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Community News

  • For student, grandmother’s sign points the way home

    For Barbara McDonald, all signs point to grandma’s.

    McDonald, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Faye Murphy of South Main Street, is the intended audience of the sign prominently displayed in Murphy’s front yard. It reads: “Hey Barbara Turn Here Love, Memaw.”

    Murphy had the sign made when McDonald first started attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, four years ago.

  • America’s fallen soldiers honored during ceremony

    A few hundred were on hand Sunday for the Memorial Day Service at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    Guest speaker Col. Brian Wertzler of the Kentucky National Guard stressed the importance of Memorial Day, to honor those who have fought for our freedom.

    Congressman Andy Barr, also a guest speaker, spoke about the history of the holiday and why we need to remember those who came before us.

    Mike Schultz, American Legion Department Commander, led the crowd in the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Rotary Club celebrates 90th anniversary

    “Service above self.”

    That is the motto that has remained at the forefront of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club since the first meeting was held at the Lawrenceburg Hotel on Sept. 28, 1925.

    On Oct. 15 of the same year, the club charter was presented at a meeting at First Christian Church.

    Rotary is the oldest service club of its type in the United States.

    “Rotary today has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries worldwide,” Capp Turner, director of club service, said.

  • Kentucky State Police honors fallen troopers

    Kentucky State Police killed in the line of duty were honored Friday evening with a ceremony at Lawrenceburg and Sand Springs cemeteries.

  • WWI soldier to be honored on Memorial Day

    The name of an Alton Station soldier killed in France just weeks before the end of World War I will be added to a memorial at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort during an inaugural ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day, May 30.

    Pvt. James Norman Tucker, 21, died in a train wreck Oct. 26, 1918 in Gael, France, according to information provided by the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund.

  • Ribbon cutting, Memorial Day ceremonies set at Legion

    Memorial Day service is May 29

    American Legion Auxiliary invites the public to a Memorial Day and Healing Field service at 3 p.m. May 29.

    The auxiliary, Post 34, and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary are hosting the event in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

    All 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will have their names read and one more hero will be added to the Healing Field. All Anderson County soldiers “Hometown Heroes” who lost their lives while serving will also be read.

  • Anderson goes for Bernie but Hillary claims Kentucky in Democratic primary

    Sen. Bernie Sanders posted a strong victory in Anderson County in the Democrat presidential primary, knocking off former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a just over 500 votes.

    Sanders collected 1,649 votes to Clinton’s 1,132.

    Clinton managed to win Kentucky by a narrow margin, however, stemming Sanders’ momentum as the two Democrats continued their battle to secure their party’s nomination.

  • Awards pile up for Maynard Studios

    The awards continue to pile up for Maynard Studios in Lawrenceburg.

    Owners Matthew and Karine Maynard have been awarded as one of the 2016 Kentucky Business Pacesetters, according to a news release.

    Their business joins an elite group of Kentucky businesses that are recognized for changing the economic landscape of Kentucky through introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment, and serving the communities of the commonwealth.

  • Seniors strut their talent

    Seniors from all over Anderson County shared their talents Monday morning during Senior Showcase at the senior center.

    Emceed by Beverly Webb, home health care aide, the show featured singers, a lip syncher and a comedy duo.

    Tommy Allen kicked off the show with a gospel number that got the crowd clapping along.

    Dressed in a country-western getup, strumming her homemade, cardboard banjo and mouthing along to the songs “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” and “Blue Kentucky Girl,” Margaret Armstrong entertained the crowd.

  • Relay for Life raises nearly $18,500 for cancer society

    Hundreds of folks made it downtown to the Lawrenceburg Green last Friday evening for Relay for Life.

    Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants raise both money and awareness about cancer.

    Twenty-five teams — 90 participants — raised nearly $18,500 at the event.

    YKK Inc. Snap and Button Division was the top fundraising team with $2,700 donated. The Chamber and Auxiliary Dream Team raised $1,662, and Eli’s Superheroes banked $1,264.