Community News

  • Auxiliary honors county’s surviving WWII vets with dinner

    From staff reports
    Nine veterans of World War II braved snowy and icy conditions on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a meal for them and their guests courtesy of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.
    Veterans attending were John Allen, William “Bub” Hyatt, Bobby Rorer, Jewell Toll, Alvin “Huston” Perry, Ellis Collins, George Inman, E. Paul Perry and James “Bud” Watts.

  • Seniors join ‘Rally in the Rotunda’

    From staff reports
    A group of Anderson County senior citizens traveled to Frankfort recently for the “Rally in the Rotunda.”
    The rally was “to attract attention to the growing number of seniors in Kentucky and the importance of keeping much needed financial resources in the budget during this session of the General Assembly,” according to Steve Carmichael, director of the Anderson Senior Center.

  • Cub Scouts compete in annual Pinewood Derby

    By Barb Sweeney
    Long summers filled with camping and hiking were far in the back of the minds of Cub Scout Pack 38 of Lawrenceburg this past Saturday.
    All that they could think of was fun with friends and racing fast cars — Pinewood Derby cars, that is.

  • Kiwanis will attempt to start local chapter here

    Kiwanis is looking for a home here in Anderson County.
    According to Robbie Morris, a Kiwanis member out of Cynthiana, the service organization is hoping to start a Lawrenceburg chapter. “It is a great club and is something the community needs,” Morris explained. “Everybody here is really good about helping out each other.”
    Kiwanis devotes countless hours and money to local communities. “Our primary goal is to serve children,” Morris said.

  • Taking care of veterans in need

    From staff reports
    Angela Hawkins is a giving person.
    After donating several winter coats to homeless veterans over the winter, Hawkins is knee-deep in her next charitable drive — collecting new socks, gloves, hats and hygiene essentials (shampoo, body wash, feminine products, baby wipes, etc).
    “My love and honor I carry for the veterans prompted the drives,” Hawkins said. “I just wanted to do something for them after seeing a post on Facebook stating they needed coats.”

  • Hometown Pizza opens

    From staff reports
    Lawrenceburg police busted six people for methamphetamine in four days last week, including two women with young children in their vehicles.
    Tracey McDowell, 46, of 854 Lick Skillet Road, Lawrenceburg had children ages 10 and 16 in her vehicle parked outside of Best Western early Sunday morning when she and Stanley McDowell, 45, of the same address were each charged with possession of meth and other drugs, according to a report filed by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • City fined for OSHA violations

    The City of Lawrenceburg has been fined $4,500 by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet for what investigators classified as two “serious” OSHA violations that occurred while employees were hanging Christmas lights.
    Both incidents involved workers hanging Christmas lights on poles Nov. 30 along Main Street. The first violation was because the city did not post legible traffic signs to warn oncoming traffic of the workers, nor did it have workers flagging traffic around the equipment. The fine for that violation was $2,250.

  • Share your favorite books with us

    Here at the Anderson News, we are always up for trying something new. This week we are introducing you to Book Corner. It is our hope that Book Corner will find a permanent home here in the pages of the newspaper.
    As an avid reader, I always want to share a good story I’ve read with others and this is our chance to do just that. But the opinions won’t be mine alone.

  • ‘The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend’ by Katarina Bivald

    Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to one of the good books I have recently read, “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald.
    Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” is a feel-good story that will leave you wishing for more.
    This novel centers on a small town in Iowa that is struggling economically and spiritually. When a pen pal of one of the town’s elders arrives, right after her friend’s funeral, the town welcomes her into their fold.