Pre 1900s Lawrenceburg

The Fire That Nearly Destroyed Lawrenceburg

February 23, 2017

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 […]

Senator McConnell

Senator Mitch McConnell Speaks at Chamber Luncheon

February 21, 2017

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, […]

Hundreds Gather to Protest Senator McConnell

February 21, 2017

Hundreds gathered this morning for what has been called the largest protest that has been seen in Lawrenceburg as US Senator Mitch McConnell came to Anderson County to speak about legislative progress in Congress as part of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The protest centered around the Legion Park where Senator McConnell was […]

Main Street Lawrenceburg Branch

Farmers Bank and Capital Trust Changes Name to United Bank

February 21, 2017

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 […]

ACHS Sees Academic Improvements

February 20, 2017

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 […]

Exterior of the Rear Entrance

Sneak Peek of the Library Expansion

February 19, 2017

The Anderson Public Library expansion project is moving steadily along, which is slated to bring more educational resources for students and adults across the county. The project, which has been in the planning stages for well over a year, is now coming together as the new section of the library is being built. The old […]

Scott Slankard

A Passion for Birds Creates Successful Farm

February 17, 2017

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 […]

Brandon Gowan, Nate Willoughby, Eric Adams, Isaac Adams, Samuel Larrabee, Quetzal Velasco, Rio Velasco, Ana Keller, Missing from the pic is Andrew Gowan

Homeschoolers Build Robot, Win State Competition

February 16, 2017

An amazing group of Anderson County homeschool students not only built their own robot, but also won a state wide competition that qualifies them for the regional tournament in Iowa. Called the ‘Lectric Legends, the team has been building robots for nine years when Kelli Gowan and Barbara Adams created the group with their homeschooled […]

Group Gathers To Try Stopping Charter Schools

February 14, 2017

A number of concerned citizens gathered yesterday at the Anderson County School Board’s parking lot to talk about impending state legislation that will introduce charter schools to the state.  The group, along with some school board members, discussed the downsides of charter schools, and how to prevent the legislation from passing. According to Gay Adelmann […]