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Today's News

  • Finally, fireworks!
  • Advance Auto Parts breaks ground in Lawrenceburg

    Advance Auto Parts is coming to Lawrenceburg and will soon be setting up shop next to the Anderson County Health Department.
    City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed Monday afternoon that an Advance Auto Parts store is in the process of being constructed on Glensboro Road between the health department and Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy.

  • One not-so-fine day in Paris

    This was not the day trip to France I imagined.   
    I wanted magic. Flaky croissants floating down from the sky like biblical manna. The “La Vie en Rose” orchestral soundtrack piped through discreet speakers along the Seine River.
    My expectations may have been a little high.
    What I got were a few sleepy minutes stolen in the hotel room to scribble three words in an empty reporter’s notebook —
    “We hated Paris.”

  • Stop swindlers from targeting seniors

    Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims of elder financial abuse.
    Information for this column comes from MetLife Mature Market Institute. In cooperation with Virginia Tech and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, MetLife has completed a study of Elder Financial Abuse — Crimes of Occasion, Desperation and Predation Against America’s Elders.
    The purpose of this column is to increase awareness of elder financial abuse, symptoms, safety and what you can do to protect your family. I encourage you to read the entire study.

  • Beware of the summertime grinches

    I love dusk. It’s that special time between daylight and dark, that allows me to just stand and admire life around me. That evening light gently deepens the green and then the lightning bugs come out.
    I love watching those little flares of brilliant yellow. They flash on and off so fast that you can hardly find the spot before it’s gone. They’re Mother Nature’s own Christmas lights.
    We really should celebrate a little Christmas in July.  

  • A public lesson in school taxes

    Column as I see ’em …
    Here’s something most of you (and I suspect at least several members of the school board) don’t know.
    By the end of next year, local property tax revenue for the school district will have increased by an estimated $612,000 since 2009, a whopping 9 percent jump at a time most folks are happy to simply avoid getting their hourly wages slashed.

  • Four to be arraigned on heroin charges

    Four people are scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday on heroin and other drug-related charges.
    Bruce and Melissa Taylor, 119 East Mulberry St., Apt. 3, Lebanon were charged May 3 following a traffic stop May 3 at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 in Lawrenceburg.
    Police reports show that they were pulled over on a seat belt violation and that Bruce Taylor told the arresting officer that he was driving on a suspended license.

  • Local man busted for burglary, again

    A Lawrenceburg man with a long history of burglary and drug convictions is back behind bars.
    William “Bill” Crawford, 44, of 707 West Broadway was indicted earlier this month after being arrested on charges that include second-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking and third-degree criminal mischief, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Annual backpack giveway set for July 25

    The Anderson County school district will host its 13th Family Fun Fest on July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County middle school, located at 1 Mustang Trail.  
    The district will give away about 800 backpacks filled with school supplies to Anderson County residents, and more than 40 vendors will be on site to hand out information and supplies as well.
    For more information, contact Beckey Johnson at 839-9261, Stacey Newton at 839-2510, Barbara Basham at 839-2504 or Clay Birdwhistell at 839-5118.

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