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Community News

  • Birdwhistell named senior pastor at Texas church

    Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas has named Lawrenceburg native Mary Alice Birdwhistell as its senior pastor, according to a news release.

    Birdwhistell, who has been associate pastor at the church since 2013, will begin her new role on July 10.

  • Auxiliary Unit 34 attends spring conference

    From staff reports

    American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 members attended spring conference April 14-15 in Florence. Department President Betty Butler opened the session by asking the sergeant- at-arms and the assistant sergeant-at-arms to post the Colors. The department chaplain gave opening prayer. Butler introduced past department presidents and one past national president. National Auxiliary President Mary Davis and the Southern Division National Vice President Beverly Mulkey were introduced and escorted to the head table.

  • Saturday show to benefit local art council

    A Saturday full of local art talent is on tap for this weekend, according to resident artist Brenda Gardner.

    On April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m the Frame Clinic and Art Alley, located at 100 W. Court St., Lawrenceburg, will host its second annual spring fling event benefiting the Anderson County Art Council.

    There will be art demonstrations, painters, photographers, pottery, glass art, jewelry and more.

  • Hunting for Easter eggs

    American Legion Post 34 held its annual Easter egg hunt Sunday April 9 at 1 p.m. There were 12,000 eggs hidden, and a raffle for age specific prize baskets

  • Sportsman’s Club sponsors annual youth turkey hunt

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its annual Turkey Hunt Youth Program last weekend.

    The program is designed for the youth of the Anderson County area who do not have property to hunt on, do not have an experienced person to take them or have never hunted.

    Youth attend a hunter education class before the hunt and are trained to handle and use firearms safely. For more information regarding the Youth Hunt Program, contact Conservation Officer David Goodlett at 502-604-3731 or email at Kenneth.goodlett@ky.gov.

  • City Council Notebook

    Splash park to become

    reality this summer

    The city will receive long-promised federal grant funds sometime this summer to build the splash park if approved two years ago.

    The city is currently in the bidding process for the splash park, which is expected to feature a variety of water items in the city’s park, located near American Legion Post 34 on Broadway.

    City officials said they hope to get the park up and running later this summer.

    By George, he’s back

  • City council gets another earful about fireworks

    Summer’s approach means many things in Lawrenceburg, including a barrage of fireworks in the months before and after the Fourth of July.

    During Monday’s city council meeting, resident Carol Witthaus asked the council at least limit the time fireworks can be discharged in the city.

    “I moved here from Indianapolis and love Lawrenceburg, with one exception,” she said. “Fireworks on the Fourth of July.”

  • Morgan hired as new sales rep

    Laura Morgan began work Monday as an advertising sales representative at The Anderson News.

    She joins the newspaper after working at Four Roses for the past year and a half, and brings 10 years of experience from working in similar fields.

    “I’m very excited to be working with the community,” she said. “I’m excited to help businesses and business owners grow.”

    Morgan’s primary job is to work with local businesses to develop sales campaigns that will help attract new customers and increase their revenues.

  • Volunteers to be celebrated April 11

    Anderson Community Education will thank its volunteers during an appreciation luncheon scheduled for April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The luncheon will be at the Anderson Senior Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg and include a free meal and memento of thanks, organizers announced.

    Kellar Casciola and the praise team from Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will provide entertainment. The lunch will be donated by Walmart, the Adult Learning Center and Anderson Senior Center.

  • Bojangles’ to open next month

    The new Bojangles’ restaurant under construction next to Walmart is scheduled to open in May, the restaurant’s owners announced.

    Located at 1028 U.S. 127 North, the restaurant known for its chicken and biscuits will be 3,800 square feet and seat 70 guests, according to a news release.

    Its design will feature a “Biscuit Theater,” allowing customers to view biscuits being made from scratch every 20 minutes, according to a news release.