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Community News

  • Big Ed settles for PB&J
  • Rotary names new directors
  • Cell company laying lines for enhanced service

    Those in rural Anderson County hoping the sight of crews laying fiber optic cable along US 62 meant the dawn of high speed internet are going to have to wait a little longer.

    According to Barry Nothstine, director of marketing and product development for Bluegrass Cellular, Inc., the fiber optic cable installation is merely network enhancements for existing lines.

    “I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous, but it’s less about expanding the network coverage and more about improving existing coverage,” he said.

  • Carlton honored
  • Drury receives award from Midway College

    Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County was presented the Ruth Slack Roach Memorial Award from Midway College’s Alumni Association, according to a news release.

    Drury was honored with the award June 6 at the Alumni Association’s annual reunion on the Midway College campus.

  • Mozart of Mowing

    Most kids his age choose to retreat indoors on their tablets and phones, rather than face scorching temperatures and sweat-soaked T-shirts.

    Brayden Ashby, 9, is not like most kids.

    Where his peers bemoan the dirt, sweat and hard work of mowing grass, Ashby sees a chance to practice his craft, one he has been cultivating since before he could walk.

    “I’ve almost mowed every yard on this street,” Ashby says proudly while he sips a Big Red on his grandparent’s couch. “It’s just something I’ve always done.”

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when truck hits trees

    A pickup truck driven by a Lawrenceburg man went off Harrodsburg Road just north of Bypass Motors and ended up in a group of trees last Friday afternoon.

    The man, identified as Ray Searcy of Palmer Road, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    A woman and her niece were driving by when they said they saw Searcy standing near the edge of the road.

  • Poker run assists Healing Field

    Despite the threat of rain, the eighth annual Poker Run at the American Legion Unit 34 raised $4,635 to benefit the Healing Field, organizers announced.

    Tom Hunter and his wife, parents of a son honored in the Healing Field signaled the start of the run.

    The first 15 to register received a Healing Field T-shirt, and all participants who purchased a poker hand received a rocker patch with Healing Field and date, along with a post card of the Healing Field with information about it on the back.

  • ‘God saved us’

    With his 8-month-old grandson in his arms, Lawrenceburg resident Tommy Wise was forced to hunker down beside his car as portions of a daycare center’s roof blew past him last Thursday evening.

    “I no sooner picked him up out of his car seat when the sheet metal started coming off the roof,” Wise said. “I was scared to death. I had no idea what was going on.

    “All I could do was duck down. It happened in a blink of an eye.”

  • Fireworks planned for July 4

    A fireworks display and other events are scheduled for Saturday, July 4.

    Sponsored by city and county government, the display will be shown at the county park at dusk.

    A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the same time and location.

    At 5:30 p.m., the annual Veterans Parade sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary is scheduled to begin at Legion Park and end at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    Lineup for the parade is scheduled for 4:30 at the Legion.