Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • ‘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.”

  • Anderson County churches to offer free one-day clinic

    The churches in Anderson County are holding their inaugural Touch Twice United event July 29 at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, located at 126 North Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The event serves the community as a one-day clinic to help those that do not have health insurance. The event will offer free medical and dental exams, as well as free clothing, food, haircuts, manicures, lunch and family portraits.

  • 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.

  • 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.