2020 is the Year in Music in Kentucky

Nashville recording artist and Kentucky native J.D. Shelburne will represent the Bluegrass state on the cover of the 2020 official visitor’s guide to help celebrate the Year of Music in Kentucky. The cover was revealed on Wednesday during a ceremony in the rotunda of the Kentucky Capitol and included a performance by Shelburne. Lawrenceburg and…

Four Roses’ senior brand ambassador dies at age 77

Al Young, the historian for Four Roses and the distillery’s senior brand ambassador, died on Christmas day at the age of 77. Al began his career with Four Roses in 1967 and worked his way through the ranks to become the distillery manager in 1990. In 2007 he became the senior brand ambassador and in…

Anderson County Burgoo Festival changing schedule

The Anderson County Burgoo Festival, one of Lawrenceburg’s biggest annual events, has a lot of exciting events in store for 2020, including a change in schedule. Traditionally held Friday-Sunday during the last weekend in September, the 2020 festival is being changed to a Thursday-Saturday event. As always there will be lots of burgoo, carnival rides,…

Wildman Days returning to Lawrenceburg in 2020

Wildman Days will be celebrated in Lawrenceburg again in 2020, paying homage to bigfoot, the furry creature that has had more reported sightings in Anderson County than anywhere in Kentucky. Plans are still underway for the 2020 festival, which will be held May 29-31, 2020. During the 2018 and 2019 Wildman Days festivals, stars from…

Lawrenceburg to celebrate bicentennial in September 2020

Plans are currently being made for celebrations in September 2020 to commemorate Lawrenceburg’s 200th birthday.The bicentennial events will be held primarily downtown on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12. Current plans are to incorporate the  inaugural 2019 Stave Fest into a larger event for 2020.Committees of volunteers are already working on ideas and plans…

Lawrenceburg Christmas parade to be held at night

Again this year, the annual Lawrenceburg Christmas parade will begin at 5 p.m., allowing those in the parade to light up their floats, vehicles and even themselves. New for this year will be the parade route, which begins at Anderson County Middle School. The parade will travel south on Saffel Street, then turn east on…

Light Up Lawrenceburg scheduled for Nov. 25

Light Up Lawrenceburg, the annual lighting of the Christmas lights along Main Street and the Green, has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Activities kick off at 6 p.m., with Christmas songs on Main Street by the Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts and the flipping of the switch to turn on the…

Esquire.com lists Lawrenceburg among places for a fall visit

Esquire.com put together a list of “8 Under-the-Radar Places to Visit This Fall.” Only one location was in Kentucky and the city they chose was Lawrenceburg. Here is what they had to say – “Lawrenceburg, located 25 miles west of Lexington, is a small historic town with a big bourbon footprint—it’s home to both Four…

Rails to Trails trail to be built in Lawrenceburg/Anderson County

A portion of the railroad line that once connected Lawrenceburg to the Kentucky River and beyond is going to be transformed into something new and exciting for both local residents and visitors coming into the community. Though trains haven’t used the railroad line between the YKK factory and Tyrone Road since the mid-1980s, the path…

Pumpkins, ghosts, hay rides and scares on tap in October

Pumpkin patches, hay rides, ghost stories, and trick-or-treating are some of the things people think of when October rolls around. Visit Lawrenceburg and Anderson County and we can serve you up all of the above and more. As Halloween nears, the young and young at heart like a good scare, which can be found at…