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Community News

  • County, youth soccer league to negotiate new lease for fields

    The youth soccer league that leases fields in the county park for a $1 a year will almost certainly pay more when it’s current lease runs out early next year.

    During the work session portion of a recent meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton told magistrates that he had a brief discussion with a representative of the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association (AIYSA), who said she acknowledged that renewing the lease for what amounts to a ceremonial amount of $1 year likely won’t happen.

  • Budding artist, budding philanthropist

    It didn’t take long for 8-year-old Jaycie Wilcox to figure out that her passion for the arts could bring in money.

    Now she’s using that talent to raise funds for her friend, Kolby Matney, who needs a service dog.

    Jaycie and Kolby met at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, where Jaycie’s mom, Ami, is a teacher.

    Always having a passion for the arts, Jaycie sold some sketches she made at the end of the school year, and turned a hobby into a way to help raise funds for the dog, which will cost an estimated $2,000.

  • Barr votes for Kate’s Law, against sanctuary cities

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) voted in favor of two bills to “enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities,” his office announced last week.

  • Quarles applauds EPA ruling

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hailed the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would have dramatically expanded the EPA’s regulatory authority, according to a news release from his office.

  • Maine native finds second home in Lawrenceburg

    Arriving in Lexington on a Greyhound bus many years ago, Gene Farmer attended a horse shoeing school in Mt. Eden, and later returned to Maine where he stayed working on a farm for quit some years.

    After a series of circumstances later in life lead him right back to Lawrenceburg, Farmer said he never plans to leave the town again.

  • A date he will never forget

    Courtesy of The Harrodsburg Herald

    Every year, on June 6, Dallas Waterfill calls his friend Garland Hoskins and asks him: “Where were you on this day in 1944?”

    Hoskins, 93, still remembers. After 73 years, he can still reel off his serial number.

    On June 6, 1944, Hoskins was a green recruit with the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.”

    He was a kid from Anderson County who was about to take part in one of the largest military operations in history, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe: D-Day.

  • Event to celebrate 50 years of ‘The Flim-Flam Man’

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Home damaged? Dynamic Restoration can help

    The last thing homeowners want to do when they’ve experienced a fire or other damage is get buried under a mountain of insurance forms and try to figure out how to get their homes properly and professionally repaired.

    That’s where Dynamic Restoration LLC — a fully licensed and insured restoration company located at 206 East Court St., Lawrenceburg — comes in.

  • Fiscal court to consider allowing off-site car sales

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is considering allowing car dealers to sell cars off-site, following a request from a local dealership.

    Ryan McCauley, whose father owns Chrysler of Lawrenceburg located on US 127 Bypass across from Kroger, made the request during the fiscal court’s meeting last Tuesday.

    McCauley said the dealership has already cut a deal with the owner of property near Walmart to hold off-site sales, but needs magistrates to pass an ordinance to allow it.

  • Auxiliary seeks help gathering coupons for troops

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 in Lawrenceburg has been clipping and collecting coupons for our military overseas for eight to 10 years, and needs the help of volunteers to increase the amount of coupons it’s able to send. Currently the American Legion is shipping its coupons to an Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany.