Today's News

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  • Who will wear the Homecoming crown?
  • Saffell Street Elementary Citizens

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    Pictured are the Saffell Street Elementary Citizens for September. Back row, from right to left, Hallie Phiney, Laura Quire, Cora Beth Collins, Julia McNulty and Eric Morgan. Middle row, right to left, Savanna Rennels, Nate King, Danielle Roberts, Rachel Watts, Colton McMichael and Ethan Smith. Front row, from right to left,Ian Monohan, Bailee Marshall, Claire Sawyer,  Nathan Adkins, JayLee Chesser, Peyton Whohnhas, Gavin Haden, Carson Beeler and Emilia Harvey. Not pictured are Ashton King and Angela D. Brown.

  • Open Hands Food Pantry to offer diabetic food options

    The Open Hands Food Pantry, which has served Anderson County residents for nine years, will unveil its new program providing food and nutrition information to diabetics this fall.

    The program was made possible by a $5,000 United Way grant to promote healthy living. Katie Howard, volunteer for the food pantry, said it’s not about providing more food but instead promoting different food choices for diabetics and tips for serving, cooking and portion size.

    The food pantry serves around 350 Anderson County residents monthly.

  • Anderson grad featured in viral ‘Shake It Off’ video

    It was about three weeks ago just after the start of school at Transylvania University and members of Delta Sigma Phi were bored and looking for something to do.

    Naturally, the boys decided to record a video of them strutting their stuff through the hallways of their fraternity and going room to room dancing and lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

  • Chamber of commerce president to chair tourism commission

    Pam Brough was appointed as chairperson for the Anderson County Tourism Commission during its meeting last Wednesday.

    Brough, who also serves as president of Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said she is excited to take on her new role.

    “This will be a learning process for me. I’m excited for the opportunity to promote Anderson County,” said Brough. “I’ve only been here for 35 years, but I love Anderson County. Anything we can do to promote it, I’m all in.”

  • Judge, state rep. candidates share views with Farm Bureau

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation isn’t shy about the policies it supports, and last Thursday night wanted to see if the local candidates for judge-executive and state representative agree with those policies.

    “We don’t endorse candidates,” said Jeff Harper, a Lawrenceburg resident who serves as director of the agency’s public affairs division. “We feel candidates should endorse our policies.”

  • Four Roses still Burgoo Cookoff champions

    Jesse Sanford, of Four Roses, took home the trophy again this year, making him the four-time reigning Anderson County Burgoo Cookoff champ.

    Trailing just behind Four Roses was Dudley Darnell’s team, Darnell’s Old Timey Burgoo. Wild Turkey came in third.

    All the funds from the cookoff go toward Shop with a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.

    “It’s an honor,” said Sanford. “I love doing this for the kids.”

  • Low profile, high hopes

    There’s not much doubt about America’s love of football, whether it is being played in the National Football League or by 10-year-olds on a Saturday morning at Community Park.

    We fill high school bleachers on Friday night, college stadiums on Saturday and either head to a stadium or flock to the TV on Sunday afternoon. It’s why when the calendar hits late August and turns to September, sports fans generally refer to the time frame as “football season.”

  • Football first during Homecoming Week

    It’s Homecoming Week at Anderson County and you know what that means.

    All week long, the high school has been hosting activities leading into Friday night’s football game. A parade will grace downtown Lawrenceburg Thursday night, followed by community pep rally.

    Saturday, the school will host a dance to celebrate Friday’s game.

    The game? In a week of constant hoopla, it can be easily overlooked. But the entire week of festivities centers around Friday night when the Bearcats host Woodford County. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.