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Today's News

  • Stamp Club to meet June 11

    The June meeting of the Kentucky Stamp Club will be held at 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., Frankfort.
    A program including a drawing for stamp collecting prizes will be featured as well as a discussion of topical stamp collecting.
    For more information, call Breck Pegram at 502-403-8788.
     

  • Seniors eligible for farmers market coupons

    The sign up for farmers market coupons will be June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Center, 160 Township Square.
    Participants must be 60 or older, have a monthly income of $1,180 or less for a household of one person, or a monthly income under $1,594 for a household of two people.
    Those eligible should bring a picture ID, proof of income and their social security card to apply for the coupons.
    For additional questions, contact Sara at the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.
     

  • Donate blood for chance to win truck

    Blood donors have a chance to win a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck this summer.
    Those who register to give blood through Sept. 16 will be automatically entered to win a blue, extended-cab pickup.
    The next opportunity to pick up the blood supply and be entered to win is June 14 from 12:30-7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St. in Lawrenceburg.
    Those wanting to donate blood can call 800-775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org for blood drive and donor center details.
     

  • Box seats available for Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show

    Box seats for the 139th annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are now available, the American Legion announced.  
    The fair is scheduled for June 25-July 2 at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    Box seat tickets are $75 and include six passes and reserved parking for one car for the horse show nights on June 28-July 1.
    Box seats do not include carnival rides, which are available each night for $8 per person.

  • City council to consider changes to cemetery rules

    The Lawrenceburg City Council, after holding a work session to discuss its controversial cemetery ordinance, is expected to continue discussion—including the placement of Confederate flags—at its June 13 meeting
    Lawrenceburg residents voiced their concerns at a special hearing May 19, in which dozens of grieving family members protested the May 15 deadline in removing unattached items placed at gravestones.

  • Know how and when to water your plants

    Since I am in full mowing mode and have finally begun to work in the garden, I get to appreciate all the sites, sounds and smells of the farm.
    Everything is green, wildflowers dot the landscape and it’s all totally beautiful.

  • Freedom Hall really was about freedom on Saturday

    I was in Freedom Hall the night Anderson County played for the state basketball championship. It was the place where I heard Muhammad Ali say he wanted to fight George Foreman and Joe Frazier on the same night.


    I saw Julius Erving, then of the Virginia Squires, do things with a basketball that I had never seen and still can’t describe. I have been to several concerts there and I watched Richie Farmer make string music the state finals 23 years ago.

  • Muddy first impressions of Lawrenceburg

    I knew Kentucky was famous for its horses.
    I didn’t expect to see a Swamp Donkey.
    Last Saturday’s mud bog involved horsepower of a different kind, something unusual to the eyes of this reporter.
    After living in central South Dakota for a couple of years, I’ve seen my share of bucking bulls, rodeo cowboys and mutton bustin’.
    I didn’t possess the bravery of my preacher father, however, who once bonded with a parishioner while castrating bulls.
    I think I chose to take in the sights of a cow pie bingo instead.

  • Ticket better than scolding any day

    As opposed to chronicling this week what I perceive to be the misdeeds of others, allow me instead to discuss a couple of my own.
    Twice in the past month I’ve attracted the attention of law enforcement, and not for good reasons. A few weeks back, I got stuck around 4 a.m. at the traffic light at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Glensboro Road while heading to work. It was Tuesday, my early day, and I was most definitely in a hurry.

  • Downs joins News staff

    Goodbye, cornfields. Hello, bluegrass.
    Meaghan Downs, a 2011 graduate of Concordia University—Nebraska, joined The Anderson News staff as a full-time reporter on June 1.
    Downs, who received a bachelor of arts in English and Communications, worked as an intern and then as a part-time reporter for a county weekly in Seward, Neb., before packing up and heading south to Lawrenceburg.
    The 21-year-old said she started working in journalism by accident.