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Today's News

  • Gift shop opens next to Main St. bourbon mansion

    The proprietor of  “The Attic,” located on the T. B. Ripy house grounds, said he hopes the new gift shop will bring awareness of Lawrenceburg’s pre-prohibition history as well as some funding needed to restore the historic residence.
    Tom Ripy, a Pittsburgh-based businessman and descendant of distillery owner T. B. Ripy, said he brought up the idea of opening a visitors center and gift shop in the garage next to the mansion during a general meeting with the owners of the mansion.     

  • District court docket: 10-9-13

    Judge Tom Lively heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 25, 2013.
    Christopher L. Davis, disposition, second-degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – continued to Sept. 5.
    Jason E. Dean, motion to revoke probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – bench warrant.
    Timothy D. Dezarn, show cause, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession controlled substance – preliminary hearing Aug. 1.

  • Duck Dynasty attendance challenge results in popcorn party
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  • 4-H report: 10-9-13

    Super Stars
    On Sept. 27 Mrs. Campbell came to Mrs. Blackburn’s class to talk about the 4-H club.
    The class voted Julia McNulty for president, for vice president Blake Sutherland, for secretary Richmond Boggs and news reporter Abby Joseph. Next we voted what the club name would be. The four main people picked three names. They picked the Super Stars out of the three.

  • Science in silence

    The challenge: classify members of the animal kingdom only by the shake of the head or pointing a finger.
    Fourth graders selected one person to roam from table to table in search of a spider, snake, kangaroo, fish or another animal cutout that belongs in their assigned class system.  
    Jane Thompson, a 23-year veteran teacher in the Anderson County school system, said requiring students to work without talking keeps groups working together instead of one student overtaking the task.
    “This way, everyone has to participate,” she said.

  • Middle school student sends note ‘threatening’ Saffell Street elementary

    A male middle school student allegedly handed a note “threatening in nature” to a Saffell Street student riding the bus last Wednesday afternoon, resulting in an investigation by school administrators and the city police.
    Police Chief Chris Atkins said last Thursday afternoon that a Saffell Street parent contacted police after an elementary student received a note from a middle school juvenile while riding the bus after school Oct. 2.

  • ‘Dances with Wolves’ actor stars in Avenstoke Road film shoot

    A Native American man is dying in a cabin on Avenstoke Road.
    Director and producer Ray Arthur Wang describes his three-and-a-half-minute drama art piece as “an existential meditation on death and rebirth” with the primary filming taking place this week in a run-down cabin on Avenstoke Road in Lawrenceburg.  
    The “golden hour” of a setting autumn sun served as the inspiration for Wang’s short, he said, specifically the fall colors of Kentucky.

  • Help bring soldiers home for holidays

    When Christmas neared last year, Rodney Goodlett wasn’t a happy man.
    While speaking with his son Seth, a soldier stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Goodlett learned that many of Seth’s fellow soldiers simply couldn’t afford a trip home for the holidays.
    “Those soldiers fought for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and shouldn’t have to spend Christmas alone on a base just because they don’t have the money to get home,” Goodlett said.

  • A Homecoming to remember

    Church members trickle into the church and shake raindrops off umbrellas as Pastor Bobby Chesser conducts a short tour through Mount Pleasant Baptist on Sunday morning.
    He points to the new drywall. New tile. New carpet.
    The small country church’s sanctuary has also been completely rewired since a flash flood hit the church eight weeks ago, Chesser said.
    The faint scent of new paint in the hallway gives away that volunteers worked the night before Sunday’s Homecoming service to finish small touch-ups.