room at the Courthouse Annex.  

  • The Anderson News launches inaugural burgoo cook-off

    From staff reports
    Some use old granddad’s secret recipe. Others simply toss whatever edible items they have into the pot and let them stew.
    There’s no shortage of ways to make burgoo, but come Saturday, Oct. 1, one version will be proclaimed the best.
    The Anderson News, in cooperation with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, city of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Tourism Authority, will sponsor its inaugural Burgoo Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tentatively on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • St. Lawrence parishioners meet Pope in Spain

    Nine parishioners from St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg attended World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain on Aug. 21.
    World Youth Day is one of the largest youth gatherings in the world with nearly 1.5 million pilgrims from 193 countries in Madrid on Aug. 21.  It was founded by Pope John Paul II and has been carried on every two years by the current pope, Pope Benedict XVI.  
    Youth are invited to a carefully selected city that could be anywhere across the globe.

  • Lay that donkey down and rest in God’s love

    A young boy and an old man were walking with a donkey when a group of people passed by.
    “Isn’t that ridiculous that no one’s riding that donkey,” one person said.
    So, the old man told the boy to ride the donkey.
    Another group of people passed by and someone said, “That’s terrible! Look at that young boy riding that donkey while the old man walks.”