Community News

  • Kiwanis will attempt to start local chapter here

    Kiwanis is looking for a home here in Anderson County.
    According to Robbie Morris, a Kiwanis member out of Cynthiana, the service organization is hoping to start a Lawrenceburg chapter. “It is a great club and is something the community needs,” Morris explained. “Everybody here is really good about helping out each other.”
    Kiwanis devotes countless hours and money to local communities. “Our primary goal is to serve children,” Morris said.

  • Taking care of veterans in need

    From staff reports
    Angela Hawkins is a giving person.
    After donating several winter coats to homeless veterans over the winter, Hawkins is knee-deep in her next charitable drive — collecting new socks, gloves, hats and hygiene essentials (shampoo, body wash, feminine products, baby wipes, etc).
    “My love and honor I carry for the veterans prompted the drives,” Hawkins said. “I just wanted to do something for them after seeing a post on Facebook stating they needed coats.”

  • Seniors join ‘Rally in the Rotunda’

    From staff reports
    A group of Anderson County senior citizens traveled to Frankfort recently for the “Rally in the Rotunda.”
    The rally was “to attract attention to the growing number of seniors in Kentucky and the importance of keeping much needed financial resources in the budget during this session of the General Assembly,” according to Steve Carmichael, director of the Anderson Senior Center.

  • Depression, diabetes classes are offered

    The Anderson County Senior Center is offering two programs promoting healthy living.
    On March 14, “Blue to You” will educate seniors about the symptoms and treatment of depression. According to the press release, 85 percent of those who receive treatment show improvement.
    The program is free and begins at 6 p.m. Register by calling Opal Phillips at the senior center at 839-7520 or the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.

  • WWII Vet receives quilt
  • Featured pets
  • Hometown Pizza opens
  • Paul warns Obama on recess appointment for Scalia

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) used his appearance last Friday in Lawrenceburg to rip President Obama on numerous fronts, saying he has “poisoned” the political process in this county and went on to warn him against trying to bypass the Senate in appointing a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Dead dog, deer found under Pigeon Fork Road bridge

    Despite earlier reports of multiple animals dumped in the creek beneath the new Pigeon Fork Road bridge, county officials have confirmed that only one dog and two deer carcasses were there.
    “There was a resident that called in that there were dead dogs in the waterway,” Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton clarified. “When we went out, there was one dog and two deer.”

  • News briefs

    Egg hunt is March 20 at Legion
    The annual community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 20 at the American Legion on Broadway, the organization announced.
    The hunt this year will feature more than 12,000 eggs that children can exchange for various prizes, along with money eggs, according to a news release.
    The hunt begins at 1 p.m., and is for children ages 1 through 12.
    The event includes free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and free refreshments.
    A rain date has been set for March 26.