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Local News

  • Volunteer receives governor’s award
  • Claylick United Methodist to celebrate 140 years

    The congregation at Claylick United Methodist Church will celebrate the church’s 140 years of rich history this weekend, according to a news release.
    The church will kick-off its Heritage weekend activities Sunday, Oct. 2 with a special morning worship service at 11 a.m., followed by an evening weenie roast and fellowship.
    On Monday, Oct. 3, the church will host its annual Burgoo, followed by a performance by the Patriot Quartet.  

  • Re-enactment brings Anderson County history into present

    History repeats itself in Anderson County.
    The battles of Lawrenceburg and Dog Walk unfold for one weekend during the annual Civil War re-enactment, a piece of Anderson County’s past some re-enacters fear might otherwise be forgotten.
    The two-phase skirmish of 1862 was captured on iPad and cell phone alike last Saturday, the cannons’ boom and rifle shots echoed in the crowd via digital gunshots from iGun apps.
    Both presidents — Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis — gave speeches.

  • Flags stolen at Healing Field

    They fly above granite markers at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg as a patriotic reminder of Kentucky soldiers who gave their lives in the war on terrorism.

    Apparently, not everyone shares that level of patriotism because, sometime earlier this week, someone lowered two American flags and stole them.

    Officials with American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary replaced those flags Wednesday afternoon, but said they can’t understand why anyone would commit such an act.

  • ToyBurg hosts ribbon cutting
  • Lawrenceburg man killed in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit another head on Friday night in Franklin County.
    Mikey S. Ward, 32, was driving south on US 127 when his vehicle veered into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle, according to a report in the Frankfort State-Journal.
    Ward was pronounced dead while being transported to a hospital, the paper reported.
    Two victims in the other car were injured. One was in critical condition. The other was in stable condition.

  • City council OKs 6.6 percent tax rate increase

    After a decade of accepting the compensating tax rate, city council approved a 4 percent tax revenue increase for the upcoming tax year at its special-called meeting Sept. 21.
    A 6.6 percent rate increase from last year, the tax rate will add $11 to tax bills of homeowners with property valued at $100,000.
    The 4 percent revenue increase is the maximum allowed by state law without the decision being subject to public referendum.

  • Burgoo Festival begins Friday

    The annual Anderson County Burgoo festival will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and end Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
    Local merchants will be open during the festival on Main Street, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the activities.
    Rental chairs will also be available.
    The festival is located on both Main Street and Western Avenue, and these streets will be closed between Woodford Street and Court Street, including Jackson Street and a portion of Township Square.

  • News briefs: 9-28-11

    Burke graduates from basic training
    Kentucky National Guardsman PFC Paul C. Burke graduated from basic training May 12 in Fort Jackson, S.C. He completed his AIT training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on Aug. 17.
    Paul is a son of Wayne and Christy Burke and the grandson of Danny and Alma Darnell.
    He is a 2007 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
    Rotary to celebrate
    86th anniversary
    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 86th anniversary Sept. 29.

  • Lawrenceburg woman needs help in battle with cancer

    A fundraiser featuring silent auctions, food and live music and more is set to help a Lawrenceburg woman battling Stage 4 colon and lung cancer.
    Tammy Matherly-Coomes, 39, is the mother of five and grandmother of one who was diagnosed in June and has already endured six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, family members said.
    She also has a spot on her left lung and the cancer is in her bloodstream, they said.
    Next up is surgery to remove a tumor on her colon, followed by more chemotherapy, family members said.