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Community News

  • Balloon release

    The NASA team from the Bluegrass Community Technical College, Cooper campus, launched a balloon Tuesday morning in Lawrenceburg. Steve Clark said that Raeann Gill, chemistry instructional specialist, brought students to Lawrenceburg because the campus is bigger and could better accommodate the launch. The students, he said, launched this balloon as part of a class assignment, and also worked with the University of Kentucky on the experiment.

  • Lanham second in speech contest

    Lawrenceburg resident Steve Lanham won second place in the District 40 Humorous Speech Contest on Nov. 19 in Charleston, West Virginia.
    He is a member of Midway Toastmasters in Midway and KYTC Speakers in Frankfort.
    Lanham’s speech “Foibles in Followership” related questionable choices from his childhood, such as sticking tweezers into an electrical outlet, which emphasized the importance of wisely choosing whom to follow. He was one of eight division winners who competed in the contest.

  • Maynard Studios adds to Boston’s skyline

    From staff reports

    Maynard Studios of Lawrenceburg just returned from Boston, where they installed their largest sculptural commission to date.

    The 114-foot long installation, titled “SM-06” sits atop a fourth floor terrace overlooking the waterfront in the Financial District of downtown Boston.

    The sculpture will be a centerpiece of the community garden space for residents of One Seaport Square once the monumental skyscraper is completed in 2017, the studio announced in a news release.

  • Circuit Court judge issues deadline for briefs in lawsuit to ban trucks on 151

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    No trial date was set last Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by Alton residents trying to ban non-local commercial vehicles from Highway 151.

    Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd gave attorney Sheilah Kurtz, who is representing Group 151, and attorneys representing the state’s Transportation Cabinet deadlines reaching into January to file briefs he will use to determine standing and jurisdiction in case.

  • Sargent, Tipton to square off for 53rd District seat Nov. 8

    Landmark News Service

    James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) is challenging incumbent James A. Tipton (R-Taylorsville) for the 53rd District seat in Frankfort, which includes all of Anderson and Spencer counties, along with a portion of Bullitt County. Following are responses to questions asked leading up to Tuesday’s election.

    What prompted you to run for office?

  • CASA chili luncheon slated for Oct. 28

    From staff reports

    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Bluegrass will host a chili luncheon starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The menu includes chili (hot chili available upon request), crackers, drink (tea or water), and dessert.

    Cost of the luncheon is $5.

    Carry-out orders will also be available by calling 680-1268 on the day of the event.

    A silent auction and raffle will be held.

    All proceeds go to help neglected and abused children.

  • Mum's the word

    From staff reports

    Virtually overnight, Cynthia Shell’s front yard was transformed into a mum paradise.

    Shell, who lives at 307 Saffell St., is selling the mums of all colors and sizes that fill her lawn.

    “We got two big truckloads yesterday (last Thursday) and we got 90 more coming today,” Shell’s son Michael Luttrell, 13, explained as he surveyed the multicolored flowers decorating the lawn. “My back is hurting today.”

  • Dutton, RoBard attend Judges College

    From staff reports

    District Court judges Donna G. Dutton and J.R. RoBard, who serve Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties, got a refresher on handling DUI cases and other matters at the 2016 District Judges College Sept. 18-21.

    The education committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association developed the college in conjunction with the Division of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Lanham to present Toastmaster workshop

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg storyteller and Toastmaster Steve Lanham will be presenting a workshop at the annual Kentucky Storytelling Conference which is held this year on Nov. 4-5 in Pikeville, the organization announced.

    Whether you love to hear stories or tell stories, you’ll want to attend.
    All conference events are fully accessible and evening events are ASL interpreted for people who are deaf.

    Lanham will be presenting a session called "Enhance Your StorytellingThrough Toastmasters."

  • ‘Carlisle Brothers’ to perform Oct. 20 at senior center

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County musicians will bring their popular portrayal of the legendary country music duo the Carlisle Brothers to the Anderson Senior Center on Oct. 20.

    The 7 p.m. show is free and open to the public.

    Marty Harley and Greg Breeding portray Wakefield natives Clifford and Bill Carlisle, who are said to be among the pioneers of country music, according to a news release.

    Their songwriting, recordings and instrumental abilities became a part of country music history, according to a news release.