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Community News

  • Report: State’s general fund receipts increase 4.8 percent

    The state’s budget director reported last Friday that May’s general fund receipts rose 4.8 percent compared to May of last year, an increase of $33.8 million.

    Total revenues for the month were $739.6 million, compared to $705.8 million during May 2016. Receipts have now grown 1.5 percent for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2017.

  • Graham participates in Campbellsville’s Kids Colleges

    Food. Science. Archery. Art. Computers.

    Students in grades third through eighth, including Evan Graham of Lawrenceburg, were offered opportunities to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other young people at Campbellsville University in the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center from June 5-8.

    Students were able to choose two sessions from the following: Cool Scientist, Amazing Art, Sharp Shooting Archery, Cooking Up A Storm and Microsoft Office Fun with Computer Programming for Kids for July only.

  • Proposed health budget cuts spending 24 percent

    No increase in property taxes, the lowest spending level in five years and ongoing gains in surplus revenue are highlights of the proposed budget the Anderson County Board of Health was expected to consider Tuesday night, according to information released Monday afternoon by Public Health Director Tim Wright.

    Spending in the proposed budget would decrease a whopping 24 percent from the previous year’s budget, coming in at just over $1 million, a $320,000 decrease from the previous year.

  • Wild Turkey, Four Roses to host inaugural Hometown Social

    Four Roses has teamed up with Wild Turkey to host a first time event called Hometown Social. The event will take place in downtown Lawrenceburg on Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., and is open to ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased for $150 to $200 a person, and will be sold until the event sales out. Even without a ticket, locals will still be able to experience some aspects of the event. Shops on Main Street will be open, and some parts of the event will be able to be enjoyed by those strolling through the downtown area.

  • Sweet recognition for Main Street shop owners

    Local downtown retail shop, Sweet Mash, has been invited to be apart of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair’s Higher Proof Expo this Saturday, June 10, in Louisville.

    The expo has been called a “bourbon fantasy camp,” where people from all over the nation will come to get a taste of the bourbon industry in Kentucky.

  • Five times the joy for local grandmother

    By now, most of Kentucky has heard of the Driskall quintuplets that were born in the beginning of May at University of Kentucky. What some might not know is that one of those quintuplets grandmothers lives right here in Anderson County.

    Ann Beasley grew up in Anderson County and graduated from Anderson County High School. She is now the grandmother to five thriving grandchildren, and can’t wait for the day she can hold each one of the five babies.

  • Woman develops system to help children learn

    After graduating college and being thrown into the world with no work experience, Katie Daniels of Anderson County decided to start her own business with a tool that teaches children the learning foundations they need to start school.

    Founding a company called Forming Foundations, Daniels is eager to get the word out about her product, and how it can make a difference in children’s lives.

  • Partnership leads to improvements at Brayton apartments

    The Lawrenceburg Brayton apartments got a face-lift when it was one of 18 different affordable housing complexes that were renovated last year throughout the state. A grand re-opening and post-rehabilitation ceremony was held at the apartment last Thursday. The complex was part of a 563 apartment home project that took place in over 14 different counties throughout Kentucky.

  • Doctors say no fruit juice for kids under age of 1

    By Kentucky Health News Service

    Children who are less than a year old should not drink fruit juice because it offers them no nutritional benefit, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    “Parents may perceive fruit juice as healthy, but it is not a good substitute for fresh fruit and just packs in more sugar and calories,” said Dr. Melvin B. Heyman, co-author of the statement.

    “Small amounts in moderation are fine for older kids, but are absolutely unnecessary for children under 1.”

  • Walmart associates are on ‘Pathway’ to success

    Those hired to work at the Walmart store in Lawrenceburg don’t simply show up, put on their name tag and perform their assigned duties.

    For the past year, they also are automatically enrolled in a rigorous, 90-day training program called Pathways, which is designed to help them provide exceptional customer service.