Community News

  • News briefs, Oct. 7

    Program aimed at stopping bullying

    A new anti-bullying program is scheduled for three workshops in October as part of National Bullying Awareness Month, organizers announced.

    Workshops for the program titled “Back Up, Bully” are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. for students in grades first through third; Oct. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. for students in grades fourth and fifth; and a workshop for parents Oct. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Addiction seminar is Oct. 12

    Anderson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor “Hope in the Face of Addiction” on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5:45 p.m., according to a news release.

    The community seminar program is presented in partnership with ASAP (Agency for Substance Abuse Policy) and bluegrass.org. The free program will be held at the Anderson County Extension Office.

    Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

    Light refreshments will be provided before the program, which begins at 6 p.m., the news release said.

  • Community briefs

    VFW sponsors youth contests

    VFW Post 4075 and its Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two youth contests, the organization announced.

    The first is the “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition,” which is open to students in grades nine through 12.

    Entry deadline is Nov. 1.

  • Promo business learned to deal with success

    Lawrenceburg-based Splatter, Inc. started small, grew fast and learned the importance of being ready for success.

    Splatter Inc was started in the summer of 2004 by Gabe Uebel, Andrew Eaton, Nick Cann, Warren Kinne, Jay Springate, David Sawyer and Charles Humston.

    Andrew, Nick, Warn, Jay and David had just graduated from Anderson County High School and were poised to enter their respective colleges that fall.

    Splatter, Inc. began very modestly by creating, marketing and selling “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons.

  • Fun at the State Fair
  • Former Lawrenceburg family purchases Perryville funeral home

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Advocate-Messenger and appears here with permission.

    Patrons and passers by might not have noticed Monday, but a longtime Perryville funeral home passed from one family to another.

    Wilder Funeral Home will now be operated by former Lawrenceburg residents David and wife Lea Ellen Walden, maintaining the name for the time being and, according to the Waldens, not missing a beat. Their son Kyle will also help run the funeral home.

  • Fun in the Sun
  • Anderson native named communications director for Bridgestone Americas

    Tire and rubber manufacturer Bridgestone Americas announced that Emily Baker Richard, a daughter of Darrell and Jean Baker of Lawrenceburg, has joined its team as its director of communications, according to a news release.

    Richard will be responsible for defining strategies and managing communications pertaining to Bridgestone America’s reputation, teammates, operations and businesses across its manufacturing sites/communities throughout North America and in Africa.

  • Lawrenceburg teen to compete for crown

    Amanda Baxter was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Baxter was selected as a contestant for the Miss Jr. Teen pageant after submitting an application and participating in an interview with the preliminary pageant coordinator.

    During the competition, Baxter will be judged on her performance in numerous categories, which include casual and formal wear and an interview portion.

  • A day of food, fellowship and laughter

    Smiles? There were plenty of those.

    Laughter? Yep, lots of that, too.

    Good food? Grilled burgers, hot dogs with all the fixins, and a table filled with homemade cakes that were all the rage.

    Fellowship? On full display for a church family and friends that welcomed folks from seemingly all walks of life during Saturday’s Family Day at Evergreen Baptist Church.