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Today's News

  • First Presbyterian Church welcomes new minister

    One of the oldest churches in the county is headed in a younger direction.

    Pete Jones, 29, became the pastor of First Presbyterian Church on May 1.

    The fact that church members sought out someone young to be their pastor, “says a lot about the direction they wanted to go,” Jones said.

    One of Jones’s goals for the church is to “open our doors” to the community and show community members that Christianity is also about having fun, he said.

  • Bearcats in awe of their fans

    Anderson County already had a reputation for supporting high school sports better than most places, but few were expecting the spectacle displayed at the Eighth Region championship game at Shelby County last Wednesday.

    Bearcat fans made the short trip in droves, far outnumbering the host school’s supporters. To be fair, it should be noted that Shelby’s softball team was also playing in a regional final on an adjacent field at the same time.

  • City officer injured during foot chase on Parkway

    A Lawrenceburg police officer was injured late Friday afternoon while chasing a suspect who fled on foot on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Officer Jeremy Cornish sustained an arm injury when he fell while chasing the suspect.

    Lt. Chris Atkins of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said Cornish was taken to a hospital for treatment. He said Cornish had a cast on his arm Monday, but X-rays were negative.

    “He’s going to the doctor today to make sure there are no torn ligaments or anything,” Atkins said Tuesday morning.

  • EDITORIAL: More clarity needed in health, library budgets

    It would have been hard to blame magistrates had they voted against instead of for budgets presented by library and health officials at last Wednesday’s fiscal court meeting.

    Actually, those budgets weren’t presented by officials from those agencies because they didn’t even bother to show up.

    Health Director Brandon Hurley was there, but not until he was summoned by the judge-executive after magistrates found a typo in the budget.

  • Demolition derby, truck pull added to fair

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will include a host of new features this year.

    Added will be a diesel truck pull featuring five classes, and a demolition derby.

    The truck pull is scheduled for June 22 at 7:30 p.m. The demolition derby is scheduled for June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Local entrants are encouraged, organizers said.

    Other new attractions will include a clown act that will perform two shows each night and mingle with the crowd between shows.

  • Swine flu confirmed in Mercer, Lincoln counties

    Mercer and Lincoln counties have each confirmed one case of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, The Advocate-Messenger in Danville reports.

    Both cases were confirmed in adults.

    “The (Mercer County) person is recovering at home on anti-virals and feeling much better,” Kathy Crown-Weber, director of the Mercer County Health Department, told The Advocate-Messenger on Friday.

    The Mercer person had no contact with schools or day cares and did not require hospitalization, Crown-Weber said.

  • Scouts improve gravesites of Lawrenceburg’s poor

    They were among Lawrenceburg’s poorest.

    When they died, there was no money to bury them in a cemetery, leaving family members no option but to have them interred in a field that now borders the county’s solid waste facility and highway barns.

    Although they can’t do anything about what happened to these people in the past, Cub Scouts with Pack 38, Den 9 can make the area around the graves more visually pleasing, and began that work last Saturday afternoon.

  • Community calendar - 6.3 to 6.9

    Wednesday, June 3

    Education

  • Big dam problem

    The dam that keeps a 5-acre lake from swamping a house below it in Woodlake subdivision is leaking, and taxpayers could be on the hook to make it stop.

    The state’s Division of Water has for years pestered county officials about the dam, but now it appears that the agency is getting serious and is threatening the county with fines up to $1,000 a day unless corrective action is taken.

    Woodlake subdivision is located in the Stringtown area, just off Harrodsburg Road.

  • Pit bull issue handed to committee

    The fiscal court has placed the creation of a vicious dog ordinance in the hands of several private citizens and two magistrates.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced last Wednesday that the committee will include magistrates David Ruggles and Buddy Sims; local Humane Society Director Donna Callahan; veterinarian Aaron Goodpaster; Nick Risden, who owns a company called K-9 Motivation in Salvisa; and Pam Rogers, the state’s national representative to the Humane Society.