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Local News

  • Fiscal court appoints new tourism board members

    Anderson County Fiscal Court appointed new members to the Anderson County Tourism Commission Tuesday of last week.

    Fiscal court appointed Brad Barfield of Hunter’s Grill, Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, Stewart Gritton, who has a long history of working on fair boards, Todd Hyatt of the Lawrenceburg Best Western, Megan Hoskins of the Lawrenceburg Best Western, Nicki Bryant of the Wild Turkey distillery and George Leamon, executive director of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

  • Kentucky River locks will reopen, boats will be able to travel far

    By Chris Brooke

    Editor/Henry County Local

    An effort to refurbish locks and dams on the Kentucky River will open 64 miles of waterway to recreational users no later than next spring.

    After the completion of the renovations, boaters will be able to take the river all the way from the Ohio to Frankfort, according to the Kentucky River Authority’s Jerry Graves.

    The effort to make the river navigable over long distances arose after boaters expressed interest in floating to the state capital.

  • Lawrenceburg’s rep as safe place continues to grow

    The summer temperatures are rising and so is Lawrenceburg’s rating as a safe city.

    Hot on the heals of a SafeWise.com ranking as the ninth safest city in Kentucky, the Movoto Real Estate Blog has declared Lawrenceburg as the safest.

  • City/county fireworks are Friday

    The upcoming Lawrenceburg Fourth of July festivities will be held Fri., July 4.

    The event lineup is:

    •Veterans Parade Line up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds located at 725 W Broadway St, Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

    There will be hot dogs, chips and other refreshments provided for all participants during line-up. The Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 sponsors this event.

    •Veteran’s parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from American Legion park to Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Stolen AMR ambulance is recovered in Shelby County

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Kentucky State Police responded to the theft of an American Medical Response Ambulance transporting a patient from Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond to Our Lady of Peace in Louisville around 10:54 p.m. Tuesday of last week.

    During transport, the patient became combative, overpowering EMS workers, and left them on the side of I-64W near mile marker 48 in Franklin County.

  • Wild Turkey Distillery donates $35,000 to Old Friends Equine

    Rosie Napravnik and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, presented a check for $35,000 to Napravnik’s favorite charity, Old Friends Equine (www.oldfriendsequine.org), an organization dedicated to giving retired racehorses a safe, comfortable life, Friday in Georgetown.

    Wild Turkey Bourbon supported Napravnik, an ambassador for the brand, during this Triple Crown racing season by pledging to donate money for tweets of the hashtag #RideWithRosie.

  • Locals are among spring graduates at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.

    Local EKU graduates include:

    •Michelle Lynn Bruner, Lawrenceburg, BS in Correctional & Juvenile Justice Studies.

    •Tatiana M. Cody, Lawrenceburg, BS in Biology Pre-Medical Science.

    •Christian Colleen Fyffe, Lawrenceburg, BS in Elementary Education Teaching.

    •Jacob Aaron Harmon, Lawrenceburg, BM in Music

  • And the winners are...
  • Early deadlines!

    All submitted information for the July 9 issue of The Anderson News must be in by noon Thurs., July 3. The Anderson News office will be closed Friday for Independence Day.

  • Three injured on South Bypass car crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 Public Affairs Officer Kendra Wilson confirmed this afternoon that three were injured in the 127 South Bypass car crash yesterday around 4 p.m.

    Wilson said speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi tractor trailer.

    No serious injuries were reported, Wilson said.
    For the full story, see the Wednesday July 2 edition of The Anderson News.