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  • Obamacare help available

    Individuals who still need help signing up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, can receive help through a program offered by the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership (BCAP).
    Beckie Trent, the lead connector for Woodford and Anderson counties, said BCAP’s assistance program has grown in leaps and bounds since it started in late November.
    Since then, Trent said she has assisted about 50-60 people from both Woodford and Anderson in signing up for Obamacare, which now has an extended deadline of March 2014 for individuals to seek coverage.

  • Jr. Cotillion accepting applications

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion will begin its 2014 Cotillion Season in February and will be accepting new membership applications, according to a press release.
    Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 31 for any interested sixth, seventh and eighth grade boy or girl. The cost to participate is $80.

  • Catching fish on warm winter day
  • Woodford Theatre to host auditions for future Huck Finn production

    The Woodford Theatre recently announced it would be hosting auditions for its upcoming production “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Production dates have been set for April 25-27, May 2-4 and May 9-11.
    Auditions are scheduled to be held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19 from noon to 3 p.m.
    Callbacks are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20 from 7-9 p.m. Other dates and times will be by appointment.
    Auditions will be held at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Drive in Versailles.

  • Police encourage parents to set up safety profile through 911

    Jan. 13 was Amber Alert Awareness Day, marking the 18-year anniversary of the day Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered, according to a news release issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    In April of 2003, in her honor, President Bush signed into law the Protect Act, which statutorily established the national Amber Alert coordinator role. Since, the program has been credited with more than 675 successful recoveries of missing or abducted children.

  • Health department to offer food managers training

    The Anderson County health department will be offering mandatory food managers training courses starting Jan. 19 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the health department.
    The training class will also be offered Jan. 21 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    According to the release, the class is based on the Serve-Safe video. The training class includes discussion and an exam will be given.

  • Library offers classes, events for January

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in January. All classes are subject to cancellation and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops.

    Computer Classes

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Jan.14
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to the Internet
    When: Jan. 16
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to Email
    When: Jan. 21
    Time: 10:00-11 a.m.

    Introduction to Word
    When: Jan. 23

  • CCU wins ‘Spirit of Giving’ award
  • Auxiliary visits Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore

    Ten members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 went to Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 15 for a Christmas party for the Roosevelt unit. Shopping was done from a wish list provided for the 50 residents. Unit 34 members helped pass out food provided by Veterans Center and gifts for veterans provided by the Auxiliary and Legion Post 34.
    Veterans asked for and received sweatsuits, sweaters, jackets, robe, Marilyn Monroe décor, shirts, word find puzzles and University of Louisville and Kentucky items. Cookies were also taken for a later snack .