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Former chamber chair succumbs to cancer

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By The Staff

A local businesswoman and former chairwoman of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Cindy Peterson, 41, died at her home, surrounded by family members, according to information provided in her obituary. (See below).
She owned and operated Liberty Tax and Cash A Check on US 127 Bypass, along with her mother, Joan Markwell, and husband, Brent, and chaired the chamber’s board of directors in 2011.
“Cindy was a long time member and champion of business in Anderson County,” chamber officials said in a statement released Tuesday morning.
“She will be sorely missed by everyone she came into contact with. Our thoughts and prayers now turn to Cindy’s husband Brent, mother Joan and boys Samuel and Lucas.
“On behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, Cindy will be greatly missed and long remembered.”
Visitation is scheduled for today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gash Memorial Chapel, and funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church.
Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.
A 1990 graduate of Woodford County High School, Peterson earned a master’s degree in equine nutrition from the University of Kentucky.
She was involved with numerous charitable and civic organizations within the community, both through her business and personally, chamber officials said.
“Cindy was always giving of her time and resources to those in need, both in the business community and the community at large,” they said.
“Cindy was a shining example of what a strong business woman should and could be following after the example shown by her mother, Joan.”
One example of her dedication to the chamber came during her time at the helm.
“During Cindy’s presidency she went far above and beyond the call of duty, running the chamber office at her own expense while the search for a new director was taking place,” chamber officials said.