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Community News

  • West retires from The Anderson News

    Sales representative Don West retired last Friday from The Anderson News.
    West sold advertising for the paper for just over four years.
    West said he enjoyed his time at the paper.
    “Working at The Anderson News gave me the opportunity to know and work with a lot of really nice people around the county,” West said.
    “It has been fun.”
    The paper has interviewed a number of candidates to replace West, and is expected to make an announcement within the next two weeks, Publisher Ben Carlson said.

  • Fairgrounds receives $100,000 grant
  • Drury wins Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship

    Local American Quarter Horse enthusiast Emily Drury of Lawrenceburg has recently been named as an American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship recipient for the Dogwood scholarship.
    The Foundation’s Scholarship program awards outstanding members for their dedication to higher education.
    Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, references and participation in equine-related activities.
    Drury is the daughter of Jeff and Nicole Drury of Lawrenceburg and will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall.

  • Luci Lou’s celebrates grand opening
  • Unique store offers little of everything

    Chris Sayre thinks she has found something of a niche in the Lawrenceburg marketplace, and five weeks ago decided to capitalize on it.
    Sayre opened The Variety Store, a retail shop filled with an array of items not easily found — if found at all — in this area.
    The former owner of a retail and gift shop in Versailles, the lifelong Anderson County resident said she got her inspiration for The Variety Store while surfing the internet.

  • Woman’s Club donates to Backpack Buddies

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club raised $1,057 for Backpack Buddies at a silent auction held during its annual spring luncheon and style show in April, the club announced in a news release.
    Backpack Buddies provides easy-to-fix weekend meals and delivers them to Anderson County schools.
    Needy children pick up a backpack each Friday and bring back the empty backpack on Monday.  

  • Historical society to meet June 28

    The Anderson County Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. June 28 in the old section of Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
    The program will be about the lives and contributions of some former Anderson countians. Event organizers ask that those attending park at the cemetery and are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. This meeting is free and open to the public.
     

  • Girl Scout Troop 1060 tours newspaper
  • Scouts give Old Glory proper sendoff
  • 2012 Fair and Horse Show features new pageant

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show, in addition to a variety of horse shows, also offers another kind of competition — pageants.
    For the 140th Fair and Horse Show, one new pageant is being added to the schedule of events — the Mrs. Lawrenceburg pageant.
    “We’ve had interest over the last couple of years, hopefully, within the next couple of years, we’ll able to send our winner to the Mrs. State competition,” said pageant organizer Carolyn Cole.