Today's News

  • Dangerous road to be fixed

    After years of complaining and dodging vehicles careening through their yards or slamming into their homes, help might finally be on the way for Graefenburg Road (Highway 151) residents.

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) confirmed last week that the state Transportation Cabinet plans to implement changes to the road, perhaps before the end of the year.

    “I was told they are hoping to get a contractor in there to do some repairs and make some modifications,” Tipton said in an interview last Friday.

  • Annual poker run raises money to bring soldiers home for Christmas

    Four years ago, Rodney Goodlett went all over Lawrenceburg, hat in hand, trying to raise a few bucks to fly soldiers home for Christmas.

    Fast forward to Saturday and what started as a way to help out a few soldiers has grown into a way of helping many.

    Goodlett, who spearheads the local chapter of Defining Forces, said Saturday’s poker run said it was easily the most successful fundraiser he has held so far.

    “We brought 13 soldiers home last year,” Goodlett said. “This year, we will probably bring home close to 20.”

  • Martial arts group raising funds to assist families

    Martial arts enthusiasts say the sport does much more than teach self defense.

    They say it also builds character.

    Amid the hustle and bustle of Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days on Saturday, members of Lawrenceburg Martial Arts on Woodford Street spent the day building that character by seeking donations to assist those in need this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Shoppers welcome return of Sidewalk Days

    Sidewalk Days in Lawrenceburg made its debut last week, featuring live music, grilled food and businesses showcasing their goods in front of their stores.

    Business appeared brisk during the three-day event, which returned for the first time in decades and was sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News.

    As she sat watching Puncheon Creek perform, Jane Ross said she was thrilled to see Sidewalk Days revived.

  • Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday, cook-off Saturday

    A weekend filled with music, pageants and food is on tap as the annual Anderson County Burgoo Festival kicks off this week.

    The festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, highlighted again this year by the annual Burgoo Cook-off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop. The cook-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Lawrenceburg Green, with trophies going to the top three teams.

    The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with music by R&R, followed by performances by Scott Said & Backroads Band at 7 p.m. and Killin’ Time Band at 8 p.m.

  • BIRTHS: Alexander

    Hudson Gregory Alexander was born July 16 at St. Joseph East Hospital.

    He is a son of Jason and Jamie Alexander of Lawrenceburg, and joins a brother, Wyatt Alexander, 2.

    His grandparents are Greg and Denise Cinnamon of Lawrenceburg, and Bob and Cammie Alexander of Lawrenceburg.

    His great-grandparents are Gene and Mary Ruth Cinnamon; Wilma and the late Dale Flygstad; Hazel Smith, the late Robert Smith, and the late John and Milda.

  • News briefs, Sept. 23

    Bailey family plans reunion

    The Bailey family will hold a reunion Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, Frankfort.

    A potluck meal will be shared at 1 p.m., with drinks and paper products provided.

    For additional information, call Danny Bailey at 502-875-5182.

    Book sale during Burgoo

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is having a “Burgoo Book Sale” book sale Sept. 26.

  • Church news briefs, Sept. 23, 2015

    Revival at First Baptist

    First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg will hold revival services Sept. 27-30, the church announced.

    John Franklin, a nationally known speaker in the area of prayer and spiritually healing, will speak.

    “His passion is to provide conferencing and resources to arouse God’s people to seek him for personal and national revival,” according to a news release from the church.

  • Firefighter charged with sex crime

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Monday with trying to procure a minor in a sex offense, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Attorney General Jack Conway.

    Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested at his home in Lawrenceburg, according to the news release, and transported to the Franklin County Jail.

    Meece is a volunteer at Station 5 of the Anderson County Fire Department, Chief Patrick Krogman has confirmed.


    FRANKFORT – Football has changed, but the game is really still the same.

    When they met Friday night, Anderson County, with its multiple formations, and Franklin County, owner of one of Kentucky’s highest-octane attacks, bore little resemblance to three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust.

    But the keys to victory have remained the same from the days of Jim Thorpe to Vince Lombardi to today.

    Hang on to the ball. Block and tackle. Do the little things and don’t make silly mistakes.