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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Improvements evident at Rutherford

    This report from Andrew Bird, Superintendent of Schools, ran in the May 24, 1962 issue of The Anderson News about the Rutherford School.
    Rutherford is about 15 miles from Lawrenceburg and serves the southern part of the county. It is the center formed by consolidating in 1949-50 Young, Champion, Searcy, Goodlett, Kays, Royalty, part of Hickory Grove and Rutherford, all one-room schools ranging in enrollment from 11 to 23.
    The present enrollment is 139 and five teachers, four them with college degrees, and a teacher there.

  • Community calendar: 7-18-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg Green events
    Movie nights
    Aug. 10: ‘Happy Feet 2’
    Sept. 14: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
    Concerts
    July 27: The Sweet Beats – Beatles Tribute Band
    Aug. 24: Cadillac Shack – 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n Roll
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Parrot Head Event

    Lovers Leap events
    Aug. 4: "Rod Stewart tribute" by Larry Madlinger from Owensboro  

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  • Education briefs: 7-18-12

    Warford graduates from law school
    Amanda Lee Warford of Lawrenceburg graduated summa cum laude, salutatorian and juris doctor from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law on May 12.
    Warford is a published member and senior articles editor of the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 50. Throughout her time in law school, she has been a participant in the street law partnership with Central High School, a research assistant for Professor Judith Fischer and a member of many student organizations.

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  • Family Fun Fest to be held tonight

    The Anderson County school district will host its 11th Family Fun Fest on July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County Middle school.
    According to a press release from the school, the district plans to donate 800 backpacks again this year, filled with school supplies.
    If interested in donating school supplies, reserving a space for a business or making monetary donations toward Family Fun Fest, contact Beckey Johnson at beckey.johnson@anderson.kyschools.us.

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  • ‘Everybody loved Cody’

    Terri Ramsey sat in amazement Monday night as dozens of people filled Edwardo’s Pizza to show how much they cared about the son she and her husband, Gerald, lost earlier this month in a car wreck.
    “We are astonished there are so many people,” she said. “We loved Cody, but we didn’t know so many other people loved Cody, too.”
    Cody Ramsey, 17, was killed earlier this month when the mini-van he was driving slammed into a tree on US 62.

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  • Atkins discusses next steps for city police

    For about 20 years, Lt. Chris Atkins has served in the Lawrenceburg Police Department, moving from patrolman to corporal to lieutenant.
    Now he’ll be moving on a new role — interim police chief.
    “[Chief Tommy Burris] kind of introduced me to all of it already,” said Atkins, who has served under four city police chiefs during his tenure as officer. “It’s definitely going to be more administrative than what I do now.”