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Today's News

  • Council OKs new rules for fireworks

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted last Thursday to limit the setting off of fireworks within city limits to just before and after the Fourth of July.

    The 4-1 vote limits the use of consumer fireworks from June 27 through July 11, and then only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week, and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

    The ordinance allows them to be used on the Fourth of July through midnight.

  • Local dogs exposed to flu

    If you’re planning a doggie date for your pup, better think again.

    A strain of canine flu popped up recently in the Frankfort area that likely exposed several dogs here to the illness that causes them to cough, run a fever and have a runny nose.

    “There was a case diagnosed in Franklin County and a few dogs from here in Anderson County had exposure in that facility,” said Dr. Aaron Goodpaster, owner of The Animal Clinic in Lawrenceburg.

  • Marines to rock, raise cash for veterans

    The American Hitmen will take the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green on July 22 at 7 p.m. to raise money for veterans.

    The event was organized by an organization named Active Heroes, which helps veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life and provide services to veterans across the bluegrass and into Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

  • Suicide book booted from classrooms

    Anderson County Middle School has banned a controversial book on teenage suicide from being used for classroom instruction after it was developed into an even more controversial Netflix series.

    The book, “13 Reasons Why,” was used during the 2016 spring semester at the school, after it was approved by principal Jenna Rose for use in an enrichment class, according to information provided in an email by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • A ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’

    Carolyn Penny had no intention of joining her fellow seniors in staring at the eclipse of the sun Monday afternoon at the Anderson Senior Center.

    “When I look up into the sky, what I want to see is the face of God,” Penny said, dismissing offers to look at the eclipse through special lenses.

    Her refusals didn’t last long, though, once the light began to fade and others oohed and aahed at seeing the moon nearly eclipse the sun.

  • Kentucky Music Hall of Fame honors all kinds of music

    It’s almost impossible to measure what impact the state of Kentucky has had on the music industry but the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and museum is a place that tells the stories of singers, instrumentalists, song writers, and others from the state who have played even a small part in the rich and diverse music heritage the state enjoys.

  • State fair harkens back to days of self-reliance

    It’s state fair time. Growing up, visiting the state fair was a big to-do. My cousins all had animals to show and I used to envy them getting to stay at the fair overnight. I’m sure it was an adventure, but not very comfortable.

    I loved walking through the barns and then watching the shows. That was a lot of responsibility for kids and they did it all, feed, water, bathe, groom, repeat. They did it night after night and won ribbons and money for their hard work. Never mess with a kid who can walk a cow on a leash.

  • Are local monument’s days numbered?

    Like it or not, the Confederate soldier statue in front of our glorious old county courthouse is an endangered species.

    Like nearly every social construct or traditional value, monuments to those who fought on the losing end of the Civil War are and will continue to be under withering assault from those who loathe our nation’s founding, and in particular, its founders.

    No pun intended, but those radicals are like patience on a statue, and are relentless in their incremental approach to force the changes they want.

  • City tax rates to remain flat

    City taxpayers won’t likely pay a higher property tax rate this fall.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council heard a first reading last week to keep its property tax rate flat at $1.95 per $1,000 in assessed value, along with lowering the tax rate on personal property from $3.07 per $1,000 to $2.35.

    The property tax rate is expected to generate about $10,000 more than it did the year before, thanks for a slight uptick in growth during the past year, after several years of declining property values.

  • Seniors upset after Adult Day facility closes its doors

    After being a part of the community for over 25 years, Anderson County Adult Day closed its doors last Friday.

    The program was part of the Bluegrass Community Action, and those locally seeking day care for the elders in their lives will now have to look in surrounding counties for a center to which they can take them.

    Executive Director Troy Roberts did not respond to questions about why the facility closed.