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Community News

  • Anderson County churches to offer free one-day clinic

    The churches in Anderson County are holding their inaugural Touch Twice United event July 29 at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, located at 126 North Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The event serves the community as a one-day clinic to help those that do not have health insurance. The event will offer free medical and dental exams, as well as free clothing, food, haircuts, manicures, lunch and family portraits.

  • ‘I wanted to be lucky’

     

    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1-in-10,000, but one Anderson County girl has hit the jackpot.

    Baily Powell is a third-grader at Saffell Street Elementary School. She said after watching a program on TV she decided to try her luck at finding the famous four leaf clover, and now, in just one week, has a collection nearing 30.

    “I wanted to be lucky,” said Baily. “I found one in my granny’s yard, and then I started looking (more) for them.”

  • Adult Day Care

    If you are caring for a loved one and do not want to put them in a home, Anderson Adult Day could be your option.

    Located at 160 Township Square, behind Anderson County Senior Center, the program offers daily care for individuals 21 and over Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    For those on Medicaid, the insurance will pay the cost. If not, the program is $10 an hour, or for those attending for an eight-hour period, the cost is $50 a day.

  • A visit to remember
  • Unemployment rate update

    Director of Economic Development George Leamon, attended the May 8 City Council meeting to discuss the unemployment rate in Lawrenceburg and where the county stands against the state average.

    “The last unemployment rate for Kentucky was 5.4 percent,” said Leamon. “Our adjusted rate is 4.6 percent. Just like it has been in the past we continue to do exceptionally well having our folks in the county and the city employed. We have to be very happy about that.”

  • 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.