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Community News

  • Mountjoys inducted into Horse Show Hall of Fame

    The late William David “Billy” Mountjoy II and William “David” Mountjoy III were inducted Aug. 24 into the World’s Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame during the Kentucky State Fair
    According to a news release, the Mountjoy Farm, located on Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg since 1897, has been home to one of the largest and oldest saddlebred breeding farms.
    “It started with W.D. “Cordy” Mountjoy, who collected 4,000 horses for use in World War I by the U.S. military.

  • Lawrenceburg residents take home awards during state fair

    The following Lawrenceburg resident won ribbons and awards during the 2013 Kentucky State Fair.
    FFA – Floriculture Judging CDE: Lyndi Walker, Kelly Burkhead and Kelby Tucker
    Small Power Equipment: Dallas Vaughn, James Tingle, Nic Hume and Jarrod Cubert
    Anderson Co FFA: second place

    4-H Cloverville
    Junior Jewelry Beadwork: Rio Velasco, Class Champion
    Senior Folk Art: Emma Gay – Blue Ribbon
    Junior Original Design Ceramics: Rio Velasco – Blue Ribbon

  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Donnell named top prosecutor in state

    Landmark News Service
    Laura Donnell, the commonwealth’s attorney who represents Anderson, Shelby and a portion of Spencer counties, achieved a high honor last month when she received the 2013 Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney award.
    Two commonwealth’s attorneys are selected each year for that honor, one Republican and one Democrat. Donnell is a Republican, and Brent Turner, representing the 31st Judicial Circuit, as the Democrat. Donnell’s circuit is the 53rd.

  • Anderson County prayer walk to be held Saturday

    Lawrenceburg non-profit Awakening Ministries of Kentucky, local churches and other faith-based organizations will be sponsoring the Anderson County Prayer Walk on Sept. 21 starting at 10 a.m. until approximately noon.
    Participants can join the walk at three separate starting locations: the Anderson County ninth grade building, the Anderson County courthouse or the Lawrenceburg Green at 10 a.m.
    The prayer walk route will begin at the ninth grade building down Broadway, turning at Main Street to make a stop at the courthouse before ending at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Legion Auxiliary sponsors students for Girls State

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 recently sponsored two local students for Girls State, according to a press release.
    Kacy Ripy, a junior Auxiliary member, and her friend Laura Walker attended the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg for one week.
    “They spoke at our August meeting stating they enjoyed the week very much and learned a lot about how our government works,” Auxiliary members said in the release.

  • HANDS program receives tote donations
  • Congrats, Phyllis, for winning a $50 gas card!
  • Remembering 9/11
  • Library to host book festival Sept. 21

    The Anderson Public Library will be hosting a “National Book Festival” Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Local authors will be available to meet patrons and sign books, event organizers said.
    Guest speaker James Higdon, the author of “The Cornbread Mafia” will be speaking at 1 p.m.  
    Other authors include Ann Gabhart, Holly Armstrong (writing as Nelson Hardy), Gary Smallwood, Dylan Anderson, Sam Neace, Sicily Yoder and Brian Barnett.
    The Highs and Lows will also be performing.

  • Cucumber grows big in Fox Creek