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Today's News

  • Arraignment set for alleged pot mailers

    The Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly allowed 8 pounds of marijuana to be mailed to her home in exchange for crack cocaine is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Diana L. Hart of 303 Vail Drive was charged with trafficking marijuana in April when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.

  • Special needs pool party in Harrodsburg

    A pool party for people with special needs and their families is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 25 at Anderson Dean Park, located on US 127 in Harrodsburg, according to a news release.
    Admission is free and includes free snacks. Lifeguards will be on duty. Those attending are asked to bring a towel.
     

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass to host ‘Bash in the Bluegrass’ fundraiser

    Hospice of the Bluegrass’ second “Bash in the Bluegrass” on Sept. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. will feature the R&B, Soul and Funk stylings of The Soul Pocket Band and will get your feet moving to benefit patient care in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties, according to a press release. “The Frankfort Convention Center will be transformed into a party palace for you to enjoy,” event organizers said. “Get decked out in your grooviest threads, join your friends and support Hospice of the Bluegrass!”

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  • ‘Prisoners’ raise funds for CASA

    Volunteers helped raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show by spending some time behind bars.
    Alton Christian Church minister Noel Cotton Jr. and Shirley Thornberry of the American Legion Post 34 Auxiliary volunteered to be “prisoners” until they raised enough money during the event to post “bail.”
    They joined others in helping raise funds for CASA, which assists abused and neglected children who organizers said need a voice while going through the court system.

  • Job openings announced for health exchange

    Governor Steve Beshear recently announced that Xerox is seeking candidates to fill 100 new jobs that will support a Kentucky-based call center for individuals seeking health insurance information through kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.  

  • Curbside pickup of recyclables ends Aug. 2

    Free residential curbside pickup of recyclables will end Aug. 2, members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s “green” committee said during its meeting Monday night.
    The committee also revealed that recycling bins will be in place at each of the five public school buildings by Aug. 12, along with Kroger, Walmart, Glensboro Baptist Church and at the intersection of Highways 749 and 62.
    Once in place, residents will no longer have their recyclables picked up at the curb, and are asked to transport them to one of the bins.

  • 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.”