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Community News

  • Maine native finds second home in Lawrenceburg

    Arriving in Lexington on a Greyhound bus many years ago, Gene Farmer attended a horse shoeing school in Mt. Eden, and later returned to Maine where he stayed working on a farm for quit some years.

    After a series of circumstances later in life lead him right back to Lawrenceburg, Farmer said he never plans to leave the town again.

  • A date he will never forget

    Courtesy of The Harrodsburg Herald

    Every year, on June 6, Dallas Waterfill calls his friend Garland Hoskins and asks him: “Where were you on this day in 1944?”

    Hoskins, 93, still remembers. After 73 years, he can still reel off his serial number.

    On June 6, 1944, Hoskins was a green recruit with the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.”

    He was a kid from Anderson County who was about to take part in one of the largest military operations in history, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe: D-Day.

  • Event to celebrate 50 years of ‘The Flim-Flam Man’

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Home damaged? Dynamic Restoration can help

    The last thing homeowners want to do when they’ve experienced a fire or other damage is get buried under a mountain of insurance forms and try to figure out how to get their homes properly and professionally repaired.

    That’s where Dynamic Restoration LLC — a fully licensed and insured restoration company located at 206 East Court St., Lawrenceburg — comes in.

  • Fiscal court to consider allowing off-site car sales

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is considering allowing car dealers to sell cars off-site, following a request from a local dealership.

    Ryan McCauley, whose father owns Chrysler of Lawrenceburg located on US 127 Bypass across from Kroger, made the request during the fiscal court’s meeting last Tuesday.

    McCauley said the dealership has already cut a deal with the owner of property near Walmart to hold off-site sales, but needs magistrates to pass an ordinance to allow it.

  • Auxiliary seeks help gathering coupons for troops

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 in Lawrenceburg has been clipping and collecting coupons for our military overseas for eight to 10 years, and needs the help of volunteers to increase the amount of coupons it’s able to send. Currently the American Legion is shipping its coupons to an Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany.

  • Organization offering free fruit, vegetables

    Backpack Buddies has partnered with First Christian church to offer a new summer program handing out free fruits and vegetables to children of low-income families.

    Every Thursday during summer, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., families are able to stop at any one of three locations set up throughout Anderson County where volunteers are ready to bag fresh produce at no charge to the family.

  • Fair, Horse Show continues this week

    The 145th edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will continue through the rest of the week at the American Legion Post 34, located at 725 West Broadway.

    Admission is $10, which includes all shows and attractions. The event will run until 11 each night, weather permitting.

    Wednesday, June 28, the Champion Horse Show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is the only scheduled event that evening.

    Thursday, June 29, the Little Miss and Mister pageant will begin at 6 p.m. The Champion Horse Show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. that evening.

  • Frankfort woman giving unwanted items a second chance to shine

    Sherri Locke developed a passion for working with stained glass 15 years ago, and a few years back channeled her creativity into giving “castaway” items a second chance.

    Taking pottery, china, glass lamps or vases, Locke has created a business, Sherri’s Second Chance Creations, which gives items some may throw a way another chance to shine when she transforms them into jewelry.

    Her one-of-a-kind pieces can be purchased at The Art and Frame Clinic in Lawrenceburg, Completely Kentucky in Frankfort, and Damselfly Studio and Gallery in Midway.

  • Moonlighting teacher setting fashion trend

    Leslie Husley, is a resident of Anderson County and a family and consumer science teacher at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville, who turned a hobby into a business when she founded her company, Sweet Southern Stacks.

    “I started because I fell in love with the name brand of these bangles,” said Husley. “I am a teacher, and you know teachers make no money, so I decided I wanted to see if I could make these and taught myself using a pint glass and a YouTube video.”