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  • Three arrested in liquor store robbery

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Joseph “Blake” Penny, of Lawrenceburg, a third suspect identified in the Go Big Blue Liquor store armed robbery on July 10, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery Wednesday of last week.

    Dathan K. Spalding, 21, and Cody R. Baker, 20, both of Lawrenceburg, were arrested at the scene and also charged with first-degree robbery.

    According to court documents, Penny was identified as a subject of interest in KSP’s investigation.

  • City/county tourism divided over restaurant tax

    City of Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker and Anderson County Judge Executive John Wayne Conway have been in recent negotiations for a joint city county tourism commission.

    Negotiations broke down last week over lack of agreement on the possibility of a restaurant tax.

    In an interview Thursday, Conway said he’s not in favor of a restaurant tax, and he could not support a joint city and county tourism effort if it meant pursuing a restaurant tax.

  • Unit 34 members recognized at Department Legion and Auxiliary Convention

    The American Legion and Auxiliary Department of Kentucky Convention was held June 19-21. Unit 34 received many certificates and trophies. Those awards were best history, best press book, best scholarship program, best field service, best national security program. Unit 34 member Ann Ripy received Department of Kentucky Unit member of the year and community service member of the year.

    Members attending were Betty Butler, Pam Brough, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior Chairmen Chrisie Halvorson and Robin Browning.

  • New CAL Headmaster brings experience and energy

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg announces the hiring of a new headmaster, Jason Gribbins. 

  • Corrections and clarifications

    Due to incorrect information in the warrant, the story published last week “Two arrested in liquor store robbery” was incorrectly named Cody R. Baker as the individual holding the gun during the armed robbery.

  • Summer movie canceled Friday

    Because of the weather, the City of Lawrenceburg has canceled its Summer Movie Series showing of 'The Nut Job,' which was scheduled for Friday night on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Tourism commission agrees to spend more than $3,000 for fair booth

    The newly appointed Anderson County Tourism Commission unanimously decided to set up a booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday of last week.

    They commission expects to spend around $3,350 for the state fair booth from August 14-28. The cost breaks down as $2,000 for booth rental, $150 for electricity at the booth, around $200 for extra tickets for volunteers and at least $1,000 for promotional handouts and brochures.

    The meeting also cast doubt on the possibility of a joint city and county tourism commission becoming a reality at present time.

  • Two arrested in liquor store robbery

    Two men were arrested Sunday in connection to Go Big Blue Liquor armed robbery Thursday night.

    Cody R. Baker, 20, of 1060 River Road in Lawrenceburg, and Dathen K. Spaulding, 21, of 1013 Northwood Loop in Lawrenceburg, were both charged with first degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Go Big Blue Liquor, located at 1260 Fox Creek Road, around 10 p.m. Thursday.

  • Red Cross helps Keeling rebuild after devastating house fire

    When Donald Keeling lost his rental home in an electrical fire, he wasn’t thinking about seeking out the American Red Cross, but they sought him out.

    Keeling lived at a rental property on Fairview Road for 14 years. He was cooking breakfast on the morning of July 1 when he smelled something burning. He checked and saw his living room was ablaze. He attempted to put water on the fire, but quickly realized it was beyond his control and he had to get out.

  • Original song, original sound, age-old dream

    The journey started with only a tiny bit of fanfare in Anderson County. If the dream comes true, it will make it all the way to Nashville.

    And beyond.

    “My first performance was at Western School,” Rayna Warford says with a big smile. “I was five years old and it was a talent contest. I was the youngest contestant there, but I won.”