Today's News

  • Saffell Street students participate in school-wide spelling bee
  • Way We Were: Tyrone Quarry selected as fallout shelter

    In the photo of the Lawrenceburg High Band that ran Dec. 12 the young fellow just to Leslie Toll’s right, who is not identified, looks very much like Phil Swift, according to an email from Jim McKee.
    McKee says the fellow identified as Phil Swift, does not look like him and is holding a clarinet, but Phil was a very good trumpet player and the other guy is holding a trumpet.

  • Celebrating Christmas morning in Anderson County
  • Community calendar: 1-2-13

    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.
    Anderson Public Library offers computer, yoga classes

  • Church briefs: 1-2-13

    Westside Community Church announces events
    Past Events
    Westside had a Christmas play on Dec. 16 and Dec. 21 called “A Christmas to Remember.”
    Westside had a church family event on Dec. 28, going to the movies to see “Wreck-It  Ralph.”
    Upcoming Events
    On Jan.6 Westside will host special guest singers at the Sunday night service at 6 p.m.
    On Jan.11 there will be discipleship class at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
    On Jan. 13 there will be a prayer walk at the Anderson County High School at 2 p.m.

  • Preparing for reindeer
  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 2: Wild Turkey, Four Roses sink millions into improvements

    The increased popularity of bourbon across globe was good news for Anderson County as both of its distilleries sunk millions into expanded facilities.
    Wild Turkey made the biggest splash by announcing in February that bottling its world-famous brand would return to Lawrenceburg after leaving in 2006.
    The distillery’s $44 million bottling plant remains under construction and is expected to provide around 60 new jobs.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 1: Thousands mourn death of Marie Garmon

    Several deaths, including one murder, hit Anderson County particularly hard in 2012, but none worse than the loss of Marie Garmon, 43, a mom and hospice nurse who died after being struck head-on by a dump truck in September on Versailles Road.
    In what was described by a funeral director as one of the largest turnouts he’d even seen, an estimated 4,000 people paid their last respects to Garmon before she was laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

  • Sky-high bids for recycling building rejected by fiscal court

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court received what amounted to a lump of coal in its Christmas stocking when bids for its new recycling center proved to be at least double the amount it previously approved to spend.
    Bids for the proposed $325,000 building were opened during a special called meeting Thursday morning. The lowest bid of four came from Smith Contracting, Inc., for $667,000.
    Each of the other bids were over $700,000, the highest being from the Walker Company for $779,000.

  • Bad-tasting medicine best recycling solution

    The $125,000 recycling grant the fiscal court got from the state last year could prove to be the most expensive “free” money Anderson County has ever received.
    Like cash from a loan shark, that grant came with some mighty big strings attached, including that the county construct a recycling building.
    That building has become genuine nightmare for the fiscal court, which on Thursday rejected four bids  — the lowest coming in at more than double the $325,000 magistrates voted to spend to have it built.