Today's News

  • City council approves 2% fee on alcohol sales

    Buying alcohol in the city of Lawrenceburg will get more expensive this coming January.

    The city council on Monday gave final approval to a 2 percent regulatory fee on all alcohol sales within city limits.

    The vote was unanimous.

    The fee will not apply to establishments that sell alcohol outside of city limits, including the convenience stores and restaurants near Eagle Lake Convention Center or the convenience stores located near the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Making a change, making a difference

    Even when he was chasing quarterbacks or putting his opponents on the mat, Zach Cotton knew his true nature was that of a gentle soul.

    “I am really not one to fight back,” the former Anderson County High School football player and wrestler admits. “I am like a rabbit.”

    Life can take some unusual twists and turns, but little did Zach Cotton know that a desire to change his lifestyle would lead him to an avenue to reach his dream of simply helping special needs children cope with what life has dealt them.

  • Two busted when cop eyes weed in window

    Officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department did a double take while on patrol last Wednesday morning.

    As he passed by a residence at 200 Forrest Drive, he noticed what appeared to be marijuana plants visible from a basement window.

    “I turned around and could verify, from the street view, that the plants were marijuana,” Dunn wrote in a police report.

  • Sidewalk Days return to Lawrenceburg this week

    Bargain hunters will delight starting Thursday when Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days kicks off in Lawrenceburg.

    The three-day event will culminate on Saturday with live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street, which will be closed to traffic to allow merchants to showcase their wares.

    The event, sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News, marks the first time in recent years that sidewalk days have been held. The goal is to promote local shopping opportunities and give new merchants and restaurants a chance to introduce themselves to the public.

  • Paying their respects

    Most Americans went about their normal, work-a-day lives when the anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks occurred last Friday.

    Not Glen and Jennifer Drury.

    The Lawrenceburg couple wanted to make sure proper respect was paid to those who lost their lives in the attacks, so they traveled to the site of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania for a ceremony remembering the brave men who forced the plane to crash into a field.

  • Church news briefs, Sept. 16, 2015

    Central Baptist to celebrate anniversary

    Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 25th anniversary Sept. 19-20.

    The Sammy Glass Family will sing Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., followed by a special 25th anniversary celebration service at 11.

    A potluck meal will follow the Sunday morning service.

    The church is located at 1958 U.S. 127 Bypass North.

    Pastor Rick Clark invites all to attend.

    Call 502-839-5013 or 502-319-0903 for information.

  • Roast a perfect meal for after church

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    Growing up in a large family, things could be a bit unpredictable at times.

    There were a few things that were inevitable, there was sure to be a squabble between one of us seven sisters and brothers from time to time. We would all be at church every Sunday morning without fail, and momma would always have her famous roast, potatoes and carrots in the oven and ready for us to eat when we got home.

  • Senior Center Calendar

    Yoga for the Back

    When: 8:30 a.m. Mondays from Sept. 21 to Dec. 7

    Admission: free

    Where: Anderson Senior Center, 160 Township Square

    Description: This one hour yoga class will offer participants a weekly practice of stretching, strengthening and relaxing with a focus on reducing back pain and the risk of that pain becoming chronic.

    Instructor is Jenny Howard Owen, a certified and registered yoga teacher.

    All adults are welcome.

    Participants should bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

    Gentle Yoga

  • Anderson County High School class of 1995 to hold reunion

    The Anderson County High School class of 1995 will hold its 20-year reunion Sept. 26 at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The reunion is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., according to a news release.

    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page, ACHS Class of ’95 Reunion.

  • New acute care clinic is Spivey’s dream come true

    When asked why she wanted to open an acute care clinic in Lawrenceburg, Leeann Spivey said the idea was a pipe dream she’s had for years.

    On Monday that dream came true when Spivey, a family nurse practitioner, opened The Ready Care Clinic at 92 Plaza Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    It is the only private clinic of its kind operating in Anderson County, and allows people with illnesses or injuries a place to go with or without an appointment.