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Community News

  • National Guard Memorial fundraiser to be held March 8

    A National Guard Memorial fundraiser and cook out is scheduled to be held March 8 at the Lawrenceburg Walmart beginning at 10 a.m., according to a news release.
    “At the present time our nation does not have a memorial for the U.S. National Guard men and women that have given their lives to keep us free,” organizers said. “Local Walmarts are helping raise funds to see that this happens.”
    The memorial is planned to be located in Frankfort at the Boone National Guard Armory.

  • Anderson finalist to compete in May pageant

    Abigail Alexander, daughter of Lucy Alexander, has been chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held May 9-11 in Louisville.
    The pageant is held for girls ages 7 to 9, according to a news release.
    Alexander, 9, is sponsored by Margaret Armstrong, Valerie Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Noal Cotton Jr.
    Her activities include soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, reading and writing and she participates in the Girl Scouts.

  • Frankfort Regional offers new fast track in emergency room

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department is now offering a five-bed Fast Track area for less serious illnesses and injuries, according to a press release.
    The new Fast Track area is located within the ER and will be available seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., which are some of the peak hours for ER visits.
    The goal of the Fast Track program is to treat and discharge patients with non-life-threatening conditions within 60 minutes of arrival, the release said.

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  • Weather radio sessions to be held Saturday

    The Anderson Radio Club will be hosting two NOAA weather radio programming sessions on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Locations are scheduled to be at the Lawrenceburg Kroger and Walmart, and both sessions will run concurrently.
    Community residents and others needing assistance with setting receivers properly will have trained members of the club to assist in setting the proper channel for use, event organizers said in a release. Specific Message Area Encoding (SAME) can be set on the radio at the same time, organizers said.

  • Farm Bureau women’s committee organizes food drive

    The Anderson Counties Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, in honor of Food Check-Out week, organized a food drive for Backpack Buddies. Besides food that was collected, our Farm Bureau Federation donated $300 to go to the Backpack Program.
    Our committee also helped to pack the food that goes to our Backpack program here in Anderson County.
    American consumers spend, on average, just more than 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research service.

  • Distinguished Young Women to host orientation

    The Distinguished Young Women of Anderson County organization will be hosting an orientation and information meeting March 3 at 6 p.m. in the community park building for young women interested in participating.
    Distinguished Young Women, formerly known as Junior Miss, is open to students currently in their junior year of high school, according to a news release.
    All interested girls and their parents are invited to attend.
    For more information, contact Sherrie Hall at andersoncojm@gmail.com or rickeysherrie1229@gmail.com or call 502-598-1028.

  • Humanities events to discuss Rosemary Clooney, Civil War

    The Kentucky Humanities Program announces two more program to be held on the second Thursday of March and April, according to a news release.
    All programs are free and held from 7-8 p.m., with the public invited to attend.
    The Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua program will present “Rosemary Clooney-A Sentimental Journey” on March 13 at the Anderson Senior Center, event organizers said.
    Clooney will be portrayed by Bet Stewart, Artistic Director for Intuition Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Health ministry group sponsors potluck nights

    6th Day Health Ministries of Lawrenceburg will be sponsoring “Happy, Healthy and Full of Life” fellowship and potluck nights open to the community, with the next meal scheduled for Feb. 24.
    Admission is free, and those interested are asked to bring a healthy dish and the recipe to share with the group.

  • Anderson Community Education announces spring classes

    Register for classes at Anderson Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg, by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Excel and Beyond
    When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 East Wood St., Lawrenceburg
    Fee: $39  (4 hours of instruction)