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Today's News

  • God allows us to find quiet in the chaos

    By Larry Coleman, Faith Columnist

    “Why? Because I said so.”

    How many times in our lives have we heard those words or even uttered them ourselves?

    I wonder how many of us use these words without ever understanding what causes us to do so? That is where their significance lies.

     Many years ago as a learner, as a teacher and finally as a parent I finally decided to investigate why we use them. It all started when I first read the exchange between God and Abraham recorded in Genesis 22.

  • Pierian Club meets Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday evening at the Anderson Public Library, 114 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    A discussion of the book “Tool and Die” will start at 6:30, with the business meeting following at 7. Entertainment will be provided by Sophia Grigsby and Laurel and Madison Wash.

    Guests are welcome.

  • Scholarship fund names recipients

    Thirty-four students were selected for $96,000 in scholarships from the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, the organization announced.

    The fund’s selection committee chose 31 recipients, and three were chosen by the United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg.

    Each of the 31 students selected will receive a $3,000 scholarship. The other three students will receive $1,000 each.

    Half of the money will be distributed in August, with the balance distributed in December.

  • Don’t let cheesecake intimidate you

    By Ashley Fields, Cooking Columnist

    Cheesecake. For some cooks, the word incites a bit of trepidation.

    Perhaps it’s just fear of the unknown. Perhaps it’s because some consider this particular cake to be on the fancy, complicated end of the dessert spectrum and their skills aren’t quite on par.

  • Senior Calendar for May 20, 2015

    Wednesday, May 20

    10:30 a.m. Blood pressure check with Nurses Registry

    10:30 a.m. Music with Arnold Clark and Friends

    Noon Potluck

    1:30 p.m. Rook club

    Thursday, May 21

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Chair Yoga and exercise

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shopping and errands. Kroger shopping day.

    Friday, May 22

    10:30 a.m. Taking control of you Diabetes

    10:30 a.m. Preparation for Saturday’s

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    2:30 to 5 p.m. Quilt guild

  • District Court Docket, published May 20, 2015

    Judge J.R. Robards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on April 16, 2015.

    Gaige T. Colston, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – bonded out.

    Christopher M. Cushingberry, hearing, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – agreed order signed.

  • Tractor-trailer slams into tree on Graefenburg Road

    A tractor-trailer went off Graefenburg Road in Alton just after midnight Thursday and slammed into a tree in front of the home of Brian Flood.

    The unidentified driver sustained what appeared to be leg and head injuries but was conscious and alert after being trapped inside the truck’s cab for nearly two hours. He was airlifted to an area hospital.

    The impact knocked the engine out of the truck, spilling it and what appeared to be a load of aluminum ingots into the home’s yard.

  • From serving his county to serving his nation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Dillon Harrod answered his county’s call of duty Saturday when an unoccupied home on Glensboro Road caught fire.

    Three days later, he answered his country’s call of duty when he reported to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training with the National Guard.

  • City budgets $515,000 for tourism

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council was scheduled Tuesday evening to get its first glimpse of a proposed budget Monday that includes $515,000 in tourism spending.

    The bulk of that spending — $419,000 — will be used to purchase the storage unit business on Main Street and convert the property into a parking lot. The balance will be used to hire a tourism director and promote tourism if the Anderson County Fiscal Court OKs a request to allow the city to join its tourism commission.

  • Man found dead in trailer park

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a Lawrenceburg man found dead inside of a trailer on Versailles Road, Coroner Mark Tussey confirmed.

    The body of Charles Cox, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 58, was found inside a neighboring residence, Lot 50, Saturday morning, Tussey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:21 a.m.