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  • Woodlawn and Franklin merge into one CASA

    Effective Jan. 1 CASA at Woodlawn and Franklin County CASA have merged together to form one non-profit entity—CASA of the Bluegrass, according to a news release.
    The integration of the two programs is for the benefit of the volunteers and children served and will allow the programs to serve a greater number of children in Kentucky. The goals of the merger are as follow:
    • To combine staff, resources, and best practices to ensure quality advocacy.
    • To increase CASA’s presence and spread CASA’s mission throughout Central Kentucky.

  • Phillips receives national volunteer award from Hospice Foundation

    Opal Phillips of Lawrenceburg was honored this fall with a National Volunteer Award during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s clinical team conference held in Kansas City in September, according to a Hospice of the Bluegrass release.
    The National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals and the National Hospice Foundation selected Phillips as the 2013 Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Award recipient in the category of Organizational Support, the release said.

  • Chiropractor offers help for free medical clinic

    A local chiropractor is offering a free initial visit to those who brings a blood glucose monitoring kit to benefit the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, according to a news release.
    “The free medical clinic here in Lawrenceburg needs our help,” Dr. Brian Schulz of Lawrenceburg Family Chiropractic said in a news release.
    The monitor, along with testing strips, can be purchased at Kroger for $22.99 plus tax, Schulz said, and will be given to the free clinic in exchange for the free initial visit, which is valued at $150.

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  • News briefs: 1-22-14

    Historical Society
    to meet Thursday
    The Anderson County Historical Society plans to hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in the public library.
    The geography of Kentucky will be the topic of discussion. This meeting is free and open to the public.

    Project Linus ‘National
    Make-A-Blanket Day’
    to be held
    Project Linus will be hosting a “National Make-A-Blanket Day” on Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office, according to a news release.

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  • Obamacare help available

    Individuals who still need help signing up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, can receive help through a program offered by the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership (BCAP).
    Beckie Trent, the lead connector for Woodford and Anderson counties, said BCAP’s assistance program has grown in leaps and bounds since it started in late November.
    Since then, Trent said she has assisted about 50-60 people from both Woodford and Anderson in signing up for Obamacare, which now has an extended deadline of March 2014 for individuals to seek coverage.

  • Jr. Cotillion accepting applications

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion will begin its 2014 Cotillion Season in February and will be accepting new membership applications, according to a press release.
    Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 31 for any interested sixth, seventh and eighth grade boy or girl. The cost to participate is $80.

  • Catching fish on warm winter day