Today's News

  • Marching Bearcats place first in Pulaski County Invitational
  • Sixth grader to sing National Anthem at Keeneland

    The largest crowd to witness sixth grader Lauren Wash sing is about 500.

    That’s about to change in a big way.

    On Oct. 11, Wash will sing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people during the fall meet at Keeneland.

    “I’m actually really excited,” the 11-year-old veteran of numerous pageants and musicals said Monday afternoon. “I’ve done a lot of things over the years, but haven’t done anything as big as this.”

  • Operation Kidsafe will be here Oct. 5-10

    Operation Kidsafe will be in Lawrenceburg Oct. 5-10 at Chrysler of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    Operation Kidsafe provides parents with a private record of their children’s fingerprints, which will be recorded for their private use free of charge during the event, according to a news release.

    No special information is needed, and no data-basing will be done, organizers said. Parents take home the only record of the visit, which can be handed to law enforcement during an emergency.

  • Sheriff named to association’s board

    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, the organization announced.

    “It is both an honor and a privilege to work with the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association,” said Jerry Wagner, the organization’s executive director.

  • Community briefs

    VFW sponsors youth contests

    VFW Post 4075 and its Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two youth contests, the organization announced.

    The first is the “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition,” which is open to students in grades nine through 12.

    Entry deadline is Nov. 1.

  • Senior Center Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 1

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Exercise

    9 a.m. Shopping & Errands


    Friday, Oct. 2

    10:30 a.m. Make your own ice cream

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Cards/Games


    Monday, Oct. 5

    8:30 a.m. Yoga with Jenny

    10:30 a.m. Jammin with Jeff

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Rook Club


    Tuesday, Oct. 6

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Tai Chi/Exercise

  • Fellowship Baptist Church to celebrate 75 years

    ival to celebrate Fellowship Baptist Church’s 75th year at its current location is scheduled for Oct. 14-18 at the church, located at 1819 Hammonds Creek Road.

    Evangelist will be Alan Witham.

    Nightly concerts are scheduled for 6:30, followed by services at 7 with dinner served on the grounds.

    Performing Wednesday, Oct. 14 will be The Hilltop Trio.

    Special singing will be featured Thursday, Oct. 15, and The Patriot Quartet will perform Friday, Oct. 16.

  • Get best advice if starting business

    The Anderson County Extension Service provides assistance to small business development through CEDIK – Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky.

    I serve on the agent advisory council.

    We don’t have funds to help start a small business but we can provide professional help to assist you in developing a viable business plan.

  • Do chores before snow begins to fly

    Did anyone else feel like winter came up and smacked us in the back of the head this weekend? Talk about a wake up. Just as my body was adapting to the cold, Sunday rolled around and I was sweating in 74-degree weather. October really is a yo-yo month.

    This is the time of year when people seem susceptible to getting sick. How many people do you know who recently got a bug? I blame it on the ups and downs of weather, and our lifestyles. Taking care of you is a much better alternative to getting sick.

  • Time for trains to get out of town

    Column as I see ’em …

    Trains, specifically ones that travel through Lawrenceburg, are a pain right in the butt.

    It never seems to fail. You’re in a hurry to somewhere and, sure enough, a stopped or nearly stopped train is blocking each the city’s main thoroughfares.

    We’ve all been through it. You’re running late and a train is blocking Court Street, Woodford Street and Main Street all at the same time and, if you’re really unfortunate, the crossing on Bond Lillard, too.