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  • Sisters honored for humanitarian efforts

    Lawrenceburg sisters Lauren and Madison Wash have had plenty of thrills while competing in beauty pageants, but getting to meet the governor recently certainly ranks among the best.
    The sisters received citations from the Kentucky House of Representatives in honor of their humanitarian work and met Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Abramson in the process.
    “It was a pretty exciting day for them,” said their mother, Adrienne Wash. “It was an honor to see the girls on the floor of the House and Senate.”

  • Living Free seminar and training to be conducted Feb. 23

    A Living Free Seminar, a faith-based, small-group training sponsored by Anderson County Recovery Lifeline Connection, will be held Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center, located at 120 Township Square in Lawrenceburg.
    According to Lifeline Connection’s press release, topics include definition of a life-controlling problem, four phases of addiction, family influences, walls of protection, and more.
    The seminar costs $20 per person and includes lunch and a workbook.

  • Toastmasters receive speaking awards

    Toastmasters International recently recognized Cynthia Brandt and Marian McKee of Lawrenceburg with its Competent Communicator (CC) award. This is the first level of communication certification in the organization.
    To achieve the CC certification, members must present 10 speeches from the Competent Communication manual. Toastmasters offers two educational tracks: one in communication with four levels and one in leadership with three levels.

  • Woman’s Club collects goods for ‘Shop & Share’ Day

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club collected goods and monetary donations during “Shop and Share Day” Feb. 2 at the Lawrenceburg Kroger to support Kentucky Domestic Violence Association shelters.
    According to the press release, the combined goods and monetary donations collected across the state were estimated at more than $533,000.
    “Volunteers at each store provided shoppers with a list of needed items, allowing shoppers to purchase and donate the items directly at the stores,” according to the press release.

  • Relay for Life to host kick off

    The 2013 Relay for Life kick off will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Anderson County Public Library. The kickoff will be a drop-in meeting from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 6 p.m.
    There will be information for 2013 Relay for Life available at the kickoff meeting and during the presentation.
    Some of the information and activities for the evening include:

  • Father-daughter bonding
  • Friends of the Library scheduled to meet Feb. 13

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is scheduled to meet Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
    New members are welcome.
    The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Anderson Public Library at 5:30 p.m.
    If there is no school, there will be no meeting.
     

  • Scouts compete in Klondike Derby
  • Humane Society fundraiser successful

    Things were really buzzing at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs recently when some board members and volunteers from the Anderson Humane Society put on aprons and waited tables to raise funds for their spay-neuter program.
    It was a hectic evening, but thanks to the generosity of the owners, Dave and Diane Richardson, 10 percent of the total sales went to help Anderson County residents spay or neuter their pets.

  • Methodist church consecrates education wing

    The Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, located on 565 Carlton Drive, recently celebrated the consecration of its new education wing on Sunday, Jan. 27.
    According to the Rev. Karen Stigall, construction on the wing began Aug. 29, 2012, and the wing was completed on Jan. 26, 2013.
    The 5,000 square foot space, designed with input from the children’s leadership team and board of trustees Stigall said, will be used to provide nursery care for infants and toddlers as well as classroom space for adult and children Christian education classes.