Community News

  • BINGO!

    With payouts ranging in the hundreds of dollars, local bingo players are lured to draw.
    “I like to gamble. I like the excitement and the thrill of winning,” said Lorraine Coffman, whose been playing for almost 50 years.
    With pull-tabs thrown into the mix, there is a lot of money changing hands at the American Legion on Monday and Thursday nights. The auxiliary pays out the maximum limit that the gaming commission allows — a whooping $5,000 per night.

  • Retired Circuit Court judge hired as deputy coroner

    From staff reports
    A retired Circuit Court judge has been hired as a deputy coroner with the Anderson County Coroner’s Office, Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey announced.
    Danny P. Caudill, who served as the Circuit Judge of Floyd County for nearly two decades as well as a senior judge throughout Kentucky, fills a new position authorized earlier this year by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    After his retirement from the bench, Caudill settled in Lawrenceburg a few years ago and began looking for ways to continue to serve his community.

  • ‘Can Man’ recovers from injuries

    The man affectionately known as the “Can Man” has recovered from injuries he sustained in early January when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Broadway.
    James Harrod, who was routinely seen pushing a small cart around Lawrenceburg picking up bottles and cans, said Monday that he was “hurt real bad” when the vehicle struck him.
    “They had to put me on a stretcher and into an ambulance,” he said, adding that he had abrasions to his head, forehead and nose, among other bumps and bruises.

  • A Valentine’s Day dance
  • News briefs

    Library board OK temporary location
    The Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved to accept a bid for it’s temporary location at its Feb. 2 meeting.
    The location of the building is the former Phoenix Academy School located at 31B Industrial Road.
    Following an approval from the library attorney, the board of trustees will likely move to initiate a draft contract. The board will review the subject at its next meeting, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Abe may hang up his stovetop hat

    When Jim Sayre, a renowned local Abraham Lincoln impersonator, takes off his stovetop hat following his Chautauqua presentation at Anderson County High School on Feb. 12, it may be one of his final appearances.
    Sayre, who has been impersonating the 16th president of the United States for the past 33 years, said he’s not sure whether to hang up his hat for good.
    “I’m 80 years old. That decision is not firm at this time,” he added. “In the wintertime, I need something to do.”

  • Kenny selling his bling bling

    Earrings might be the last thing one would expect a Boy Scout to sell to raise money, but the 15-year-old owner of Kenny’s Bling Bling is doing just that.
    Kenny Cirillo, 15, came up with the idea of making and selling an array of earrings to help fund a previous trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and on Saturday he was back at it, selling his handmade earrings and an assortment of candy bars with his dad, Chris, at Kroger.
    Both plan to return to the ranch later this year.

  • Hensler to offer couponing class

    From staff reports
    You’ve seen her story on the front page of The Anderson News and read her column on how to save money in last week’s edition of the paper.
    Now, those looking to stretch their paychecks can learn April Hensler’s money-saving secrets in person by attending a couponing class she’s hosting Friday, Feb. 5 at the Anderson Extension office in the county park.
    The class is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Not your daddy’s ‘Dracula’

    If you think the ongoing performances of “Dracula” presented by the Anderson County Community Theatre Guild are a spinoff the popular “Twilight” movies, think again.

    “This is the creepy version,” said cast member Desireé Douglas. “It doesn’t have any Draculas that twinkle, and it doesn’t have Kristin Stewart in it. It’s nothing like ‘Twilight,’ and Dracula certainly doesn’t turn into a superhero.

  • Travel the Art Trial set for Nov. 7-8

    From staff reports

    The annual Travel the Art Trail event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Now in its fifth year, the event includes four participating art studios.

    They include:

    Marianne Brown Pottery

    2038 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg

    Website: www.stamped-clay.com

    Phone: 502-604-1196

    Maynard Studios

    1986 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg

    Website: www.maynardstudios.com

    Phone: 502-604-3000

    Closed Sunday