Today's News

  • Way We Were: Perry has tea with the president’s wife

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 12, 1961
    Tom Cotton was named president of the Alton Ruritan Club. Other officers were: Cecil Cinnamon, vice president; Hodges Crutcher Jr., secretary; Allen Herndon, treasurer; and Urban Wilson, director.
    Wilson was to serve with two hold-over directors — William Elliott, and Winfrey Best.
    They also announced that another Jamboree would be held on the George Cotton farm on Saturday night featuring country music, food and fun.

  • Despite objections, Harry Wise Road subdivision will likely be built

    Several hours of arguments, debate and impassioned pleas last Thursday to prevent a developer from building a subdivision off Harry Wise Road won’t likely amount to a thing.
    Larry Cann can and almost certainly will build his subdivision. The only real question is how many homes he’ll be allowed to build.
    Dozens of Harry Wise Road residents came out in force to make their case before the Anderson County Fiscal Court, including a Lexington attorney they hired to argue the law.

  • Girl Scout troop gives to, receives from soldiers

    The children in Afghanistan love Girl Scout cookies.
    “They like the Caramel DeLites and Tagalogs,” said Bobbie Mayes, a soldier who just returned from Afghanistan in May. “They absolutely loved it. It brought a true smile to their face.”
    Mayes, who worked to empower Afghanistan women to manage their own businesses, received a package of cookies, letters and other items from the states from a Lawrenceburg Daisy troop during her year-long deployment.

  • Meet Carolyn Hatchett's first grade class
  • Meet Mr. Wells' first grade class
  • Meet Mrs. Sloan's second grade class
  • Heritage Hall goes fishing

    Residents of Heritage Hall took a fishing trip to Beaver Lake on Sept. 22, the agency reported in a news release.
    Assisted by staff members, residents fished and cooked out.
    “This year we decided to have a fishing tournament, and it was a huge success,” organizers said. “They had a great time.
    One resident, Gilmond Curtsinger, said, “This is the best day of my life,” organizers said.

  • Apply now for low-income heat assistance program

    A program designed to help heat the homes of low-income families is scheduled to begin Nov. 7, the Community Action Partnership announced.
    Those needing assistance can apply at the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership office, located at 117 Hilltop Drive, Lawrenceburg. Call 839-7102 for hours and additional information.
    Those applying need to provide a variety of household information, including income and identification.
    The program is a statewide initiative in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Truck tug to benefit Cole playground

    The ninth-annual David and Christopher Cole Truck Tug of War is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 in the county park.
    The tug will begin at 6 p.m.
    The annual event raises funds for the Cole playground, located near the Extension office in the county park. The playground is dedicated to the memory of the Cole brothers, who died in a traffic accident.
    The event will feature three sanctioned classes for two-wheel drives and four-wheel drives; three powderpuff classes; a street stock class; and a county-only class.
    Concessions will be available.

  • Yes, you do need a flu shot

    Getting a flu shot often protects you from getting the flu virus.
    And while the flu shot doesn’t always provide total protection, it’s still worth getting.
    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory infection that is caused by the influenza virus.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population in the United States gets the flu.