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  • Awards pile up for Maynard Studios

    The awards continue to pile up for Maynard Studios in Lawrenceburg.

    Owners Matthew and Karine Maynard have been awarded as one of the 2016 Kentucky Business Pacesetters, according to a news release.

    Their business joins an elite group of Kentucky businesses that are recognized for changing the economic landscape of Kentucky through introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment, and serving the communities of the commonwealth.

  • Relay for Life raises nearly $18,500 for cancer society

    Hundreds of folks made it downtown to the Lawrenceburg Green last Friday evening for Relay for Life.

    Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants raise both money and awareness about cancer.

    Twenty-five teams — 90 participants — raised nearly $18,500 at the event.

    YKK Inc. Snap and Button Division was the top fundraising team with $2,700 donated. The Chamber and Auxiliary Dream Team raised $1,662, and Eli’s Superheroes banked $1,264.

  • ‘Dinner with a Doctor’ draws large crowd

    Women of all ages attended the Dinner with a Doctor “Breast and Cervical Cancer” at the Anderson County Health Department last Thursday evening.

    The event, sponsored by the health department and Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, featured Dr. Aruna Arekapudi, a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist.

    Arekapudi informed the crowd of 40 women about the signs and symptoms of both breast and cervical cancer.

    “I came to learn more about female cancers,” Cathy Whitehead, 53, said.

  • Local Guardsmen play key role in preparing for disaster

    When it comes to responding to everything from a terrorist attack to a natural disaster in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard play a vital role.

    Their roles were on full display last Friday when they joined thousands of guardsmen across several states in participating in exercise Vibrant Response, a training exercise being conducted this month to train them to respond to a terrorist attack.

  • Duo enjoys layover here while crossing state on horseback

    If you spotted a covered carriage pulled by two Haflingers and a woman riding horseback in Anderson County last weekend, you weren’t just imagining things.

    The pair, Edith Conyers of Mount Sterling and Ginny Grulke of Lexington, are crossing Kentucky on horses and blogging about their experience.

    On Thursday, their 10-day journey brought them to Lawrenceburg, and the C-Far Farm.

    “They got to my house Thursday, rested Friday, and left again Saturday,” Jackie Nickell said.

  • Experts say prepare now for Zika

    Take precautions but don’t be alarmed.

    That is the advice from local officials who are developing pre-emptive plans to deal with a potential if unlikely outbreak of the Zika virus.

    The mosquito-born virus, which poses serious concerns for pregnant women but produces only mild, flu-like symptoms in others, has officials here and statewide preaching caution that is centered primarily on property owners taking precautions about standing water.

  • Weather hinders annual Healing Field poker run

    About 20 bikers braved Saturday’s raw weather during the annual poker run to benefit the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg.

    Among them was Joe Hawker, who traveled 90 miles to participate aboard his customized Polaris Slingshot that pays tribute to each branch of the military and includes images from each war dating back to World War II.

    A veteran of the U.S. Army, Hawker served as a company clerk and selected “M.A.S.H” for his license plate. “Radar was already taken,” joked Hawker.

  • Friends of APL book sale planned for Saturday

    From staff reports

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host its first book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music will be provided from 10 a.m. to noon, by The Highs & The Lows, a local duo of Jessica and Cole Ripy.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

  • American Legion’s national commander visits Healing Field

    From staff reports

    The American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett of Georgia visited the Department of Kentucky Healing Field last Thursday.

    Unit President Pam Brough presented Barnett with a commemorative bottle of bourbon with a picture of the Healing Field etched on the bottle.

    “The American Legion has worked very hard to get MIA’s (Missing in Action) and POW’s (Prisoner of War) home,” Barnett said. “And three American soldiers’ remains have been released from North Korea.”

  • Revolutionary War soldier honored with service

    Some relatives didn’t make it due to the rainy weather but spirits weren’t dampended for those who attended the Patriot Grave Marking Service at Darnall Cemetery last Saturday.

    It took five years, but a marker was finally placed at the gravesite of Revolutionary soldier Adam Darnall just a few months ago by great-great-great-great grandson Wayne Darnell.

    Over time the spelling of the name has changed., but the strong feeling family and soldier to soldier remains.