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Today's News

  • Boy Scouts shine brightest during cook-off

    Column as I see ’em …

    The real bright spot for me from this year’s Burgoo Cook-off didn’t really involve any of the participating teams. It was a pair of Boy Scouts who joined us on the tiny section of the Lawrenceburg Green that wasn’t swallowed nearly whole by a circus tent. (More on that in a minute).

  • Teenager who committed robbery now on probation

     

    The teenager who was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison for his part in a string of armed gas station robberies was released from prison last month and placed on probation.

    Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of the armed robberies, turned 18 at the end of July and was in court to be sentenced as an adult but was instead placed on probation.

  • Boy, 12, pulled over while driving drunk dad home

    A Lawrenceburg man who was allegedly drunk while his 12-year-old son drove him home pleaded not guilty last week in Anderson District Court.

    John Peace, 43, of 1287 Wildcat Road, was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor and first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place after police stopped the vehicle his son was driving last month on Fox Creek Road.

  • Buckmeadow Farm Fest to begin Sept. 23

     

    Anderson County will get a new place to enjoy fall festivities this year at Buckmeadow Farm Fest. A few years in the making, the Farm Fest will be open weekends starting Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 29.

    Located 10 minutes from Lawrenceburg at 1323 Ninevah Road, the six weekend long event will feature a wide range of activities for the entire family.

  • Nightmare on Main Street

     

    A claustrophobic nightmare filled with evil clowns, a chainsaw wielding pig, a fright-filled funeral and a visit from the not-so-jolly old elf himself begins Friday for those brave enough to enter.

    Those horrors and plenty more await during this year’s haunted house, dubbed 105 Evil on Main. The nightmares begin Friday at 8 p.m. and continue through Halloween.

    Located above The Mix on Main Street, the haunted house is a continuation of the one conducted by Troy Young and friends that were held at Eagle Lake.

  • Burgoo highlights busy weekend

     

    One of the busiest weekends of the year is on tap Friday through Sunday in Lawrenceburg.

    The annual Burgoo Festival, featuring an array of entertainment and food options, kicks off Friday night with a live concert on the Lawrenceburg Green at 7 p.m. Vendors will open at 5 p.m.

    Saturday brings two of the festival’s biggest highlights, the annual Burgoo Cook-Off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop, and the Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser for CASA.

  • Local Democrats hope new message equals wins

     

    Local Democrats are looking to their past to find a winning way into the future.

    Like nearly all of America, the Obama years proved costly to the local Democrat Party as key seats such as judge-executive, county clerk and the ruling majority on the fiscal court fell by the wayside after decades of Democrat dominance.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers driving for strong region finish

    The final week of the regular season is a time for Anderson County to make its last push to be ready for the Region 7 Tournament, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Keene Run Golf Course near Nicholasville.

    The Lady Bearcats plan to celebrate Senior Night today, Sept. 20, with a match against Tates Creek at Wild Turkey Trace. Thursday, the Lady Bearcats travel to Woodford County and on Saturday, they will have their final tune-up for the regional tournament when they play in the First Tee Tournament at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

  • Public meeting set concerning lowering of Beaver Lake

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to lower Anderson County’s Beaver Lake in late fall, according to a news release. The plain is part of an effort to improve panfish and largemouth bass fishing in the 158-acre lake the news release said.

     Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting to outline the project and take questions from the public at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The meeting will be held at the Anderson County Cooperative Extension office, 1026 County Park Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • Ducks Unlimited banquet announced

    Shelby County Ducks Unlimited will be hosting a fund-raising banquet on Friday, Nov. 10 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner scheduled at 7, according to a news release. Prizes include guided hunts, up to 30 different guns, gear and much more, according to the release.

    For more information, consult the group’s Facebook page, “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” or call 502-930-4232. Tickets to the banquet are available online at KYducks.org.