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Community News

  • Kentucky State Police honors fallen troopers

    Kentucky State Police killed in the line of duty were honored Friday evening with a ceremony at Lawrenceburg and Sand Springs cemeteries.

  • Rotary Club celebrates 90th anniversary

    “Service above self.”

    That is the motto that has remained at the forefront of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club since the first meeting was held at the Lawrenceburg Hotel on Sept. 28, 1925.

    On Oct. 15 of the same year, the club charter was presented at a meeting at First Christian Church.

    Rotary is the oldest service club of its type in the United States.

    “Rotary today has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries worldwide,” Capp Turner, director of club service, said.

  • Ribbon cutting, Memorial Day ceremonies set at Legion

    Memorial Day service is May 29

    American Legion Auxiliary invites the public to a Memorial Day and Healing Field service at 3 p.m. May 29.

    The auxiliary, Post 34, and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary are hosting the event in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

    All 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will have their names read and one more hero will be added to the Healing Field. All Anderson County soldiers “Hometown Heroes” who lost their lives while serving will also be read.

  • WWI soldier to be honored on Memorial Day

    The name of an Alton Station soldier killed in France just weeks before the end of World War I will be added to a memorial at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort during an inaugural ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day, May 30.

    Pvt. James Norman Tucker, 21, died in a train wreck Oct. 26, 1918 in Gael, France, according to information provided by the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund.

  • Anderson goes for Bernie but Hillary claims Kentucky in Democratic primary

    Sen. Bernie Sanders posted a strong victory in Anderson County in the Democrat presidential primary, knocking off former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a just over 500 votes.

    Sanders collected 1,649 votes to Clinton’s 1,132.

    Clinton managed to win Kentucky by a narrow margin, however, stemming Sanders’ momentum as the two Democrats continued their battle to secure their party’s nomination.

  • Awards pile up for Maynard Studios

    The awards continue to pile up for Maynard Studios in Lawrenceburg.

    Owners Matthew and Karine Maynard have been awarded as one of the 2016 Kentucky Business Pacesetters, according to a news release.

    Their business joins an elite group of Kentucky businesses that are recognized for changing the economic landscape of Kentucky through introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment, and serving the communities of the commonwealth.

  • Relay for Life raises nearly $18,500 for cancer society

    Hundreds of folks made it downtown to the Lawrenceburg Green last Friday evening for Relay for Life.

    Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants raise both money and awareness about cancer.

    Twenty-five teams — 90 participants — raised nearly $18,500 at the event.

    YKK Inc. Snap and Button Division was the top fundraising team with $2,700 donated. The Chamber and Auxiliary Dream Team raised $1,662, and Eli’s Superheroes banked $1,264.

  • ‘Dinner with a Doctor’ draws large crowd

    Women of all ages attended the Dinner with a Doctor “Breast and Cervical Cancer” at the Anderson County Health Department last Thursday evening.

    The event, sponsored by the health department and Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, featured Dr. Aruna Arekapudi, a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist.

    Arekapudi informed the crowd of 40 women about the signs and symptoms of both breast and cervical cancer.

    “I came to learn more about female cancers,” Cathy Whitehead, 53, said.

  • Local Guardsmen play key role in preparing for disaster

    When it comes to responding to everything from a terrorist attack to a natural disaster in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard play a vital role.

    Their roles were on full display last Friday when they joined thousands of guardsmen across several states in participating in exercise Vibrant Response, a training exercise being conducted this month to train them to respond to a terrorist attack.

  • Duo enjoys layover here while crossing state on horseback

    If you spotted a covered carriage pulled by two Haflingers and a woman riding horseback in Anderson County last weekend, you weren’t just imagining things.

    The pair, Edith Conyers of Mount Sterling and Ginny Grulke of Lexington, are crossing Kentucky on horses and blogging about their experience.

    On Thursday, their 10-day journey brought them to Lawrenceburg, and the C-Far Farm.

    “They got to my house Thursday, rested Friday, and left again Saturday,” Jackie Nickell said.