Community News

  • Woman credits manure for giant watermelons

     Jeannie Urban could always grow a bumper crop of tomatoes and other veggies in her garden on Mill Creek Pike in western Anderson County.

  • Borwig notches fastest time during Lion’s Club’s 5K event

     The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club hosted its 5K Run/Walk for Sight fundraiser on Saturday morning during the Anderson County Burgoo Festival. Proceeds from the event will go toward eyeglasses for people in need in Anderson County. Fifty-four people opted to run or walk the course, which spanned 3.1 miles. 

  • Splatter Inc.’s Uebel is all about giving back to community

     When Splatter Inc. was founded in 2004, no one could have predicted it would reach its current level of success.

  • Durr completes police training

     John Durr of the Lawrenceburg Police Department was among 28 law enforcement officers from agencies across the state to graduate last Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, the agency announced in a news release.

  • A new and improved Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery

    By Brittany Fuller

    News staff

    After undergoing a recent five-year overhaul, the owners of Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery say there has never been a better time to come out and enjoy a glass of wine.

    Located at 1180 Lanes Mill Road and situated on a 60-acre farm, the vineyard offers 10 different varieties and hosts a tasting room which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a minimal tasting fee, and bottles are available for purchase.

  • Humane Society to host adoption, supply drive

    If you have been searching for that perfect pet, or waiting for the right time to adopt one, next weekend might serve as the best time to do just that.

    On Sept. 16-17 the Anderson County Humane Society will host its third annual adoption event and supply drive Sept. 16 and 17 in the Walmart parking from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Setting up what Karen Tucker, president of the Humane Society, says is a “village,” the event will also feature live entertainment, food and some giveaways.

  • Family, friends help WWII vet celebrate his 94th birthday

    When World War II veteran Alvin “Huston” Perry was being held as a prisoner of war, the last thing on his mind would have been how and where he’d someday celebrate his 94th birthday.

    He was likely much more concerned if he’d live to see his next one.

    The lifetime Lawrenceburg resident who now resides at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Home in Wilmore, lived to celebrate many more birthdays, including his 94th recently with a host of family and friends, which culminated with a hearty rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

  • Group to hunt for bigfoot here Saturday

    Those who believe in the mythical bigfoot creature will have a chance to prove its existence next week in Anderson County.

    Jeff Waldridge, known locally for his Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk, will be running Cryptidcon in Frankfort on Sept. 9 and 10, and says Saturday evening a soldout expedition to hunt for bigfoot will take place in an undisclosed location in Anderson County.

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    Salvisa Ruritans plan

    Bountiful Harvest

    The Salvisa Ruritan Country Days Bountiful Harvest Festival has been announced for Sept. 15-16, and will be located at 404 Main St.

    The event will feature a Salvisa Pageant and Baby Show.

    A Ruritan Cruise-In is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m., with music provided by DJ Rick Johnson. Run for Cover is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

    On Saturday, Sept. 16 performances are scheduled from musical quests R &R Band, Daughters of the King, Rob Rawlings, and Bluegrass 101.

  • Rotary plans Summer Fest to purchase football scoreboard

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg is taking its public service priorities up a notch.

    The club, famous locally for giving scholarships and dictionaries to students and a myriad of other public works projects, has set as its next goal erected a scoreboard for the football field in the county park, and needs your help.

    The club will kick off its fundraising for the scoreboard with Summer Fest — Small Town Throwdown, Friday, Sept. 15 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.