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Community News

  • Legion, Auxiliary hold October fall conference

    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion fall conference was held in Louisville on Oct. 18-19, according to a news release.

  • Recognizing our armed forces
  • Junior Cotillion hosts dinner, masquerade ball

    More than 50 members of the Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion and their guests recently attended a dinner event focused on basic table manners and masquerade ball, according to a news release.
    The dinner was followed by a masquerade ball where party goers were encouraged to wear a fun, creative masquerade mask that matched their individual personality and style, event organizers said in the release. The event was hosted by the cotillion organization and held at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Health department kicks off new diabetes program

    The Anderson County Health Department will be kicking off its revitalization of its diabetes support group with Anderson County Diabetes Health starting Nov. 12.
    The health department’s new program will replace the diabetes support group that previously met every month for education about diabetes prevention and treatment, along with sharing of diabetic recipes, and listening to information from guest speakers.
    The new program, Anderson County Diabetes Health, will meet in the health department’s community room at 6:30 p.m.

  • Class of 1950 high school reunion
  • Anderson County Habitat for Humanity dedicates recently completed home

    The Anderson County Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated a home for a Lawrenceburg family, the 14th house it has completed.
    The first house, built by Habitat for Humanity nearly 20 years ago, will soon be paid for, according to a news release from Habitat for Humanity.
    A family has been chosen for the 2014 Habitat for Humanity house.
    “Many thanks for all the people who have worked to make safe and comfortable houses for our recipients,” volunteers said in a release.
     

  • Whitehead rebuilds church playground for Eagle Scout project

    Matthew Whitehead, a 16-year-old junior at Anderson County High School, recently completed his Eagle Scout leadership service project — rebuilding a playground and installing picnic tables at First Christian Church — on Oct. 26-27.
    With the help of Boy Scout Troop 37, Whitehead worked for two days excavating the ground, digging post holes, installing picket fences, carrying 9-foot picnic tables and laying down 20,000 pounds of rubber mulch, according to his mother, Cathy.

  • Former Post 34 commander honored

    The American Legion Post 34 held its annual membership dinner Oct. 25. Commander Bill Sloan welcomed everyone and asked 1st Vice Bobby Thornberry to come forward. Bobby was honored with an Air Force rocking chair for the work he had done during his years as Post 34 Commander.
    State Rep. Kim King presented him with a Citation of Appreciation from the House of Representatives, which mentioned many of Thornberry’s accomplishments during his years as Post 34 commander.

  • Mayor announces commendation for ‘National Long-Term Care’ month
  • Descendants of Lawrenceburg residents to dedicate grave marker on Nov. 2

    A dedication and blessing for the late James Edmondson and his two sons, Will and Grover, will be held Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. in the old Lawrenceburg cemetery.
    Pastor Jody Stamper of Glensboro Christian Church will officiate.
    “It was with the help of staff at the Anderson Co. library who found old obits for James and Will and the death certificate I obtained that proved all three were indeed buried at the cemetery,” descendant Kathy Voxland wrote in a submitted news item.
    James’ sons both died of tuberculosis at age 27, Voxland said.