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Community News

  • County fire hosts fundraiser golf scramble

    The Anderson County fire department will host its third annual WHAS Crusade for Children golf scramble May 11 at 1 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace golf course in Lawrenceburg.
    Registration is $60 per person or $240 per foursome, which includes green fees, cart rental, box lunch and prizes.
    Final registration is due May 3.
    Proceeds go directly to children’s special needs, according to the press release.
    Sign-in begins at noon with a boxed lunch and tee off is at 1 p.m.

  • American Red Cross seeks volunteers for disaster shelter exercise

    The American Red Cross is asking local volunteers to participate in a mock disaster shelter exercise at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 N. Gatewood St. in Lawrenceburg, on Saturday, May 11, according to a news release.
    The shelter set-up will begin at 8 a.m., with the exercise running from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    “The exercise will serve to help prepare the community for any disasters,” event organizers said.
    Volunteers may serve as clients or as shelter workers. All ages are welcome. Shelter experience is not necessary.

  • Staff writer awarded 2013 David Dick Storytelling Award

    Meaghan Downs, staff writer for The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg, was recently awarded the 2013 David Dick ‘What a Great Story!’ Storytelling Award in the professional category from the University of Kentucky.
    Downs won for her entry, “A Promise to God,” published Dec. 26, 2012, in The Anderson News. The article reported the story of Lawrenceburg couple Hunter and Carla Mueller, who had three sets of twins born from the in vitro fertilization process.

  • Venturing Crew 120 holds field day in community park
  • Club to host style show

    The Pierian Woman’s Club will be hosting the fifth “Hats Off!” luncheon, style show and silent auction on Saturday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
    The style show will be featuring clothing from Derby Shoppe and Raggs in Danville and will be hosted by Martha Caywood.

  • Anderson Public Library to host Civil War ‘Living History’

    “Living History at Anderson Public Library,” a Civil War re-enactment and encampment event, will be held at the Anderson Public Library on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Upriver Music will perform at the library at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and will give a little background and history of the music from that era before each performance, according to a news release.  

  • Library announces upcoming May classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in May. All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops. Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: May 9
    Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

    Yoga course
    When: May 9
    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    Doctor Who Club
    When: May 10
    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    APL Book Club

  • Anderson Co. Drug Court celebrates graduation

    Anderson County Drug Court recently celebrated the April 12 graduation of Anderson County residents Josh Case and Josh Williams from the Drug Court program.
    Drug Court, which serves Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, was established by Chief Circuit Judge Charles Hickman in 2007.
    The program’s mission statement is “to empower our participants to live substance-free lives by promoting positive change in criminal and addictive behaviors that lead to personal responsibility and productive citizenship.”

  • News briefs: 4-17-13

    High school FFA to host plant sale Saturday
    The Anderson County High School FFA will be holding its annual spring greenhouse fundraiser starting Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    All proceeds of the sale will go to FFA students and the agriculture program, according to event organizers.
    Plants to be sold include a wide variety of flowers, flower baskets, ferns, mixed planters, tomatoes, peppers, basil and more.

  • Rite-Aid announces upcoming fundraiser events for Children’s Miracle Network

    The Lawrenceburg Rite-Aid will be hosting the following events to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, according to a news release.
    Rite-Aid will be hosting a bake sale on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a yard sale and cook out on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Raffle tickets for UK mementos and Mother’s Day baskets will also be available, the news release states.
    All money raised will benefit the UK Children’s Hospital, according to the Rite-Aid news release.