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Community News

  • Five times the joy for local grandmother

    By now, most of Kentucky has heard of the Driskall quintuplets that were born in the beginning of May at University of Kentucky. What some might not know is that one of those quintuplets grandmothers lives right here in Anderson County.

    Ann Beasley grew up in Anderson County and graduated from Anderson County High School. She is now the grandmother to five thriving grandchildren, and can’t wait for the day she can hold each one of the five babies.

  • Sweet recognition for Main Street shop owners

    Local downtown retail shop, Sweet Mash, has been invited to be apart of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair’s Higher Proof Expo this Saturday, June 10, in Louisville.

    The expo has been called a “bourbon fantasy camp,” where people from all over the nation will come to get a taste of the bourbon industry in Kentucky.

  • Wild Turkey, Four Roses to host inaugural Hometown Social

    Four Roses has teamed up with Wild Turkey to host a first time event called Hometown Social. The event will take place in downtown Lawrenceburg on Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., and is open to ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased for $150 to $200 a person, and will be sold until the event sales out. Even without a ticket, locals will still be able to experience some aspects of the event. Shops on Main Street will be open, and some parts of the event will be able to be enjoyed by those strolling through the downtown area.

  • Woman develops system to help children learn

    After graduating college and being thrown into the world with no work experience, Katie Daniels of Anderson County decided to start her own business with a tool that teaches children the learning foundations they need to start school.

    Founding a company called Forming Foundations, Daniels is eager to get the word out about her product, and how it can make a difference in children’s lives.

  • Sweet recognition for Main Street shop owners

    Local downtown retail shop, Sweet Mash, has been invited to be apart of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair’s Higher Proof Expo this Saturday, June 10, in Louisville.

    The expo has been called a “bourbon fantasy camp,” where people from all over the nation will come to get a taste of the bourbon industry in Kentucky.

  • Partnership leads to improvements at Brayton apartments

    The Lawrenceburg Brayton apartments got a face-lift when it was one of 18 different affordable housing complexes that were renovated last year throughout the state. A grand re-opening and post-rehabilitation ceremony was held at the apartment last Thursday. The complex was part of a 563 apartment home project that took place in over 14 different counties throughout Kentucky.

  • Payroll up nearly $220,000 in proposed county budget

    Magistrates will vote next Tuesday on a county budget that features a $220,000 increase in salary and benefits and leaves the fiscal court with no surplus revenue in its general fund, according to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

    The proposed budget, which has already passed on a first reading and is scheduled for a second and final reading Tuesday, also discontinues the fiscal court setting aside funds for a swimming pool.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Friday that the lack of surplus revenue is a concern.

  • City to break ground for Alton sewer project

    A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at 1336 Alton Road for the Alton Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project, Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett announced last week.

    Bids for the project were received and opened March 3. The Lawrenceburg City Council awarded the low bidder, Weddle Enterprises Inc. from Somerset the project, with a total base bid of $1,871,045.

    The total project cost with contingencies and fees is projected to be $2,118,149.50.

  • news briefs

    Lane closures scheduled

    for Anderson County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announced last week that temporary closures are scheduled for varied routes in Anderson County.

    The closures are necessary for signs to be installed.

    The closures are scheduled between Tuesday, May 30 and Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No specific dates were provided for each closure at this time.

    Short term lane and/or shoulder closures may be in effect for the following locations:

  • Adult Learning Center offers variety of summer classes

    From staff reports

    The Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg, is offering the following classes this summer.

    Call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for ACE classes.

    American Sign Language

    Beginning American Sign Language I is 10 a.m. to noon June 3.