News briefs: 10-2-13

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By The Staff

Reward offered for the recovery of cheerleading bag, backpack
Parents of middle school student Taylor Ferry are looking for any information regarding the theft of Taylor’s cheerleading bag and backpack allegedly taken during last Friday’s homecoming football game.
Items were allegedly taken from a red 2008 Camry between 7-10 p.m. last Friday. A handmade AMS white and blue cheerleading bag that contained cheer shoes, clothes and class ring is missing, along with a Victoria’s Secret hot pink backpack with black polka dots that contained school papers, folders and Taylor’s inhaler.
The Ferrys have filed a police report regarding the car break-in.
The family is offering a reward for any kind of information and/or the recovery of the missing items.
If anyone has any information, contact Brittany Ferry at 859-321-9891.

dinner is Oct. 8
The Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Anderson County Democratic Executive Committee, will host the annual Jefferson/Jackson Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m., the organizations announced.
The event will be held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen’s Center and will feature Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, including Allison Lundergan Grimes and Greg Leichty, and Democratic candidates for U.S. Representative, including Elisabeth Jensen, Joe Palumbo and Michael Coblenz.
Tickets, which are $30 and includes dinner can be obtained by calling Bobbi Jo Lewis at 502-859-0100 or Deborah Stevens at 502-839-5462.

Farmers Market
to host fall festival
The Anderson County farmers market will host a fall festival Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to close.
The market will have pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, mums, corn shocks, crafts, tastings, yard sales and more.
Crafters set up is $10 per stand.
To sign up or for more questions, contact 502-839-5551.
Rain date for the festival will be Oct. 6.

‘Mary Todd Lincoln’ to host Chautauqua at library
The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will host Mary Todd Lincoln, portrayed by Trish Clark, on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Public Library, according to a news release.
“Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life of tremendous triumph and great tragedy,” the news release said. “Born in Lexington in 1818, Mary Todd attended John Ward’s school and Charlotte Mentelle’s boarding school, making her one of the most well-educated women of her time.
She followed her older sisters to Springfield, Ill., and in November 1842 she married lawyer and state legislator Abraham Lincoln.

“Mary had high expectations for her husband’s political career. Those expectations were realized when Lincoln was elected President of the United States in November 1860.

 Her years in the White House were some of the most tumultuous in American history as President Lincoln worked to unite a nation in the midst of a Civil War.
“The First Lady created controversy as she spent much of her time in the White House turning it into a stately mansion, worthy to be the home of the Lincolns and the United States of America.
With the country struggling through the war, many saw her actions as frivolous and extravagant.

 Mary’s personal life was filled with great tragedy. Her son Eddie died while the Lincolns were living in Springfield.
“While in the White House, her young son Willie died in 1862. Three years later, and five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered, her beloved husband was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre. And, in 1871, her son Tad died of pleurisy.
Four years later, a distraught Mary was committed to a private asylum for the insane by her lone surviving son, Robert. You can decide if she belonged there.”

Free Medicare
enrollment offered
Open enrollment for Medicare is scheduled from Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 at the Anderson Senior Center.
This is the time to check, change or drop coverage for 2014, organizers said in a news release.
Enrollment is by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling SHIP counselor Shelia Smith at 502-839-7520 or reach her via e-mail at salexsmith@hotmail.com.
The service is free and offered by a trained professional of SHIP through Legal Aid of the Bluegrass.
Organizers warned that Medicare recipients should take caution when enrolling and added that Obamacare does not apply to Medicare recipients, nor do the insurance marketplace exchanges developed as a result of Obamacare.
“It is illegal for someone to try and sell you a marketplace plan,” organizers said. “It is also illegal for anyone to contact you or come into your home uninvited to sell you a Medicare plan.
“Never give out any Medicare numbers or personal info on the phone. Medicare does not contact by phone.”