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    CASA has ‘urgent need’ for volunteers

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has an “urgent need” for volunteer advocates here and in Franklin County, the organization announced Monday evening.

    The agency and its volunteers “speak up for the best interests of children who are brought before Family Court because of abuse, neglect or dependency and bring urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom,” organizers said.

  • Local senior citizens enjoy carnival day at the center

    From staff reports

    With the scent of freshly made popcorn wafting through the building, a clown walking around and balloon animals, it truly was a circus atmosphere for the Anderson County Senior Center’s carnival day last Wednesday.

    Seniors worked their way through several games lined up along the outer walls. There was a plink-it game, a duck game, and a ping-pong ball game among others. Players won prizes at each game.

    Many enjoyed the carnival food — hot dogs (complete with all the trimmings), snow cones, and popcorn.

  • Honor Flight set for WWII veteran

    On Aug. 27, 94-year-old Earnest “Pete” Cox will do something he’s never done before — fly in an airplane.

    That airplane, which will depart around 6 a.m. from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, will carry Cox and 51 other World War II veterans to the nation’s capital for a day of sightseeing and camaraderie.

    “There’ll be quite a few vets there,” Cox’s daughter, Donna Franklin, who will be accompanying him on the adventure, said. “They told us to ‘be prepared and bring tissues.’”

  • Driver safety urged around school buses

    “Distracted driving is our number one problem,” Jeff Young, director of transportation for Anderson County Schools, said.

    He said a lot of drivers don’t stop for school buses. “It’s been a problem for years, but it seems like it’s getting worse,” he added.

    Young said most of these incidents occur on the main thoroughfares. “On the smaller roads it’s not a problem because the bus takes up enough of the road that motorists must pay attention,” Young explained.

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ playing Friday on Green

    From staff reports

    The latest Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens” will play at dark at Lawrenceburg Green on Friday.

    “I think there is a good deal of excitement about it,” city attorney Robert Miles said. “It will have a more of an event feel.”

    Movie-goers are urged to dress in Star Wars costumes to be eligible for a special giveaways. Among the prizes being awarded are a tablet, a flat-screen television, and a Keurig coffeemaker, according to Miles.

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  • Candidates file for city council, school board

    From staff reports

    Each member of the Lawrenceburg City Council had filed for re-election this fall as of early Tuesday afternoon.

    The deadline to file was 4 p.m.

    The only other person to file for a spot on the council was Joe Marshall, who ran previously but was not elected.

    Also as of midday Tuesday, two incumbents had filed for school board seats, along with one newcomer.

  • Winners named in annual Home, Craft Garden Fair

    From staff reports

    Following are the result of the 2016 Home, Craft and Garden Fair held last Tuesday and sponsored by the Anderson County Extension office.

    Best of show

    Sewing (Children Clothing)- Linda Marean

    Quilting (Wall Hanging)- Linda Marean

    Needlework- Jean Ann Riley

    Antique (Cloth Collection) - Betty Parrott

    Baking (Vegetable Bread)- Evelyn Smith

    Horticulture (Banana Peppers): Darlene Terrell

    Art (Acrylic)- Joan Beard

  • Hollander installed as district governor

    Lion Guy Hollander, right, of the Lawrenceburg Lions Club is shown after he was recently installed to the office of district governor for Lions District 43T. ‘It is an honor to be elevated to this position and I hope the next year will be a success both in service and in membership growth,’ he said in a news release. District 43T raised more than $150,000 in community service funds and performed 6,000 hours of community service, according to the news release. Shown with Hollander are, from left, Lions Carol Hollander, Diane Corlew and Bob Corlew.

  • Pokemon Go craze a big hit in Anderson County, too

    A Pokemon is nearby.

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the latest fad — Pokemon Go.

    The game, which is a free download for phones or mobile devices, has players young and old, meandering all over town in search of virtual creatures to capture.

    “The main goal is to find as many different types of Pokemon as you can. In order to find Pokemon and hatch Pokeman eggs, the player has to walk around, often exploring the areas around them,” Jordan Arnold, 19, explained.