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Community News

  • City hosts open house, marks year since maintenance garage fire

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett officially christened the new city maintenance garage Monday during an open house at the garage, one year to the day that it burned down.
    The building was a total loss as were the vehicles inside it. The garage contained all but one of the city’s snow removal equipment. “Everything we had was in that building,” Goodlett said. “We lost trucks and all.”
    The fire, which happened on the heels of one snowstorm and about a week before the next, depleted the city’s resources.

  • Share your favorite books with us

    Here at the Anderson News, we are always up for trying something new. This week we are introducing you to Book Corner. It is our hope that Book Corner will find a permanent home here in the pages of the newspaper.
    As an avid reader, I always want to share a good story I’ve read with others and this is our chance to do just that. But the opinions won’t be mine alone.

  • ‘The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend’ by Katarina Bivald

    Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to one of the good books I have recently read, “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald.
    Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” is a feel-good story that will leave you wishing for more.
    This novel centers on a small town in Iowa that is struggling economically and spiritually. When a pen pal of one of the town’s elders arrives, right after her friend’s funeral, the town welcomes her into their fold.

  • Anderson County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    In recognition of Food Check-Out Week, the Anderson County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee created Kentucky Proud baskets to give to local officials, the group announced.
    The committee includes Sue Litkenhus, district women’s chair; Brenda Barnes, county women’s chair; and Emily Drury Milam, Young Farmers’ chair.
    Farm Bureau is also recognizing the event by donating $200 to the Backpack Buddies program here in Anderson County.
    The cost of food in America remains affordable, according to a news release.

  • Farm Bureau contributes to scholarship fund
  • Woman charged with DUI following wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman ran her vehicle off Fox Creek Road last Thursday morning while allegedly fleeing from police.
    Amanda Dennis of 120 ½ Brenda Drive is charged with DUI, reckless driving, no license and no seatbelt after she drove off of Fox Creek Road near the Glenview subdivision about two miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • Sen. Paul here Friday for town hall

    He’s no longer running for president, but Rand Paul is running to retain his seat in the U.S. Senate and on Friday will visit Lawrenceburg for a town hall meeting.
    Paul (R-Bowling Green) will be available for questions at Tonya’s Hometown Buffet at 101 Hilltop Drive starting at noon.
    The Lawrenceburg visit will be one of a number of town hall meetings the first-term senator plans to hold this month. During the event, Paul will provide a “Washington Update” as well as participate in a question and answer session with those in attendance.

  • BINGO!

    With payouts ranging in the hundreds of dollars, local bingo players are lured to draw.
    “I like to gamble. I like the excitement and the thrill of winning,” said Lorraine Coffman, whose been playing for almost 50 years.
    With pull-tabs thrown into the mix, there is a lot of money changing hands at the American Legion on Monday and Thursday nights. The auxiliary pays out the maximum limit that the gaming commission allows — a whooping $5,000 per night.

  • Clerk’s office celebrates organ donors

    In addition to its daily courthouse responsibilities, the Anderson County Circuit Clerk’s Office gives everyone the opportunity to make a heroic decision, according to a news release from Circuit Clerk Pam Robinson.
    Just ask Mike Hamm from Laurel County. Hamm loves spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, but he had a nagging cough that wouldn’t quit. His doctor wasn’t sure why and ran a multitude of tests, according to the news release.

  • Judge, mayor declare ‘See Red: Our Town, Your Team Week’

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton and Mayor Sandy Goodlett are calling on Anderson County residents to paint Lawrenceburg red next week as the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats basketball teams vie for district titles.
    Gritton and Goodlett signed a proclamation late last Thursday afternoon declaring Feb. 22-26 “See Red: Our Town, Your Team Week” during a ceremony at Gritton’s office.
    Anderson County will host the tournaments, which feature the boy’s and girl’s teams as top seeds, according to rankings in the Lexington Herald-Leader.