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Today's News

  • Denney Drive man arraigned on child pornography charges

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after being charged Oct. 25 with distributing and possessing matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Robert Cataldi, 42, of 1245 Denney Drive is charged with two counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor, court records show.

    Each charge is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. He is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, where he is being held on $25,000 cash bail.

  • Christian Academy classrooms to receive $25,000 makeovers

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will receive two preschool classroom makeovers, courtesy of the new Kentucky All STARS program through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education.

    “We won the classroom makeovers at the Kids Ready Now Conference that was held in Louisville over the summer,” Preschool Director Michelle Robinson said. “We originally won one classroom makeover and were very excited about that award. Then, before fall break, we received the good news that, in fact, we had won two classroom makeovers.”

  • Run Club at Saffell Street making strides

    By Chanda Veno

    News staff

    When the doors to the playground spring open at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students, ranging in age from first through fifth grade, burst from the school and settle into a steady pace as they race around the sidewalks circling the play area.

    From lanky, knobby-kneed 10-year-olds to chubby cheeked second graders, the children run or walk for the next 45 minutes. But, as children tend to do, the exercise they are getting is disguised by the fun they are having.

  • Career Day gets students thinking about future

    Eighteen different careers were paraded in front of students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School last week in hopes of getting the children to start thinking about their future.

    Some of the people, like Sherry Noon, youth and family services manager at the Anderson Public Library, were familiar faces to the students.

    Others, like chiropractor Dr. Arthur Pangemanan showing off his model of a spinal column and trapper Anthony Wilcox passing around pelts of the animals he’s caught, weren’t as familiar.

  • Local artists to open doors Nov. 5

    From staff reports

    Five local artisans will open their studios to the public for the annual Art Trail planned for Nov. 5.

    Art Trail, sponsored by the Anderson County Arts Council, gives customers the chance to view a variety of artisans working in their studios, as well as purchase their wares.

    Marianne Brown Pottery

    Local potter Marianne Brown will have her studio open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 6 for her 13th annual sale.

  • Maynard Studios adds to Boston’s skyline

    From staff reports

    Maynard Studios of Lawrenceburg just returned from Boston, where they installed their largest sculptural commission to date.

    The 114-foot long installation, titled “SM-06” sits atop a fourth floor terrace overlooking the waterfront in the Financial District of downtown Boston.

    The sculpture will be a centerpiece of the community garden space for residents of One Seaport Square once the monumental skyscraper is completed in 2017, the studio announced in a news release.

  • Circuit Court judge issues deadline for briefs in lawsuit to ban trucks on 151

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    No trial date was set last Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by Alton residents trying to ban non-local commercial vehicles from Highway 151.

    Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd gave attorney Sheilah Kurtz, who is representing Group 151, and attorneys representing the state’s Transportation Cabinet deadlines reaching into January to file briefs he will use to determine standing and jurisdiction in case.

  • Sargent, Tipton to square off for 53rd District seat Nov. 8

    Landmark News Service

    James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) is challenging incumbent James A. Tipton (R-Taylorsville) for the 53rd District seat in Frankfort, which includes all of Anderson and Spencer counties, along with a portion of Bullitt County. Following are responses to questions asked leading up to Tuesday’s election.

    What prompted you to run for office?

  • Grant will slash local debt of Alton sewer project

    The $2 million project to replace the the rickety vacuum sewer system in Alton became considerably less expensive for Lawrenceburg residents Monday morning.

    The City of Lawrenceburg has been awarded a $992,500 federal Community Block Development Grant, which was delivered during an announcement on the Lawrenceburg Green by Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington).

  • Want a cheerleader? Look somewhere else

    Column as I see ’em …

    As a customer of the city’s water and sewer department, I was happy report about the federal grant that will shave off nearly half of the debt the city was about to incur for the $2 million sewer project in Alton.