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Local News

  • Kindling Christmas spirit

    The City of Lawrenceburg is providing several chances to get citizens in the holiday spirit this weekend.

  • ‘Flim-Flam’ director gone, not forgotten

    The director who brought Hollywood to Lawrenceburg is gone, but for those here who knew him, he will never be forgotten.

  • No mall required

    Black Friday has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean shoppers no longer can find great deals next week at Dowling Hall.

  • Deputies to serve dinner Friday

    Deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will serve up more than a good time this Friday at Tony’s Barn.
    The deputies will be in uniform waiting tables from 5 p.m. until close for the “Dinner with the Deputies” event.
    All tips collected will benefit the Shop with a Cop program.
    All donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made out to Anderson County DARE with “Shop with a Cop” in the memo line.

  • Chamber gala is Saturday

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas Gala on Saturday night at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    The semi-formal event begins at 6, and includes dinner, live music, a cash bar and an awards ceremony. It will also feature a silent auction, a money tree and a “wine and diamonds” event.
    Tickets are $25 for chamber members; $30 for non-members, and will be available at the door or by calling 839-5564.
    Entertainment will be provided by musical group Nearly Nervous, which plays blues, reggae and rock.

  • Deadline approaching for Angel Tree

    Plenty of angels are still available for adoption on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
    Maj. Linda Hicks with the Salvation Army in Frankfort said about 200 Anderson County families with 400 children applied for assistance this year.
    The majority of those children, represented by angels on the Angel Tree located inside Walmart, are in danger of not receiving any help this Christmas, she said.
    “The angels aren’t going very fast,” Hicks said.

  • Hunting accident kills man near Lovers Leap

    An afternoon of hunting ended in tragedy Sunday night when the body of a hunter was found in his tree stand.
    Marc W. Helton, 34, of Lexington died when his hunting rifle accidentally discharged, striking him in the neck.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Helton was hunting with a friend in the Lovers Leap area, a remote area in northern Anderson County located off Lanes Mill Road.
    After climbing 20 feet into his tree stand, Helton was apparently using a rope to hoist his .30-30 rifle into the stand when it discharged.

  • Sowing seeds of understanding

    By Mark Ray
    Special to The Anderson News
    More than 25 years after he became an Eagle Scout, Todd Ewing, an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 37 in Lawrenceburg, still reflects on a story his Scoutmaster, Joe Lovell, once told.

  • Sharing stories

    When Janeen Lewis took her then-boyfriend/now-husband Jesse home to meet her parents for the first time, she never imagined that story would end up in a Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology titled “Family Matters.”

  • COLUMN: Show your leftovers who’s boss

    This Thanksgiving, after the bellies are full and the relatives are headed back home after a day of fellowship, minds will undoubtedly turn to two things: shopping and leftovers.