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  • Auxiliary participates in Business, Community Expo

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 participated in the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo at the middle school on Saturday.

    Chamber President Pam Brough and Chamber office manager Gina Rue worked very hard preparing for and working the day of the event, Auxiliary officials said in a news release.

    Brough is Auxiliary Unit 34 president and Rue is an Auxiliary member as well.

    Unit 34 had a booth with Legion Family information and applications for Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, “SAL.”

  • Mayor proclaims ‘Equal Pay Day’ for women
  • Harrod, Kuchmy complete fire department cadet training

    They’re the first of what county fire officials hope will be many more.

    Caty Harrod and Nik Kuchmy, members of the inaugural cadet program with the Anderson County Fire Department, were promoted last week to the status of recruit.

    It’s a title neither is expected to hold for long.

    “We hope to have them be fully certified firefighters within the next two months,” said Major Chris Harrod, who helps oversee the program and is Caty’s father.

    “They won’t have recruit helmets for long.”

  • ‘I wanted to be lucky’

     

    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1-in-10,000, but one Anderson County girl has hit the jackpot.

    Baily Powell is a third-grader at Saffell Street Elementary School. She said after watching a program on TV she decided to try her luck at finding the famous four leaf clover, and now, in just one week, has a collection nearing 30.

    “I wanted to be lucky,” said Baily. “I found one in my granny’s yard, and then I started looking (more) for them.”

  • Balloon release

    The NASA team from the Bluegrass Community Technical College, Cooper campus, launched a balloon Tuesday morning in Lawrenceburg. Steve Clark said that Raeann Gill, chemistry instructional specialist, brought students to Lawrenceburg because the campus is bigger and could better accommodate the launch. The students, he said, launched this balloon as part of a class assignment, and also worked with the University of Kentucky on the experiment.

  • This week's news briefs

    Empty Bowls dinner is Dec. 8
    The school district’s annual Empty Bowls Dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the cafeteria at Emma B. Ward Elemen-tary School.
    Students from Ward, Robert B. Turner and Saffell Street ele-mentary schools have created handmade bowls and will serve a meal of soup, break and drink for $10 ($3 in a disposable bowl), with all proceeds donated to hunger-fighting charities.

    Blood drive at First Baptist

  • Farm Bureau earns award

    Stewart Gritton, president of Anderson County Farm Bureau (center), accepts the award for outstanding membership and program achievement from John Sparrow, chief executive officer of KFB Insurance Companies (left), and David S. Beck, executive vice president of the KFB Federation (right), during a Dec. 2 recognition and awards program in Louisville. The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.
     

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star Award

    Sue Litkenhus (right), of the Anderson County Farm Bu-reau Women’s Committee, accepts the 2016 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Betty Farris (left), chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee. The award was presented during a Dec. 2 recognition pro-gram at the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting. The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agri-cultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.
     

  • Lanham second in speech contest

    Lawrenceburg resident Steve Lanham won second place in the District 40 Humorous Speech Contest on Nov. 19 in Charleston, West Virginia.
    He is a member of Midway Toastmasters in Midway and KYTC Speakers in Frankfort.
    Lanham’s speech “Foibles in Followership” related questionable choices from his childhood, such as sticking tweezers into an electrical outlet, which emphasized the importance of wisely choosing whom to follow. He was one of eight division winners who competed in the contest.

  • Gabhart achieves rank of Eagle Scout

    Austin Gabhart of Boy Scout Troop 37 in Lawrenceburg poses for a photo with Scoutmaster Kevin Cox after being presented with Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, during a recent ceremony at First Christian Church. He is a son of Daniel and Carrie Gabhart of Lawrenceburg.