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Today's News

  • The Way We Were: Three vie for County Dairy Princess crown

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 22, 1961
    Three young ladies were applicants for the title of the Anderson County Dairy Princess. Contestants were: Nancy C. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Romie Brown; Betty Frances Peyton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peyton; and Carolyn Casey, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Casey and the late Mr. Casey.
    Brown and Casey, both graduated from Western High in the spring. Peyton was a spring graduate at Anderson High.

  • City donates fire truck to BCTC
  • More criticism leveled against new parks and rec director

    A pair of softball enthusiasts kicked a little more dirt on new parks and recreation director Nick Satterly during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting, alleging he altered a tournament bracket and is difficult to get along with.
    Softball league volunteer James Koontz started by taking to task an assertion made earlier this month by Magistrate Kenny Barnett that up to 200 local girls were playing softball outside of Anderson County.

  • Fiscal court notebook: 6-29-11

    ‘The city gave zero’
    With no comments other than one made in obvious dissatisfaction by Conway, the fiscal court voted to accept the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority’s budget.
    Stressing the word Lawrenceburg, Conway noted that the city council did not include EDA funding in its current budget.
    “The city gave zero,” Conway said.

  • Fiscal court misses chance for solid waste grant — again

    An employee’s request for pressed polo shirts at taxpayer expense, coupled with news that the county failed yet again to apply for its share of millions in solid waste grants, left magistrates grimacing and eyeballs rolling during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • USDA grant applications to help rural cooperatives due July 22

    USDA seeks applications for grants to help rural cooperatives and businesses create jobs

  • Local students honored at Youth Salute ceremony

    Emily Drury of Anderson County Public Schools and Zachary Gray of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, each received High School Leader stars at the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership 2011 Youth Salute at Eastern Kentucky University May 15, according to a news release.
    Drury also received a $100 leadership award, courtesy of Holifield Photography.

    Gilbert receives dance award

  • Party on the Green
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attends convention, receives awards

    The Department of Kentucky held its annual convention for the American Legion and Auxiliary on June 2-4 in Louisville.
    Those attending from Lawrenceburg were Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry, Unit 34 President Pam Rice, Betty Butler, Chrisie Halvorson, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior members Anna Boyles, Hannah Drury and Janna Halvorson.
    Unit 34 received many trophies and certificates at the convention. Shirley Thornberry was named Department of Kentucky Member of the Year as well as Community Service Volunteer of the Year.

  • Sheriff receives DARE Lifetime Achievement Award

    Anyone wishing to hear Sheriff Troy Young speak for what could be hours on end need only bring up the topic of DARE — the school program designed to teach children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
    His passion-bordering-on-obsession with the program he helped launch a quarter-century ago in Anderson County has provided him with untold pleasure, and just recently statewide recognition as well.
    Young received the state DARE committee’s lifetime achievement award earlier this month for his virtually non-stop dedication to the program.