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Community News

  • City tax rates to remain flat

    City taxpayers won’t likely pay a higher property tax rate this fall.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council heard a first reading last week to keep its property tax rate flat at $1.95 per $1,000 in assessed value, along with lowering the tax rate on personal property from $3.07 per $1,000 to $2.35.

    The property tax rate is expected to generate about $10,000 more than it did the year before, thanks for a slight uptick in growth during the past year, after several years of declining property values.

  • Seniors upset after Adult Day facility closes its doors

    After being a part of the community for over 25 years, Anderson County Adult Day closed its doors last Friday.

    The program was part of the Bluegrass Community Action, and those locally seeking day care for the elders in their lives will now have to look in surrounding counties for a center to which they can take them.

    Executive Director Troy Roberts did not respond to questions about why the facility closed.

  • Commission begins hammering out new tourism director’s role

    The joint Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission is working quickly to engage its new Executive Director Kendall Clinton into the community, and spent last week’s meeting diving deeper into defining his position.

    Almost two weeks into his new role, the discussion mostly focused on items such as approvals for Clinton to join other tourism associations, approval for incidental spending, and a discussion of whether the new executive director should have a flex schedule.

  • Spears graduates from state police academy

    William C. Spears of Lawrenceburg was among 41 new troopers to be presented a diploma from the Kentucky State Police Academy during a ceremony last week in Frankfort, according to a news release.

    Spears will be assigned to Post 12 in Frankfort.

    The graduating class brings the agency’s strength to a total of 866 troopers.

  • news briefs

    Matney Family host

    car show

    The Matney family will host a car show Aug. 26 to help raise funds for a service dog for their son, who has autism.

    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10 donation fee per family, or $5 per person.

    The event will feature bounce houses, food, cakewalk, vendors, music, cars and more.

    For more information contact Leslie Matney at 502-352-0123.

    Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble next month

  • ‘Hopestock’ coming to Lawrenceburg Green

    By Brittany Fuller

    News staff

    Anderson County HEROES (Helping Educate Reaching Out Ending Stigma) is planning a new event to bring hope and recovery to struggling addicts and their families in Anderson County.

  • Humane Society, candle maker team up for fundraiser

    The Anderson County Humane Society has partnered with the Candleberry Company for a new campaign next month called “Flip this Kennel.”

    In hopes to raise money for kennel repairs, the Humane Society will hold a Candleberry sale at the Legion Hall on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If they do not sell out they will also hold the sale open from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 10.

  • Advancements in DNA laid before state Judiciary panel

    FRANKFORT—Laura Sudkamp with the Kentucky State Police crime lab remembers when it took months to process one DNA sample.

    “You literally had to stick the film in the freezer for six to eight weeks,” the KSP Central Lab manager told the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary last week, according to a news release. Her lab can now generate a profile on a DNA sample in one or two days, she said, but even that’s a bit longer than need be under some new technology.

  • Homemakers Craft, Garden Show winners announced

    From staff reports

    The following are winners in their categories at the Annual Homemakers Craft and Garden Show held last month at the extension office at the Anderson County Community Park:

    Antiques Department

    Wood collection: Marvin Smith

    Cloth collection: Betty Parrott

    Metal/Tin collection: Evelyn Smith

    Glass collection: Joan Beard

    Jewelry collection: Judy Collins

    Miscellaneous collection: Betty Parrott, Dixie Willing

    Wood individual item: Betty Parrott, Brenda Gritton, Bobby Gritton

  • Summer Camp with a twist comes to Heritage Hall

    A different spin on summer camp happened this year at Heritage Hall when employees were allowed to bring their children to work with them in order to spend time with the elders in the community while also cutting down on daycare expenses.

    Starting in a Signature Home community in Tennessee, the program has now branched out to all Signature Homes across the United States.