Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Payroll up nearly $220,000 in proposed county budget

    Magistrates will vote next Tuesday on a county budget that features a $220,000 increase in salary and benefits and leaves the fiscal court with no surplus revenue in its general fund, according to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

    The proposed budget, which has already passed on a first reading and is scheduled for a second and final reading Tuesday, also discontinues the fiscal court setting aside funds for a swimming pool.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Friday that the lack of surplus revenue is a concern.

  • City to break ground for Alton sewer project

    A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at 1336 Alton Road for the Alton Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project, Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett announced last week.

    Bids for the project were received and opened March 3. The Lawrenceburg City Council awarded the low bidder, Weddle Enterprises Inc. from Somerset the project, with a total base bid of $1,871,045.

    The total project cost with contingencies and fees is projected to be $2,118,149.50.

  • news briefs

    Lane closures scheduled

    for Anderson County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announced last week that temporary closures are scheduled for varied routes in Anderson County.

    The closures are necessary for signs to be installed.

    The closures are scheduled between Tuesday, May 30 and Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No specific dates were provided for each closure at this time.

    Short term lane and/or shoulder closures may be in effect for the following locations:

  • Adult Learning Center offers variety of summer classes

    From staff reports

    The Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg, is offering the following classes this summer.

    Call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for ACE classes.

    American Sign Language

    Beginning American Sign Language I is 10 a.m. to noon June 3.

  • Mild winter brings harsh tick season

    By Kentucky Health News Service

    Warm weather and outdoor activities go hand in hand, but it also means tick season is upon us — and it’s expected to be a bad one this year because the winter was so mild. Tick season in Kentucky runs through August.

    The lone star tick and the American dog tick are the most common ticks in Kentucky, and are commonly found in wooded or grassy areas.

  • 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.

  • chamber news and notes

    New members

    Ashwood Place

    Lawrenceburg Urgent Care

    Florida Tile

    U Bounce Inc.

    Frankfort Elder Law, PLLC

    Anderson County Arts Council

    Membership renewals

    Hurricane Bay Car Wash

    Hyatt Plumbing & HVAC

    Anderson County Burgoo Festival Inc.

    Bluegrass Community Hospital

    Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery


    Papa John’s Pizza

    Anderson County Little League, Inc.

    Farm Credit MidAmerica

  • 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.”