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Today's News

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts three on charges

    The following were indicted June 4 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information released Monday by the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.
    Deanna R. Morgan, 26, of 102 Whiteway, Lawrenceburg was indicated for two counts of unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor.
    The charge stems from an incident on April 12.
    James T. Purvis, 45, of 812 Augusta St., Frankfort was indicted on wanton or reckless exploitation of an adult, over $300.
    The indictment stems from an incident in August, 2012.

  • Teen, grandfather sentenced for Hammond Rd. wreck

    The teenager and her grandfather charged in March after the car she was driving veered off Hammond Road and destroyed a large amount of telephone equipment have each been sentenced to six months in jail, according to their attorney, Bill Patrick.
    Their sentences were discharged for two years provided they pay fines and stay out of trouble.
    Johnna M. Lohman, 18, of 1070 Buckley Lane apparently struck a patch of ice in March, sending her car off the road and into the telephone equipment. She then fled the scene.

  • Anderson grad empowering homeless through art

    Editor’s note: This story was published in the June issue of Nashville Arts Magazine. It appears here with permission.

    By Joe Nolan
    Nashville Arts Magazine
    Nicole Brandt is a junior at Nashville’s Belmont University and the founder of Poverty & the Arts. She came up with the idea for her program one day two years ago when she was working at her campus job.
    As a campus coordinator at Belmont’s Center of Service Learning, Brandt was responsible for planning three service projects each semester.

  • Girls, 5, donates hair to Locks of Love

    Sarah Thompson, a 5-year-old daughter of Dana and Chris Thompson, let her hair grow for more than a year so she could donate it to Locks of Love, according to a press release.
    Sarah was inspired after seeing a photo of a young girl in The Anderson News who donated her hair, and decided to donate hers so it could be made into a wig for a children who had lost their hair due to medical treatments.
    When asked how she felt about donating her hair Sarah replied, “No more tangles!”
     

  • Annual rabies clinic is set for Saturday

    The Anderson County Health Department, Anderson Humane Society and local veterinarians will offer a rabies clinic for dogs and cats June 15 from 1-3 p.m. at the Lions Club pavilion behind the baseball fields in the Anderson County community park.
    The rabies vaccination will be $5 per animal.
    All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and all pets must be at least 3 months old.
    Other vaccines may be available for an additional charge, according to a press release. Cash or check will be accepted.

  • Two hurt when car hits motorcycle

    Slick road conditions are being blamed for a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon that hospitalized a motorcyclist and his passenger.
    A vehicle driven by Lavon Gothay of Louisville was southbound on Highway 151 just north of Eagle Lake when it crossed into the path of a motorcycle driven by Joseph Anderson, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fiscal court votes to end free dumping

    Tossing out junk at the county’s highway facility will soon no longer be free.
    By a 5-2 vote, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved last Tuesday charging 5 cents per pound ($100 a ton) for items thrown into its compactor. That includes throwing away yard debris as well as regular household trash.
    Disposal of recyclables will remain free.
    The decision includes purchasing a set of scales for around $55,000, along with hiring a full-time employee at an estimated $30,000 a year to collect fees.

  • On being soldiers and fathers

    Many men can be fathers, but not all can handle being in the military and maintaining a family.
    Families with fathers in the military must endure a great amount of fear for the one serving, but appreciation for what they are doing.
    The children who live the uncertain military lifestyle can become more resilient as they must patiently wait for mom or dad to return.
    With Father’s Day approaching, we recognize and celebrate the some of those fathers who are not just known as heroes to the many Americans they help protect, they are also known as dad.

  • Boy Scout Troop 37 to conduct flag retirement ceremony tonight

    Members of Lawrenceburg Boy Scout Troop 37 will celebrate Flag Day on Friday by retiring worn, torn or otherwise no longer serviceable US flags in a ceremony at the Veterans’ Wall of Honor on Broadway, the troop announced.
    The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.
    The ceremony marks the 97th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation of a national Flag Day. The troop invites those interested to bring their worn flags to be included in the retirement ceremony. Those with flags to be retired should arrive 30 minutes early.

  • Auxiliary donates $500 to Crusade for Children