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Today's News

  • District Court Docket: 7-3-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on April 29, 2013.
    Joshua S. Mefford, hearing, non support – revoke 96 days (credit time served).
    John P. Rusell, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance – bonded out.
    Patrick Tippery, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury), third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespassing – pleaded guilty, sentencing May 2.

  • Fair Board CEO visits Farm Bureau

    Fair Board CEO visits Farm Bureau

  • Two recognized by Toastmasters

    From staff reports
    Toastmasters International recently recognized two Lawrenceburg residents for their achievement in the organization’s communication and leadership programs, according to a news release.
    Cynthia Brandt received the Leadership Excellence Award for completing a High Performance Leadership project. This five-project program offers instruction  and practice in such vital leadership skills and activities as developing a mission and vision, goal-setting and planning, identifying values and building a team.

  • Dodgeball teams raise funds for Relay for Life

    From staff reports
    The 5 Ds of dodge ball, as identified by Patches O’Houlihan in the 2004 movie “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,” came to life the morning of June 15 at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, according to a press release.

  • News Brief: 7-3-13

    Fireworks display set for July 4
    The annual Fourth of July fireworks display is scheduled to begin at dusk in the county park.
    Rain date is July 5.
    There will also be a veterans parade beginning at 5:30 p.m., which will travel from Broadway to Main Street and ending at Lawrenceburg Green.
    Live music featuring Puncheon Creek will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Green. Games and food will be available during the performance.

  • Library trustee McNaughten receives certification

    From staff reports
    Martha McNaughten, a member of the Anderson County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The Trustee Certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • Two named to public library board

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved two new members to the Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees last Thursday, but the decision was not unanimous.
    Approved to four-year terms were David Abner and Reda Bianchi, who will replace outgoing members Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton.
    Magistrate David Ruggles voted no on both appointments, saying his vote was more about the process of appointing trustees than about the people themselves.

  • Girls learn how to operate robots under water during camp

    The aqua robotics day camp held at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg was held June 17-21 in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for young girls.
    The LEGO Legends partnered with Anderson Community Education to sponsor the camp. Instructed by Lisa Schmoetzer and Barbara Adams, the girls did hands on activities to learn programming and create a functioning robot that can maneuver in water.  

  • Red Cross plans blood drive July 3

    From staff reports
    The Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor one of its first blood drives in Lawrenceburg in recent years July 3 at Kroger, located off US 127 Bypass in the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center, the agency announced.
    Those who donate will be entered to win one of five American Express gift cards valued at $3,000 each and will receive a Red Cross cap and a free one-month trial subscription to The Anderson News, while supplies last.

  • Transportation Cabinet awards Academy grad full scholarship at UK

    From staff reports
    Forrest Lee Bowman, a 2013 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pursue a degree in civil engineering, according to a news release.
    Bowman will attend both Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky and will earn degrees from both schools.