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Community News

  • Wildnerness Trail donates turkeys to area churches

    The National Wild Turkey Federation recently donated 40 frozen domestic turkeys to help families in Lawrenceburg, the organization announced in a news release.

  • Toy drive continues at Custom Cuts

    Just like the hair the salon’s stylists cut on a daily basis, the effort to collect toys continues to grow at Custom Cuts.
    Now in its third year, Custom Cut’s “Salon for Santa Toy Drive” will continue through Dec. 22 in an effort to provide gifts for children who might not otherwise receive them.
    “With the thoughtful help from our community, families with children put Christmas presents under their trees,” the salon announced in a news release.

  • Local banks participating in food drive

    Mayor Edwinna Baker has challenged Lawrenceburg banks to collect food for Open Hands Food Pantry this year, according to a news release.
    The bank that collects the most food will win the “Challenge Cup,” according to a news release.
    Donations will be accepted through Dec. 20 at local financial institutions. All non-perishable food items will be donated directly to Open Hands.

  • Woman’s Club discusses SHIP, plans activities

    The Nov. 18 meeting of the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club was highlighted by a presentation by Maggie Friel representing SHIP, the Bluegrass State Health Insurance Assistance Program.
    The club’s current fundraising project is making bourbon balls and buckeyes (peanut-butter balls) for holiday gift giving.Orders are being taken until Dec. 4 for pick up or delivery Dec. 11. Packed in festive tins, bourbon balls are $12 per dozen and buckeyes are $6 per dozen.
    To order, call Sue Litkenhus at 839-6659.

  • Dance planned at Alton Ruritan Club

    Black Diamond Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Alton Ruritan Club, located at 1324 Alton Station Road.
    Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
    For more information, call 502-845-5065 or 502-321-4697 or e-mail lrh4560@att.net.

  • Saddle club plans supper, auction

    The Mt. Eden Saddle Club will sponsor a chili supper and auction Dec. 11 at the Alton Ruritan Club, the group announced.
    Chili will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the auction at 8.

  • Nutcracker performed Dec. 4

    The Frankfort School of Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 4 at 2 and 6:30 p.m., the organization announced in a news release.
    The performances will be held at The Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
    Tickets are $10 and available at the theater Dec. 1 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and Dec. 4, one hour before showtime. Tickets are also available at the school, located on St. Clair Street at Broadway on Dec. 1 and 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
    For more information, visit www.frankfortballet.com or call 502-226-6443.

  • Hospital’s ICU earns award for Critical Care Excellence

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to recognize U.S. hospitals with the best pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units.
    The recognition represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families. Frankfort Regional’s ICU also received the award in 2009.

  • Local businesses sponsor toy, clothing drive

    New Creations Hair Design and Kitty’s Flowers and Gifts are sponsoring a toy and clothing drive for local children this Christmas season, according to a news release from the businesses.

    Gifts for children of all ages are requested, including jeans, pajamas and coats.
    “All gifts are appreciated,” organizers said.
    Both business are located in the Willowdale Plaza just off Broadway, across from Dairy Queen, according to a news release.
    For more information, call New Creations at 839-5573 or Kitty’s at 859-3512.

  • Fundraiser will help child with cancer

    A fundraiser to help a Nicholasville child stricken with cancer is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, according to one of its organizers, Major Amy Womack of Anderson County EMS.
    Womack said the child was diagnosed in February, and given almost no chance to survive.
    “She wasn’t expected to live 12 hours, but she has made it since February,” Womack said. “They are calling her a medical miracle.”