Today's News

  • Way We Were: Hanks first local banker at state post

    In the picture of the students at the Marlowe School last week, the last student in the third row should have been listed as Donnie Stratton.
    The News regrets the error.

    50 YEARS AGO
    September 28, 1961
    Brenda Cammack, daughter of Mrs. Allen Cammack and the late Mr. Cammack, was crowned homecoming queen before the football game between Anderson High School and the Lancaster Green Devils.

    Billy Crawford and Allen Hutton were enrolled as freshmen at Eastern State College in Richmond.

  • Claylick United Methodist to celebrate 140 years

    The congregation at Claylick United Methodist Church will celebrate the church’s 140 years of rich history this weekend, according to a news release.
    The church will kick-off its Heritage weekend activities Sunday, Oct. 2 with a special morning worship service at 11 a.m., followed by an evening weenie roast and fellowship.
    On Monday, Oct. 3, the church will host its annual Burgoo, followed by a performance by the Patriot Quartet.  

  • Re-enactment brings Anderson County history into present

    History repeats itself in Anderson County.
    The battles of Lawrenceburg and Dog Walk unfold for one weekend during the annual Civil War re-enactment, a piece of Anderson County’s past some re-enacters fear might otherwise be forgotten.
    The two-phase skirmish of 1862 was captured on iPad and cell phone alike last Saturday, the cannons’ boom and rifle shots echoed in the crowd via digital gunshots from iGun apps.
    Both presidents — Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis — gave speeches.

  • Flags stolen at Healing Field

    They fly above granite markers at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg as a patriotic reminder of Kentucky soldiers who gave their lives in the war on terrorism.

    Apparently, not everyone shares that level of patriotism because, sometime earlier this week, someone lowered two American flags and stole them.

    Officials with American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary replaced those flags Wednesday afternoon, but said they can’t understand why anyone would commit such an act.

  • New ride for Humane Society
  • Ruff Country hosts ribbon cutting
  • ToyBurg hosts ribbon cutting
  • Lawrenceburg man killed in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit another head on Friday night in Franklin County.
    Mikey S. Ward, 32, was driving south on US 127 when his vehicle veered into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle, according to a report in the Frankfort State-Journal.
    Ward was pronounced dead while being transported to a hospital, the paper reported.
    Two victims in the other car were injured. One was in critical condition. The other was in stable condition.

  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser

    The Anderson County historical society hosted a bourbon and wine tasting fundraiser on the front lawn of Dowling Hall Sept. 24.
    Attendees had the opportunity to tour the T. B. Ripy House, the only official historic landmark designated by the historic district in Lawrenceburg.
    All proceeds of the event were to go to the historical society, according to organizers.

  • Salvisa native receives national boating safety leadership award

    Salvisa native John M. Johnson received the William B. Garner National Boating Safety Leadership Award earlier this month in Milwaukee, according to a news release from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
    He received the award “in recognition of his ongoing efforts to steer the national nonprofit organization,” the news release said.