Today's News

  • Ruritans plan fish fry

    The Alton Ruritan Club will host its annual Labor Day fish fry on Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., the club announced.
    The meal will include fish, hush puppies, fries, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. Hot dogs will be available for children.
    Cost is $8.
    The club is located on Alton Station Road.
    Entertainment will be provided by Back in Time, with David Perkins, Rich Hanks and others doing karaoke.

  • Local man killed in car wreck

    A former Lawrenceburg resident was killed last Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle accident near Highway 55 in Washington County, according to a report in The Springfield Sun.
    Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield was traveling north on Highway 55 when his 1999 Toyota apparently crossed the center line and struck head on a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon.

  • Get motivated for fall, winter chores with images of a well-stocked pantry

    Can you believe it’s almost the end of summer? The stand is now closed and I’m spending Labor Day laboring in the kitchen.
    It’s the time I finish my canning, freezing and drying of the harvest, and it’s the picture of a beautifully stocked pantry that motivates me. Well, that and the knowledge that I know what I’ll be eating, where it came from and how it was grown.

  • Ripy House: Love at first sight

    I’ve fallen in love with a house.
    If I were a proper member of my generation, I would be in a serious relationship with my iPhone, not besotted with the T.B. Ripy House.
    Not the most conventional match, I know.
    As a part of my series on downtown Lawrenceburg, a tour of the only historic landmark designated by the historic district commission — a group looking to preserve a swath of Main Street residences and business— seemed essential.
    I don’t delight in the spoils of a war between a house and the wear and tear of time.

  • I’ll be the judge of what is fair

    Column as I see ’em …
    Before reading this, please take a moment to read the leadoff letter to the editor next door.
    Wasn’t that great? That is, hands down, the best letter I’ve received this year.
    The writer makes some interesting arguments, including that Anderson County and the City of Lawrenceburg would be better served were I in charge of everything. After all, who better to run everything than the person who knows everything about everything?

  • Elections board to consider fate of Western polling location

    The Anderson County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Friday at 10 a.m. for a special-called session, County Clerk Jason Denny announced Tuesday morning.
    The board is scheduled to discuss and perhaps vote on the Western polling location, located at the Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge.
    That location and several others become hotly debated last year when it failed an handicapped accessibility inspection.

  • Couple creates own toy story

    They live here, not the North Pole.
    But when it comes to stockpiling and distributing toys, even Santa Claus has nothing on Steven and Jessica Seeberger.
    Thanks to equal measures of determination and online ingenuity, the Lawrenceburg couple has two warehouses stuffed with toys, but is now determined to find retail success when they open their new store, ToyBurg, on Sept. 13 in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.

  • Youth is served

    Two local wildlife officers are looking for about 30 children, and one of them could be yours.
    Sgt. Phillip Crane and Officer Jason Wells, who patrol Anderson County for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, have organized for the second year a youth hunt specifically for children ages 10 to 15 from here, Mercer and Franklin counties.
    Their goal is to expose children who may otherwise never get the chance to hunting and all that it entails.

  • Ex-social worker to be arraigned

    The former social services worker indicted on felony charges of tampering with public records is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury earlier this month on nine felony charges that stem from her time working in the social services office in Lawrenceburg.

  • Teen killed in ATV wreck

    An Anderson County teenager was killed Sunday morning when the all terrain vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a tree.
    Jeffrey Knight, 19, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Knight was with family earlier Sunday morning before leaving on the ATV and heading west on Clay Burgin Road in western Anderson County, according to Tussey.
    No other vehicles were apparently involved.