Early Lawrenceburg was plagued with devastating fires, oftentimes consuming large parts of the city and historic landmarks like the courthouse which burnt twice in its history. But there was one fire that nearly completely destroyed the city, causing almost $3.7 million worth of damage in today’s dollars.
In the morning hours of a very windy day on March 15th, 1873, the nearly 400 residents of Lawrenceburg were going about their morning business. At the corner where United Bank (formerly Farmers Bank) now stands on Main Street, stood a building that was used as a residence and a store.
A small fire broke out in the building under the roof of the structure. A fire alarm was called, but the city didn’t have any equipment to fight the fire, not even a bucket brigade. One lone and brave man, JE Collins, took it upon himself to be the only firefighter in town as he owned a fire extinguisher.
Running to the building with the six gallon extinguisher...Read More
Amidst a number of protests, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was invited and spoke with a number of local residents during the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon about various legislative topics that are happening in Washington, DC. The luncheon, which was held at the American Legion Hall and catered by Hill of Beans BBQ, […]
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Yesterday marked the final change for the venerable Farmers Bank and Capital Trust as its name was officially changed to United Bank, after serving the community for almost 167 years to the day. According to Chris Thompson, vice president at the Main Street branch, the company decided to change its name across the four affiliate […]
Anderson County High School has once again seen considerable academic improvements, according to Principal Chris Glass during last week’s school board meeting. During the improvement and assessment update for the school, Principal Glass compared ACHS to other high schools in the surrounding region utilizing evaluations provided by the state. “We made another great gain,” he […]
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A passion for birds and raising animals has created a successful farm here in Lawrenceburg, providing residents with incredibly fresh eggs. Scott and Kate Slankard started Clucky Hen Farms as really just a way to have some fresh eggs to eat everyday. Scott, who is a wildlife biologist, and Kate, a bird biologist, always loved […]