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Community News

  • Red Cross to begin fundraiser

    “Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 for their local Red Cross chapter starting April 19-May 3.
    This year, the Red Cross hopes to raise $45,000 during the campaign to support services including disaster relief, disaster preparedness training, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, blood collections and first aid and CPR training.

  • Auxiliary donates $3,000 to Senior Center

    Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attended the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center brunch for community volunteers April 25. “It was a treat for our members to sit down and enjoy the meal,” according to the Auxiliary’s press release.
    Debbie Lottes and Opal Phillips of the Senior Center were presented with a $3,000 check from Unit 34.

  • Extension offers canning class

    Learn how to safely preserve meat by canning at the first food preservation workshop on Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    “You can choose to observe or can meat that you bring from home,” event organizers said.
    Call the Extension Office at 839-7271 for information on supplies and cost.
     

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary spring conference was held in Florence, Ky., on April 19-20. Senior members attending from Lawrenceburg were Betty Butler, Pam Rice, Chrisie Halvorson, Robin Browning and Shirley Thornberry. Junior members attending were Summer Browning, Brianna Melton, Janna Halvorson, Maddie Yaden, Lauren and Annie McDannold, Emily Rodriquez and Hannah Drury.
    After their conference meeting the Juniors took a trip to the Newport Aquarium and went bowling. Junior Chairman Chrisie Halvorson and co-chair Robin Browning accompanied the Juniors for their trip.

  • Students participate in Junior Cotillion

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion held its spring events during April, ending with a final dance on April 28 at the Anderson County Middle School, according to a news release.
    Sixth through eighth grade participants from Anderson and Woodford Counties learned numerous social etiquette topics through the instruction of the Lexington Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio.

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  • 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