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  • Harrod, Kuchmy complete fire department cadet training

    They’re the first of what county fire officials hope will be many more.

    Caty Harrod and Nik Kuchmy, members of the inaugural cadet program with the Anderson County Fire Department, were promoted last week to the status of recruit.

    It’s a title neither is expected to hold for long.

    “We hope to have them be fully certified firefighters within the next two months,” said Major Chris Harrod, who helps oversee the program and is Caty’s father.

    “They won’t have recruit helmets for long.”

  • Gabhart achieves rank of Eagle Scout

    Austin Gabhart of Boy Scout Troop 37 in Lawrenceburg poses for a photo with Scoutmaster Kevin Cox after being presented with Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, during a recent ceremony at First Christian Church. He is a son of Daniel and Carrie Gabhart of Lawrenceburg.
     

  • Help on the way to Gatlinburg

    A-1 Mobile Trailer Repair and the Kentucky Truck Tuggers did their part Friday to collect items for the victims of the devastating fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Thanks to donations from shoppers, the group filled a 23-foot trailer and headed for Gatlinburg the next morning.

  • This week's news briefs

    Empty Bowls dinner is Dec. 8
    The school district’s annual Empty Bowls Dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the cafeteria at Emma B. Ward Elemen-tary School.
    Students from Ward, Robert B. Turner and Saffell Street ele-mentary schools have created handmade bowls and will serve a meal of soup, break and drink for $10 ($3 in a disposable bowl), with all proceeds donated to hunger-fighting charities.

    Blood drive at First Baptist

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star Award

    Sue Litkenhus (right), of the Anderson County Farm Bu-reau Women’s Committee, accepts the 2016 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Betty Farris (left), chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee. The award was presented during a Dec. 2 recognition pro-gram at the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting. The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agri-cultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.
     

  • Farm Bureau earns award

    Stewart Gritton, president of Anderson County Farm Bureau (center), accepts the award for outstanding membership and program achievement from John Sparrow, chief executive officer of KFB Insurance Companies (left), and David S. Beck, executive vice president of the KFB Federation (right), during a Dec. 2 recognition and awards program in Louisville. The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.
     

  • American Legion honors veterans
  • Art Trail draws a crowd
  • USDA grant a boost for Farmer Joe’s in Salvisa

    A Salvisa farmer got a significant boost with the announcement last week that he is one of 13 agribusinesses in Kentucky to receive a portion of a $1.7 million USDA Value Added Producer Grant.

    “I’m extremely happy we got the grant,” said Joe Weber, owner of Farmer Joe’s. “It’s going to help with being able to increase our product here and being able to supply a lot more farm-fresh meats to a lot of customers.”

  • Farms should have water quality plan

    From staff reports

    In 1994, the Kentucky Ag Water Quality Act passed, requiring all landowners with 10 acres or more involved in agriculture/silviculture to develop and implement an Ag Water Quality Plan, according to a news release from the Anderson County Conservation District.

    This plan documents best management practices being followed on the farm. A best management practice could be a number of activities such as rotational grazing, nutrient management, cover crops, and other sound agricultural practices.