Community News

  • ‘I wanted to be lucky’


    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1-in-10,000, but one Anderson County girl has hit the jackpot.

    Baily Powell is a third-grader at Saffell Street Elementary School. She said after watching a program on TV she decided to try her luck at finding the famous four leaf clover, and now, in just one week, has a collection nearing 30.

    “I wanted to be lucky,” said Baily. “I found one in my granny’s yard, and then I started looking (more) for them.”

  • Anderson County churches to offer free one-day clinic

    The churches in Anderson County are holding their inaugural Touch Twice United event July 29 at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, located at 126 North Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The event serves the community as a one-day clinic to help those that do not have health insurance. The event will offer free medical and dental exams, as well as free clothing, food, haircuts, manicures, lunch and family portraits.

  • Donate blood June 13 for chance to win vehicle


    The Kentucky Blood Center will take blood donations Tuesday, June 13 at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.

    Those who donate will be entered to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander.

    Donations will be accepted from 12 to 7 p.m. in the church’s fireside room, located at 111 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting kybloodcenter.org and clicking on the Donor Login button at the bottom of the page or by calling 800-775-2522, ext. 3758.

  • Cleaning up Salt River


    Master Distiller Brent Elliott and employees from Four Roses Bourbon hosted a Salt River Clean Up Day on May 19, according to a news release from the company.

    The group of volunteers spent the day maintaining the riverbank along the distillery grounds by removing debris.

    The event kicked off with a group lunch in the distillery gazebo. Afterward, the volunteers moved across the street to clean up the riverbank. The group targeted areas around the dam, bridge, and the highway where it forks on each side of the Salt River.

  • Late troopers to be honored

    Three Kentucky State Police troopers killed in the line of duty will be honored Thursday by placing wreaths at their gravesites, the state police announced.

    The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Lawrenceburg Cemetery, where trooper Bobby McCoun will be honored.

    The event will then be moved to the cemetery at Sand Spring Baptist Church, where troopers Harold Toll and Eric Chrisman will be honored.

    Toll, 34, was fatally injured Nov. 14, 1948 in an automobile accident while responding to a call for assistance in Anderson County.

  • Fire claims Ballard Road home

    Anderson County Fire Department responded to a call Monday afternoon at 1640 Ballard Road. No one was home, and firefighters were able to save five pets from the house before it was destroyed.

    “The fire looked like it had started in the attic, but I am not sure,” said firefighter Marty Terry. “The sheriff’s department got there first and opened the door. Two dogs and a cat ran out.”

  • Unemployment rate update

    Director of Economic Development George Leamon, attended the May 8 City Council meeting to discuss the unemployment rate in Lawrenceburg and where the county stands against the state average.

    “The last unemployment rate for Kentucky was 5.4 percent,” said Leamon. “Our adjusted rate is 4.6 percent. Just like it has been in the past we continue to do exceptionally well having our folks in the county and the city employed. We have to be very happy about that.”

  • Adult Day Care

    If you are caring for a loved one and do not want to put them in a home, Anderson Adult Day could be your option.

    Located at 160 Township Square, behind Anderson County Senior Center, the program offers daily care for individuals 21 and over Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    For those on Medicaid, the insurance will pay the cost. If not, the program is $10 an hour, or for those attending for an eight-hour period, the cost is $50 a day.

  • A visit to remember
  • New works of art offered by Lawrenceburg artist

    Lois Todd is well known through Anderson County and many other parts of Kentucky for her acrylic paintings of historic buildings and Kentucky landscapes. Painting since high school, Todd said her progression as an artist has shown throughout the years as she focused on the detail in the nature that inspired and surrounded her.

    “I love the sky,” said Todd. “I love sunsets, and sunrises. I love country scenes and I love old barns. I have done a lot of those.”