Community News

  • Lawrenceburg’s Abe may hang up his stovetop hat

    When Jim Sayre, a renowned local Abraham Lincoln impersonator, takes off his stovetop hat following his Chautauqua presentation at Anderson County High School on Feb. 12, it may be one of his final appearances.
    Sayre, who has been impersonating the 16th president of the United States for the past 33 years, said he’s not sure whether to hang up his hat for good.
    “I’m 80 years old. That decision is not firm at this time,” he added. “In the wintertime, I need something to do.”

  • Kenny selling his bling bling

    Earrings might be the last thing one would expect a Boy Scout to sell to raise money, but the 15-year-old owner of Kenny’s Bling Bling is doing just that.
    Kenny Cirillo, 15, came up with the idea of making and selling an array of earrings to help fund a previous trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and on Saturday he was back at it, selling his handmade earrings and an assortment of candy bars with his dad, Chris, at Kroger.
    Both plan to return to the ranch later this year.

  • Hensler to offer couponing class

    From staff reports
    You’ve seen her story on the front page of The Anderson News and read her column on how to save money in last week’s edition of the paper.
    Now, those looking to stretch their paychecks can learn April Hensler’s money-saving secrets in person by attending a couponing class she’s hosting Friday, Feb. 5 at the Anderson Extension office in the county park.
    The class is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Not your daddy’s ‘Dracula’

    If you think the ongoing performances of “Dracula” presented by the Anderson County Community Theatre Guild are a spinoff the popular “Twilight” movies, think again.

    “This is the creepy version,” said cast member Desireé Douglas. “It doesn’t have any Draculas that twinkle, and it doesn’t have Kristin Stewart in it. It’s nothing like ‘Twilight,’ and Dracula certainly doesn’t turn into a superhero.

  • Travel the Art Trial set for Nov. 7-8

    From staff reports

    The annual Travel the Art Trail event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Now in its fifth year, the event includes four participating art studios.

    They include:

    Marianne Brown Pottery

    2038 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg

    Website: www.stamped-clay.com

    Phone: 502-604-1196

    Maynard Studios

    1986 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg

    Website: www.maynardstudios.com

    Phone: 502-604-3000

    Closed Sunday

  • Community briefs

    Rose earns promotion

    Kentucky State Police Facilities Security Lt. Harry E. Rose, a Lawrenceburg resident (center), receives his promotion certificate from Ky. Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. J. Michael Brown (left) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer at a ceremony in Lexington on Sept. 30.

    An eight-year veteran of the agency, Rose is a 1978 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2004 graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    He is a son of the late Robert Rose and Lou Rose of Lawrenceburg.

  • Addiction seminar is Oct. 12

    Anderson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor “Hope in the Face of Addiction” on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5:45 p.m., according to a news release.

    The community seminar program is presented in partnership with ASAP (Agency for Substance Abuse Policy) and bluegrass.org. The free program will be held at the Anderson County Extension Office.

    Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

    Light refreshments will be provided before the program, which begins at 6 p.m., the news release said.

  • News briefs, Oct. 7

    Program aimed at stopping bullying

    A new anti-bullying program is scheduled for three workshops in October as part of National Bullying Awareness Month, organizers announced.

    Workshops for the program titled “Back Up, Bully” are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. for students in grades first through third; Oct. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. for students in grades fourth and fifth; and a workshop for parents Oct. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Community briefs

    VFW sponsors youth contests

    VFW Post 4075 and its Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two youth contests, the organization announced.

    The first is the “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition,” which is open to students in grades nine through 12.

    Entry deadline is Nov. 1.

  • Promo business learned to deal with success

    Lawrenceburg-based Splatter, Inc. started small, grew fast and learned the importance of being ready for success.

    Splatter Inc was started in the summer of 2004 by Gabe Uebel, Andrew Eaton, Nick Cann, Warren Kinne, Jay Springate, David Sawyer and Charles Humston.

    Andrew, Nick, Warn, Jay and David had just graduated from Anderson County High School and were poised to enter their respective colleges that fall.

    Splatter, Inc. began very modestly by creating, marketing and selling “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons.