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Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.