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Today's News

  • Way We Were: New building dedicated at Van Buren

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 20, 1962
    A dedication of the new building and a homecoming was held at the Van Buren Baptist Church.
    The Rev. Lewis Searcy, pastor of the Verona Baptist church and former pastor at Van Buren, delivered the sermon. Assisting in the dedication was the Rev. Paul Clubb, Shepherdsville, also a former pastor.
    The new concrete block building containing a sanctuary and approximately 10 classrooms was begun in 1958. The church was organized in 1950 and met several years in the old Van Buren schoolhouse.

  • Community calendar: 9-19-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg Green events
    Concerts
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Parrot Head Event

    Community
    Anderson Public Library offers two free yoga classes  

  • Waddy family displaced by fire

    Landmark news service
    A Waddy family has been left homeless after a blaze last Thursday night destroyed their modular home in Harrisonville near the Anderson County line.
    Waddy Fire Chief Greg Darst said the no one was at home at the residence of Mike and Pam Delk when the blaze broke out at around 7 p.m.
    He said the cause of the blaze has not been determined, but the fire is not considered suspicious in nature.
    The home was fully engulfed, requiring the services of three fire
    departments, Waddy, East 60 and Anderson County.

  • Fire rips through wrestling ring business

    A fire at Monster Rings and Cages, located at 1020 Cable Court near General Cable, destroyed the contents of the local business on Wednesday night, with the cause of the fire still under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
    The Anderson County Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 12. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said firefighters had to fight the blaze defensively, spraying water from the outside in.

  • City council gives final nod to tax rate increase

    The city council voted 4-0 at its special-called meeting Monday afternoon to approve a 3.4 percent increase in real property taxes for 2012-2013.
    Council member Sandy Goodlett made the first motion to approve the tax rate, with Larry Giles seconding the motion. Council members Steve Rucker and Ken Evans were absent from Monday’s special-called meeting.

  • Training center move delayed as board learns nearly half of students get free/reduced lunch

    The Board of Education unanimously tabled its decision Monday night regarding the relocation of the Regional Training Center to Saffell Street Elementary from its current home at the former Early Childhood Center, now the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
    The Regional Training Center requested that it remain at 126 North Main St. and rent its space from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg for $12,000 per year, or that it be allowed to stay at its current location until June 30, 2013, to accommodate its training schedule.

  • School board to take comments on $23M facility plan

    The Board of Education will hold a rescheduled public hearing Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at central office on its proposed facility plan for the Anderson County school district.
    After approving a $23 million draft facilities plan in May, the board of education postponed a scheduled public hearing on the facility plan in June.  

  • Judges hear appeal in Waddy man’s penis amputation case

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    The man who sued his surgeon and lost when he said the doctor had no right to amputate his penis has taken his case to the state’s appellate process in a case that could have significant ramifications in medical procedure.
    Oral arguments were heard last Tuesday at the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case of Phillip Seaton, 65, of Waddy vs. his urologist, Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort.

  • Complaints spur cleanup of junk pile on Beaver Lake

    After nearly a month of looking at a large stinking pile of trash and debris just feet from his residence on Beaver Lake Road, George Marcus had had enough.
    A Lexington resident who calls Beaver Lake his second home, Marcus raised a ruckus, made phone calls and by Monday, all of that junk was gone.

  • Cash Express shows thanks on 9/11