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  • Ordinance would restrict use of fireworks

    Lawrenceburg will have a lot less boom and a lot more quiet if a proposed ordinance to limit the dates fireworks can be used is passed.

    The ordinance, proposed by the city council’s public safety committee following years of complaints about fireworks being used throughout the summer, would limit their use from June 17 through July 11. It would also set a time limit for their use from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. Using them would be allowed through midnight on July 4.

  • Marines to rock, raise cash for veterans

    The American Hitmen will take the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green on July 22 at 7 p.m. to raise money for veterans.

    The event was organized by an organization named Active Heroes, which helps veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life and provide services to veterans across the bluegrass and into Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

  • Man jailed for ‘smacking’ woman, hitting her with car

    A man who allegedly struck a woman with a vehicle and “smacked” her while yelling at her remains behind bars following his arrest.

    Michael Mitchell, 21, of 1004 Terri Lane is charged with first-degree assault, first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place and first-degree fleeing or evading police, according to citations issued by Sgt. Patrick Beasely and deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Suicide book booted from classrooms

    Anderson County Middle School has banned a controversial book on teenage suicide from being used for classroom instruction after it was developed into an even more controversial Netflix series.

    The book, “13 Reasons Why,” was used during the 2016 spring semester at the school, after it was approved by principal Jenna Rose for use in an enrichment class, according to information provided in an email by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Tipton named to committee

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) was appointed June 6 to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), according to a news release from his office.

    “I’m honored to have been appointed to this committee by Speaker Hoover, and look forward to getting to work,” said Tipton, who represents Anderson County in the House and serves as chairman of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education and House Education Committee.

  • County tops Ky. in USDA loans

    USDA officials and Anderson County relators gathered at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg last Thursday to celebrate Anderson County coming in first place throughout the state for USDA loans for single-family housing. This program assists low and moderate income homebuyers in being able to purchase their own home.

  • Evil coming to Main Street

    Main Street in Lawrenceburg is developing a reputation of having vibrant stores and terrific restaurants filled with friendly faces.

    Come this fall, it will also have a reputation as place to go to be scared out of your mind.

    The creepy collection of scary clowns and horror-movie characters who formerly haunted Eagle Lake are taking up residence later this year on Main Street, and will convert the four aparentments above The Mix and the gunsmith store into a virtual nightmare.

  • Ghost walk tours to return June 10

    Locals and travelers alike don’t have to wait for Halloween to experience some thrills and chills on the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk.

    Jeff Waldridge is about to start his fourth season of conducting the Ghost Walk, which kicks off on June 10 at 8 p.m., and will continue to run every Saturday until Halloween. Those who participate will have the opportunity to get several chances at experiencing the supernatural.

  • Tipton says tax reform ‘critical’ to solving state pension woes

    On the heels of news that another $700 million is needed annually to help solve the state’s pension crisis, Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) said last week that he remains committed to honoring promises to retirees but knows doing so will be painful.

    State budget director John Chilton made the announcement last week, saying $700 million is needed each year on top of the $1.5 billion Gov. Bevin asked for and received in the 2016 state budget to tackle the state’s $40 billion retirement deficit.

  • ‘I Never Really Knew Him’

    There can be little doubt that Mikaya Taylor, 12, has changed since releasing her first CD a year ago.

    She’s noticeably taller. The Anderson County Middle School student gives the appearance of a young lady about to embark on her teenage years. That’s normal, since she’s just heading to the seventh grade.