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Today's News

  • Extension announces classes

    The Anderson County Extension Service will offer a variety of classes through the end of April, the agency announced.
    Those interested are asked to call 839-7271 to sign up.

    Spring Wool Banner
    Tuesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Fee: $25, pre-registered
    Using new and recycled wool, we will be creating hand stitched spring bouquet banners with hanging tabs.   Everyone will be working with the same floral pattern, but can personalize their banners with words and additional stitches however they desire.

  • Students attend HOSA leadership conference

    Students with the Harrodsburg ATC HOSA program attended the recent state leadership conference in Louisville, the school announced.
    Anderson County students in attendance were Brittney Carbajal, Amanda Legel, Samantha Jones, Lindsey Stephens,  Erin Cunningham, Kelsie Pulliam, Chelsie Baxter, Ashley Watts, Audra Walker, Shelby Tracy and Nakia Woodard.
    Organizers said it was the largest state HOSA conference in history, with 1,050 students in attendance. They participated in educational symposia, as well as competitive events.

  • Heritage Hall plans dog show

    Heritage Hall will celebrate National Nursing Home Week next month by hosting its inaugural dog show.
    The show is scheduled for May 10, and will include four categories: best tricks, cutest dressed, most fitting name and top dog-best in show.
    The deadline for registration is April 29. Participants can do so at Heritage Hall or by calling Sally Garcia at 839-7346.
    All dogs must be on leashes and have copies of updated shot records at the time of registration. All dogs must be very social and obedient.
    A limited amount of entries will be accepted.

  • New company moves into Eagle Lake

    A company that makes mosaics out of tiles is moving into Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake’s owners announced in a news release.
    Diade USA is scheduled to begin production this month, and will employ 20 to 30 people as demand and product production grows, the news release said.
    Once the mosaics are made, they are put together on what is known as mesh and shipped to the company’s purchasers. The mosaics are used as tile-like coverings for bathroom and kitchen walls and floors. They are also used on fireplaces and in swimming pools.

  • Land use map to be discussed April 20

    The final draft of a land use map developed by the joint city/county comprehensive plan update committee will be discussed Wednesday, April 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    The public is welcome, and comments will be accepted.

  • Silent auction added to Pierian Woman’s event

    An added feature at the upcoming Pierian Woman’s Club Luncheon and Style Show will be a silent auction to benefit the Back Pack Buddies Program, established in Anderson County by Lawrenceburg First Christian Church.
    Some families rely on free or reduced-price lunches to feed their children during the week. On weekends, many parents struggle to put meals on their tables; other families may be negligent, according to a news release from the club.

  • Alleged puppy killer in court Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of killing his girlfriend’s puppy by stomping it then setting it on fire is scheduled to appear in Anderson District Court on Thursday, according to court documents.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was charged last year with killing his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy following an argument.
    He is facing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals after a grand jury declined to indict him on a felony charge late last year.

  • A ‘smarter’ version of 911

    Anderson County residents will soon have the ability to customize information a dispatcher will see when they call 911.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved last Thursday the purchase of a system called Smart 911, based on a recommendation of the joint city/county 911 Board.
    Here’s how it will work: Residents will be asked to populate a website with important medical information about family members, allowing dispatchers to instantly inform medical personnel responding via ambulance.

  • Brave teen honored by fiscal court
  • Sales pitch tabled for reapportionment

    Until it figures out why it has already exceeded its annual budget for “special services,” the Anderson County Fiscal Court has placed on hold a sales pitch from the Bluegrass Area Development District to reapportion the county’s magisterial districts.
    During its meeting last Tuesday, a BGADD representative showed magistrates a computer software system that will move district lines to ensure that all six have population bases within around 10 percent.