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  • Photos from 2015 inaugural parade
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for legislative session

    Maintaining the present allocation of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds to the Agricultural Development Board was a main priority set by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation board of directors for the upcoming 2016 General Assembly, the agency announced.

    KFB concluded its 96th annual meeting last with its board of directors approving priority issues for the 2016 legislative session. The organization’s delegates adopted policy positions at its business session on Friday.

  • Farm Bureau women receive Gold Star Award

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville, the agency announced.

    The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • Young Farm Program earns Gold Star Award

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

  • News briefs, Dec. 9, 2015

    Plaque to honor late officer

    A plaque will be hung Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Lawrenceburg Police Station to honor the late Kenny Goodlett, an officer who passed away earlier this year, the police department announced.

    The ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Members of the late officer’s family will be there, according to the news release.

    Wash’s Cycle to host Toy Run

  • Sargent files for state rep

    Lawrenceburg’s James Sargent makes several things immediately clear while discussing why he is running for state representative, not the least of which is that he doesn’t want to be judged based on his party affiliation.

    “I’m not a liberal,” said Sargent, 50, a registered Democrat who filed last week to challenge incumbent state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) to represent Anderson, Spencer and a portion of Bullitt County in House District 53 in next November’s election.

  • Humbug! OSHA investigating how city workers hung Christmas lights

    The City of Lawrenceburg is being investigated by the state’s division of Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a photo posted to Facebook showed city workers hanging Christmas decorations on Main Street from the bucket of a backhoe.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed the investigation last morning, saying that OSHA officials armed with a copy of the image arrived in Lawrenceburg last Monday to investigate.

  • Turning tragedy into hope

    Dentist David Sperow isn’t about to let the three children whose mother was murdered last Wednesday in Alton Station go without Christmas.

    A missionary who travels to some of the most dangerous places on the planet to assist orphans in war-torn regions, Sperow, owner of Lawrenceburg Family Dentistry on Main Street, jumped into action shortly after learning of the murder-suicide on Rueland Drive last week.

  • Wreck victim says cop deserves medal

    The man injured in a wreck on Ballard Road when a vehicle driven by a suspect fleeing from police slammed into his pickup is calling Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch a hero for his actions that day.

    “He needs a medal,” said Jimmy Desponett, 78, recalling the incident he says ended Crouch attempted to shield him from gunfire before shooting the suspect in the mouth.

  • ‘This is going to be a big help’

    David Montgomery’s eyes grew larger as forklift after forklift emerged Monday morning at YKK, each carrying a huge box stuffed with Christmas gifts.

    Montgomery, director of the Open Hands Food Pantry knew immediately that, thanks for the efforts of YKK employees, many more children will have a merrier Christmas this year in Lawrenceburg.

    “This is the most giving community I’ve ever seen,” said Montgomery, who also serves as 5th District magistrate on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.