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Today's News

  • Library Calendar

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in March.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: noon to 1 p.m.

     

    APL Book Club

    When: Monday, March 9

    Time:  6 to 8 p.m.

     

    APL Crafters

    When: Tuesday, March 10

    Time: 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Senior Calendar

    Wednesday, March 4

    10:30 a.m.: Sampling and nutrition with Joan

    11:30 a.m.: Lunch

    12:30 to 3 p.m.: Rook/cards

    Thursday, March 5

    8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Club

    9 a.m.: Chair yoga

    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Tax assistance

    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Shopping and errands

    Friday, March 6

    10:30 a.m.: Music with Carl and Jean

    11:30 a.m.: Lunch

    12:30 to 2 p.m.: Bingo

    Saturday, March 7

  • Lawrenceburg shines during storm

    By Eboney Whiteside

    Faith Columnist

    With the winter snowstorm of this year, I noticed something about my town that I had never noticed before, in the strangest of places, on Facebook.

  • Church briefs

    First Christian to host guest speaker

    The Rev. Sarah Renfro will be the guest speaker during First Christian Church’s “Meals for Mission Potluck Brunch,” scheduled for Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Renfro speaks to women about the changes she made in her life, from being a former model who struggled with the highs and lows of the fashion industry, eating disorders and depression to now being the pastor of Monterey Christian Church, according to a news release.

    All women are welcome at the event.

  • Animals safe after fire at shelter

    A fire earlier this morning at the Anderson County animal shelter damaged the building's electrical system but did not harm any animals housed there, according to Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

    Gritton said four cats were moved to the Humane Society's facility next door, and that a dozen dogs were outside but in good condition.

    "The cats are at the adoption center and the dogs are outside playing," Gritton said. "They have plenty of food, water and everything they need."

  • Mounting snow days gobble up students’ summer vacation

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Summer vacation just keeps getting shorter.

    Last week’s blasts of snow, cold and overall rotten weather pushed the last day of the school year from the originally planned May 20 all the way to June 3, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Monday morning.

    Monday marked the sixth consecutive day weather and its resulting problems had kept children from attending school.

  • City in state of emergency after snowplows destroyed

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett declared a state of emergency Monday, just one day after a massive fire destroyed nearly all of the city’s heavy equipment, including its fleet of snowplows.

    “This is an unprecedented loss,” said Goodlett, who took office less than two months ago. “I don’t know how you prepare yourself to deal with this.”

    The fire broke out early Sunday morning, destroying the city’s maintenance garage and nearly all of its contents.

  • City, county rack up bills battling snowstorms

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Kids like to play in it and adults hate to drive in it, yet there’s one hard and cold truth when it comes to snow: getting rid of it is expensive.

    A survey of local government shows that last week’s snowstorms and resulting cold temperatures hit taxpayers fairly hard in the wallet as city and county crews gobbled up overtime pay, spread salt and cinders and tended to those in need.

  • Scenes from the snowstorm of 2015
  • Man jailed for hitting pregnant woman with hammer

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man charged with hitting a pregnant woman in the head with a hammer and smashing her hand in a door is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 40, of 1115 Salt River Road, is charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence, for an alleged incident that occurred Jan. 17 at his residence, according to police reports and court documents.