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Today's News

  • Rutherford Elementary School closes after week in session

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 9, 1937

    Helen Morgan, demonstration agent for Anderson County, demonstrated the latest method of canning peaches, tomatoes, beans and corn at Tyrone.

    The canning was done at the home of Mrs. Will Hughes. Others present were Mrs. Flora H. Booker, Mrs. Albert Ledridge, Mrs. W.P. Frazier, Mrs. Frank Searcy, Mrs. Ethel Moynahan and Mrs. C.W. Young.

    Two new Homemakers clubs were formed in the county, one at Alton and the other in the Hughes community.

  • Man carrying case of beer flees from police

    A man walking on Broadway while carrying a case of beer took off on foot from police before being captured Aug. 29 and placed under arrest.

    Lawrenceburg police responded to a report of an intoxicated man walking on Broadway. When they arrived, they saw a man identified as Marvin Earl Brown, 51 (no address) stumbling along, carrying a case of beer.

    Police said they ordered him to stop, but he took off running south, cutting through several yards.

    Police said they quickly closed the distance and ordered him to stop or they would use a Taser on him.

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students wage war over lemonade

    What started as a summer reading assignment two years ago has turned into one of the largest lemonade stands to hit Anderson County.

    Last Friday, students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School took part in the school’s second-annual Lemonade War, during which they competed against one another to see who could earn the most money.

  • Group to hunt for bigfoot here Saturday

    Those who believe in the mythical bigfoot creature will have a chance to prove its existence next week in Anderson County.

    Jeff Waldridge, known locally for his Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk, will be running Cryptidcon in Frankfort on Sept. 9 and 10, and says Saturday evening a soldout expedition to hunt for bigfoot will take place in an undisclosed location in Anderson County.

  • news briefs

    Salvisa Ruritans plan

    Bountiful Harvest

    The Salvisa Ruritan Country Days Bountiful Harvest Festival has been announced for Sept. 15-16, and will be located at 404 Main St.

    The event will feature a Salvisa Pageant and Baby Show.

    A Ruritan Cruise-In is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m., with music provided by DJ Rick Johnson. Run for Cover is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

    On Saturday, Sept. 16 performances are scheduled from musical quests R &R Band, Daughters of the King, Rob Rawlings, and Bluegrass 101.

  • Rotary plans Summer Fest to purchase football scoreboard

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg is taking its public service priorities up a notch.

    The club, famous locally for giving scholarships and dictionaries to students and a myriad of other public works projects, has set as its next goal erected a scoreboard for the football field in the county park, and needs your help.

    The club will kick off its fundraising for the scoreboard with Summer Fest — Small Town Throwdown, Friday, Sept. 15 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

  • Work continues to fix pension woes

    Over the course of the past few days, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems.

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling. I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state.

  • Confederate monument has to go

    White supremacists incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last month in defense of a Confederate monument.

    We must show the country that Lawrenceburg gives no safe harbor to such hatred.

    We must remove the Confederate monument on the Anderson County Courthouse lawn in Lawrenceburg. 

  • Drury’s roach comments remarkably irresponsible

    Column as I see ’em …

    Does Saffell Street Elementary School really have a cockroach problem?

    It does according to school board chairperson Donna Drury.

    During a public hearing to raise property taxes last week, Drury alarmingly recounted a visit to the school that she said resulted in her having bugs in her hair and crawling all over her, before doubling down on that nightmare by saying students are bringing cockroaches home in their backpacks. (See A1).

  • You’re not Conway Twitty

    A Lawrenceburg man allegedly tried to pass himself off as the late country singer Conway Twitty before police charged him Aug. 27 with his fourth DUI, according to an arrest report.

    Bradley W. Driskell, 46, of 1150 Paxton Road was asked to show identification when a Lawrenceburg police officer stopped him around 6 p.m. on Fox Creek Road. According to the officer’s report, Driskell handed him a Conway Twitty cassette tape.