Community News

  • Thousands expected at Saturday’s Business Expo

    The sixth annual Community and Business Expo is Saturday at Eagle Lake Center.
    Anderson County Chamber of Commerce President Pam Brough said between 2,000 and 3,000 people are expected to attend.
    “We want people to come out and talk to the businesses and non-profits,” she added. “It’s a good time to find out what advantages our non-profits are.”
    Brough said 64 of the 65 booth spots have been rented. To rent the space, call the Chamber office at 839-5564.
    The event is free and live entertainment will be provided.

  • EDA plans May business summit

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority has planned one-day business summit designed to expand entrepreneurship in Anderson County, the agency’s director, George Leamon, confirmed during a meeting last week.
    No specific date has been set, but Leamon said it will likely be held in May.
    The summit will feature experts with the Small Business Development Council, a federal program that operates out of the University of Kentucky.

  • Civil War history to be discussed

    James Prichard will present a Kentucky Humanities presentation titled “Embattled Capital: Frankfort During the Civil War,” on Tuesday, March 22.
    The 7 p.m. program will be held at the Anderson Senior Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg. Prichard will share the Kentucky story about the clash at Perryville and the colorful raids of Gen. John Hunt Morgan which dominate the annals of Kentucky Civil War history.

  • Egg hunt is Sunday at Legion

    The annual community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 20 at the American Legion on Broadway, the organization announced.
    The hunt this year will feature more than 12,000 eggs that children can exchange for various prizes, along with money eggs.
    The hunt begins at 1 p.m., and is for children ages 1 through 12.
    The event includes free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and free refreshments.
    A rain date has been set for March 26.
    The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Anderson County and the City of Lawrenceburg.

  • Volunteers deliver food to seniors
  • Calendar of events

    March 16
    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson County Senior Center
    9 a.m. — Amedisys blood pressure check at the Anderson County Senior Center
    10 a.m. — Arnold Clark band at the Anderson County Senior Center
    10 a.m. — “Make a Sandy Vase” at the Anderson Public Library
    11:45 a.m. — Potluck at the Anderson County Senior Center
    1 p.m. — Yoga at the Anderson County Senior Center
    1 p.m. — Rook Club at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • A 'soup-er' lunch
  • Health officials warn of mumps outbreak

    Local health officials are warning that a possible outbreak of mumps may be on the way after cases were confirmed at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, according to Tim Wright, director of the Anderson County Health Department.
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, then followed by swollen glands under the ears and jaw, according to information provided by Wright.

  • Patrick tapped to lead horse park for second time

    A Lawrenceburg native has been tagged by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.
    Tandy Patrick, a Louisville attorney who grew up here and graduated in 1971 from Anderson County High School, was named to the commission’s top post last week, marking the second time she will serve as its chair.
    Patrick, a sister to Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, served as chair from 2004 to 2008 after being appointed by former Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
    Reached Monday at her office, Patrick said she is happy with the appointment.

  • Fiscal court wants looser road rules for developers

    Saying he hopes it will spur a resurgence in home building, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton asked for and was given a resolution that would lower the threshold for when the county takes over non-public roads.
    Magistrates voted unanimously last week to lower the percentage that a subdivision must be built out from 90 to 70 before the county takes over the road for maintenance.
    The decision next goes the joint Planning and Zoning Commission, which would then have to approve the request, suggest modifications or reject it outright.