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  • Toll joins Anderson Realty

    Dee Toll has joined the staff of Anderson Realty, the real estate agency announced.
    “We’re very pleased to have Dee Toll join our team,” said company owner Connie Blackwell. “Her experience in the loan process and assisting buyers in the pre-approval process complements our existing capabilities. We expect to increase the amount of business we do in that area.”
    Toll has been a real estate agent since 2004.
     

  • Legion sponsors health fair, benefits assistance

    American Legion Post 34 will sponsor a health fair on Thursday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post.
    The Veterans Administration Hospital from Lexington will enroll new patients and perform blood pressure checks.
    Also, the state officer will be available to file claims for compensation and pensions for veterans and wives of deceased veterans.
    “Please stop by and check out your benefits,” organizers said in a news release.
    Also at the fair will be the department’s commander and membership chairman for the state.
     

  • Four Roses, with hint of roses

    From staff reports
    Bourbon enthusiasts will truly “smell the roses” when Four Roses’ 2011 limited edition single barrel bourbon hits the shelves this spring, according to a news release from Four Roses.
    Master Distiller Jim Rutledge specially selected a 12-year-old bourbon that uses Four Roses’ recipe coded OBSQ, one of 10 uniquely handcrafted bourbon recipes produced by the Lawrenceburg-based distillery.

  • Lovers Leap named Derby Festival wine

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery announced last week that it is the official Kentucky Derby Festival wine for 2011.
    The announcement came five days before the winery was notified that five of its wines were awarded medals at the 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival Competition. It won gold for its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, silver for its Merlot, Riesling and Norton (Cynthiana) and bronze for Vidal Blanc.

  • ‘Rupp’ to make appearance at Ward

    Legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp will speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in the library at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    Well, sort of.
    Of course Rupp is long gone, but thanks to a presentation sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Edward B. Smith will portray Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua.
    Admission is free.
    A Kentucky native, Smith earned a Ph.D. in performance studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently teaches theater and film classes at Georgetown College, where he is an associate professor.

  • Cub Scouts visit The Anderson News
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates swears in new 18 new volunteers

    Franklin and Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the swearing in of new volunteers March 15.
    With over 40 guests in attendance, this event recognized the 18 community members that recently completed their training to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin and Anderson County.  Hope Community Church was decorated with blue pinwheels in recognition of the upcoming National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

  • Conservation District hands out annual awards

    The Anderson County Conservation District held its annual banquet March 8 to honor the winners and participants in the Jim Claypool Art and Writing Conservation Contest, the district announced.
    The contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Associations of Conservation Districts titled Kentucky Soil: All Hands In.
    Judges from the local conservation districts chose county winners, whose entries then moved on to the state-level competition.

  • Yarn, knitting machine needed to assist cancer patients

    A Lawrenceburg woman is seeking donations of yarn, and perhaps a knitting machine, to assist her with knitting hats for people undergoing chemotherapy.
    Meredith Waldridge said her motivation for making the hats is personal.
    “My mom and aunt had cancer,” she said. “I saw on the internet that there are groups that knit hats and donate them to chemo patients, and I thought, ‘I want to do that.’
    “My mom and aunt would have like that.”

  • TV winner at Business Expo