Local News

  • Lawrenceburg adds four to Kentucky State Police ranks

    From staff reports

    Four Lawrenceburg men all graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy during a ceremony last Friday morning in Frankfort, according to a news release.

    Donald McCormick, Gerald Milam and Matthew Sudduth were all assigned to serve at Post 5 in Campbellsville, and Eric Chrisman was assigned to serve at Post 1 in Mayfield.

    The foursome was among 69 new troopers who graduated and part of the agency’s 92nd cadet class.

  • Gov. appoints Leet to grape, wine council

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Gov. Steve Beshear obviously knows that when it comes to Kentucky’s finest winemakers, Lawrenceburg’s Logan Leet is among the state’s best.

    Leet, president and winemaker at Old 502 Winery in Louisville and former owner of Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery in Lawrenceburg, was reappointed by the governor last week to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council.

  • Local students named to University of Kentucky fall dean’s list

    From staff reports

    For the first time, more than 6,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.

    A record high of 6,366 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. That’s an increase of nearly 500 since Fall 2013 and nearly 900 more than Spring 2014, according to a news release.

    The following are Anderson County native students who were named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Kentucky.

  • News briefs for Jan. 21, 2015

    Tipton to visit Lawrenceburg

    State Rep. James Tipton will host a legislative briefing 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at Tonya’s Buffett, located at Hilltop Drive in Lawrenceburg, his office announced.

    Tipton, who represents Anderson County in Frankfort, will provide an overview of the 2015 legislative session and field questions from the community.

    Lawrenceburg woman joins medical group

    Leeann Spivey, nurse practitioner, has joined Northgate Medical Group, according to a news release.

  • Medley takes oath
  • New Yorker to share experience of moving to Kentucky

    From staff reports

    A New Yorker who moved to Kentucky will share her experiences Jan. 22 during a presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council at the Anderson Senior Center, according to a news release.

    The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Realtors donate to EDA
  • Burkhead to compete in state county fair pageant

    News staff

    There’s a lot of work that goes into pageantry. Hours of preparation in makeup, styled hair coated with hair spray that seems to defy gravity and of course, no beauty queen would be complete without the perfect evening gown that shimmers in the spotlight.

    Though it takes a lot of time, this year’s Miss Lawrenceburg Fair & Horse Show Queen Molly Kate Burkhead said the preparation is the “fun part.”

  • Mustang Media program puts students to work

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Each school day, Anderson County Middle School meteorologist Drew Pierce alerts students to the weather forecast with great enthusiasm, always signing off with “This is Drew Pierce your meteorologist, reminding you to be weather aware.”

    It started off with a mission from Anderson County Middle School Principal Jeanna Kidd to find a creative way to read the morning announcements and became the student-led TV news broadcast, Mustang Media.

  • ‘He was just a happy guy’

    News staff

    Pastor Charles Joseph McDonald, 82, better known as “Father Mac,” died Jan. 1 at his home in Lexington.

    McDonald served as a pastor at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg from 1993 to 2006.

    He’s remembered for his outgoing personality and love of music.

    “He was just a happy guy. He was very kind and played piano at the nursing home,” said Jane Wade, music director at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. “He loved to play, and he didn’t even need a sheet of music.”