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Community News

  • Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18

    By April Thomas

    The American Cancer Society is marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.
    By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done.

  • Fitness program begins Nov. 20 at Ward Elementary

    A program titled “Boot-Camp Fitness” is scheduled for Saturday mornings from Nov. 20 to Dec. 17 at Ward Elementary School.
    The program will be from 9 to 10:30 in the school’s gymnasium, and is sponsored by Anderson Community Education.
    Structured to meet all fitness levels, the program will consist of circuit training, heart rate intervals, polymeric training and strength and core training, according to a news release. It will consist of five fitness interval sessions for those 16 and older. Cost is $30.

  • YMCA to sponsor Christmas Ball

    The Frankfort YMCA will sponsor the fifth annual YMCA Christmas Ball on Dec. 18, the agency announced this week.
    The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.
    The ball is designated for Special Olympic athletes and individuals with special needs in the Central Kentucky area.

  • House of Trees lineup announced

    Organizers recently announced the entertainment lineup for the second annual House of Trees.
    The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the former Bill Waits Auto Mall show room.

    Friday night lineup
    6:20 to 7:30, Jessie Crouch (from Anderson County High School)
    7:30 to 8:30, GBusy
    8:30 to 9, Men of Joy (from Sand Spring Baptist)
    9 to 10, GBusy

  • Library to host talk with author

    The Anderson Public Library will host author K. Melissa Burton on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.
    Burton will discuss her new fictional novel, “With Purpose and Promise,” which Lawrenceburg and the Kavanaugh School.
    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Auction will benefit Shop with a Cop, Toys for Tots program

    Redi-Mart, located at the corner of US 127 Bypass and US 62, is planning a silent auction to benefit both the Shop with a Cop and Toys for Tots programs here in Lawrenceburg, according to store employees.
    The store will accept donations of items to be auctioned through Monday, Nov. 15.
    The silent auction will run from Monday, Nov. 22 through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
    Items already donated for auction include a quilt, NASCAR memorabilia and other packages from local businesses.

  • Century Bank celebrates ‘Pinktober’

    To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Century Bank hosted “Pinktober.”

  • Duguay appointed as warrant officer one

    Jeffrey S. Duguay graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one, according to a news release.
    He completed an intense six-week course conducted in a demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment.
    Duguay is a son of Joseph and Patricia Duguay of Elizabeth City, N.C., and the father of David Duguay Baker of Rockaway Place, Lexington. His son, Christian T. Duguay, resides on Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.

  • Trash company urges proper disposal of waste

    Cleaning the garage or closing your pool for the summer can result in challenges on how to dispose of chemicals, paint and other potentially hazardous materials, according to a news release from M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect garbage in Anderson County.

  • Relay for Life’s annual House of Trees set for Nov. 19-20

    Anderson County Relay for Life recently announced that the second annual House of Trees will be Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at the former Countryside Motors showroom located on US 127 Bypass South.