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Community News

  • Anderson County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    Anderson County Farm Bureau will celebrate Food Check-Out Week on March 2, the organization announced.
    Future Farmers of America members from Anderson County High School will mark the occasion by handing out literature and speaking with customers at Kroger about how affordable food is in the United States, organizers said.

  • The place to ‘bee’

    Bluegrass Beekeeping School is scheduled for March 12 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, organizers announced.
    The program offers two tracks. There will be a basic introductory course for new beekeepers and those interested in beekeeping as a hobby.
    There will also be a large number of sessions for experienced beekeepers to deepen their knowledge of bees, their behaviors and their management.
    The featured guest speaker will be Diana Sammataro, a honey bee researcher from the US Department of Agriculture Honey Bee Research Lab in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Shopping event will benefit shelters

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will join the statewide chapters of the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs as volunteers at the Feb. 5 Shop & Share program at Kroger supermarkets.
    Shop & Share promotes domestic violence awareness and collects donations of non-perishable food, personal care and housekeeping items to be distributed at domestic violence shelters across the state, according to a news release.

  • Dinner to benefit Shelby County Ducks Unlimited

    A dinner and live auction to benefit the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter, a wetland conservation and preservation organization, is planned for Friday, Feb. 4 at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., according to a news release. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and much more.
    The cost is $40 per person or $55 per couple.
    Call (502) 930-4232 for more information.
     

  • Rhea named chair of Ky. Distillers’ Association

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that John Rhea of Four Roses Distillery has been named chairman of the historic group that promotes and protects the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry, including the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, according to a news release.

  • Callahan wins ‘Animal Professional Award’

    Donna Callahan of the Anderson Humane Society was recently announced as a winner of the Animal Professional Award through Pet Groups United.
    Callahan will receive this award at the Fur Ball in Louisville on Feb.19. 
    Victoria King, director of Holly’s Place Animal Rescue in Lawrenceburg, nominated Callahan for her contributions to the Humane Society since it was founded in 1977.

  • New state rep earns House committee posts

    Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) (55th District) was named vice-chairwoman of the Tourism Development & Energy Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
    “As a freshmen legislator, it is an honor to be named as vice-chairwoman of the House Tourism Development & Energy Committee,” King said in a news release.
    “I look forward to working on issues that will help grow our tourism industry and also place Kentucky as a global leader in the energy needs of today and tomorrow.”

  • Benefit to help pay Chesser’s funeral expenses

    A benefit to help pay the funeral expenses for Tony Chesser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Alton Ruritan Building in Alton, organizers announced.
    The benefit is scheduled from noon to midnight, and will feature a variety of activities.
    Chesser passed away Dec. 22 following a lengthy illness, organizers said.
    Scheduled events include raffles, a 50-50 drawing, karaoke, haircuts by Gwen Holt, a rook tournament at 5 p.m., a corn hole tournament at 1 p.m. and an auction at 7 p.m.
    Kevin Chilton and Friends will provide bluegrass music.

  • Cost share sign-ups begin for farmers

    Anderson County farmers can sign up beginning Feb. 1 for the state cost share program.
    Sign-ups will continue through Feb. 28 at Anderson County Conservation District, 145 W. Woodford St., Lawrenceburg.
    Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call 839-5567.

  • Lovers Leap medals in California competition

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery has received the official notification that three of its wines were awarded medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, according to a news release.
    The winery’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver, along with bronze medals for 2008 Cynthiana and 2008 Riesling.
    This is the largest competition of American wines in the world, receiving over 5,000 entries.