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Community News

  • Summer program makes sure no child goes hungry

    Anderson County is again this year taking part in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides a free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger.

    The goal is to make sure that no children goes hungry during the summer by providing them with a meal through Aug. 4 at Saffell Street Elementary, located at 210 Saffell St.

    Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Tourism commission inches closer to hiring first director

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission called a special meeting last Friday at City Hall to discuss the hiring of a new executive director. Although the commission has yet to offer the position to anyone, it is getting closer to reaching a decision and hopes to have the position filed by mid-July or early August, according to chairman Gabe Uebel.

    The commission has set aside $30,000 - $40,000 for the position, which includes benefits.

  • County, youth soccer league to negotiate new lease for fields

    The youth soccer league that leases fields in the county park for a $1 a year will almost certainly pay more when it’s current lease runs out early next year.

    During the work session portion of a recent meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton told magistrates that he had a brief discussion with a representative of the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association (AIYSA), who said she acknowledged that renewing the lease for what amounts to a ceremonial amount of $1 year likely won’t happen.

  • Barr votes for Kate’s Law, against sanctuary cities

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) voted in favor of two bills to “enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities,” his office announced last week.

  • Quarles applauds EPA ruling

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hailed the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would have dramatically expanded the EPA’s regulatory authority, according to a news release from his office.

  • Budding artist, budding philanthropist

    It didn’t take long for 8-year-old Jaycie Wilcox to figure out that her passion for the arts could bring in money.

    Now she’s using that talent to raise funds for her friend, Kolby Matney, who needs a service dog.

    Jaycie and Kolby met at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, where Jaycie’s mom, Ami, is a teacher.

    Always having a passion for the arts, Jaycie sold some sketches she made at the end of the school year, and turned a hobby into a way to help raise funds for the dog, which will cost an estimated $2,000.

  • Fair, Horse Show continues this week

    The 145th edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will continue through the rest of the week at the American Legion Post 34, located at 725 West Broadway.

    Admission is $10, which includes all shows and attractions. The event will run until 11 each night, weather permitting.

    Wednesday, June 28, the Champion Horse Show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is the only scheduled event that evening.

    Thursday, June 29, the Little Miss and Mister pageant will begin at 6 p.m. The Champion Horse Show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. that evening.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Organization offering free fruit, vegetables

    Backpack Buddies has partnered with First Christian church to offer a new summer program handing out free fruits and vegetables to children of low-income families.

    Every Thursday during summer, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., families are able to stop at any one of three locations set up throughout Anderson County where volunteers are ready to bag fresh produce at no charge to the family.