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Community News

  • Community calendar: 9-28-11

    Community
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Burgoo festival
    Oct. 6: Homecoming pep rally and bonfire, Lawrenceburg Green, 6-6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 8: Repair Affair event, 7:30 a.m.

    Education
    Sept. 28-30, Oct. 3-4: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Sept. 28: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Cocanougher family reunion held

    The 36th annual reunion of the descendants of Jacob and Neley Silvertooth Cocanougher, settlers during the 1790s of the current Boyle and Washington counties, was held in Perryville.

  • Community briefs: 9-28-11

    Retired teachers group to meet Sept. 29
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Sept. 29 at Lawrenceburg First Chrstian Church at 6 p.m.
    There will be a potluck, with meat provided.

    Salvation Army offers holiday assistance
    Requests for holiday assistance will be taken Oct. 18-20 at Open Hands Food Pantry, 1111 Industrial Road, Lawrenceburg, the Salvation Army announced.

  • New ride for Humane Society
  • Ruff Country hosts ribbon cutting
  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser

    The Anderson County historical society hosted a bourbon and wine tasting fundraiser on the front lawn of Dowling Hall Sept. 24.
    Attendees had the opportunity to tour the T. B. Ripy House, the only official historic landmark designated by the historic district in Lawrenceburg.
    All proceeds of the event were to go to the historical society, according to organizers.

  • Salvisa native receives national boating safety leadership award

    Salvisa native John M. Johnson received the William B. Garner National Boating Safety Leadership Award earlier this month in Milwaukee, according to a news release from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
    He received the award “in recognition of his ongoing efforts to steer the national nonprofit organization,” the news release said.

  • Friends of Library plan Burgoo Festival book sale, other events

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library have scheduled a book sale Saturday, Oct. 1 during the annual Burgoo Festival, the group announced.
    The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Glensboro school building, located on the high school campus at the corner of Broadway and US 127 Bypass.
    Novels, biographies, self-help, history, war, cookbooks, travel, westerns, science fiction and other selections will be available, along with audio, VHS books and movies, CDs and a large selection of children’s books, members said.

  • Drive-thru flu shots at health department
  • Children’s clothing, equipment on sale Sept. 24 to benefit charities, Backpack Buddies

    Children’s clothing and baby equipment will be sold 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 during the eighth semi-annual Lil Prince & Princess Sale, organizers announced.
    Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to local and statewide charities, organizers said.
    Clothing ranging from newborn to size 14 will be available.
    Charities that have been supported in the past include The Children’s Crusade, Jarrett’s Joy Cart at UK Children’s Hospital, Gavin’s Goodies and Briar’s Brother’s Fund.