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Today's News

  • Academy students visit Santa
  • Bustin out, Todd in as new health board chairman

    The Anderson County Board of Health continued its effort to draft a new list of responsibilities for its embattled director Monday night.
    It also has a new chairman.
    Harold Todd, a certified public accountant, was approved as the board’s new chairman last Wednesday night, and will replace outgoing chairman Dr. Andrew Bustin after the first of the year.
    Todd takes over as chairman as the health board battles to help right its financial ship, which is leaking what board members say is $13,000 each month in losses.

  • Drury wins ‘Outstanding Youth’ award
  • Troopers help local children have merrier Christmas

    About 41 children experienced Christmas early during the Dec. 8 “Shop with a Trooper” event, held at the Frankfort Walmart.
    The Kentucky State Troopers held four “Shop with a Trooper” events for about 100 underprivileged children in seven participating counties in its Post 12 area.
    The last “Shop with a Trooper” will be held for Shelby County on Dec. 15.
    Each child is able to spend about $125 on themselves for Christmas, maintaining a balance between what they want and what they need.

  • Farm Bureau receives ‘Gold Star Award’

    Anderson County Farm Bureau received Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2011 Gold Star Award of Excellence during the agency’s annual meeting in Louisville earlier this month.
    The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau, according to a news release.

  • Landlords make Shop With Cop donation
  • Carlson named Airman of Quarter
  • Man found dead in Main Street apartment

    A Lawrenceburg man was found dead in his Main Street apartment Sunday morning, and authorities are investigating the cause of his death.
    Brad Larison, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m. in his apartment, located at 105 S. Main St., according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    His body was found in his bed, Tussey said.
    An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning at the medical examiner’s office, the results of which were not available at press time.
    Tussey said the results of toxicology tests would not be available for several weeks.

  • Food pantry offers free Christmas meal

    A free community Christmas meal will be offered Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Open Hands Food Pantry, the agency announced.
    Transportation is available for those who need it.
    For more information, contact June Byrne at 502-604-1255, Doug Haddix at 502-598-9297 or Charlie Blacketer at 502-598-1118.
    Open Hands pantry is located at 1111 Industrial Road in Lawrenceburg.
     

  • Dairy Cheer becomes a Dairy Grinch

    By Meaghan Downs
    and Ben Carlson
    Staff writers
    Many Dairy Cheer employees received bounced paychecks instead of Christmas bonuses this holiday season, and may need to fundraise to cover weeks of uncompensated work.
    Owner Lou Compton, who opened Dairy Cheer’s doors about six weeks ago, allegedly owes thousands of dollars of overdue pay for her Dairy Cheer employees, and closed the restaurant over the weekend without warning or explanation.