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Today's News

  • COLUMN: School district examining funding, spending

    By Sheila Mitchell

  • Local man helped develop e-Warrant system

    A Lawrenceburg man was part of the developmental team that helped create the state’s e-Warrant system.
    The system was featured in a recent edition of The Anderson News, and allows police, prosecutors and judges quicker access to criminal files and the ability to communicate much faster.
    Jeff Tracy, who is employed by OPS, Inc., in Greenwood, Ind., is a senior solution developer who was part of the development team that created and rolled out the e-Warrants system in Jefferson County in 2008.

  • Annual Christmas Home Tour returns for 14th year

    The Lawrenceburg Gamma Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its 14th Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the chapter announced.

  • Public input sought for land use in updated comprehensive plan

    Community input is being sought on the future use of land in Anderson County, the organization developing an updated Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Comprehensive Plan announced this week.
    The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 14.
    Copies of a land use survey can be obtained at the joint city/county planning commission office, located at 139 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, or online at http://bgadd.org/anderson_tellus.htm.
    When finalized and adopted by the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Joint Planning Commission, it will be the basis for future land

  • Tuesday, bloody Tuesday

    While visions of sugarplums will dance through most people’s heads in the coming weeks, Frank Roe has something considerably more important in mind: blood, and lots of it.
    Citing shortages during a time when it is typically needed the most, Roe and his wife Patricia are leading the effort to boost donations through the Kentucky Blood Center, and are shooting to collect 100 pints of the red stuff Tuesday, Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church.
    “We see the need for it,” said Roe. “It’s getting harder and harder to get people to donate.”

  • Toy drive continues at Custom Cuts

    Just like the hair the salon’s stylists cut on a daily basis, the effort to collect toys continues to grow at Custom Cuts.
    Now in its third year, Custom Cut’s “Salon for Santa Toy Drive” will continue through Dec. 22 in an effort to provide gifts for children who might not otherwise receive them.
    “With the thoughtful help from our community, families with children put Christmas presents under their trees,” the salon announced in a news release.

  • High school plans ‘Parent Connection Night’

    The faculty and staff of Anderson County High School invite all parents to attend the second Parent Connection Night of the year, the school announced in a news release.
    Parent Connection Night will be Thursday, Dec. 9 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Information about the evening’s activities, as provided by the high school, is below.
    For more information, contact Bridget Wells, associate principal, or the guidance office at 839-5118.

  • Local banks participating in food drive

    Mayor Edwinna Baker has challenged Lawrenceburg banks to collect food for Open Hands Food Pantry this year, according to a news release.
    The bank that collects the most food will win the “Challenge Cup,” according to a news release.
    Donations will be accepted through Dec. 20 at local financial institutions. All non-perishable food items will be donated directly to Open Hands.

  • The Way We Were - 12/8

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 1, 1960
    The home of George Stratton, in the Ballard community, was struck by lightning Monday night during a severe rainstorm.
    The front door of the home, the television and the stove were damaged.
    A fuse box also was struck.

  • Lady Bearcats romp past regional rival

    Anderson County used a third quarter explosion to rout regional rival Oldham County in girls' high school basketball action Tuesday night.
    The homestanding Lady Bearcats registered a 79-59 win for their second victory in as many games.