Community News

  • Flute gathering celebrates diversity, heritage

    Amid smoke and fire and the rhythmic beat of a drum the Azteca dancers performed the “Singing of the Flower” or “One Flower” dance of the ancient Mexica people from Mexico City on the Lawrenceburg Green last Saturday.

    The dancers, dressed in elaborate regalia and headdresses made of long pheasant feathers that swirl with each calculated twist of the dancer’s neck, move in unison to the percussive beat of the drum as they form a circle.

  • Winners named in 2015 Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    Following are those who placed in the recent Anderson County Home, Craft and Garden Fair, held at the Anderson Extension office.

    Names are listed in order of finish.

    Antiques Department – Best of Show – Bobby Gritton

    Metal/Tin - Collection - Jane Taylor, Dixie Willing, Marvin Smith

    Paper – Collection – Jane Taylor

    Jewelry – Collection – Nancy Baker, Jane Taylor

    Wood – Individual Item – Bobby Terrell, Brenda Gritton, Jane Taylor

  • His 1969 Mustang is not for sale

    The year was 1970 and Lawrenceburg’s Harold Johnson was driving a convertible 1962 Ford Galaxy that simply had to go.

    “My wife didn’t like it. With the top down, it got her hair messed up,” said Johnson, who ironically was waiting patiently outside of a local beauty parlor last Friday morning as his wife was getting her hair done.

    So Johnson did what any good husband would do: he traded in the Galaxy for a very sharp 1969 Ford Mustang that he still has today.

  • Century Bank – Friends. Neighbors. Banking Professionals.

    During the 15 years Century Bank has been in business, it has become known for many things.

    It is the only locally owned and operated bank in Anderson County.

    It provides a full suite of deposit, loan and online services.

    It provides friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

    But above all else, Century Bank is known for being a place where customers are comfortable knowing they are dealing with people they know and trust.

  • Lawrenceburg-based Glo-Marr celebrates 50th anniversary

    Lawrenceburg-based Glo-Marr is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the company announced.

    The company started as an idea in the kitchen of Fred Nicolosi’s Italian mother in 1965.

    Fred Nicolosi, his father Joe and brother-in-law Gene, manufactured the very first batches of Pink Pup Pet Shampoo. Now, 50 years later Glo-Marr Pet Products is still in the business of keeping pets clean.

  • Auditions to begin for Dracula

    The Anderson County Community Theatre has announced it will hold auditions for its fall performance of “Dracula” on Aug. 10-11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County High School.

    Those wishing to audition must be at least 16 or older.

    The community theatre is looking for talented actors and actresses to fill the seven male and six female roles.

  • ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Col. Sanders’ pay visit to Anderson Senior Center

    Anderson County’s more “seasoned adults” were treated to a special presentation Friday, July 23 as the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center welcomed two hometown heroes for a “fireside chat, according to information provided by Steve Carmichael, the center’s home care coordinator for seniors.

    The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln portrayed by Jim Sayre, and the ambassador for the world’s most famous chicken, Colonel Harlan Sanders, portrayed by Bob Thompson, shared stories about their lives as impersonators.

  • YKK donates to Johnson County
  • Family Fun Fest is Thursday

    As the first day of school draws near, organizers of the 15th Annual Family Fun Fest say the event will help families supplement their school supply shopping.

    The event will be held Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

    Along with basic school supplies like pencils, eraser and crayons, organizers plan to distribute 800 backpacks this year.

    Businesses that wish to donate to the Family Fun Fest are asked to contact to Beckey Johnson at beckey.johsnon@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • AT&T adds wireless capacity for Lawrenceburg, Salvisa

    AT&T announced last week that it has added more wireless capacity to its 4G LTE network for Lawrenceburg and Salvisa, according to a news release.

    The improvements add more capacity to the latest generation of wireless technology, according to the release.

    Residents and business customers should notice improvements in speed and reliability when using their mobile devices.

    The changes are in response to customer demand and are part of the company’s ongoing investment in high-speed Internet in the area, the release says.