Today's News

  • Don’t let holiday expenses stress you out

    Holidays are coming. Halloween is the third most expensive holiday, after Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It’s the start of the holiday expenses even though it doesn’t involve large gifts or family events. The costs of costumes, candy and decorations can require big spending.

    Avoid financial problems by planning for holiday expenses throughout the year and develop new, lower-cost traditions.

  • Unmasking colorful fall leaves

    All summer they’ve remained hidden beneath a green cloak. But as fall continues, the parade of brilliant tree leaf colors will slowly put on a spectacular show across Kentucky.

  • Not your daddy’s ‘Dracula’

    If you think the ongoing performances of “Dracula” presented by the Anderson County Community Theatre Guild are a spinoff the popular “Twilight” movies, think again.

    “This is the creepy version,” said cast member Desireé Douglas. “It doesn’t have any Draculas that twinkle, and it doesn’t have Kristin Stewart in it. It’s nothing like ‘Twilight,’ and Dracula certainly doesn’t turn into a superhero.

  • Marching Bearcats advance to state semi-finals

    BEREA – The Anderson County High School Marching Band is moving on to the state semi-finals again.

    While the Marching Bearcats saw their grip on the East Region championship slip away, the band still qualified for the state as one of the top eight regional scores in the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association competition, held Saturday at Madison Southern High School in Berea.

    Anderson placed third in the region behind Grant County and South Oldham. Anderson had held the top regional spot for the previous three years.

  • Loan program helps Maynard Studios expand

    A Lawrenceburg business was among a number of small businesses that received nearly $5.3 million from the U.S. Treasury Department to help small businesses receive private-sector loans from banks and other credit institutions, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    Maynard Studios, a professional blacksmith enterprise specializing in architectural ironwork railings and furniture, received approval for a $165,750 loan from Community Trust Bank in Versailles in 2012.

  • Travel the Art Trial set for Nov. 7-8

    From staff reports

    The annual Travel the Art Trail event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Now in its fifth year, the event includes four participating art studios.

    They include:

    Marianne Brown Pottery

    2038 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg

    Website: www.stamped-clay.com

    Phone: 502-604-1196

    Maynard Studios

    1986 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg

    Website: www.maynardstudios.com

    Phone: 502-604-3000

    Closed Sunday

  • Wear a costume, get a free book

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host a Halloween book sale Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the organization announced.

    Those who come dressed for Halloween will receive one free book of their choice.

    The sale location is in the Friends Bookstore on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, 114 N. Main St. Live entertainment will be provided during the lunch hours by The Highs & The Lows, a local duo of Jessica and Cole Ripy.

  • Anti-bullying program hosts event

    The book, “Virgil: The Bully from Cyberspace,” and its animal characters were the focus of an anti-bullying event Oct. 10 for children in first through third grades in Anderson County, according to a news release.

    The book, written by Lorrie Christel Sanchez with Carol Blank, assisted Back Up Bully! program director and lead instructor Donna Crain Drury in presenting a half-day workshop.

    Lessons for 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds during the workshop were on friendship, empathy, respect for others, self-esteem and bullying prevention among children.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 9, 1965

    Real estate sales

    Three tracts of real estate belonging to the late Robert E. Taylor was sold at public auction for $17,350. The property was located five miles west of Lawrenceburg on U.S. Highway 127 at the Nevins Road.

    One tract containing 12 acres and a home was purchased by Clarence Cottrell for $9,525; the second tract of nine acres was sold to Carl Chilton for $3,575 and the third tract of nine and a half acres was purchased by Mrs. Ruby Chilton for $4,250.

  • Politicians learn about senior meal program

    Local, state and federal politicians got a first-hand look last week at the meal program offered at the Anderson Senior Center in Lawrenceburg.

    “We invited them to visit the center so we could show them how important the meals program is to seniors in Anderson County,” said Steve Carmichael, the center’s director.

    “It was an effort throughout the state by senior centers to share information with those making budgetary decisions that would include continued support of our seniors and the services that are so desperately needed.”