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Community News

  • Paul warns Obama on recess appointment for Scalia

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) used his appearance last Friday in Lawrenceburg to rip President Obama on numerous fronts, saying he has “poisoned” the political process in this county and went on to warn him against trying to bypass the Senate in appointing a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • News briefs

    Egg hunt is March 20 at Legion
    The annual community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 20 at the American Legion on Broadway, the organization announced.
    The hunt this year will feature more than 12,000 eggs that children can exchange for various prizes, along with money eggs, according to a news release.
    The hunt begins at 1 p.m., and is for children ages 1 through 12.
    The event includes free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and free refreshments.
    A rain date has been set for March 26.

  • Dead dog, deer found under Pigeon Fork Road bridge

    Despite earlier reports of multiple animals dumped in the creek beneath the new Pigeon Fork Road bridge, county officials have confirmed that only one dog and two deer carcasses were there.
    “There was a resident that called in that there were dead dogs in the waterway,” Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton clarified. “When we went out, there was one dog and two deer.”

  • Farm Bureau contributes to scholarship fund
  • Anderson County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    In recognition of Food Check-Out Week, the Anderson County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee created Kentucky Proud baskets to give to local officials, the group announced.
    The committee includes Sue Litkenhus, district women’s chair; Brenda Barnes, county women’s chair; and Emily Drury Milam, Young Farmers’ chair.
    Farm Bureau is also recognizing the event by donating $200 to the Backpack Buddies program here in Anderson County.
    The cost of food in America remains affordable, according to a news release.

  • City hosts open house, marks year since maintenance garage fire

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett officially christened the new city maintenance garage Monday during an open house at the garage, one year to the day that it burned down.
    The building was a total loss as were the vehicles inside it. The garage contained all but one of the city’s snow removal equipment. “Everything we had was in that building,” Goodlett said. “We lost trucks and all.”
    The fire, which happened on the heels of one snowstorm and about a week before the next, depleted the city’s resources.

  • Woman charged with DUI following wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman ran her vehicle off Fox Creek Road last Thursday morning while allegedly fleeing from police.
    Amanda Dennis of 120 ½ Brenda Drive is charged with DUI, reckless driving, no license and no seatbelt after she drove off of Fox Creek Road near the Glenview subdivision about two miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • Sen. Paul here Friday for town hall

    He’s no longer running for president, but Rand Paul is running to retain his seat in the U.S. Senate and on Friday will visit Lawrenceburg for a town hall meeting.
    Paul (R-Bowling Green) will be available for questions at Tonya’s Hometown Buffet at 101 Hilltop Drive starting at noon.
    The Lawrenceburg visit will be one of a number of town hall meetings the first-term senator plans to hold this month. During the event, Paul will provide a “Washington Update” as well as participate in a question and answer session with those in attendance.

  • Clerk’s office celebrates organ donors

    In addition to its daily courthouse responsibilities, the Anderson County Circuit Clerk’s Office gives everyone the opportunity to make a heroic decision, according to a news release from Circuit Clerk Pam Robinson.
    Just ask Mike Hamm from Laurel County. Hamm loves spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, but he had a nagging cough that wouldn’t quit. His doctor wasn’t sure why and ran a multitude of tests, according to the news release.

  • Judge, mayor declare ‘See Red: Our Town, Your Team Week’

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton and Mayor Sandy Goodlett are calling on Anderson County residents to paint Lawrenceburg red next week as the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats basketball teams vie for district titles.
    Gritton and Goodlett signed a proclamation late last Thursday afternoon declaring Feb. 22-26 “See Red: Our Town, Your Team Week” during a ceremony at Gritton’s office.
    Anderson County will host the tournaments, which feature the boy’s and girl’s teams as top seeds, according to rankings in the Lexington Herald-Leader.