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Community News

  • Senior center volunteers help with burgoo bazaar
  • Frankfort Regional Hospital completes national pediatric readiness survey

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently completed a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that its emergency department is fully prepared to provide effective care for children, the hospital announced.
    Known as the National Pediatric Readiness Project under the Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center (NRC), it is the first national assessment of pediatric readiness in ED’s across the United States.

  • Dentist takes Anderson News to Micronesia
  • Bumper crop
  • Friends of Library to hold Burgoo sale

    Friends of Anderson Public Library will hold a Burgoo book sale this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new building located on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, 114 N. Main St.
    The Highs and The Lows, a folksy acoustic duo, will entertain for several hours during the sale, event organizers said. Cole Ripy and Jessica Handy, who make up the Highs and Lows, made a surprise guest visit to the Friends’ Sept. 21 sale.

  • Library announces upcoming October classes

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in October. All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops. Call the library at 839-6420 to make reservations or contact Tami Elam at the library.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Oct. 1
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Oct. 3
    Time: 3 p.m.

    Movie Night:
    The Woman in Black  
    When: Oct. 3
    Time: 5:30 p.m.

  • American Legion Auxiliary raises more than $6,000 in Poker Run

    The American Legion Auxiliary’s sixth Healing Field Poker Run was held Sept. 14 and raised more than $6,000 with 82 motorcyclists registered, according to a press release.
    Past Department President Jane McKnight had chosen the Healing Field as her special project for her year as president. McKnight presented a check to Department Secretary Jennifer Mullins at the Healing Field just before the ride began with the riders around for the presentation. Pictures were taken at the Healing Field and then the Department Secretary signaled the start of the ride.

  • Lion’s Club plans annual 5K Run/Walk for Sight Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club will host a “5K Run/Walk for Sight” on Saturday morning, Sept. 28 during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eye glasses for the under-priviledged people in Anderson County.
    Organizers said they hope the community will come out and participate.  
    The event will begin at the Lion’s Club Pavilion in Anderson County Park. The course will proceed out of the park and right onto Mustang Lane. The traffic will be stopped at Highway 44 so everyone can proceed down Saffell Street.

  • Former chamber chair succumbs to cancer

    A local businesswoman and former chairwoman of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer.
    Cindy Peterson, 41, died at her home, surrounded by family members, according to information provided in her obituary. (See below).
    She owned and operated Liberty Tax and Cash A Check on US 127 Bypass, along with her mother, Joan Markwell, and husband, Brent, and chaired the chamber’s board of directors in 2011.

  • Anderson Co. fire chief remembers fallen on 9/11