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Today's News

  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Donnell named top prosecutor in state

    Landmark News Service
    Laura Donnell, the commonwealth’s attorney who represents Anderson, Shelby and a portion of Spencer counties, achieved a high honor last month when she received the 2013 Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney award.
    Two commonwealth’s attorneys are selected each year for that honor, one Republican and one Democrat. Donnell is a Republican, and Brent Turner, representing the 31st Judicial Circuit, as the Democrat. Donnell’s circuit is the 53rd.

  • Lee’s Famous earns top honors for growth

    The Lawrenceburg location of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken has been honored for finishing first in U.S. and international sales for 2011 and 2012 and is expected to achieve more than $1 million in sales, according to Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurant owner and operator Chris Freeman.

  • Anderson County prayer walk to be held Saturday

    Lawrenceburg non-profit Awakening Ministries of Kentucky, local churches and other faith-based organizations will be sponsoring the Anderson County Prayer Walk on Sept. 21 starting at 10 a.m. until approximately noon.
    Participants can join the walk at three separate starting locations: the Anderson County ninth grade building, the Anderson County courthouse or the Lawrenceburg Green at 10 a.m.
    The prayer walk route will begin at the ninth grade building down Broadway, turning at Main Street to make a stop at the courthouse before ending at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Legion Auxiliary sponsors students for Girls State

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 recently sponsored two local students for Girls State, according to a press release.
    Kacy Ripy, a junior Auxiliary member, and her friend Laura Walker attended the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg for one week.
    “They spoke at our August meeting stating they enjoyed the week very much and learned a lot about how our government works,” Auxiliary members said in the release.

  • HANDS program receives tote donations
  • Two men busted for LSD, cocaine possession

    Two men pleaded not guilty last Thursday to cocaine possession and LSD trafficking charges during a District Court arraignment.  
    Benjamin Gardner, 21, 2976 Hume Bedford Road, Lawrenceburg, and Kevin Cross, 36, 1105 Jessamine Station Pike, Nicholasville, were arrested Sept. 9 around 5 p.m. after city police found cocaine, LSD and marijuana in Cross’s vehicle during a traffic stop on North Main Street.

  • Congrats, Phyllis, for winning a $50 gas card!
  • City council finalizes tax rate hike

    The city council unanimously approved the second reading of its 3.26 percent tax increase on Sept. 9.
    Council members voted 5-0 to set the real property tax rate at $1.90 per $1,000 assessed value and the personal property tax rate at $3.07 per $1,000 assessed value.
    Councilman Larry Giles was absent during last Monday night’s meeting.
    The new compensating rates will add $6 per $100,000 assessed real property and $22.20 per $100,000 assessed personal property for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • Enjoying the fading days of summer

    This Sunday marks the beginning and the end. The autumnal equinox arrives to say goodbye to summer. It has been a remarkable summer. Across the country it was the wettest since 2004.
    Those of us who lost garden plants to flooding need to come up with some solutions. I vote for raised beds.
    Cement blocks, rocks and old barn wood make great raised beds. If you know someone with a sawmill, those outside bark boards are really good, especially if they are cedar trees. The cedar helps repel insects. Mine lasted over 10 years.

  • Tired? Learn more about sleep Oct. 17

    Do you remember when you had a good night’s sleep?
    Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, from the University of Louisville Dept. of Neurology, will talk about sleep health on Oct. 17 in Anderson County.
    Here are some tips on getting a good night’s sleep. She will provide extensive information on sleep health which will help you or other family members from young children to seniors.