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  • 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 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.
     

  • 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.
     

  • American Legion honors veterans
  • Art Trail draws a crowd
  • USDA grant a boost for Farmer Joe’s in Salvisa

    A Salvisa farmer got a significant boost with the announcement last week that he is one of 13 agribusinesses in Kentucky to receive a portion of a $1.7 million USDA Value Added Producer Grant.

    “I’m extremely happy we got the grant,” said Joe Weber, owner of Farmer Joe’s. “It’s going to help with being able to increase our product here and being able to supply a lot more farm-fresh meats to a lot of customers.”

  • Farms should have water quality plan

    From staff reports

    In 1994, the Kentucky Ag Water Quality Act passed, requiring all landowners with 10 acres or more involved in agriculture/silviculture to develop and implement an Ag Water Quality Plan, according to a news release from the Anderson County Conservation District.

    This plan documents best management practices being followed on the farm. A best management practice could be a number of activities such as rotational grazing, nutrient management, cover crops, and other sound agricultural practices.

  • Robinson attends Circuit Clerks Fall College

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Pam Robinson joined other circuit clerks from across the state at the 2016 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College in Lexington, the organization announced.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the educational program Sept. 26 to 29 for the state’s circuit court clerks.

    The circuit court clerks received an update on the court system from AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon and attended sessions on jury management, record retention and court technology.

  • Junior Conservation Board formed; first project planned

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District has announced the formation of its Junior Conservation Board, comprised of high school students who are homeschooled or enrolled in Anderson County High School or the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    It has been said that young people make good conservationists. With this in mind, the local conservation district is offering young people a chance to participate in conservation planning and action.

  • Local artists to open doors Nov. 5

    From staff reports

    Five local artisans will open their studios to the public for the annual Art Trail planned for Nov. 5.

    Art Trail, sponsored by the Anderson County Arts Council, gives customers the chance to view a variety of artisans working in their studios, as well as purchase their wares.

    Marianne Brown Pottery

    Local potter Marianne Brown will have her studio open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 6 for her 13th annual sale.