(POSTPONED) Tourism office presenting Bands in the Burg on May 23

APRIL 16 UPDATE:  This event is being temporarily postponed due to concerns with the coronavirus. The tourism office will announce a new date as soon as possible. ——- On January 8, the Kentucky Department of Tourism unveiled their 2020 visitors guide proclaiming it the Year of Music in Kentucky.  The Bluegrass state’s diverse musical offerings…

Saddling Up For Hope Festival bringing music, horses to Lawrenceburg

An exciting new event is happening this summer in Lawrenceburg and it involves horses, an America’s Got Talent contestant and other musicians, food, kids activities and more. The Saddling Up For Hope Festival on June 26 and 27 supports Spirit of the Horse “Healing with Horses” and their mission to provide equine partnership therapy for…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail witnesses another year of record visits

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® destinations welcomed nearly two million visits in 2019.What started as a handful of distillery stops and a few hundred visitors two decades ago has exploded into a globally recognized, bucket-list journey for visitors from all over the…

Lawrenceburg submitted to be on new HGTV show

Could Lawrenceburg be the focus of an upcoming show on HGTV? It certainly meets the criteria for Home Town Takeover, a new show which will be hosted by Ben and Erin Napier from the hit series Home Town, which also airs on HGTV. Billed as HGTV’s biggest renovation project ever, Home Town Takeover will makeover…

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…