Today's News

  • ‘The Flim-Flam Man’ film to be shown during Burgoo festival

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    From May to November of 1966, Hollywood transformed Main Street into Cape Fear.  
    “The Flim-Flam Man,” a 1967 film set in the fictitious Cape Fear County, brought Lawrenceburg its first, and so far, only behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood filmmaking.  Athena Gentry, director of adult programming at the Anderson Public library, has been researching the movie prior to the library’s Oct. 1 showing, which will coincide with the Burgoo festival.

  • News launches burgoo cook-off

    Some use old granddad’s secret recipe. Others simply toss whatever edible items they have into the pot and let them stew.
    There’s no shortage of ways to make burgoo, but come Saturday, Oct. 1, one version will be proclaimed the best.
    The Anderson News, in cooperation with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, city of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Tourism Authority, will sponsor its inaugural Burgoo Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tentatively on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Pierian Woman’s Club plans activities for coming year

    From staff reports
    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club resumed its monthly meetings Sept. 15, and welcomed new members Beth Schwarz and Amy Stumph.
    Singer-pianist Jim Wheeler provided musical entertainment.
    Frank Rowe gave a talk about Habitat for Humanity. A nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry, Habitat provides housing for low-income working families. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple houses, according to a news release.

  • Flags hoisted at sheriff’s office
  • Local politicians visit Anderson County Public Schools
  • Wednesday sports update: Bearcat soccer beats Marion

    Wednesday sports update


    Not a lot to report on from Anderson County sports on Tuesday night, however, the Anderson County boys’ soccer team routed Marion County, 3-0.  Details will be in the Sept. 28 Anderson News.

    The big game tonight is Anderson County vs. Franklin County in girls’ soccer action.  It is a district seeding game to be played at the Anderson pitch at 7 p.m.

  • VFW, Auxiliary sponsor scholarship contests for youth

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075, and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two contests for youth in the community.
    The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades 9-12. It is a three to five minute audio-essay on the subject, “Is There Pride in Serving in our Military?”. First and second place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively, and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.

  • Make sure to scrub garden delights

    T-Shirts and sweatshirts … it’s that kind of weather.
    Fall officially arrives this Friday, bringing both the good and the bad.
    Those who dislike hot weather, love it. The rest of us, not so much.
    Like spring, fall is a roller coaster of weather fronts, bouncing us back and forth between hot and cold, sunny and rainy and breezes and gales. We can be in T-shirts and sandals one day and bundling up the next.

  • Questions, answers as election day nears

    Although the General Election is still 48 days away, we have been receiving numerous questions, so I thought we would get an early start and answer them in this month’s column.
    Question: When is the General Election and who is running for what?  
    Answer: Nov. 8 is the date. This year’s rlection is for statewide races, which include governor, secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, state auditor, state treasurer and attorney general.
    A complete list of candidates can be seen on the Secretary of State’s website at www.elect.ky.gov.

  • ACT scores symptom of public school ills

    This year Anderson County High School juniors took the ACT test. This is the third year that the scores have been consistently leveling out at 18.3, which is below the national average of 21.1, and the state composite scores of 18.8.
    Other counties have scored higher than Anderson. Some of those are Franklin at 19, Spencer at 18.7, and Shelby at 18.7.