Today's News

  • New acute care clinic is Spivey’s dream come true

    When asked why she wanted to open an acute care clinic in Lawrenceburg, Leeann Spivey said the idea was a pipe dream she’s had for years.

    On Monday that dream came true when Spivey, a family nurse practitioner, opened The Ready Care Clinic at 92 Plaza Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    It is the only private clinic of its kind operating in Anderson County, and allows people with illnesses or injuries a place to go with or without an appointment.

  • Help select next Miss ACHS

    The next Miss Anderson County High School will be crowned Sunday, Sept. 20, and everyone can now have a say in who wins.

    The event this year will feature the new People’s Choice Awards, organizer said, which allows those who attend to place a vote.

    The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

    The public is welcome to come out and support “some of Anderson County’s brightest young ladies,” organizers said in a news release.

  • A crash course about DUI

    Jordan Burleson ran over several traffic cones but knew the damage he caused could have been worse.

    Much worse.

    “I could have caused all kinds of damage or even hurt people,” Burleson said. “One day when I have kids, I’m going to tell them not to drink and drive.”

  • ECC launches new learning programs

    The Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center in Lawrenceburg is one of 11 statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky and United Way of the Bluegrass.

    A series of workshops at Sparrow Early Childhood Center about the program are free and include a meal for participating families to enjoy together. Workshops will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sparrow Early Childhood Center, 1154 N. Bypass, on the following dates:

    Thursday, Sept. 17

    Thursday, Oct. 22

  • Wheels in Time pays tribute to 9-11

    Seeing an American flag or two flying during the monthly Wheels in Time Car Club events on Main Street isn’t unusual.

    Seeing it fly last Friday night on the anniversary of 9-11 took on special meeting for club members, who made sure that their patriotism was on full display for all to see.

    “We were just paying tribute to 9-11,” said Jim Walker, president of the club that takes over Main Street one Friday night each month during the summer.

  • News briefs, Sept. 16

    A poker run to help bring local service members home for Christmas is scheduled for Sept. 19 at American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.

    Sponsored by a group called Defining Forces, registration for the poker run is from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with the run beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    Cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger, which includes a BBQ feast provided by Hill of Beans, a door prize ticket and dance ticket.

    Dance tickets only will be $7 and available at the door.

    There will also be a live and silent auction.

  • Popcorn ‘fired out’ in pipe smoking contest

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 16, 1965

    Safe damaged

    The Western Kentucky Gas Company on North Main Street was broken into and damage was done to the safe. Thieves rolled the 800-pound safe to a back room and pounded open the door. They took $82.46.

    Win second in herd exhibit

  • Search warrant leads to meth, synthetic pot charges

    A man and woman face drug charges after police found synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine in a home on Hickory Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Joseph Watts, 53, of 186 Hickory Road and Tammy Lynn Burleson, 42, of 3110 Winning Colors Way, Lawrenceburg were arrested when police executed a search warrant at a residence on Hickory Road.

  • Better a tax on booze than my back yard

    Column as I see ’em …

    My knee-jerk reaction to the city’s creation of a new tax on alcohol sales was just that, a knee-jerk reaction.

    That’s not uncommon for people like me who look at every new tax as yet another insult to my wallet by those who have insulted me quite enough, thank you.

  • It’s not too late to bring some green into your home

    Welcome to Kentucky’s roller coaster weather.

    Days upon days of almost 100-degree weather, with no rain, followed by highs of barely 70 and rain storms.

    Yep, it’s September.

    The birds are feeding off the flower seed heads faster than bread and milk sales when the weatherman says snow.

    I’d copy them. I’ve already seen flocks of geese heading south.