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News briefs: 10-16-13

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By The Staff

‘Bikers for Tykes’
to be held Oct. 26
The first annual “Bikers for Tykes” ride-in and drive-in will be held Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
Participants who bring a new toy and drop it off at Edwardo’s Pizza and receive 20 percent off their purchase, event organizers said.
Toy donations will also be accepted at Custom Cuts and Edwardo’s through Dec. 20.
For more information, call Edwardo’s at 502-598-330 or Custom Cuts at 502-839-1270.

4-H receives
‘Ag Tag’ funding
Anderson County received $607.35 in “Ag Tag” donations to be distributed equally to 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud, according to a news release.
Farmers had the option to donate $10 as part of the Agriculture Program Trust when they renewed their license plates in March.  
The 4-H Foundation announced that the 4-H share for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 was $160,895.06. The 4-H share of the donation is split equally between the county where the funds originated and the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, which means part of the donations stay in Anderson County. The Foundation’s share is used to support state level programs many of the local 4-H members participate in, furthering their positive experiences and opportunities, according to the press release.
“We thank those of you who stepped up in their communities to help raise funds for these three outstanding organizations,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said in the release. “I can assure you that these programs will benefit from the support of the Ag Tag donations. The voluntary donations from the Kentucky farm license plate renewals help champion our farmers and shape our future leaders.”
Over 237,000 youth are involved in Kentucky 4-H Programs. Kentucky ranks in the top 10 in several 4-H enrollment categories nationwide, the release said.

4-H kicks off Paper
Clover campaign
The National 4-H Council announced last week the launch of the fall 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC).
The campaign runs through Oct. 20, giving shoppers at the Tractor Supply store here a chance to support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout.
All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in Anderson County, according to a news release.
The program has raised more than $2 million in four years for 4-H programs, organizers said.

Listeners to be spooked
by ghost stories at library
The Kentucky Humanities Council and Anderson Community Education will host Jerry Deaton, author of “Appalachian Ghost Stories: Tales from Bloody Breathitt,” for a free family night of ghost storytelling on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Anderson Public Library.
Deaton is an author and filmmaker from Frankfort, and was raised in the mountains of Kentucky, according to a news release.
“Jerry Deaton was raised in the mountains of Kentucky. His upbringing set the stage for telling stories, especially ghost stories. Deaton carried on that tradition with his two daughters, eventually making up enough stories to write a book.”

Humane Society seeks rummage sale donations
The Anderson Humane Society will host its annual rummage sale never month and is looking for items to sell.
Preferred items include new and gently used clothing, books, seasonal/Christmas item, baby clothing and equipment, toys, furniture in good condition, clean household linens, kitchen items, jewelry and other items in good condition.
Electronics, such as computers, VCRs, phones and CD players will not be accepted.
Donations will be accepted Friday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Broadway. Those who need to drop off items earlier should call 839-6578 for details.
The sale begin 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and ends at 3 p.m.

Anderson native
publishes first book
Brittany Jones of Anderson County recently published her first book “Drake the Dragon” in September, according to a press release.
“Drake the Dragon King is a wonderfully fantastic story that takes your imagination back to a time when majestic dragons ruled the land. In this enchanting little tale, you’ll meet a young dragon named Drake who loves flying. One day he encounters a few obstacles that impact not only his flying, but also his confidence,” the press release said.
Jones is a 2001 Anderson County High School graduate and is currently attending the University of Maryland University College with a major in English and a minor in history.
She is married to tech sargeant Derek Jones, who serves in the Air Force. Jones said in an e-mail that she began writing while living overseas in Japan and the United Kingdom.
She has three children — Drake, Logan and Kayda — who serve as her inspiration, Jones said.

Hospital offers extended hours for breast
cancer screenings
As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Frankfort Regional Medical Center is offering extended hours for screening mammograms each Monday in October.
Frankfort Regional’s digital mammography system was designed to help provide comprehensive mammography patient care - from screening and diagnosis, to interventional procedures, according to a news release.
To schedule your screening mammogram, call Central Scheduling at 502-226-1665. A physician order is required.
For more information, call Consult-A-Nurse® at 502-226-1655 or visit frankfortregional.com.