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Today's News

  • 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.

  • News staffers win Society of Professional Journalism awards

    From staff reports
    Anderson News staff members were recognized at the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet Thursday night.
    News editor Meaghan Downs took first place in Feature Writing with her story, “A Promise to God.”
    Sports editor John Herndon took first place in Sports Writing, Non-Metro and Community papers, with his entry that included several articles and columns. It is the sixth consecutive year Herndon has been recognized for his sports writing by the Society.

  • Yard sale items needed to help man injured in wreck

    The family of a Beaver Lake Road resident injured June 19 when his van smashed into some trees near his home is asking for items to be donated for a yard sale to help raise funds for him and his pregnant wife.
    Shannon Hall, 44, sustained serious injuries in the wreck and had to be airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to his sister, Tonia Chilton.
    Both of Hall’s lungs were punctured in the wreck. He also sustained a broken arm, 11 broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to his face, his sister said.

  • Organic isn’t always certified organic

    I love a good rainstorm, especially at night.
    We sure got some rain last week. The night of the big blow I ended up with over 2 1/2 inches. It thundered and rumbled and lit up the sky and I slept like a baby. In Arizona, I sometimes used a CD of rainstorms to help me fall asleep. Arizona rarely has what we call thunderstorms. It is a desert.