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Today's News

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    Anderson Community Education is offering the following classes.
    To register, call 839-3754.

    Beyond Basic Dog Obedience
    When: May 12-June 16 on Thursday evening from 6-7.
    Where:Anderson County Park (Behind the Extension Office) with professional instructor Jean Gibowski.
    Cost: $69

  • Turner Elementary names honor students

    The following students were named honor students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School for the third marking period.
    Their names were provided by the school.

    Third grade
    Mrs. Hutton
    All A’s
    Tanner Cornish
    Dalton Crane
    Spencer Davis
    Ben Jennings
    Mickey Mullins
    Cekiera Nation
    Drew Smith
    Gracie Snider
    Jessica Watson

    All A’s and B’s
    Kieran Birdwhistell
    Korbin Blankenship
    Zach Fields
    Gabriel Gettelfinger

  • Academy student serves as page

    Hanna Elizabeth Terry, 8, recently spent the day with state Rep. Kim King as her personal page.
    King introduced her to house members and explained some of the workings and procedures of the House of Representatives.
    After the session, Hanna was taken on a tour of the Capitol.
    She is a daughter of Marty and Heather Terry and granddaughter of Jaime and Claudia Elam.
    She is a third grader in Mrs. McKinney’s class at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

  • Benefit scheduled to pay deceased men’s funeral expenses

    A benefit is scheduled for April 30 to help finish paying for the funeral expenses for Mike and Kenneth Lewis.
    It will be held at the American Legion, located on Versailles Road in Frankfort. The benefit will be from 5 p.m. to midnight with food, door prizes and live music by Saloonatics, a country-rock band. There will be a minimum charge of $5 to help with their funeral. Donations are appreciated.

  • Hundreds participate in Easter egg hunt

    Several hundred children participated in the annual Easter egg hunt April 17, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the City of Lawrenceburg. It was held at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
    The children were treated to free pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, and lemonade and Kool-Aid was provided.
    There were over 8,000 eggs filled with candy, 110 money eggs and 23 prize baskets. Five different ages groups participated — 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and one area for special needs children.

  • State, local officials to answer questions during forum

    State and local officials will gather Thursday, April 28 to answer citizens’ questions, according to a news release.
    Scheduled to appear are state Rep. Kim King, state Sen. Julian Carroll, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, Mayor Edwinna Baker, School Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Economic Development Authority Chairman George Leamon.
    The forum is open to the public, and is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    Those wishing to submit questions can do so via e-mail to Ramona.karsner@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Buy a plant, help a student

    Getting ready to plant a garden?
    The Anderson County High School Greenhouse is open and is offering a variety of plants sure to get you started.
    The greenhouse, which is operated by the district’s agricultural students, offers several varieties of tomato and pepper plants, along with herbs, flowering bedding plants and hanging baskets.
    The greenhouse is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Martin pleads, gets 23 years

    A former Lawrenceburg resident pleaded guilty April 19 to multiple charges of sex abuse, sodomy and rape and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
    John C. Martin pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree sex abuse of a victim under the age of 12; two counts of second-degree sodomy; one count of second-degree rape (no force); and one count of third-degree rape.
    His plea follows several years of Martin being in and out of court. Earlier this year he rescinded a previous guilty plea, only to agree to the sentence last Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Bancroft indicted as persistent felony offender

    The man suspected of slicing his girlfriend’s throat and stuffing her body into a trash bag last fall was indicted April 20 as a persistent felony offender, according documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Gary Bancroft is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Frances Renee Mobley, who was found dead at Bancroft’s residence last September.

  • Magistrates reject reapportionment offer

    The fiscal court will go old school this year when it comes to reapportioning magisterial districts following the 2010 census.
    The Bluegrass Area Development District pitched an idea to use a computer program to ensure that each district has the same population within 10 percent — at a cost of $3,000.
    The proposal was tabled earlier in the month and defeated last Tuesday morning.
    Instead, the fiscal court approved the method it has always used and will appoint a committee of three people to examine population shifts and redraw the lines accordingly.