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Community News

  • Balloon release

    The NASA team from the Bluegrass Community Technical College, Cooper campus, launched a balloon Tuesday morning in Lawrenceburg. Steve Clark said that Raeann Gill, chemistry instructional specialist, brought students to Lawrenceburg because the campus is bigger and could better accommodate the launch. The students, he said, launched this balloon as part of a class assignment, and also worked with the University of Kentucky on the experiment.

  • Fire claims Ballard Road home

    Anderson County Fire Department responded to a call Monday afternoon at 1640 Ballard Road. No one was home, and firefighters were able to save five pets from the house before it was destroyed.

    “The fire looked like it had started in the attic, but I am not sure,” said firefighter Marty Terry. “The sheriff’s department got there first and opened the door. Two dogs and a cat ran out.”

  • Small town girl Hannah Blaylock looking forward to opening Nashville on the Green

    When Hannah Blaylock takes the stage to open the Nashville Live on the Green concert Friday night, she might be in a thriving metropolis compared to where she grew up.

    “My parents were born and raised in central Arkansas,” Blaylock said in an e-mail. “A year before I was born, they decided to move to Alaska to experience the last frontier of America and go on an adventure. My parents are awesome.

  • New works of art offered by Lawrenceburg artist

    Lois Todd is well known through Anderson County and many other parts of Kentucky for her acrylic paintings of historic buildings and Kentucky landscapes. Painting since high school, Todd said her progression as an artist has shown throughout the years as she focused on the detail in the nature that inspired and surrounded her.

    “I love the sky,” said Todd. “I love sunsets, and sunrises. I love country scenes and I love old barns. I have done a lot of those.”

  • ‘On the Town’

    Haven’t decided what to do, or what to get mom for Mother’s day? Ladies Day Out this Saturday in Lawrenceburg could serve an opportunity to fulfill both.

    This year will be the fourth annual Ladies Day Out, which starts with open registration for all that wish to attend May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Center located at 160 Township Square. Upon registering, participants will receive a shopping bag, a map and list of discounts at each participating store, and a shopping pass to be used in those stores through out town.

  • New kid on the block, Verona Pizza offers wide variety of Italian food

    Agim and Nahri Qazimi are part owners of a new Italian restaurant here in Lawrenceburg. They have teamed up with Chef Danny Shala to offer a different kind of pizza than most have seen around town before. The restaurant opened its doors April 22, and is located at 1000 Eagle Lake Drive. Regular business hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Lexington Children’s Theater to offer summer camps here

    Would-be actors and musicians will have a chance to learn from some of the best this summer in Lawrenceburg.

    For the first time, Lexington Children’s Theater is coming to Lawrenceburg for a pair of week-long camps at Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts, according to owner Meredith Lewis.

    The deadline to register at www.lawrenceburgacademyofperformingarts.com for the camps is May 15. Cost per week is $80 to register plus $125 for the camp.

  • chamber news and notes

    New members

    Cricket Wireless

    Membership renewals

    Open Hands Pantry

    Birdwhistell Realty & Auction

    Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course

    Cinnamon’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc.

    State Farm Insurance

    Bourbon Street On Main

    Nesco Resource

    Scott Brown Plumbing & Heating Inc.

    Lawrenceburg Quick Lube

    Eagle Lake Properties

    Membership information

  • Auxiliary Unit 34 attends spring conference

    From staff reports

    American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 members attended spring conference April 14-15 in Florence. Department President Betty Butler opened the session by asking the sergeant- at-arms and the assistant sergeant-at-arms to post the Colors. The department chaplain gave opening prayer. Butler introduced past department presidents and one past national president. National Auxiliary President Mary Davis and the Southern Division National Vice President Beverly Mulkey were introduced and escorted to the head table.

  • Birdwhistell named senior pastor at Texas church

    Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas has named Lawrenceburg native Mary Alice Birdwhistell as its senior pastor, according to a news release.

    Birdwhistell, who has been associate pastor at the church since 2013, will begin her new role on July 10.