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  • Frozen yogurt stand scheduled to open this Thursday

    Family is a big part of Luci Lou’s Frozen Yogurt.
    Jessica and Steven Seeberger, who named their Lawrenceburg and Frankfort yogurt shops after their daughters Luci and Abbi Lou, want their new business to offer customers a healthy treat, as well as a family-friendly environment.
    “We love frozen yogurt, as everyone does,” said Jessica, who said she and her husband started serious planning to open Luci Lou’s about six months ago.
     “It’s been an idea for a lot longer than that,” she said.

  • Fireworks, parade mark July 4 fun

    This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Anderson County features fireworks, a parade and a salute to veterans, as well as other activities being held to remember America’s birthday.
    Bart Powell, director of public safety, said the annual fireworks display at the county park is set to begin at dusk on July 4. The first rain date will be Thursday, July 5 with a second rain date planned for Friday, July 6.

  • Officials say ‘sky’ lanterns pose fire hazard

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Chinese or “sky” lanterns may light up the night sky with a gentle glow, but these popular floating globes can also spark unintentional and potentially dangerous fires.
    County fire chief Mike Barnes only saw four or six lanterns in the sky last year, but says six lanterns are enough to cause six separate house fires.  

  • Lane wins 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg crown

    Chelsea Lane loves to hunt, but winning the 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show title on Monday night outstrips even her most prized trophy buck.  
    “You can mount a deer, but I think it’s more fun to look at a crown than a deer,” she laughed.
    Both hunting and pageants are big parts of Chelsea’s life, her father Tony Lane said.

  • Man indicted for being high with kids in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say had three children in his vehicle while high on prescription drugs was among four people indicted June 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Lee B. Rarden, 25, of 2044 Fox Creed Road, Lawrenceburg was indicted for second-offense DUI, possession of a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment stemming from an incident in March.
    The grand jury indicted him on nine counts, including that he was operating a vehicle under the influence, endangering the lives of two minors.

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    Experimental Aircraft Association offers free airplane rides
    The Experimental Aircraft Association will offer free airplane rides Saturday, June 23 at Capital City airport, located at 90 Airport Road in Frankfort, starting at 10 a.m.
    The rides will be open to children ages 8-17.
    There will also be a free pancake breakfast before the first plane ride at 10 a.m.
    For information on the event, contact 502-319-2438.

    Critic praises Four Roses

  • Finding more than distilleries on the Bourbon Trail

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Travelers with a taste for the arts can find more than liquor on the Bourbon Trail.
    Ask two Lawrenceburg business owners — art connoisseur Brenda Gardner and potter Susan Burge — who opened two studios on Bonds Mill Road in the hopes of attracting tourists (and locals) to support Kentucky art.  
    Burge, a former painter turned potter who has been making pottery for about 15 years, had been selling her clay pottery out of her barn on Johnson Road and participating in art shows for years.

  • 140th fair, horse show begins Saturday

    From staff reports
    The 140th annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will begin its week of horse shows, pageants and carnival rides this Saturday, June 23 with the gates opening at noon at the fairgrounds.
    The Fair and Horse Show, set to run June 23 through June 30, features a variety of entertainment, competition and attractions, including a few new events.
    The Fair and Horse Show has one of the largest outdoor saddle horse shows in the world, offering saddlebreds, miniature horses, hackneys and roadsters.

  • Recycling to get easier this fall

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    Recycling efforts in Anderson County will take a mighty leap forward this fall, thanks to a state grant and the efforts of the Anderson County Environmental Committee.
    The state announced last week that the county will receive a $125,291 grant, enough to fuel plans the committee has worked on since it was formed last April by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.