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    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.”

  • Cleaning up Salt River


    Master Distiller Brent Elliott and employees from Four Roses Bourbon hosted a Salt River Clean Up Day on May 19, according to a news release from the company.

    The group of volunteers spent the day maintaining the riverbank along the distillery grounds by removing debris.

    The event kicked off with a group lunch in the distillery gazebo. Afterward, the volunteers moved across the street to clean up the riverbank. The group targeted areas around the dam, bridge, and the highway where it forks on each side of the Salt River.

  • Late troopers to be honored

    Three Kentucky State Police troopers killed in the line of duty will be honored Thursday by placing wreaths at their gravesites, the state police announced.

    The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Lawrenceburg Cemetery, where trooper Bobby McCoun will be honored.

    The event will then be moved to the cemetery at Sand Spring Baptist Church, where troopers Harold Toll and Eric Chrisman will be honored.

    Toll, 34, was fatally injured Nov. 14, 1948 in an automobile accident while responding to a call for assistance in Anderson County.

  • ‘I wanted to be lucky’


    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1-in-10,000, but one Anderson County girl has hit the jackpot.

    Baily Powell is a third-grader at Saffell Street Elementary School. She said after watching a program on TV she decided to try her luck at finding the famous four leaf clover, and now, in just one week, has a collection nearing 30.

    “I wanted to be lucky,” said Baily. “I found one in my granny’s yard, and then I started looking (more) for them.”

  • Donate blood June 13 for chance to win vehicle


    The Kentucky Blood Center will take blood donations Tuesday, June 13 at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.

    Those who donate will be entered to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander.

    Donations will be accepted from 12 to 7 p.m. in the church’s fireside room, located at 111 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting kybloodcenter.org and clicking on the Donor Login button at the bottom of the page or by calling 800-775-2522, ext. 3758.