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Today's News

  • Sobriety group casting a wider net by including middle school

    A high school youth group dedicated to teaching sobriety has expanded its reach into Anderson County Middle School.

    The S.O.S. Youth Coalition meets every other month for 20-minutes at the high school, normally with the same 10-15 students in attendance.

    The group held an anonymous survey at the high school during its first year, saying results they were good, but also shocking.

    “The things that really stood out that we adults did not think about was the number one cause for alcohol and drug use was stress,” said Donna Drury.

  • Drone providing variety of uses for county fire district

    Anderson County firefighters have a new weapon in their arsenal, one that doesn’t involve hoses, fire trucks or oxygen tanks.

    The fire district recently obtained a drone that can be used for myriad purposes, including helping keep firefighters safe.

    With four whirring propellers, the remote-controlled unit can soar hundreds of feet into the air and travel miles from its user. It is equipped with a video camera that transmits images back to the operator, who mounts a cell phone into the remote control.

  • news briefs

    Chrisman Memorial 5K is Sept. 9

    The second annual Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk and Run is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 in Lawrenceburg.

    The event is held to raise funds in memory of Chrisman, an Anderson County native and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg graduate who was killed in the line of duty while serving as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police.

    Participants can register through the day of the race for $35 or $25 for police officers and children 12 and under.

  • anderson county jail log

    From staff reports

    The following people were arrested in August and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Aug. 1

    Austin Caffee was charged with receiving stolen property by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Elizabeth Gilbert was charged with receiving stolen property by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    David Baker was charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Aug. 3

  • United Bank, Here for What’s Next

    The two Lawrenceburg branches of United Bank & Capital Trust Co. have a history going back to the 1880’s. Now in 2017, our employees remain committed to community involvement and attention to customer needs.

    Come see our friendly staff at the Main Street Branch, where Branch Manager Barbie Markwell and her team are ready to help you open an account. Our lenders, Randy Leet and Libby Goodlett are happy to discuss financing needs large or small.

  • NEW HOMEMAKERS CLUB IN ROYALTY COMMUNITY

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 2, 1937

    A number of women of the Royalty community met at the home of Mrs. C. E. Champion and formed a Homemakers Club. Helen Morgan, Home Demonstrator for Anderson County did a canning demonstration at the meeting.

    Mrs. Charles Duncan was elected president; Mrs. C.E. Champion, vice president; and Callie Gritton, secretary.

  • The importance of being the world’s salt and light

    If you have spent time around church, you most likely are familiar with the expression that we, as followers of Christ, are to be “salt and light.”

    I believe for most of us that expression has become cliché and meaningless.

    Jesus said in John 8:12: “I am the light of the world, he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  • senior calendar

    From staff reports

    The following events are scheduled during August at the Anderson County Senior Center, located on Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

    Aug. 30

    8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club

    10:30 a.m.: Music entertainment

    11:30 a.m.: Lunch

    12 – 2p.m.: Farmers Market sale in the parking lot

    12:30 a.m.: Card games and card room activities

    Aug. 31

    8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club, yoga

    9:30 a.m.: Chair exercises, shopping, errands, and appointments

  • Inspired by Challengers

    There are times in life when you are truly challenged by something you see.

    Bill Lewis was one of those people and because of a simple gesture, Anderson County kids who have physical difficulties will benefit for many years.

    Mr. Lewis passed away two weeks ago. He was not an Anderson County native. He never worked in Anderson County nor did he ever live here. Yet, he was greatly touched when he visited one day about two years ago.

  • Beaver Lake to be lowered in fall

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to lower Anderson County’s Beaver Lake in late fall, according to a news release. The action is part of an effort to improve panfish and largemouth bass fishing in the 158-acre lake.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting to outline the project and take questions from the public at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The meeting will be held at the Anderson County Cooperative Extension office at 1026 County Park Road.