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Community News

  • Local businesses sponsor toy, clothing drive

    New Creations Hair Design and Kitty’s Flowers and Gifts are sponsoring a toy and clothing drive for local children this Christmas season, according to a news release from the businesses.

    Gifts for children of all ages are requested, including jeans, pajamas and coats.
    “All gifts are appreciated,” organizers said.
    Both business are located in the Willowdale Plaza just off Broadway, across from Dairy Queen, according to a news release.
    For more information, call New Creations at 839-5573 or Kitty’s at 859-3512.

  • Fundraiser will help child with cancer

    A fundraiser to help a Nicholasville child stricken with cancer is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, according to one of its organizers, Major Amy Womack of Anderson County EMS.
    Womack said the child was diagnosed in February, and given almost no chance to survive.
    “She wasn’t expected to live 12 hours, but she has made it since February,” Womack said. “They are calling her a medical miracle.”

  • Book sale planned for Nov. 27

    The Friends of the Anderson Public Library are having an after-Thanksgiving book sale in the Glensboro School on the campus of Anderson County High School on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The school is located at the corner of US 127 Bypass and Broadway.
    “We have a lot of new books, DVDs, VHS tapes, books on tape and more,” organizers said in a news release.
    This sale will feature a fall clearance, including hardback books for only 50 cents.

  • Myers attends Chamber conference

    Catherine Myers, executive director of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, joined 45 representatives from local chambers across the commonwealth last week in Murray for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives’ fall conference.
    Professional development programs were offered on topics including customer service, technology, social media, and aligning roles and goals, according to a news release. In addition, the attendees participated in a time honored Best Practice session where they shared information on what their local chamber is doing.

  • Custom Cuts to host third annual ‘Salon for Santa’ event

    Custom Cuts is sponsoring its third annual “Salon for Santa” toy drive.
    Customers who bring in a toy will receive 20 percent off services and products, according to a news release from the salon.
    The event has grown each year. In 2008, the drive benefited 16 families with 47 children. In 2009, the drive helped 25 families with 66 children.
    “Let’s make our third year unforgettable,” the news release said.
    Custom Cuts is located at 1004 US 127 Bypass South.
    For more information, call 502-839-1270.

  • 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.