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Community News

  • Seniors strut their talent

    Seniors from all over Anderson County shared their talents Monday morning during Senior Showcase at the senior center.

    Emceed by Beverly Webb, home health care aide, the show featured singers, a lip syncher and a comedy duo.

    Tommy Allen kicked off the show with a gospel number that got the crowd clapping along.

    Dressed in a country-western getup, strumming her homemade, cardboard banjo and mouthing along to the songs “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” and “Blue Kentucky Girl,” Margaret Armstrong entertained the crowd.

  • Tassel is worth the hassle

    It’s been 40 years since Marcella Reynolds graduated from Western High School, but she’ll mark it in a special way — by graduating from Kentucky Community and Technical College in the same class as her granddaughter, Tulsa Owens-Buffin.

    On May 8, Reynolds and Buffin will walk with their graduating class at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    “It’s awesome,” Reynolds said. “We found out about a month ago we’d be graduating together.”

  • Library board gets glimpse of new building

    A railroad trestle entrance, a bell to ring when a child reads their first book, and a sign made by local artists are just a few of the ideas the Anderson Public Library Board tossed around at its monthly meeting last Tuesday.

    Monica Sumner, vice president at Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the architect firm in charge of the expansion project, said, “Right now we are 90 percent complete, the last 10 percent is the most difficult.”

  • News names Hodge new sales rep

    From staff reports

    Kim Hodge has re-joined The Anderson News as an advertising representative.

    Hodge had previously worked in the newspaper’s front office before taking a customer service representative at Associations International.

    Hodge, who has lived in Salvisa since 1986, is the person to see for all advertising needs.

    “My goal is to have good relations with businesses and the people of this community, and help them with any of their advertisement needs,” she said.

  • Society briefs

    Spring Fling Art
    Show planned
    The Spring Fling Art Show is planned for Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lawrenceburg.
    The art show benefits the Anderson County Art Council.
    An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Frame Clinic and Art Alley, 100 W. Court St.
    For more information call 502-353-4238.

    Clothing repair class offered
    A clothing repair class is being offered at the Anderson County Extension office at 3 p.m. April 27.

  • Popular band returns Sunday to Fox Creek Christian Church

    Zack Shelton says he loved his first appearance last year in Lawrenceburg and can’t wait for his next one April 17 at Fox Creek Christian Church.
    “We’ve very excited to be coming back,” said Shelton of his band, Zack Shelton & 64 to Grayson. “We had a great time there last year.”
    Shelton and his band have gained a national following and have played with such luminaries as Josh Turner, The Gaithers and even Charlie Daniels.

  • Playin' a little ditty
  • Deputy meets a 'Picker'
  • News briefs

    Community Service Day set
    Community Service Day is scheduled this year for April 15, according to a news release.
    Now in it third year, the day is designed to encourage residents to perform community service at a variety of locations across Anderson County.
    The day was designated here by Mayor Sandy Goodlett, and has been designated by mayors of other communities nationwide.

  • Felon offered probation after pleading to handgun charge

    A convicted felon who pleaded guilty to being in possession of a handgun is expected to be placed on probation when he is sentenced April 5 in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Jeffery Brewer, 50, who lived at 1300 Drydock Road at the time of his arrest, was indicted on a Class C felony for being a felon in possession of a firearm and wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a loaded .45 caliber handgun at his wife on Christmas Eve of 2014.