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    Matney Family host

    car show

    The Matney family will host a car show Aug. 26 to help raise funds for a service dog for their son, who has autism.

    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10 donation fee per family, or $5 per person.

    The event will feature bounce houses, food, cakewalk, vendors, music, cars and more.

    For more information contact Leslie Matney at 502-352-0123.

    Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble next month

  • ‘Hopestock’ coming to Lawrenceburg Green

    By Brittany Fuller

    News staff

    Anderson County HEROES (Helping Educate Reaching Out Ending Stigma) is planning a new event to bring hope and recovery to struggling addicts and their families in Anderson County.

  • Humane Society, candle maker team up for fundraiser

    The Anderson County Humane Society has partnered with the Candleberry Company for a new campaign next month called “Flip this Kennel.”

    In hopes to raise money for kennel repairs, the Humane Society will hold a Candleberry sale at the Legion Hall on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If they do not sale out they will also hold the sale open from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 10.

  • Summer Camp with a twist comes to Heritage Hall

    A different spin on summer camp happened this year at Heritage Hall when employees were allowed to bring their children to work with them in order to spend time with the elders in the community while also cutting down on daycare expenses.

    Starting in a Signature Home community in Tennessee, the program has now branched out to all Signature Homes across the United States.

  • Advancements in DNA laid before state Judiciary panel

    FRANKFORT—Laura Sudkamp with the Kentucky State Police crime lab remembers when it took months to process one DNA sample.

    “You literally had to stick the film in the freezer for six to eight weeks,” the KSP Central Lab manager told the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary last week, according to a news release. Her lab can now generate a profile on a DNA sample in one or two days, she said, but even that’s a bit longer than need be under some new technology.

  • Homemakers Craft, Garden Show winners announced

    From staff reports

    The following are winners in their categories at the Annual Homemakers Craft and Garden Show held last month at the extension office at the Anderson County Community Park:

    Antiques Department

    Wood collection: Marvin Smith

    Cloth collection: Betty Parrott

    Metal/Tin collection: Evelyn Smith

    Glass collection: Joan Beard

    Jewelry collection: Judy Collins

    Miscellaneous collection: Betty Parrott, Dixie Willing

    Wood individual item: Betty Parrott, Brenda Gritton, Bobby Gritton

  • Nine to compete for Distinguished Young Woman Program

    Nine local young ladies are set to compete in the 36th Annual Anderson County Distinguished Young Woman Program scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Anderson County High School.

    The cost of the ticket is $12, which includes a program of the performance.  Contestants have been practicing for the competition for the past few weeks and will be judged on several different components.

  • Life through a century

    By Brittany Fuller

    News Staff

    Ernest Watts was born May 20, 1915, in West Virginia, and has settled for the remainder of his life in Anderson County where he celebrated his 102nd birthday in May. Watts describes himself as very laid back, and said that may be the key to his long, eventful life.

    Growing up, Watts said he didn’t like country life.

    “We lived in the country, and I was never happy with the country,” said Watts. “But I made the best of it.”

  • Hall gets a second chance at recovery

    Cocaine and alcohol destroyed former Anderson County resident Denzil Hall’s business, and nearly cost him his life.

    Thanks to Isaiah House, a non-profit drug and alcohol abuse treatment center, he’s making a second effort to change all that.

  • Not your daddy’s 911

    Imagine the day when instead of describing a sick or injured person’s emergency over the phone, a 911 caller can simply stream live video to first responders, or shoot them a text message, asking for help.

    That day isn’t here, yet, but got a little closer recently when Lawrenceburg’s 911 call center received a $41,677 grant from the state’s office of Homeland Security.

    Todd Sparrow, the center’s director and chairman of the joint city-county 911 board, said the grant will be used to replace older radio consoles with digital ones.