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Salvisa Ruritans plan

Bountiful Harvest

The Salvisa Ruritan Country Days Bountiful Harvest Festival has been announced for Sept. 15-16, and will be located at 404 Main St.

The event will feature a Salvisa Pageant and Baby Show.

A Ruritan Cruise-In is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m., with music provided by DJ Rick Johnson. Run for Cover is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 16 performances are scheduled from musical quests R &R Band, Daughters of the King, Rob Rawlings, and Bluegrass 101.


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Rotary plans Summer Fest to purchase football scoreboard

By BEN CARLSON

The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg is taking its public service priorities up a notch.


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Carlton documents industry’s explosive growth

New book quenches thirst for bourbon knowledge

By Brittany Fuller

Carla Carlton has been coming to Anderson County for more than 30 years, and recently wrote a book about the explosive growth of bourbon that is available for purchase locally at Sweet Mash on Main Street.


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Drone providing variety of uses for county fire district

By BEN CARLSON

Anderson County firefighters have a new weapon in their arsenal, one that doesn’t involve hoses, fire trucks or oxygen tanks.


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news briefs

By The Staff

Chrisman Memorial 5K is Sept. 9

The second annual Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk and Run is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 in Lawrenceburg.

The event is held to raise funds in memory of Chrisman, an Anderson County native and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg graduate who was killed in the line of duty while serving as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police.

Participants can register through the day of the race for $35 or $25 for police officers and children 12 and under.


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United Bank, Here for What’s Next

By The Staff

The two Lawrenceburg branches of United Bank & Capital Trust Co. have a history going back to the 1880’s. Now in 2017, our employees remain committed to community involvement and attention to customer needs.


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senior calendar

By The Staff

From staff reports

The following events are scheduled during August at the Anderson County Senior Center, located on Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

Aug. 30

8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club

10:30 a.m.: Music entertainment

11:30 a.m.: Lunch

12 – 2p.m.: Farmers Market sale in the parking lot

12:30 a.m.: Card games and card room activities

Aug. 31

8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club, yoga

9:30 a.m.: Chair exercises, shopping, errands, and appointments


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City tax rates to remain flat

By BEN CARLSON

City taxpayers won’t likely pay a higher property tax rate this fall.

The Lawrenceburg City Council heard a first reading last week to keep its property tax rate flat at $1.95 per $1,000 in assessed value, along with lowering the tax rate on personal property from $3.07 per $1,000 to $2.35.

The property tax rate is expected to generate about $10,000 more than it did the year before, thanks for a slight uptick in growth during the past year, after several years of declining property values.


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Residents will look to surrounding counties for care

Seniors upset after Adult Day facility closes its doors

By Brittany Fuller

After being a part of the community for over 25 years, Anderson County Adult Day closed its doors last Friday.

The program was part of the Bluegrass Community Action, and those locally seeking day care for the elders in their lives will now have to look in surrounding counties for a center to which they can take them.

Executive Director Troy Roberts did not respond to questions about why the facility closed.


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Commission begins hammering out new tourism director’s role

By Brittany Fuller

The joint Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission is working quickly to engage its new Executive Director Kendall Clinton into the community, and spent last week’s meeting diving deeper into defining his position.

Almost two weeks into his new role, the discussion mostly focused on items such as approvals for Clinton to join other tourism associations, approval for incidental spending, and a discussion of whether the new executive director should have a flex schedule.


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