Community News

  • Drury receives award from Midway College

    Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County was presented the Ruth Slack Roach Memorial Award from Midway College’s Alumni Association, according to a news release.

    Drury was honored with the award June 6 at the Alumni Association’s annual reunion on the Midway College campus.

  • Mozart of Mowing

    Most kids his age choose to retreat indoors on their tablets and phones, rather than face scorching temperatures and sweat-soaked T-shirts.

    Brayden Ashby, 9, is not like most kids.

    Where his peers bemoan the dirt, sweat and hard work of mowing grass, Ashby sees a chance to practice his craft, one he has been cultivating since before he could walk.

    “I’ve almost mowed every yard on this street,” Ashby says proudly while he sips a Big Red on his grandparent’s couch. “It’s just something I’ve always done.”

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when truck hits trees

    A pickup truck driven by a Lawrenceburg man went off Harrodsburg Road just north of Bypass Motors and ended up in a group of trees last Friday afternoon.

    The man, identified as Ray Searcy of Palmer Road, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    A woman and her niece were driving by when they said they saw Searcy standing near the edge of the road.

  • Poker run assists Healing Field

    Despite the threat of rain, the eighth annual Poker Run at the American Legion Unit 34 raised $4,635 to benefit the Healing Field, organizers announced.

    Tom Hunter and his wife, parents of a son honored in the Healing Field signaled the start of the run.

    The first 15 to register received a Healing Field T-shirt, and all participants who purchased a poker hand received a rocker patch with Healing Field and date, along with a post card of the Healing Field with information about it on the back.

  • ‘God saved us’

    With his 8-month-old grandson in his arms, Lawrenceburg resident Tommy Wise was forced to hunker down beside his car as portions of a daycare center’s roof blew past him last Thursday evening.

    “I no sooner picked him up out of his car seat when the sheet metal started coming off the roof,” Wise said. “I was scared to death. I had no idea what was going on.

    “All I could do was duck down. It happened in a blink of an eye.”

  • Fireworks planned for July 4

    A fireworks display and other events are scheduled for Saturday, July 4.

    Sponsored by city and county government, the display will be shown at the county park at dusk.

    A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the same time and location.

    At 5:30 p.m., the annual Veterans Parade sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary is scheduled to begin at Legion Park and end at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    Lineup for the parade is scheduled for 4:30 at the Legion.

  • Feeding Pharoah

    Frank Tinsley was feeding an eventual Triple Crown winner and didn’t even know it.

    He does now and is mighty proud of the fact that food created at Anderson County Farm Service fed the mighty American Pharoah for nearly a year.

    “Someone said we should hang a banner on the front of the building,” Tinsely said last week. “I’m definitely proud but don’t really like to toot my own horn.”

  • Readers share memories of Kenny

    Since his death early last Friday morning, tributes to officer Kenny Goodlett of the Lawrenceburg Police Department have been pouring into this newspaper’s Facebook page and other online platforms.

    Here are some of those tributes.

    I wish all the best of luck to officer Kenny Goodlett and his family. I am so sorry to hear the loss of a wonderful man and police officer. I’ve known him for years. He was a dedicated officer who served and protected Lawrenceburg.

    Nikka Clark

  • Conservation District honors Scott
  • Students give summer food program an A-plus

    means no school, no early mornings and no homework. But for others it may also mean no meals.
    According to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, one in five children struggle with hunger in Kentucky. The School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs usually help to alleviate the problem of food availability to children who do not have access to adequate nutrition, but during summer months a child’s access to healthy meals drops dramatically.