Today's News

  • Tony’s BBQ Barn to serve burgoo at state festival

    They needed burgoo, and it didn’t take them long to find out where to find it.
    The organizers of the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival in Louisville knew that adding burgoo to the festival’s lineup would give it a kick, but first they needed to find a renowned purveyor of the hodge-podge of a stew.
    “We were watching a KET documentary on burgoo while considering adding it to the festival,” said Matt Willinger of Bisig Impact Group in Louisville, the event’s organizer.

  • Truck tug raises more than $8,000 for girl, 2, battling cancer

    More than 600 people attended last Saturday’s Truck Tug at the Anderson County park to raise money for Ryleigh McKinney, a 2-year-old battling a rare form of childhood liver cancer.
    The event raised more than $8,000 for Ryleigh’s family and featured raffles, donated concession food and, of course, the truck tug.
    “We were all amazed at the turnout,” Melanie Wiley of Kentucky Truck Tuggers said.
    Thirty-two trucks of all different classes participated in the event at the county park.

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  • Giving back, through music

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff Writer
    The Acoustic Project began with a man dying 10 feet from Kevin Riggs.
    The University of Kentucky student and Lawrenceburg native was returning from Houston after attending the Final Four game with some friends when he witnessed a terrible car crash.
    A man was ejected from the vehicle, and died on the scene. Riggs said some of his friends were EMTs, so they attempted to assist in the aftermath of the crash.
    Riggs said he tried to comfort the man’s wife, saved by her seatbelt.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 hosts Poker Run Sept. 3

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will host its fourth annual 100-mile poker run Sept. 3 for the Kentucky Healing Field.
    Poker hands will cost $10, and extra cards are $5 with a limit of two.
    The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Kentucky Healing Field located in Lawrenceburg, was the first and only permanent Healing Field ever constructed in the U.S. The Healing Field honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan and brings healing to their families.

  • Ruritans plan fish fry

    The Alton Ruritan Club will host its annual Labor Day fish fry on Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., the club announced.
    The meal will include fish, hush puppies, fries, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. Hot dogs will be available for children.
    Cost is $8.
    The club is located on Alton Station Road.
    Entertainment will be provided by Back in Time, with David Perkins, Rich Hanks and others doing karaoke.

  • Local man killed in car wreck

    A former Lawrenceburg resident was killed last Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle accident near Highway 55 in Washington County, according to a report in The Springfield Sun.
    Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield was traveling north on Highway 55 when his 1999 Toyota apparently crossed the center line and struck head on a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon.

  • Get motivated for fall, winter chores with images of a well-stocked pantry

    Can you believe it’s almost the end of summer? The stand is now closed and I’m spending Labor Day laboring in the kitchen.
    It’s the time I finish my canning, freezing and drying of the harvest, and it’s the picture of a beautifully stocked pantry that motivates me. Well, that and the knowledge that I know what I’ll be eating, where it came from and how it was grown.

  • Ripy House: Love at first sight

    I’ve fallen in love with a house.
    If I were a proper member of my generation, I would be in a serious relationship with my iPhone, not besotted with the T.B. Ripy House.
    Not the most conventional match, I know.
    As a part of my series on downtown Lawrenceburg, a tour of the only historic landmark designated by the historic district commission — a group looking to preserve a swath of Main Street residences and business— seemed essential.
    I don’t delight in the spoils of a war between a house and the wear and tear of time.

  • I’ll be the judge of what is fair

    Column as I see ’em …
    Before reading this, please take a moment to read the leadoff letter to the editor next door.
    Wasn’t that great? That is, hands down, the best letter I’ve received this year.
    The writer makes some interesting arguments, including that Anderson County and the City of Lawrenceburg would be better served were I in charge of everything. After all, who better to run everything than the person who knows everything about everything?