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  • Photos from DARE Graduation
  • Former Legion commander passes at 81

    The longtime commander of American Legion Post 34 and Korean War veteran Bobby Thornberry, 81, passed away suddenly Saturday at Baptist Health Lexington.

    A mainstay at the Legion, Thornberry lead numerous efforts through his years of service that brought statewide and national recognition to the local post.

    Funeral services were still pending Sunday afternoon at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, and were expected to be completed Monday.

    Thornberry is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Hyatt Thornberry.

  • High school bookkeeper fired

    The bookkeeper at Anderson County High School was fired last week for what Superintendent Sheila Mitchell described as dishonesty, insubordination and conduct unbecoming of a school employee.

    Kristi McIntosh, who served as bookkeeper for seven years, had been suspended with pay for several months while the school district conducted an investigation.

    Mitchell said she could not elaborate on the reasons she fired McIntosh, and declined to say if the matter has been turned over to law enforcement for additional investigation.

  • Companion for Kolby
  • Rod’s guitar makes it back on stage with J.D. Shelburne

    There might be times when Rod Cunningham has the itch to get back on the stage and play a few measures. It was his life for over 10 years and he sometimes still sits at his Lawrenceburg home to just jam.

    Rod has not been on stage in years but when J.D. Shelburne gets going on the Lawrenceburg Green Friday night, he’ll have a part of Cunningham with him.

  • Splash design approved

    City Council approved designs for the splash park Lawrenceburg has been waiting for Monday, May 8. The splash park, which will take anywhere from 90 to 120 days to complete, is set to be open by the end of summer. It will be located in the city park behind the American Legion, and will be 100 feet by 50 feet in size, accommodating around 200 children at one time.

  • Powered up for a rocking night in second home

     

    It’s impossible to know what might happen during a live concert, but J.D. Shelburne says he will guarantee that the next time he sings in Lawrenceburg won’t be a repeat of the last.

    Last November, the country music performer was in town to perform at Cat Madness to kick off the basketball season in Anderson County. During an acoustic performance in the high school gym, Bearcat coach Glen Drury joined Shelburne for a rendition of “Wagon Wheel.”

    The sound system crashed as soon as Drury started singing.

    Really.

  • Four Roses doubling size to meet bourbon needs

    Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg is in the middle of a large expansion, doubling in size in order to meet the demands of the bourbons growing popularity. Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, said this expansion was a response to the growth they have seen in the country and internationally.

    “In the United States we have seen double digits for the last 10 years,” said Elliott. “We try to keep up with the demand.”

  • 100 years young

    Living to be 100 is a milestone not many people get the opportunity to cross. Blanch York, of Anderson County, celebrated her 100th birthday this last Sunday, and has seen Lawrenceburg change and grow throughout the century she has been alive.

    York was born May 3, 1917 in Anderson County. Married in 1936, she said she has been blessed with two sons, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. In her youth she lived on a farm, and said life was much different 100 years ago.

  • Powered up for a rocking night in second home

    It’s impossible to know what might happen during a live concert, but J.D. Shelburne says he will guarantee that the next time he sings in Lawrenceburg won’t be a repeat of the last.

    Last November, the country music performer was in town to perform at Cat Madness to kick off the basketball season in Anderson County. During an acoustic performance in the high school gym, Bearcat coach Glen Drury joined Shelburne for a rendition of “Wagon Wheel.”

    The sound system crashed as soon as Drury started singing.

    Really.