Today's News

  • School district announces final day, next year’s calendar

    The Anderson County School Board approved the amended 2015-16 calendar Monday night, making May 25 the last day of school for students.
    The board also OK’d the calendar for the 2016-17 school year.
    “We always try to make a calendar that will fit our students and families,” Derek Shouse, director of student services, said. “This revised calendar does meet state requirements.”

  • Fourth-grader’s artwork selected to wrap new recycling truck

    From staff reports
    An Emma B. Ward Elementary School student’s artwork was selected by a panel of judges to be used to wrap a Republic Services truck that will be used for recycling, according to a news release.
    Fourth-grader Taylor Hudson’s entry was chosen from five finalists in the contest, which was administered by art teacher Stachia Serafini and open to her third- through fifth-grade students.

  • Two face heroin charges
  • Pot peddling charges land Moore, Ockerman behind bars

    From staff reports
    Two Lawrenceburg men were busted for having what police described as a “large amount” of marijuana in their vehicle stop April 7.
    Austin Moore, 19, of 1323 Powell Taylor Road and Landen Ockerman, 19, of 209 Suzanne St., were each charged with trafficking less than 8 ounces of marijuana.
    In the incident began when police spotted the duo stopped in the middle of the intersection at Highway 62 and Mill Creek Pike, according to police reports.

  • News briefs

    Annual Community
    Service Day is Friday
    Community Service Day is scheduled this year for Friday, according to a news release.
    Now in it third year, the day is designed to encourage residents to perform community service at a variety of locations across Anderson County.
    The day was designated here by Mayor Sandy Goodlett, and has been designated by mayors of other communities nationwide.


    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, April 7, 1966
    Pvt. Paul Johnson, 19, son of Jailer Lucien Johnson and Mrs. Johnson was wounded in action in Vietnam and was in a Tokyo hospital. There were no details in the letter to his family except that he had undergone surgery on his left arm and the injury occurred March 24.

    Nancy Dean and Bobby Carmickle won excellent ratings in oratory and public speaking at the Speech Festival held in Richmond. They were students at Sand Spring School.

  • Society briefs

    Spring Fling Art
    Show planned
    The Spring Fling Art Show is planned for Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lawrenceburg.
    The art show benefits the Anderson County Art Council.
    An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Frame Clinic and Art Alley, 100 W. Court St.
    For more information call 502-353-4238.

    Clothing repair class offered
    A clothing repair class is being offered at the Anderson County Extension office at 3 p.m. April 27.

  • Cunningham anniversary

    Donna and Terry Cunningham of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 15.
    Donna Thurman, daughter of Lee and Maxine Hawkins and the late Gilbert Thurman, married Terry Cunningham, son of Clarence and Dorothy Cunningham, at Antioch Christian Church on April 15, 1966. Brother Maynard officiated.
    The couple has three children; Teri Jean and Doug Stockton; Jill and Mike Goodlett; and Davy and Amy Cunningham, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Don’t let the weather keep you from grilling

    Although the weather didn’t seem very spring-like over the weekend, I didn’t let that stop me from cooking like it was. So I headed to the store and got some stuff for yummy burgers to throw on the grill and I knew it wouldn’t be complete without something sweet.
    Since chocolate pie is one of my husband’s favorites, I decided I would break my “no dessert” rule for the weekend and indulge a little.

  • Calendar of events

    April 13
    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson Senior Center
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Craft Attack and brunch at the Anderson County Extension Office
    10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks with Phyllis Wells at the Anderson Senior Center
    10:45 a.m. — What’s Happening in Lawrenceburg with Pam Brough at the Anderson Senior Center
    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson Senior Center
    1 p.m. — Gentle yoga at the Anderson Senior Center