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Community News

  • Hanks family holds annual reunion in county park

    From staff reports

    Descendants of D.F. and Nannie Hanks held a reunion July 4 at the county park in Lawrenceburg.

    The reunion has been held annually since 1946. Attending were: Cozette and Robbie Hanks; Ashley and Jeremy Dickerson; Gene and Mary Ruth Cinnamon; Blondie Warford; Ellery and Julie Milburn; Greg and Denise Cinnamon; Jason, Janice, Wyatt and Hudson Alexander; Charlie and Patsy Cammark; Kathy Shryock; L.W.; Stephanie and Charley Barnes; Zackary and Donna Freeman; and Charlie Gritton all of Lawrenceburg

  • Land, Water Conservation Fund Board to meet

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Advisory Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. to make funding recommendations for the 2017 LWCF applications, according to a news release.

    The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the offices of the Department for Local Government.

    The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort.

  • Summer program makes sure no child goes hungry

    Anderson County is again this year taking part in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides a free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger.

    The goal is to make sure that no children goes hungry during the summer by providing them with a meal through Aug. 4 at Saffell Street Elementary, located at 210 Saffell St.

    Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Tourism commission inches closer to hiring first director

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission called a special meeting last Friday at City Hall to discuss the hiring of a new executive director. Although the commission has yet to offer the position to anyone, it is getting closer to reaching a decision and hopes to have the position filed by mid-July or early August, according to chairman Gabe Uebel.

    The commission has set aside $30,000 - $40,000 for the position, which includes benefits.

  • County, youth soccer league to negotiate new lease for fields

    The youth soccer league that leases fields in the county park for a $1 a year will almost certainly pay more when it’s current lease runs out early next year.

    During the work session portion of a recent meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton told magistrates that he had a brief discussion with a representative of the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association (AIYSA), who said she acknowledged that renewing the lease for what amounts to a ceremonial amount of $1 year likely won’t happen.

  • Budding artist, budding philanthropist

    It didn’t take long for 8-year-old Jaycie Wilcox to figure out that her passion for the arts could bring in money.

    Now she’s using that talent to raise funds for her friend, Kolby Matney, who needs a service dog.

    Jaycie and Kolby met at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, where Jaycie’s mom, Ami, is a teacher.

    Always having a passion for the arts, Jaycie sold some sketches she made at the end of the school year, and turned a hobby into a way to help raise funds for the dog, which will cost an estimated $2,000.

  • Barr votes for Kate’s Law, against sanctuary cities

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) voted in favor of two bills to “enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities,” his office announced last week.

  • Quarles applauds EPA ruling

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hailed the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would have dramatically expanded the EPA’s regulatory authority, according to a news release from his office.

  • Maine native finds second home in Lawrenceburg

    Arriving in Lexington on a Greyhound bus many years ago, Gene Farmer attended a horse shoeing school in Mt. Eden, and later returned to Maine where he stayed working on a farm for quit some years.

    After a series of circumstances later in life lead him right back to Lawrenceburg, Farmer said he never plans to leave the town again.

  • A date he will never forget

    Courtesy of The Harrodsburg Herald

    Every year, on June 6, Dallas Waterfill calls his friend Garland Hoskins and asks him: “Where were you on this day in 1944?”

    Hoskins, 93, still remembers. After 73 years, he can still reel off his serial number.

    On June 6, 1944, Hoskins was a green recruit with the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.”

    He was a kid from Anderson County who was about to take part in one of the largest military operations in history, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe: D-Day.