Published: July 8, 2020
Celebrating Lawrenceburg—Our Hometown
After celebrating our great country’s birthday last weekend, it’s fitting we continue to celebrate the wonderful things happening in our hometown—Lawrenceburg.
• Ten weeks ago, Head Down Firearms, a company that makes custom rifles, moved its home base to Lawrenceburg. It is the first ATF approved firearm manufacturer in the history of Lawrence County. They currently employ eight people with plans to expand in the near future.
• Anytime Fitness is expanding and preparing a new location in the Lawrenceburg Plaza shopping center.
• WLX Radio recently created the Tennessee Valley Weather Center at its Lawrenceburg studio. It’s home to the state’s only nongovernmental dual polarimetric Doppler Radar and provides the regions first live and all-local 24/7 weather channel. The Weather Center launched its mobile app this week, and you can find it in the Apple App Store or in Google Play by searching Tennessee Valley Weather Center.
• On Saturday, June 26, we celebrated Freedom Fest at Rotary Park. Approximately 4,000 people were in attendance, either watching the show from the fairgrounds or from their cars. Lawrenceburg and Lawrence County worked together to provide the fireworks for the show, and a huge thank you goes to LawCo Social, a newly formed non-profit organization, for planning the event. Event attendees were encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines, sanitation stations were provided throughout the park, and the Tennessee Valley Weather Center streamed the show live online, giving everyone the opportunity to participate.
• In June, Kid’s Place A Child Advocacy Center held its annual Bending Cars Mending Hearts Demolition Derby at Rotary Park and raised $15,000 to go toward its mission to bring hope help and healing to sexually and physically abused children.
In closing, we are blessed to live in a place where people truly care about each other, and even in these uncertain times, step up to help when their neighbors are in need. Is everything always perfect? No. But perfect isn’t a reality anywhere. What the City Council and I encourage you to do is take a moment to think about the good happening around you, and be grateful to live in Lawrenceburg. God bless our hometown and the United States of America!