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Today's News

  • Birth: Easton Thomas Lueker

    Erin and T.J.  Lueker announce the birth of their son, Easton Thomas Lueker, at 10:50 a.m., July 3, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington.

    He was 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are David and Judy Craft of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Lois Tinsley of Lawrenceburg and Mildred Craft of Frankfort.

    His paternal grandparents are Tom and Shirley Lueker of Mount Sterling. His paternal great-grandparents are Virgina Schwartzkopf of Nashville, Illinois.

  • Extension Homemakers announce winners of Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    The following people won blue ribbons during the recent 2014 Anderson County Extension Homemakers Home, Craft and Garden Fair:

     

    ART DEPARTMENT

    Grades 1 – 4:

    Acrylic:  Ellie Yon

    Other Medium:  Rachel Ellis

    Grades 5 – 8:

    Pencil:  Jack Ryan

    Acrylic:  Krista Spaulding

    Other Medium:  Jack Ryan

    Grades 9 – 12:

    Watercolor:  Kaylee Snow

  • Anderson Humane Society receives animal shelter assistance funding

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation awarded the Anderson Humane Society with a $500 grant from the Animal Shelter Assistance program Monday of last week.

  • Local high school students recognized in Youth Salute

    Taylor Dile, of Anderson County High School, and Nathaniel Ward, of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, were winners at the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership’s 34th annual “Youth Salute.”

    Dile won a $4,000 scholarship with Midway College and High School Leaders award. Ward won a High School Leaders Award as well.

  • ACHS student wins best supporting actor award
  • Bath County High Graduate completes Gatton Academy at WKU

    Lindsey Porter, a recent Bath County High School graduate, has attended the Carol Martin Gatton Academy for Math and Science at Western Kentucky University for the past two years.

    The educational opportunity at the Gatton Academy placed Porter with the best and brightest of Kentucky high school students and allowed her to earn a full-ride Otis Singletary Scholarship for University of Kentucky in the fall.

  • City/county tourism divided over restaurant tax

    City of Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker and Anderson County Judge Executive John Wayne Conway have been in recent negotiations for a joint city county tourism commission.

    Negotiations broke down last week over lack of agreement on the possibility of a restaurant tax.

    In an interview Thursday, Conway said he’s not in favor of a restaurant tax, and he could not support a joint city and county tourism effort if it meant pursuing a restaurant tax.

  • School district honors several retirees

    Laughs and memories were shared at a banquet to honor 20 retiring Anderson County Schools’ employees for their service at board of education meeting Monday of last week.

    Combined these 20 employees had more than 357 years of service to Anderson County students. Retiring employees were invited to a dinner and received a lamp for 14 years of service and under or a personalized rocking chair for 15 years and more of service.

  • Three arrested in liquor store robbery

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Joseph “Blake” Penny, of Lawrenceburg, a third suspect identified in the Go Big Blue Liquor store armed robbery on July 10, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery Wednesday of last week.

    Dathan K. Spalding, 21, and Cody R. Baker, 20, both of Lawrenceburg, were arrested at the scene and also charged with first-degree robbery.

    According to court documents, Penny was identified as a subject of interest in KSP’s investigation.

  • Proposed sign ordinance stalled

    The new city, county and chamber of commerce sign ordinance efforts came to a screeching halt when the fiscal court failed to approved the first reading Tuesday of last week.

    The old sign ordinances have been criticized for being too vague and far too open for interpretation. A committee was put together to revise the old sign ordinances, which made the former five-page sign ordinance to a 30-page document designed to be more clear and concise.