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Today's News

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attends convention, receives awards

    The Department of Kentucky held its annual convention for the American Legion and Auxiliary on June 2-4 in Louisville.
    Those attending from Lawrenceburg were Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry, Unit 34 President Pam Rice, Betty Butler, Chrisie Halvorson, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior members Anna Boyles, Hannah Drury and Janna Halvorson.
    Unit 34 received many trophies and certificates at the convention. Shirley Thornberry was named Department of Kentucky Member of the Year as well as Community Service Volunteer of the Year.

  • Sheriff receives DARE Lifetime Achievement Award

    Anyone wishing to hear Sheriff Troy Young speak for what could be hours on end need only bring up the topic of DARE — the school program designed to teach children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
    His passion-bordering-on-obsession with the program he helped launch a quarter-century ago in Anderson County has provided him with untold pleasure, and just recently statewide recognition as well.
    Young received the state DARE committee’s lifetime achievement award earlier this month for his virtually non-stop dedication to the program.

  • Independence Day celebrates struggle for ‘perfect union’

    This 4th of July marks the 235 anniversary of America’s independence from British colonial rule.
    The Continental Congress declared the 13 colonies free and independent states and absolved any allegiance from Great Britain.
    However, just six months prior, this thought was inconceivable. Congress had previously met only to regress their grievances with the British government. What changed this and what did the Declaration bring forth?

  • Pickin’ time is just fine when there’s veggies on the vine

    Where did this month go? It’s the end of June, already. Well, don’t worry. We still have plenty of growing time. Things really are growing. Rains have been so frequent it’s been tough to get in the garden to weed. Consequently, I have a huge companion crop of weeds.
    Those of us who work and garden are always battling the weeds. Seems like when I do have time the weather isn’t cooperative. I keep trying to get my newspaper and straw down but when I have the time off, it storms. Tough to lay newspaper in the wind.

  • Words from the wise

    Yesterday, I turned 22.
    That’s a few years shy of a quarter of a century, definitely enough life experience to justify doling out my infinite wisdom.
    Especially to my 10-year-old self.
    I don’t think I’m the only one who wishes she could go back in time, look her younger twin in the eye, and explain those mysteries of life that, of course, have been opened to us as all-knowing adults.
    But in honor of my newly acquired sageness, here are some tips I wish I could tell a younger me:

  • Sheriff understands how to shop local

    Sheriff Troy Young seeks out my approval about as much as a cat seeks out a bubble bath.
    His approval is the province of the voters, and like you, I get only one vote each four years.
    I do, however, get to comment with regularity on how the keepers of our tax dollars function, and if Rory McIlroy is the new standard-bearer for golf, the sheriff is likewise now the standard-bearer for how to spend our money.

  • Fireworks, parade highlight July 4

    Celebrate Independence Day in Lawrenceburg with the parade, festivities on the Lawrenceburg Green and the annual firework show in the county park on July 4.

    Lawrenceburg’s Fourth of July festivities begin with the parade lineup at 5 p.m., starting at the American Legion and ending on Woodford Street at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    In the event of rain, the firework display will be rescheduled for July 8, with a second rain date of July 9.

  • Fair, Horse Show continues through Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show continues to showcase beauty pageant winners, circus performers, trucks and tractors, and of course, horses during the final days of the 2011 Fair and Horse Show at the city park and fairgrounds.
    Tonight’s activities include the 2-year-old baby show starting at 5:30 p.m., as well as the 3-year-old Wee Miss and Mister and 4-year-old Tiny Miss and Mister pageants. June 30 ends the week of pageants with the Lawrenceburg Little Miss and Mister contest at 6 p.m.

  • Kaboom!

    Bottle rockets, roman candles and artillery shell fireworks are on the market for Kentucky residents looking for a more powerful bang for their buck on the Fourth.
    In March, the state legislature passed House Bill 333, a law allowing the immediate sale of consumer fireworks that shoot and spin into the air, as well as dictating stricter regulations and fees for seasonal retailers, manufacturers and fireworks enthusiasts.

  • Rogers wins fair crown

    Alexandria Lee Rogers received her second Fair crown, this time as the 2011 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show on June 27.
    Rogers, an incoming senior at Anderson County High School, won Lawrenceburg Fair Miss Teen in 2009.
    “It’s like winning a cheerleading competition,” she said of her most recent win. “It feels so good.”    
    Rogers competed against eight other girls, beating out second runner-up and Miss Photogenic Alex Patrick, and first runner-up and Miss Congeniality Whitney Gritton.