Today's News

  • Local News Briefs: August 5, 2015

    Senior center to sponsor AARP Smart Driver Course

    A smart driving session will be presented at the Anderson senior center Thursday, Sept. 10 from 12:30-5 p.m.

    The classes will cover defensive driving techniques, safety strategies and new traffic laws. Upon completion, participants can receive a multi-year discount on their car insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members at $20 for non-members.

    To register, call the Anderson Senior Center at 839-7420.

    Yoga classes offered at health department

  • Senior Center Calendar: August 5, 2015

    Thursday, August 6

    8:30 Breakfast bunch

    9 a.m. Video exercise

    9–2 p.m. Shopping and errands

    6-7 p.m. Caregivers of all patients Opal Phillips/Anderson Library

    Friday August 7

    10:30 a.m. Ed Curtsinger/Karaoke

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Bible study with Victor

    1:15 p.m. rook/cards

    Monday, August 10

    10:30 a.m. Eating for your health

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Rook/cards

    12:30 p.m. Jigsaw puzzles

    Tuesday, August 11

  • ENGAGEMENT: Gruenwald-Holt

    Mr. and Mrs. Greg Gruenwald announce the engagement of their daughter Amy Lynn Gruenwald to Matthew Dylan Holt.

    The groom is the son of David and Dana Holt of Lawrenceburg and the grandson of the late John Allen and Gayle Dadisman and Kenneth and Rose Holt.

    He is a 2005 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands. He is currently employed by Blue Grass Stockyards and also serves as the Assistant Farm Manager of the family througbred operation Gunsmoke Farm.

  • Zucchini: the most versatile vegetable

    Summertime is in full effect and I am making the most of the crops that survived all the rain. One of my favorite vegetables from the garden is zucchini. I especially love its versatility. It can be crunchy, creamy, sweet or savory.

  • The Way We Were:Casey named chairman Anderson Conservation District

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 29, 1965

    Outstanding student

    Jane McGuire, sophomore student at Western High School, was presented the Crisco trophy as the Most Outstanding Home Economics Student at the school.

    She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. McGuire of Sinai.

    Thursday, Aug. 5, 1965

    Suffers leg injury

  • Retiring director ‘will be missed’

    When Debbie Lottes began her career assisting senior citizens 25 years ago, all she wanted to do what help them solve their problems.

    First, she had to learn how.

    “When I started I was gung-ho to make their lives better,” Lottes following a retirement party in her honor last week at the Anderson Senior Center.

    “But I had to learn that it couldn’t be my version of better, it had to be their version of better, and that’s hard to do.

  • Flute gathering celebrates diversity, heritage

    Amid smoke and fire and the rhythmic beat of a drum the Azteca dancers performed the “Singing of the Flower” or “One Flower” dance of the ancient Mexica people from Mexico City on the Lawrenceburg Green last Saturday.

    The dancers, dressed in elaborate regalia and headdresses made of long pheasant feathers that swirl with each calculated twist of the dancer’s neck, move in unison to the percussive beat of the drum as they form a circle.

  • Fire damages home on Powell Taylor Road

    A fire early Monday morning caused major damage to a home at 1146 Powell Taylor Road.

    Connie Snipes said she was home when the fire broke out. Her husband, Bud Snipes, said he had already gone to work.

    “I was sleeping on the couch when the smoke woke me up,” Connie Snipes said. “I just went outside and called 911.”

    The couple’s three dogs were with them as they watched firefighters battle the blaze. Connie Snipes said their cat was missing.

  • City eyes ways to save electricity

    To keep the lights on, the water flowing, the Lawrenceburg City Council shells out approximately $750,000.

    That might soon change.

    Council members are now in the early stages of considering entering into an energy savings performance contract that would, they hope, provide ways to lower the city’s electric bill.

  • Lawrenceburg woman jailed for trafficking methamphetamine

    A Lawrenceburg woman was charged Sunday afternoon with trafficking methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Harrodsburg Road.

    Amanda Florian, 25, of 300 Bond Street was a passenger in a car on Harrodsburg Road when the vehicle was pulled over by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    In his report, Crouch said when Florian exited the vehicle, an Advil container she had concealed between her thighs fell onto the road and she tried to kick it under the truck.