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  • NEARLY READY TO GO

    By Ashley Wilkins

    Landmark News Service

    With less than three weeks until opening day for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, construction workers on the property are hard at work.

    The 365,000-square-foot retail center located just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville is scheduled for a VIP opening on July 30 and the grand opening July 31.

  • School district honors several retirees

    Laughs and memories were shared at a banquet to honor 20 retiring Anderson County Schools’ employees for their service at board of education meeting Monday of last week.

    Combined these 20 employees had more than 357 years of service to Anderson County students. Retiring employees were invited to a dinner and received a lamp for 14 years of service and under or a personalized rocking chair for 15 years and more of service.

  • 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.