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  • A new and improved Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery

    By Brittany Fuller

    News staff

    After undergoing a recent five-year overhaul, the owners of Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery say there has never been a better time to come out and enjoy a glass of wine.

    Located at 1180 Lanes Mill Road and situated on a 60-acre farm, the vineyard offers 10 different varieties and hosts a tasting room which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a minimal tasting fee, and bottles are available for purchase.

  • Group to hunt for bigfoot here Saturday

    Those who believe in the mythical bigfoot creature will have a chance to prove its existence next week in Anderson County.

    Jeff Waldridge, known locally for his Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk, will be running Cryptidcon in Frankfort on Sept. 9 and 10, and says Saturday evening a soldout expedition to hunt for bigfoot will take place in an undisclosed location in Anderson County.

  • News Briefs

    Linzey completes

    basic training

    Marine Corp Pvt. Austin Linzey recently finished a 13-week basic training program at Parris Island in South Carolina.

    While there he was trained in first-aid, water survival skills, marksmanship tactics and other related topics. His training also included custom traditions and history of the armed forces. Upon completion of his training he received an award for expert in marksmanship.

    Seeberger honored

    for high ACT score

  • Auxiliary seeks help gathering coupons for troops

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 in Lawrenceburg has been clipping and collecting coupons for our military overseas for eight to 10 years, and needs the help of volunteers to increase the amount of coupons it’s able to send. Currently the American Legion is shipping its coupons to an Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany.

  • news briefs

    Crane completes basic,

    AIT training

    PVT II Joseph Alex Crane successfully completed basic training and AIT training, as a combat engineer June 9 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.

    Crane received an award for the highest basic rifle marksmanship in the training cycle, which earned him the expert marksmanship badge.

    Crane will be assigned to the 1123rd Sapper Company for combat engineers.

    Crane is the son of B.J. and Julie Crane of Lawrenceburg, and is a 2016 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Car dealer provides DARE vehicle

    Chrysler of Lawrenceburg is showing its support for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program by providing a pickup truck at no cost to the taxpayers.

    Sheriff Joe Milam said dealership owner Ron McCauley approached him and offered to provide a pickup truck, free of charge as a means of supporting the program designed to help keep children away from drugs and alcohol.

  • Proposed health budget cuts spending 24 percent

    No increase in property taxes, the lowest spending level in five years and ongoing gains in surplus revenue are highlights of the proposed budget the Anderson County Board of Health was expected to consider Tuesday night, according to information released Monday afternoon by Public Health Director Tim Wright.

    Spending in the proposed budget would decrease a whopping 24 percent from the previous year’s budget, coming in at just over $1 million, a $320,000 decrease from the previous year.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ performances scheduled this month at Bearcat Theatre

    Anderson County Community Theatre will present “Peter Pan” at the Bearcat Theatre, located at Anderson County High School, on June 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., and June 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.

    General admission is $10 per person, and children 5 and under are free. Groups of eight or more will receive a discounted ticket price of $8 a ticket.

  • Graham participates in Campbellsville’s Kids Colleges

    Food. Science. Archery. Art. Computers.

    Students in grades third through eighth, including Evan Graham of Lawrenceburg, were offered opportunities to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other young people at Campbellsville University in the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center from June 5-8.

    Students were able to choose two sessions from the following: Cool Scientist, Amazing Art, Sharp Shooting Archery, Cooking Up A Storm and Microsoft Office Fun with Computer Programming for Kids for July only.

  • It’s official: Anderson County is Work Ready

    A Work Ready Community sign unveiling took place last Wednesday at the Anderson County Board of Education.

    Earlier this year, Anderson County was named one of only a few Kentucky Work Ready Communities, when it became one of only 34 other counties throughout the state to hold this certificate. Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said that the Work Ready plan will prepare students better than before as Anderson County provides opportunities for additional soft-skill course work and certificates.