Community News

  • ‘Jailbirds’ help raise thousands of dollars for CASA

    The Anderson County CASA ad-hoc committee reports that $3,500 was raised during its fourth annual jail event in June.

    The event was held at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show where various volunteers were “jailed” and had to raise funds for release.

    CASA of the Bluegrass consists of four counties Anderson, Boyle, Franklin and Mercer. Anderson County has more children in the CASA program than any of the other three counties.

    CASA, stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

  • Casey wins best actor award
  • Legion receives awards at convention

    American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion Department of Kentucky Convention was held June 18-20 at Crowne Plaza hotel in Louisville. This was the 97th Annual Convention for the American Legion, 94th for the Auxiliary and 43rd for the sons.

  • Extension office to host Alzheimer’s clinic

    Anderson County Extension is collaborating with the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Association to provide programs for the public on the risks of Alzheimer’s disease, the Extension announced.

    The Alzheimer’s Association program will be held at the Anderson Senior Center on July 29 at 6 p.m.

    The program, Know the 10 Signs, is designed to help people learn more about the disease and its warning signs.

  • Isaacs to pack ’em in Friday at Sand Spring Baptist

    One of the biggest names in Nashville will be performing Friday night, July 10, at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    The Isaacs, a world-renowned acoustic group, will be the headliner as part of the Sand Spring Gospel Concert series. Also performing will be The Shireys, another family group that has become a local favorite at Sand Spring.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge but a love offering will be taken.

  • New shop offers ‘Kentucky-centric’ items

    A passion for fashion and all things Kentucky led University of Kentucky marketing major Angel Yamraj into opening Bourbon Barrel Boutique in downtown Lawrenceburg.

    “I always wanted to work in clothing,” said Yamraj. “So when I was driving downtown one day and saw the building was for rent, I just thought I should go for it.”

    The 27-year-old said she felt Lawrenceburg has long lacked a place where you can find designer clothing and Kentucky-centric gifts.

  • Big Ed settles for PB&J
  • Rotary names new directors
  • Cell company laying lines for enhanced service

    Those in rural Anderson County hoping the sight of crews laying fiber optic cable along US 62 meant the dawn of high speed internet are going to have to wait a little longer.

    According to Barry Nothstine, director of marketing and product development for Bluegrass Cellular, Inc., the fiber optic cable installation is merely network enhancements for existing lines.

    “I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous, but it’s less about expanding the network coverage and more about improving existing coverage,” he said.

  • Carlton honored