Today's News

  • Fireworks display on for 4th

    With Sunday's brief-but-needed respite from the drought and only a 20 percent chance of rain today, Fourth of July activities in Anderson County are on.

    The annual fireworks display is scheduled for dusk in the county park. Rain dates are July 5 and 6, if necessary. Those attending are asked to refrain from setting off personal fireworks in the park.

    Today's parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. veterans recognition ceremony at Lawrenceburg Green (behind Town & Country Bank).

  • Old ECC sells for $75,100

    The Anderson County Board of Education approved the sale of the old Early Childhood Center to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg during a special called meeting last Thursday night.
    The academy submitted the only bid on the property, and purchased the 45,500 square-foot building and the 7.5 acres upon which it sits for $75,100, less than half of its $170,000 appraised value.
    The building, which closed at the end of this school year, has been replaced with a new building near Emma B. Ward Elementary.

  • Distillery ups county assessment; foreclosures drive city’s down

    The assessed value of real estate in the county floated a bit higher this year while assessed value in the city sank like a stone.
    The city’s assessed real estate value declined by $1.4 million, according to preliminary information released by Brian Stivers, the county’s property value administrator.
    Assessed real estate in the county went the other way, increasing by nearly $3.6 million.
    Stivers said the reason for the decline within city limits is primarily due the ongoing rash of foreclosures, which drives down the value of nearby homes.

  • Fairgrounds receives $100,000 grant
  • Habitat for Humanity dedicates 13th home

    Doris Munsey never stopped trying.
    For 10 years, the Lawrenceburg woman applied for but didn’t get a Habitat for Humanity home, but that changed last week when she was officially welcomed into her new home on Coleman Drive.
    Anderson County Habitat for Humanity dedicated the 13th home it has provided June 10.
    Munsey said it took a long time to get her own home, but the effort was worth it.

  • Drury wins Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship

    Local American Quarter Horse enthusiast Emily Drury of Lawrenceburg has recently been named as an American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship recipient for the Dogwood scholarship.
    The Foundation’s Scholarship program awards outstanding members for their dedication to higher education.
    Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, references and participation in equine-related activities.
    Drury is the daughter of Jeff and Nicole Drury of Lawrenceburg and will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall.

  • Christian Academy schools city council on buying real estate

    Column as I see ’em …
    Congratulations go to the folks from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg on their purchase of the old Early Childhood Center.
    That property continuing to be used for educational purposes is ideal.
    And what a bargain! The academy made the only bid on the property and will pay just $75,100 for a 45,500 square foot building and nearly 7.5 acres of land in downtown Lawrenceburg.

  • Born in the USA: Top 10 reasons why we should love being American

    “That’s it. I’m moving to Canada.”
    Whenever we’re displeased or frustrated with the good ‘ol United States of America, we threaten to seek sanctuary in our neighbors to the north.
    Why? Because we just can’t take it anymore: the gas prices, the unemployment and yet another losing season of our favorite sports team (Kentucky basketball aside, of course).

  • Luci Lou’s celebrates grand opening
  • Little League district tourney to open

    The Anderson County Little League all-star teams embark on their post-season journeys with the District 3 Tournament Saturday, July 7, at Anderson Dean-Park in Harrodsburg.

    The 9- and 10-year-old team will be playing Eastern American of Lexington at 3 p.m. The 10- and 11-year-old team will also be playing Eastern National at 1 p.m.

    the 11- and 12-year old team will play Harrison County at 11 a.m. That division tournaments eventually lead to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The tournaments will continue through Saturday, July 14.