Community News

  • Civil War history to be discussed

    James Prichard will present a Kentucky Humanities presentation titled “Embattled Capital: Frankfort During the Civil War,” on Tuesday, March 22.
    The 7 p.m. program will be held at the Anderson Senior Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg. Prichard will share the Kentucky story about the clash at Perryville and the colorful raids of Gen. John Hunt Morgan which dominate the annals of Kentucky Civil War history.

  • Fiscal court wants looser road rules for developers

    Saying he hopes it will spur a resurgence in home building, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton asked for and was given a resolution that would lower the threshold for when the county takes over non-public roads.
    Magistrates voted unanimously last week to lower the percentage that a subdivision must be built out from 90 to 70 before the county takes over the road for maintenance.
    The decision next goes the joint Planning and Zoning Commission, which would then have to approve the request, suggest modifications or reject it outright.

  • Volunteers deliver food to seniors
  • Cruz wins Anderson County but Trump wins Kentucky

    Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a narrow victory among Anderson County voters Saturday in Kentucky’s first Republican presidential caucus, edging businessman Donald Trump by 32 votes.
    Sen. Marco Rubio came in third with 257 votes, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 204 and former candidate Dr. Ben Carson with 36.
    It was Trump, however, who was the declared winner in Kentucky, outdistancing Cruz by just under 10,000 votes.
    Trump won 79 counties in Kentucky compared to Cruz’s 41. Neither Rubio, Kasich nor Carson won a county caucus.

  • For local crotcheter, life is Living Loopy

    Living with a 3-year-old is guaranteed to make a person a little loopy, but for Mallaurie Scott, a local crotcheter, life is simply loopy.
    “I can’t not do it,” the 28-year-old mother said. “So if I have any free time — I have to crochet.”
    Scott is owner of Living Loopy Creations, a six-year old business that began with selling crocheted stuffed animals and characters at area craft fairs and has expanded to it’s own Etsy shop and Facebook accounts.

  • Patrick tapped to lead horse park for second time

    A Lawrenceburg native has been tagged by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.
    Tandy Patrick, a Louisville attorney who grew up here and graduated in 1971 from Anderson County High School, was named to the commission’s top post last week, marking the second time she will serve as its chair.
    Patrick, a sister to Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, served as chair from 2004 to 2008 after being appointed by former Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
    Reached Monday at her office, Patrick said she is happy with the appointment.

  • Health officials warn of mumps outbreak

    Local health officials are warning that a possible outbreak of mumps may be on the way after cases were confirmed at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, according to Tim Wright, director of the Anderson County Health Department.
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, then followed by swollen glands under the ears and jaw, according to information provided by Wright.

  • A 'soup-er' lunch
  • Auxiliary honors county’s surviving WWII vets with dinner

    From staff reports
    Nine veterans of World War II braved snowy and icy conditions on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a meal for them and their guests courtesy of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.
    Veterans attending were John Allen, William “Bub” Hyatt, Bobby Rorer, Jewell Toll, Alvin “Huston” Perry, Ellis Collins, George Inman, E. Paul Perry and James “Bud” Watts.

  • Cub Scouts compete in annual Pinewood Derby

    By Barb Sweeney
    Long summers filled with camping and hiking were far in the back of the minds of Cub Scout Pack 38 of Lawrenceburg this past Saturday.
    All that they could think of was fun with friends and racing fast cars — Pinewood Derby cars, that is.