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Community News

  • DARE magic show fundraiser scheduled to be held March 21

    A magic show to raise money for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office DARE program is scheduled to be held March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Turner Elementary school gym.
    “The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department DARE Program is once again asking the community for help in our local Drug Abuse and Resistance fundraiser,” event organizers said. “All money raised stays in Anderson County and continues to help educate the children of our community.”

  • Drury selected for political leadership group

    Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County, member of the Anderson County school board, has been selected as one of 25 students in the Class of 2014 of the non-profit training program Emerge Kentucky of Louisville, according to a press release.
    Emerge Kentucky, established in 2009, is a political leadership program for Democratic women, and part of the Emerge America network, the press release said.

  • Anderson Public Library offers variety of classes in March

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in March.

    Pilates Plus
    When: Mondays and Wednesdays
    Time: 12-1 p.m.

    Writers’ group
    When: Wednesday, March 5
    Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Doctor Who
    When: Friday, March 7
    Time: 6-7 p.m.

    APL Book Club
    When: Monday, March 10
    Time: 6-7 p.m.

    Herb Gardening
    When: Tuesday, March 11
    Time: 3 p.m.

    Scrapbooking
    with Crafty Community

  • 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.