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Today's News

  • Woman, 78, suffers in jail for no reason

    I’m not going to tell you the name of the person involved in this story because she’s already suffered enough.

    A local 78-year-old woman many of you would readily recognize spent four nights incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center earlier this month, where she was forced to sleep on a concrete floor in a freezing cell without the medication she needed.

    No, I’m not making this up.

    In that cell were seven and sometimes eight other women, three of them pregnant and, in her words, all “druggies.”

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    My son was sadly one of the individuals accused of being involved in a string of robberies in Anderson County earlier this year. You likely saw a write-up with his picture on the front page of “The Anderson News” this past week.

    Firstly, I want to apologize to all residents of Anderson County for the behavior of my idiot son.

  • Hot days, nights make for thirsty plants

    Mother Nature sure can be challenging. Hot days and nights make thirsty humans and plants. All this heat puts a lot of stress on our bodies and plants, so be vigilant about keeping them both hydrated.

    Our bodies need 2 liters of water every day, and that’s if you don’t work out in the heat. If you don’t like water, flavor it with a squirt of lemon or lime. I put a shot of apple cider vinegar in mine. Even Kool-Aid is better than soda pop, if you’re still struggling with a choice.

  • Conditions right for soybean disease

    The continued frequent rainfalls and high relative humidity we have been experiencing have led to conditions favorable for the development of foliar diseases of soybean. Some diseases to look for are listed below

    Septoria brown spot

  • Sportsmanship more important than winning

    Most adults know winning a competition isn’t a prerequisite for future success in life. Sometimes, however, we can get caught up in the moment and put too much pressure on our children to win at whatever they do, be it at school or on the athletic field.

    Summer sports are in full swing. There is sometimes evidence that the results of the game matter more to the parents than to the young players.

  • Winners named in annual Home, Craft Garden Fair

    From staff reports

    Following are the result of the 2016 Home, Craft and Garden Fair held last Tuesday and sponsored by the Anderson County Extension office.

    Best of show

    Sewing (Children Clothing)- Linda Marean

    Quilting (Wall Hanging)- Linda Marean

    Needlework- Jean Ann Riley

    Antique (Cloth Collection) - Betty Parrott

    Baking (Vegetable Bread)- Evelyn Smith

    Horticulture (Banana Peppers): Darlene Terrell

    Art (Acrylic)- Joan Beard

  • Man jailed for driving 100 mph on Main St.

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday after police say drove in excess of 100 mph on South Main Street while trying to escape from them.

    Kevin W. Crowder, 41, of 1306 Bonnie Blue Loop was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed by an off-duty deputy from East Woodford Street to South Main, where a police officer pulled him over.

  • Grand jury indictments

    From staff reports

    The following people were indicted July 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Melissa Gilliam of 118 Bell St., Lawrenceburg was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (heroin); operating under the influence; reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

    The indictments stem from an incident May 28.

    Jennifer Cox of 200 Adams Lane, Frankfort was indicted on two counts of third-degree burglary, stemming from an incident April 26 at 1000 Bypass North.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently charged and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    July 12

    Melanie Parker was charged with fourth-degree assault by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Johnathan Chaney was charged with fourth-degree assault by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    July 15

    Kylee Hulick was charged with contempt and failure to appear or pay by the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • CARTINHOUR CELEBRATES 102ND BIRTHDAY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 28, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, daughter of Susie B. Drury of Lawrenceburg, was crowned “Miss Mercer County Fair.”

    Wesley Sharp, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sharp, entered the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for the fifth operation on his hand. He had been injured when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand.

    Junior 4-H Beef show winners at the Lawrenceburg Fair were: