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Community News

  • Family restoring Ripy mansion to its former glory

    Most cannot drive down Main Street in Lawrenceburg and not notice the Ripy mansion. Nestled back behind mature trees, some might know of its history and may have even walked inside, although few may know the plans for the historic buildings future.

  • Web-based program to highlight tourism in Anderson County

    Local ghost hunter Jeff Waldridge has partnered with Anderson County small business owner, Angel Yamraj, to produce a YouTube internet TV program called “Beyond the Barrel,” which will serve as a way to promote tourism in Anderson County.

    “This is a new show and the first episode has not aired yet,” said Waldridge. “The concept was discussed and developed about a month ago.”

    Waldridge serves as the shows Producer, co-host, and camera man. He said his production company, Out the Window Media, will produce the program.

  • Lawrenceburg man earns national recognition

    A Lawrenceburg man recently received a national award for his work as a biomedical technician.

    Scott Hall, of Highview Drive, was named AAMI and GE Healthcare Biomedical Equipment Technician of the Year during a recent ceremony.

    Hall, who recently retired as a certified biomedical technician after more than 25 years with the VA Medical Center in Lexinton, earned the award that put him up against all biomedical equipment technicians in all hospitals across the country, according to a news release.

  • Moonlighting teacher setting fashion trend

    Leslie Husley, is a resident of Anderson County and a family and consumer science teacher at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville, who turned a hobby into a business when she founded her company, Sweet Southern Stacks.

    “I started because I fell in love with the name brand of these bangles,” said Husley. “I am a teacher, and you know teachers make no money, so I decided I wanted to see if I could make these and taught myself using a pint glass and a YouTube video.”

  • Frankfort woman giving unwanted items a second chance to shine

    Sherri Locke developed a passion for working with stained glass 15 years ago, and a few years back channeled her creativity into giving “castaway” items a second chance.

    Taking pottery, china, glass lamps or vases, Locke has created a business, Sherri’s Second Chance Creations, which gives items some may throw a way another chance to shine when she transforms them into jewelry.

    Her one-of-a-kind pieces can be purchased at The Art and Frame Clinic in Lawrenceburg, Completely Kentucky in Frankfort, and Damselfly Studio and Gallery in Midway.

  • 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.

  • Lawrenceburg veteran has Memorial Day to remember

    Anderson County native Tom Ritchey served in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959, and recently was able to get back in touch with a fellow soldier he served with at the Pentagon.

    Ritchey served with Allan O’Brien as part of the Pentagon’s motor pool, and had not seen nor heard from him since they finished their time together in 1959.