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  • Anderson County Habitat for Humanity dedicates recently completed home

    The Anderson County Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated a home for a Lawrenceburg family, the 14th house it has completed.
    The first house, built by Habitat for Humanity nearly 20 years ago, will soon be paid for, according to a news release from Habitat for Humanity.
    A family has been chosen for the 2014 Habitat for Humanity house.
    “Many thanks for all the people who have worked to make safe and comfortable houses for our recipients,” volunteers said in a release.
     

  • Whitehead rebuilds church playground for Eagle Scout project

    Matthew Whitehead, a 16-year-old junior at Anderson County High School, recently completed his Eagle Scout leadership service project — rebuilding a playground and installing picnic tables at First Christian Church — on Oct. 26-27.
    With the help of Boy Scout Troop 37, Whitehead worked for two days excavating the ground, digging post holes, installing picket fences, carrying 9-foot picnic tables and laying down 20,000 pounds of rubber mulch, according to his mother, Cathy.

  • Former Post 34 commander honored

    The American Legion Post 34 held its annual membership dinner Oct. 25. Commander Bill Sloan welcomed everyone and asked 1st Vice Bobby Thornberry to come forward. Bobby was honored with an Air Force rocking chair for the work he had done during his years as Post 34 Commander.
    State Rep. Kim King presented him with a Citation of Appreciation from the House of Representatives, which mentioned many of Thornberry’s accomplishments during his years as Post 34 commander.

  • Mayor announces commendation for ‘National Long-Term Care’ month
  • Descendants of Lawrenceburg residents to dedicate grave marker on Nov. 2

    A dedication and blessing for the late James Edmondson and his two sons, Will and Grover, will be held Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. in the old Lawrenceburg cemetery.
    Pastor Jody Stamper of Glensboro Christian Church will officiate.
    “It was with the help of staff at the Anderson Co. library who found old obits for James and Will and the death certificate I obtained that proved all three were indeed buried at the cemetery,” descendant Kathy Voxland wrote in a submitted news item.
    James’ sons both died of tuberculosis at age 27, Voxland said.

  • Red Cross offers tips for a safe, yet spooky Halloween

    With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they don their costumes and go out to trick or treat, according to a news release from the Red Cross.
    Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents, so the Red Cross is offering the following tips to help make this Halloween safe:
    • Look for flame-resistant costumes.

  • Community briefs: 10-30-13

    Pierian Woman’s Club announces upcoming events
    At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club made plans to host the Nov. 15 Kentucky Humanities Society Chautauqua presentation. Patricia Clark will portray Mary Todd Lincoln in “A House Divided” at 7 p.m. at the Anderson County Library. The club will serve light refreshments prior to the program and the public is cordially invited to attend this free event.

  • Officials urge vaccination following state’s first reported cases of influenza

    News that the state’s first positive cases for influenza this week has prompted local health officials to remind residents that flu shots are now available at the Anderson County Health Department, located on Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    “We still have vaccine,” said Tim Wright, the agency’s director of public health. “We are giving shots every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.”

  • Frankfort Regional Medical seeks votes for Pink Glove dance video

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center has entered the 2013 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition for a chance to win a $25,000 donation to the Kentucky Pink Connection and international social media attention—and needs your vote, hospital officials said in a news release.

  • Three win KSP civilian awards