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  • Is the T.B. Ripy mansion haunted?

    Jeff Waldridge, paranormal investigator and owner of the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk, says benevolent spirits attached to the house, possibly even Thomas B. Ripy himself, haunts the Ripya mansion.

    Waldridge, a lifelong Lawrenceburg resident, has been working on the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk for about 3 years, compiling research through microfilm at the Anderson Public Library, Kentucky Historical Society documents and The Anderson News clippings from the 1900s.

    The end product fuses history with the paranormal to give tourists a memorable experience.

  • New sign ordinances are designed to be explicit, user friendly

    The city, county and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce worked together to draft new sign ordinances designed to be more explicit and easier to follow.

    The sign ordinance draft was presented at an Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday of last week.

    The new proposed sign ordinances outline each sign and gives a glossary of definitions for popular signage from an abandoned sign to a window sign.

  • 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.

  • Primary Care closing leaves Medicaid patients ‘high and dry’

    More than 10,000 patients must seek treatment elsewhere

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Anderson Primary Care officially closed its doors Friday.

    The clinic’s more than 10,000 registered patients will be directed to Paragon Family Practice in Versailles.

    Anderson Primary Care, owned by Lu Anne Wallace and Ann Giles, was one of the only medical care facilities that took Medicaid, leaving many Medicaid patients with no place to seek treatment locally.

  • Lawrenceburg takes center stage in upcoming indie film

    It’s short and low budget but “The Sentinel Chronicles: After Exodus-12 Days In the BQZ” will create exposure for Lawrenceburg and Anderson County that could attract fans of the series and future film makers.

    At an estimated run time of 9 minutes and a budget of $20,000, 12 Days joins a growing list of films that have shot scenes in Anderson County.

    The Sentinel Chronicles is an Atlanta, Ga.-based sci-fi Web series. At 7 years old, it is the oldest, ongoing sci-fi Web series in that state.

  • Duvall sworn in as postmaster

    Longtime Lawrenceburg U.S. Post Office postmaster Regina Graham, was officially replaced by Todd Duvall Friday afternoon.

    Though Duvall has been acting as the officer in charger since May, he was officially sworn in as the new postmaster Friday.

    Duvall has 17 years of post office experience, working his way up from a part-time clerk.

    Around 30 people were at Duvall’s swearing in ceremony at the Lawrenceburg USPS Office.

  • Swimming pool fund increases, budget amendments top agenda

    The intent to pursue construction of a public swimming pool was revisited but the pool of money being saved is still wet behind the ears.

    During Friday’s special-called Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates approved a budget amendment that added $15,000 to the Swimming Pool Project.

    According to Anderson County Treasurer Dudley Shryock, money has been generated for the fund over several years with business license fees and some money raised by the public.

  • 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.

  • Three injured in Bypass South crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 confirmed that three were injured in the 127 Bypass South car crash Tuesday of last week around 4 p.m.

    Speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi-tractor trailer, according to police.

    Roy L. Myers, 65, of Bardstown, driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, was traveling northbound on 127 Bypass South when he saw a KSP trooper was about to pull him over for speeding.

    Johnston was allegedly looking through his rearview mirror when he ran a red light and hit a 2007 Chevrolet 4-door vehicle.