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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Still learning life’s lessons

    At 24 and a little over two full years out of college, I still consider myself a student — of life, if nothing else.

    I hope I never stop learning because, as Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    In an effort to keep my mind (and yours) young, I’ll share a few things I’ve learned recently.

  • Dentist charged with two DUIs in week

    A local dentist was charged twice in one week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police reports.

    Dr. Dana Dahlen, 62, whose dental office is located at 311 S. Main St., was charged June 30 by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and again July 6 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dahlen registered a .27 on a Breathalyzer test, nearly 3 1/2 times the legal limit, when arrested by the sheriff’s department, according to an arrest report.

  • South Anderson lifts boil water advisory

    The South Anderson Water District on Saturday lifted the boil water advisory for part of its service area, according to a news release.

    The advisory was issued on Friday and affected all customers from approximately 2040 Bardstown Road (close to the Highway 62 water station) to Hickory Grove Road, and customers on Beaver Lake, Ballard Road, Bear Creek Road, Mill Creek Pike, Fox Creek/Goshen roads and Paxton Road.

  • Growth spurt

    Some do it to save money.

    Some do it to teach their children the benefits of an agrarian lifestyle.

    Others do it just to have a freezer or storeroom full of tasty veggies year ’round.

    “It” is gardening, and Anderson County is absolutely blooming this year with green thumbs.

  • County suspends recycling following wreck

    Anderson County has suspended its recycling program after the truck used to collect items was destroyed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish’s office announced.

    The truck was attempting to take a left off Highway 62 onto Primrose Lane near the golf course when another vehicle attempted to pass and slammed into the side of the truck.

  • City gets grant for skate park

    Finally.

    Members of the local skate park committee, city officials and community members who have donated to the skate park cause will finally see the fruits of their labor.

    Lawrenceburg has been selected to receive a $45,000 matching Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that will be used to fund the construction of a skate park, Mayor Edwinna Baker announced at Monday night’s city council meeting.

    The skate park committee has raised the matching $45,000, for a total of $90,000.

  • Relay for Life kicks off Friday

    The eighth annual Anderson County Relay for Life is set to begin Friday night at 6.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, runs through 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Over 20 teams will be walking around the track at the American Legion fairgrounds and city park in an effort to raise $113,000. Last year’s event raised $108,690.

    The event has continued to grow since it started in 2002, organizers said.

  • Ex-youth minister in court Tuesday

    The former First Baptist Church youth minister accused of sexually abusing two teens in 1992 is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court for a pretrial conference.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond, was indicted by a grand jury last month on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of two children, one under 16 and the other under 14 at the time.

    At least one of the alleged victims came forward last summer and Kentucky State Police launched an investigation in August.

  • COLUMN: Still just a small town girl

    Borrowing a line from Kellie Pickler, “I’m a small town girl/And that’s all I’ll ever be/I’m a small town girl/Hey, that’s alright with me.”

    I’m pretty sure Pineville is smaller than Lawrenceburg — my parents think Lawrenceburg feels a lot bigger — but I’ve always said Lawrenceburg feels like home, only without the mountains.

    Still, my point is that I’m also from “a town so small you don’t need a map,” and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

  • Cats aware of heat dangers as fall practice begins

    As fall sports practice begins today for high school athletes, coaches and school officials are preparing to implement a new law aimed at reducing heat-related injuries.

    House Bill 383 requires the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the state Department of Education to increase sport safety. The bill was passed after the death of Pleasure Ridge Park football player Max Gilpin from an apparent heat stroke last August.