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  • Rotary plans Summer Fest to purchase football scoreboard

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg is taking its public service priorities up a notch.

    The club, famous locally for giving scholarships and dictionaries to students and a myriad of other public works projects, has set as its next goal erected a scoreboard for the football field in the county park, and needs your help.

    The club will kick off its fundraising for the scoreboard with Summer Fest — Small Town Throwdown, Friday, Sept. 15 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

  • New book quenches thirst for bourbon knowledge

    Carla Carlton has been coming to Anderson County for more than 30 years, and recently wrote a book about the explosive growth of bourbon that is available for purchase locally at Sweet Mash on Main Street.

    Titled “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey,” Carlton said her novel takes a controversial yet approachable tone which takes the reader through the evolution of the bourbon industry and focuses on its growth in the past decade.

  • Drone providing variety of uses for county fire district

    Anderson County firefighters have a new weapon in their arsenal, one that doesn’t involve hoses, fire trucks or oxygen tanks.

    The fire district recently obtained a drone that can be used for myriad purposes, including helping keep firefighters safe.

    With four whirring propellers, the remote-controlled unit can soar hundreds of feet into the air and travel miles from its user. It is equipped with a video camera that transmits images back to the operator, who mounts a cell phone into the remote control.

  • news briefs

    Chrisman Memorial 5K is Sept. 9

    The second annual Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk and Run is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 in Lawrenceburg.

    The event is held to raise funds in memory of Chrisman, an Anderson County native and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg graduate who was killed in the line of duty while serving as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police.

    Participants can register through the day of the race for $35 or $25 for police officers and children 12 and under.

  • United Bank, Here for What’s Next

    The two Lawrenceburg branches of United Bank & Capital Trust Co. have a history going back to the 1880’s. Now in 2017, our employees remain committed to community involvement and attention to customer needs.

    Come see our friendly staff at the Main Street Branch, where Branch Manager Barbie Markwell and her team are ready to help you open an account. Our lenders, Randy Leet and Libby Goodlett are happy to discuss financing needs large or small.

  • senior calendar

    From staff reports

    The following events are scheduled during August at the Anderson County Senior Center, located on Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

    Aug. 30

    8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club

    10:30 a.m.: Music entertainment

    11:30 a.m.: Lunch

    12 – 2p.m.: Farmers Market sale in the parking lot

    12:30 a.m.: Card games and card room activities

    Aug. 31

    8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club, yoga

    9:30 a.m.: Chair exercises, shopping, errands, and appointments

  • 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.