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Today's News

  • Home invasion suspect pleads guilty, faces 10 years in prison

    One of the men charged in a home invasion case pleaded guilty last Tuesday and now faces 10 years in prison.

    Kendall Cunningham, 19, pleaded guilty to complicity on charges that include first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and two counts of theft of unlawful taking, firearms during an appearance last Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court, court documents show.

  • Former big leaguer, UK QB visits Christian Academy

    From staff reports

    Freddie Maggard, a former Kansas City Royals baseball player and University of Kentucky quarterback (1988-1992), spoke recently at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg’s middle/high school chapel service, the school announced.

    Maggard shared about putting Christ first in people’s lives and reminded the students that the choices we make as young people will affect our futures for the positive or the negative.

    He said always putting Christ first will secure a good future.

  • All is not lost, even during the worst of times

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Tachycardia is a dangerously rapid heartbeat, arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat and dead is no heartbeat at all — and I had all three recently.

    That may be a slight exaggeration and a bit of melodrama, but the truth is I experienced severe panic recently.

    I lost my camera.

    And by “my camera” I mean the one the newspaper I work for gave me to use and not mine to keep.

  • Lions Club donates bedding to local seniors

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Lions Club members helped some senior friends sleep a little better recently when members donated blankets, pillows and pillow cases to senior citizens recommended by Debbie Lottes at the Anderson Senior Center, according to a news release.

    “We may take for granted that everyone has these simple bedding items. However, what’s actually in the home might be something that has been used beyond its years,” organizers said.

    Lottes, Director of the Anderson County Senior Center, said,

  • Society news briefs

    Legion to host oratorical contest

    Want to hear high school students speak about the Constitution?

    You can this Sunday when the American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg hosts the Area B High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest.

    The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the American Legion, located on Broadway across from the high school. Refreshments will be provided by Auxiliary Unit 34.

  • District Court Docket, Feb. 4, 2015

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 8.

    Justin Denny Adams, arraignment, two counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communications – pleaded not guilty, informal pretrial Feb. 25, pretrial conference Mar. 5.

    Michael E. Bast, arraignment, two counts of theft by unlawful taking (auto less than $10,000) – bonded out, continued to Feb. 12.

  • Grand Jury Indictments, Feb. 4, 2015

    The following people were indicted recently by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents on file at the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.

    Johnathan D. Hall, 34, of 506 West Ashland Ave., Lawrenceburg and Kevin M. Sheehan, 33, of 609 Cambridge St., Louisville were indicted for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.

    The charges stem from indicents dating back to March, 2014.

  • Hearing delayed for ex-bus monitor charged with menacing

    From staff reports

    The former school bus monitor charged with menacing and harassment is now scheduled to appear Feb. 26 in Anderson District Court.

    Melinda Owens, 41, of 210 Forrest Drive was scheduled to appear last Thursday, but her appearance was moved to later this month. Owens, who was charged in October of last year has yet to step foot inside of a courtroom, including during her arraignment in December when her attorney, Bill Patrick, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.

  • Cold weather can be ‘lousey’ weather for livestock

    Cold weather is louse weather. Inadequate nutrition, compromised immune response and shipping stress also favor outbreaks, if there are any infested animals in the herd. Additionally, fewer daylight hours during winter appear to contribute to problems with lice.

    Spread and potential problems

    Biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during periods of greatest winter stress. These small external parasites can spread quickly through a herd as animals bunch for warmth or when feeding.

  • Ways to avoid wintertime insomnia

    Well, since my deadline came before Punxsutawney Phil popped out, I can only hope he didn’t see his shadow. February is typically our worst winter weather month, so I thought we could lift our spirits by remembering all the good things that happened in February, throughout history.