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  • Lincoln steam engine, funeral car to be on display in Versailles

    The Lincoln steam engine and Lincoln funeral car will be on display Sept. 5-7 at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles.

    This is the only place in Kentucky to see and participate in this event.

    The event is a fundraiser for the Lincoln Funeral Car project and half of the ticket proceeds will go toward the cost of constructing and displaying these historically correct reproductions.

    The Lincoln-era reproduction 4-4-0 steam engine, the Leviathan, will be used to pull our excursion train twice each day at 2 and 4 p.m.

  • Truesdell dubbed Local Food Hero

    Nathan Truesdell was named one of Kentucky’s Local Food Heroes last week but, as is the case with most heroes, he has a secret weapon.

    “I’ve always done a small backyard type garden, but wanted to do more,” said Truesdell, a native of Maysville who was named one of four Food Heroes by voters in a statewide contest conducted by the state’s Department of Agriculture and Seed Capital KY.

    Then he met Dennis Cantrell, the former agriculture agent with the Anderson Extension office.

  • Heritage Hall residents enjoy a doggone good time

    There were plenty of wagging tails and big smiles during Heritage Hall’s annual dog show last Wednesday afternoon.

    Heritage Hall activities coordinator Misty Montgomery said the event is one of the residents’ favorites every year, but this year was special because the dog show coincided with National Dog Day.

    “When the pets visit, it is always a special day, but to be able to do it on National Dog Day is great,” she said.

  • Kenny ‘was a hero to a lot of people’

    Kenny Goodlett continues to have a positive influence on Lawrenceburg even months after he passed away.

    The 16U and 8U girls’ softball teams with the county’s parks and recreation league have each named their teams Team 132 in honor of Goodlett, who wore badge 132 with the Lawrenceburg Police Department until the time of his death earlier this summer when he succumb to cancer.

    “It’s pretty awesome,” said Kenny’s wife, Debbie, who joined the teams for a group photo.

  • Briscoe steps aside as Bearcat volunteer

    Brad Briscoe announced Monday night that he will no longer volunteer as a trainer for the Anderson County High School football team.

  • Tax incentives approved for distribution center

    State and local economic development officials are preaching caution following what appears to be an inaccurate news report that claimed a distribution center “is coming” to Lawrenceburg.

    A Lawrenceburg-based website picked up a news item that originated on the Cincinnati Business Courier’s website which reported only that tax incentives were approved for Verst Group Logistics to construct a $17.5 million distribution center in Lawrenceburg.

  • Restaurant tax worries halt tourism merger plan

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court backed out of a joint meeting with the Lawrenceburg City Council just days before the two were scheduled to vote Tuesday on a plan that would allow the city to join the county’s tourism commission.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said lingering concerns over the possibility of the city council passing a restaurant tax without the county’s input was one of several reasons why the meeting was called off.

  • City keeps tax rate flat

    The Lawrenceburg City Council opted to keep its tax rate flat during its meeting Monday night at City Hall.

    The decision followed a recommendation from the council’s finance committee, which met just before Monday night’s meeting.

    During the committee meeting, City Clerk Robbie Hume explained several options, including taking a compensating rate that would have raised the per $1,000 of assessed value rate on homes from $1.95 to $2.04, generating an additional $31,201 in revenue from the previous year.

  • Hitting his mark

    Chris Hanks readily admits he took a gamble last June when he opened Full Draw Archery, the first full-service archery shop of its kind in Anderson County history.

    “Was it a gamble? Sure it was,” Hanks said. “My wife Melissa tells me that all the time.”

    It’s a gamble that apparently has paid off.

    Standing amid a shop stuffed with over 100 compound bows, crossbows and everything required to hunt with either, Hanks said although he’s been in business only a year, he’s already planning to expand significantly.

  • Former Bearcat star QB, NFL eyeing each other

    All Jacob Russell wants is a shot. Just any kind of shot.

    That’s all the Anderson County High School graduate can ask now. He just wants a chance to pursue his dream of playing professional football.

    After an illustrious three-sport career at Anderson ended in the spring of 2010, Russell’s collegiate journey has taken him to three schools and through two sports before finding a home at Campbellsville University.