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Community News

  • News briefs — 3-16

    Garden club plans spring tour
    The Woodford County Woman’s Club will hold its second annual Spring Garden Tour on May 14, the club announced.
    The bulk of the proceeds from the event go toward the WCWC Coats and Shoes for Kids Program.
    This year’s tour will feature eight private gardens with a wide variety of styles, including country gardens, urban gardens, formal and casual, and the landscaped grounds of the administrative building of a world-renowned horse farm and a tour of one historic home.

  • Spreading the ‘love’
  • Legion hosts Oratorical Contest

    The American Legion in Lawrenceburg hosted the Area B High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest on Feb. 13.
    Three students from Lexington, Danville and Louisville competed, and John and Jennifer Mullins and Pam Rice served as escorts for the students. The three contest judges were Heather Hardin, Bobbie Cubert and Bobby Sparrow, and organizers thanked the volunteers who worked at the event.

  • Roadside diner?
  • Sign-up through March 31 for Grassland Reserve Program

    Applications for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Grassland Reserve Program will be accepted through March 31, the agency announced.
    The voluntary program gives landowners and operators the chance to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources, according to a news release.
    Eligible land for the program includes grasslands for which grazing or haying is the predominant use, or land that has been historically dominated by grassland, forbs or shrub land.

  • Cakes on the griddle
  • Annual Rotary pancake breakfast set for Saturday

    The 54th annual Lawrenceburg Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast is set for this Saturday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to noon at Saffell Street Elementary School.
    Attendees can enjoy pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, baked apples, milk and juice for just $5. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Rotary Club member.
    Baskets donated by local businesses and Rotary members will be up for raffle during the event.

  • Cattlemen donate to Senior Center
  • Anderson County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    Anderson County Farm Bureau will celebrate Food Check-Out Week on March 2, the organization announced.
    Future Farmers of America members from Anderson County High School will mark the occasion by handing out literature and speaking with customers at Kroger about how affordable food is in the United States, organizers said.

  • The place to ‘bee’

    Bluegrass Beekeeping School is scheduled for March 12 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, organizers announced.
    The program offers two tracks. There will be a basic introductory course for new beekeepers and those interested in beekeeping as a hobby.
    There will also be a large number of sessions for experienced beekeepers to deepen their knowledge of bees, their behaviors and their management.
    The featured guest speaker will be Diana Sammataro, a honey bee researcher from the US Department of Agriculture Honey Bee Research Lab in Tucson, Ariz.