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Today's News

  • Box seats available for Fair and Horse Show

    Box seats for the 141st annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are now available.
    The fair is scheduled for June 22-29 at the American Legion fairgrounds on Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    Box seat tickets are $75 and include four passes and reserved parking for one car for the horse show nights, which will be held Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28.
    “This is an attractive offer and permits you to bring family members or neighbors to the horse show at no further cost to you or your guests,” fair organizers said in a press release.

  • Lawrenceburg native Nolan graduates from KSP telecommunications academy

    Lawrenceburg native Cheryl Nolan, a dispatcher at Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, recently received her KSP Telecommunications Academy diploma in Frankfort.

  • Way We Were: Herndon, Catlett and Ripy real spellers

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 16, 1963
    Mayor John Lyons named Bill Young to the Lawrenceburg Police Department upon authorization of the city council.

    The Anderson County Farm Bureau announced plans to hold a large fish fry at the Legion Fairgrounds to benefit the Beaver Lake project.

    Miss Bernice Ruble and Johnny Giles were chosen queen and king of the annual Anderson High School Junior-Senior Prom. Charlotte Bowen and Jack Birdwhistell were chosen junior attendants. Wilma Dennis and Jimmy Atkins were senior attendants.

  • Text shows health chair told director not to alert paper of meeting

    Despite having an attorney general’s opinion that said committee meetings must be conducted in public, the chairman of the Anderson County Board of Health told the department’s director not to notify The Anderson News about a health committee meeting.
    The newspaper continues to investigate what appears to be an illegal meeting of a health board finance committee April 18, and has obtained via an open records request several e-mails and a text message between Director Tim Wright and board Chairman Steve Carmichael.

  • Fiscal court, not health board, to have final say on tax rate

    The Anderson County Board of Health is expected to set a tax rate Thursday night, but apparently won’t have the final say in the matter.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will still have to vote to include that rate on property tax bills — a drastic change brought about by the realization that a statute requiring it to do so actually exists.

  • News briefs: 5-15-13

    Truck tuggers’ first
    meet is Saturday
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will hold its first tug of the season Saturday, May 18 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, the group announced.
    The tug will benefit Relay for Life.
    Start time is 6 p.m.
    Admission is $8, with children under 5 admitted free.
    The tug will feature several classes, including three sanctioned classes: 4,200 pound 4x4, 5,500 pound 2-wheel drive, and 6,000 pound 4x4. It will also include local stock classes.

  • District begins search for middle school, ECC principals

    The Anderson County school district seeks the community’s input as it begins its search to fill two principal positions for the 2013-2014 school year.
    Members of the Anderson County middle school’s site-based decision-making council voted to offer an online survey for “stakeholders” — those parents, students staff and residents with a vested interest in the middle school — as the council evaluates principal candidates.

  • Marching one last time

    High school senior Katherine Green said she’s only cried of joy twice in her life.
    The first time was when she found out the marching band was going to finals.  
    The second was when she got into the architecture program at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky.
    As most of the Anderson County Marching Bearcats seniors gathered in a hallway outside the band room last month to discuss the last four years (for some the last five years, not every senior chose the same memory from the 2012 season.   

  • Council approves first reading of $3.559M budget

    The city council unanimously approved the first reading of its $3.559 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a $43,400 increase.
    The budget’s expenses for health insurance may need to be adjusted, according to Mayor Edwinna Baker during the finance committee meeting Monday afternoon, because of delays in receiving health insurance rates for employees.
    Baker said the expenditures for employees’ health insurance will change and most likely be higher once the city receives health insurance rate information by June 1.

  • Students receive awards at Conservation District banquet

    The Anderson County Conservation District held its annual banquet April 23 to honor students for participating in the Jim Claypool Art and Writing contest.  
    “The Art and Writing contest was made possible through the hard work and dedication of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Anderson County Conservation District,” according to the Conservation District’s press release.