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Today's News

  • We’re soaked

    SATURDAY 11 A.M. — Anderson County remains under a flash flood watch with more rain expected to fall through Sunday.

    The county was under a flash flood warning through 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

    At least three roads are closed due to nearly 6 inches of rain that has fallen through Saturday morning, with several more inches expected by Sunday.

    Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said Rice, Gilberts Creek and Dry Dock roads are and will likely remain closed, with others, including Hammonds Creek, being accessible only when the rain relents.

  • Lawrenceburg woman in critical condition following wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman was seriously hurt Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving collided with a log truck.

    Phyllis Oates, 57, of Long Road attempted to make a U-turn onto her road from Highway 555 when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Rodney W. Peace, 69, of Magnolia, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    The collision caused the tractor-trailer to overturn, spilling its load of logs onto Highway 555, about 20 miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • Fireworks, parade rescheduled for July 13

    Rain has again forced the cancellation of Lawrenceburg's Fourth of July festivities.

    The fireworks display and parade are now scheduled for Saturday, July 13, local officials have announced.

    The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.

    Following the parade, there will be a veterans recognition and live music featuring Puncheon Creek from 6-10 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.

    There will also be games and food available on the Green, according to a press release from city hall.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Police searching for missing Mount Eden teen

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office joined the search Wednesday for a missing Mount Eden girl whose father said she apparently took off with a 19-year-old man.

    Deputies here were alerted by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office around noon Wednesday that the girl’s father, John Ray, of 165 Goodlett Road had been able to track the 19-year-old’s cell phone to a location off Anderson City Road, about six miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • Open Hands plans benefit motorcycle ride

     From staff reports
    Open Hands Community Food Pantry will host a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, July 13 with registration beginning at 11 a.m. and kick stands up at 12:30 p.m.
    The ride will begin and end at the food pantry, according to a press release from Open Hands.
    All proceeds will go to the food pantry to support its mission.
    Door prizes will also be awarded at the event, and a meal will be provided by the pantry after the ride.
    There will be plaques for the best and worst hands.

  • Church Briefs: 7-3-13

    Pigeon Fork Baptist plans Bible school
    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Activities are planned for children from age 3 through those who have completed the sixth grade, according to a news release.
    The week centers on the theme “The Kingdom Chronicles.

    VBS at Glensboro Christian

  • Court rulings show laissez-faire philosophy of life

    When the Supreme Court last week issued its rulings concerning Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, to say I was not surprised is an understatement.
    Although I was hoping for a different outcome, I had already prepared myself for this ruling; this has been coming for some time.
    Our culture is ripe for such a shift. The moral fabric of our nation had begun to rend long before last Wednesday; the rulings of the court were simply indicative of the direction we are heading as a society.

  • Community calendar: 7-3-13

    Wednesday, July 3
    Education
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Anderson Public Library plans tribute to Dr. Suess

    From staff reports
    Anderson Public Library will host a Tribute to Dr. Suess, the library announced in a news release.
    The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library, located on North Main Street in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

  • Brown family holds reunion at Fairview Christian

    From staff reports
    The family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William B. Brown had its annual reunion June 22 at the Fairview Christian Church fellowship hall, according to a new release sent last week.