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  • Friends of APL book sale is Sept. 24

    From staff reports

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the bookstore, located behind the library on North Main Street.

    There are a large number of new selections featuring large print books, history, Civil War books, Christmas cookbooks, Christmas decorating and craft books, coffee table books, children’s books suitable for home schooling, and fiction of all flavors.

    There is also a limited selection of books printed in the early- to mid-1900s that will move quickly.

  • News briefs

    Troop 37 seeks items

    for annual rummage sale

    Boy Scout Troop 37 will conduct its fall rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    The scouts said in a news release that they “would love to have your support through donations of sale items or coming to the sale.”

  • News briefs

    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