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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • City council kicks judges, others out of reserved parking spots

    County officials — including Anderson County’s district and circuit court judges — might find themselves circling Main Street in the weeks to come to find a parking spot close to the courthouse.   
    County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway recently received a letter from the city council to remove the county’s reserved parking signs on Ollie Bowen Street.
    The same reserved parking signs, city council member Ken Evans said, that were never authorized by the city to be placed.

  • Steeplechase

    If worshippers feel small when they walk into Goshen Baptist Church, that’s just fine with Pastor Fred Knickerbocker.
    They are supposed to, thanks to a new steeple that was erected atop the church last Friday morning.
    Knickerbocker said the steeple, which is graced at the top with a gold cross, makes people feel small by design, but not in a negative way.
    “The closer [the steeple] gets to Heaven, the smaller it gets,” said Knickerbocker, who has said grace since 1977 over what is believed to be Anderson County’s oldest church.

  • Report questions psych drug use at Heritage Hall

    A watchdog group claims that a local nursing home is administering antipsychotic drugs to residents without a psychosis or related condition in an effort to keep staffing costs down.
    Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform cites a nationwide study by the federal government that reveals nearly 1-in-5 residents at Heritage Hall without psychosis or related condition received antipsychotic drugs.
    The study was conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and released by last month by The Boston Globe.