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Community News

  • Commonwealth Attorney’s Office joins campaign to reduce drunk driving

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt Donnell is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug.16 through Sept. 2, according to a press release.
    “The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend,” the release said.

  • Walmart associates volunteer at Senior Center, Family Fun Fest
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  • Lawrenceburg gives back in blood drive

    The Kentucky Blood Center reported in a news release that 76 people registered to give blood in a recent blood drive held Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church.
    Frank Rowe, chairman of the Anderson County Community Blood Drive for the Kentucky Blood Center, presented a $100 gift card to Jana Terrell, who won the gift card at the blood drive.
    A Kentucky Blood Center bloodmobile will be at the Lawrenceburg Walmart on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt, event organizers said.

  • CASA kids’ golf scramble set for Saturday

    The fourth annual Champions for CASA Kids Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 24 at the Wild Turkey Trace golf course, 1450 Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Registration and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and consists of smoked pork loin, slaw and baked beans.
    The registration fee of $50 per player covers green fees, cart, lunch and a beverage. Your beverage ticket is for a chance for some great door prizes. You do not have to be present to win. A car dealership will be sponsoring a hole in one contest along with other contests.

  • Red Cross donors get Governor’s Cup T-shirts

    All presenting blood donors at Red Cross blood drives between Aug. 14 and Sept. 14 will receive a University of Kentucky or University of Louisville “blood challenge” T-shirt, according to a news release from the Red Cross.
    The campaign ends with the Governor’s Cup football game between the two rival teams on Sept. 14.  

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  • Frankfort Legion to host benefit dance

    The American Legion Post 7 of Frankfort will be hosting a benefit concert and dance Aug. 18 for Wounded Warriors from 2-5 p.m.
    Proceeds of the fundraiser will go toward the purchase of track chairs for Wounded Warriors.
    Music will be provided by “The Legends,” and includes jazz, blues, country, Dixieland, Big Band, 50s and more by “Skeets” Pennington, Doyle Rambo, Reed Harrod, Bill May, Dale Abernathy, David Cunningham and Suzanne Lee.

  • Historical society to meet Aug. 22

    The Anderson County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Public Library. Tom B. Ripy, attorney and Ph.D., will present a program about Mary Dowling and her life as a distiller before and during Prohibition. The program is free and open to the public.

     

  • Artist to participate in Frankfort arts fair

    Marianne Brown of Lawrenceburg will participate in the second annual Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fair on Labor Day weekend from Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    This year’s fair will feature over 50 juried artists and craftspeople selling their works in tents scattered throughout the four-acre garden at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on the Kentucky River in downtown Frankfort, 202 Wilkinson Street.
    Admission is $3 daily.