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Today's News

  • Safety Day at General Cable

    General Cable hosted its annual Safety Day event on July 7 at the company’s Lawrenceburg facility. Over 250 people attended the event.

    General Cable, headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world. The company develops, designs, manufactures markets and distributes aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for various industries, according to a news release.

  • City/county tourism divided over restaurant tax

    City of Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker and Anderson County Judge Executive John Wayne Conway have been in recent negotiations for a joint city county tourism commission.

    Negotiations broke down last week over lack of agreement on the possibility of a restaurant tax.

    In an interview Thursday, Conway said he’s not in favor of a restaurant tax, and he could not support a joint city and county tourism effort if it meant pursuing a restaurant tax.

  • School district honors several retirees

    Laughs and memories were shared at a banquet to honor 20 retiring Anderson County Schools’ employees for their service at board of education meeting Monday of last week.

    Combined these 20 employees had more than 357 years of service to Anderson County students. Retiring employees were invited to a dinner and received a lamp for 14 years of service and under or a personalized rocking chair for 15 years and more of service.

  • Three arrested in liquor store robbery

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Joseph “Blake” Penny, of Lawrenceburg, a third suspect identified in the Go Big Blue Liquor store armed robbery on July 10, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery Wednesday of last week.

    Dathan K. Spalding, 21, and Cody R. Baker, 20, both of Lawrenceburg, were arrested at the scene and also charged with first-degree robbery.

    According to court documents, Penny was identified as a subject of interest in KSP’s investigation.

  • Proposed sign ordinance stalled

    The new city, county and chamber of commerce sign ordinance efforts came to a screeching halt when the fiscal court failed to approved the first reading Tuesday of last week.

    The old sign ordinances have been criticized for being too vague and far too open for interpretation. A committee was put together to revise the old sign ordinances, which made the former five-page sign ordinance to a 30-page document designed to be more clear and concise.

  • New CAL Headmaster brings experience and energy

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg announces the hiring of a new headmaster, Jason Gribbins. 

  • Cigarette smoking among Kentucky high school students drops significantly

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, a significant improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System report.

  • Paden named in Harding University dean’s list

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg resident Erin Paden, a senior at Harding University, is among more than 1,200 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester.

    The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

  • Unit 34 members recognized at Department Legion and Auxiliary Convention

    The American Legion and Auxiliary Department of Kentucky Convention was held June 19-21. Unit 34 received many certificates and trophies. Those awards were best history, best press book, best scholarship program, best field service, best national security program. Unit 34 member Ann Ripy received Department of Kentucky Unit member of the year and community service member of the year.

    Members attending were Betty Butler, Pam Brough, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior Chairmen Chrisie Halvorson and Robin Browning.

  • Church news briefs

    Blue No More to perform at Salvisa Christian

    Salvisa Christian Church will host the gospel group Blue No More during the worship hour on Sunday, July 27. Worship begins at 11 a.m. All are welcome. The church is located at 155 Sugar St. in Salvisa.

    Salvisa Christian to hold Free Clothes Day