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News Brief: 7-3-13

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Fireworks display set for July 4
The annual Fourth of July fireworks display is scheduled to begin at dusk in the county park.
Rain date is July 5.
There will also be a veterans parade beginning at 5:30 p.m., which will travel from Broadway to Main Street and ending at Lawrenceburg Green.
Live music featuring Puncheon Creek will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Green. Games and food will be available during the performance.
Director of Public Safety Bart Powell asks that no personal fireworks be lit in the county park or within close proximity to animals, kids or vehicles.

Food preservation
workshops set
Food preservation workshops are scheduled for Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Anderson County Extension office, the agency announced.
The July 13 workshop will teach participants how to can fruit and make pickles.
The Aug. 3 workshop will teach how to make jams, jellies and dehydrate fruits.
Call 502-839-7271 for more information.

Wilson completes
Marine recruit training
The grandson of a Lawrenceburg couple earned the title of United States Marine upon graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., according to a news release.
Pvt. Jacob G. Wilson is a grandson of Doug and Lois Pulliam of Lawrenceburg, and a son of Greg and Becky Wilson of Versailles.
For 13 weeks, Wilson stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment, according to the news release.
Wilson earned the expert marksmanship badge while in recruit training.
Wilson is a 2012 graduate of Woodford County High School.

Parenting skills taught July 31
A Nurturing Parenting Skills program is scheduled for July 31 at the Anderson County Extension office, the agency announced.
The Nurturing Parenting Skills Program begins July 31.  “Parents will learn more about appropriate expectations of children, respect and caring toward children, use of non-violent discipline, appropriate family roles and how to help children develop a healthy sense of age appropriate independence,” according to a news release.
The program is open to all parents.
The 16-week program costs $15, and referrals can be made by caseworkers, therapists or physicians.
Call 502-839-7271 for registration information.

—from staff reports