Community News

  • Library announces upcoming classes, events

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in August.
    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.

    Computer classes
    Facebook 101
    When: Aug. 1
    Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Aug. 5
    Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Windows 8 Basics
    When: Aug. 6

  • Lions Club to discuss development

    The Lawrenceburg Lions Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bluebird Diner.
    Mayor Edwina Baker will talk about plans for community development and how non-profit organizations can be part of the growth and success of Lawrenceburg.
    The community is invited as well as prospective members and transfers. “We welcome Lions who have recently moved here and hope you will join us,” event organizers said.

  • On the set of ‘Hope Bridge’

    By Bria Granville
    News staff
    The film “Hope Bridge,” directed by Asbury University assistant professor Joshua Overbay, has been shooting several scenes in Lawrenceburg and will continue filming throughout the week.
    The film is produced by Rebel Pilgrim Productions based out of Cincinnati. The film focuses on the subject matter of suicide and how a family tries to deal with it.   

  • Special needs pool party in Harrodsburg

    A pool party for people with special needs and their families is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 25 at Anderson Dean Park, located on US 127 in Harrodsburg, according to a news release.
    Admission is free and includes free snacks. Lifeguards will be on duty. Those attending are asked to bring a towel.

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass to host ‘Bash in the Bluegrass’ fundraiser

    Hospice of the Bluegrass’ second “Bash in the Bluegrass” on Sept. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. will feature the R&B, Soul and Funk stylings of The Soul Pocket Band and will get your feet moving to benefit patient care in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties, according to a press release. “The Frankfort Convention Center will be transformed into a party palace for you to enjoy,” event organizers said. “Get decked out in your grooviest threads, join your friends and support Hospice of the Bluegrass!”

  • ‘Prisoners’ raise funds for CASA

    Volunteers helped raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show by spending some time behind bars.
    Alton Christian Church minister Noel Cotton Jr. and Shirley Thornberry of the American Legion Post 34 Auxiliary volunteered to be “prisoners” until they raised enough money during the event to post “bail.”
    They joined others in helping raise funds for CASA, which assists abused and neglected children who organizers said need a voice while going through the court system.

  • Summer reading fun at Anderson Public Library

    Preschoolers where treated to a performance by Imagination Inc. on July 8 as part of the Anderson Public Library’s summer reading program. Imagination Inc. is a theater troupe from Edmonton and travels throughout the state to libraries for the summer reading program.
    The troupe is a part of the Barn Lot Theatre, based out of Bowling Green, a program a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that provides affordable theatrical performances by local actors.
    Barn Lot Theater tries to provide appreciation of theater and creative expression.

  • Springate earns degree

    Scarlett Springate, the daughter of Jerry and Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg, graduated May 26 from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Dr. Springate has accepted a position at a veterinary clinic in Syracuse, N.Y. She is a granddaughter of Idell Springate Thurman.

  • Movie producer enjoying time in Lawrenceburg

    The producer of the movie being filmed in Lawrenceburg, “Hope Bridge,” told the Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday that shooting is going well and that the community has embraced their efforts.
    “This has been a wonderful opportunity for us,” producer Isaac Stambaugh said during Monday’s city council meeting, adding that he told his production team when they were scouting shooting locations that “this place is begging for a movie to be shot here.”

  • Yard sale for injured man now set for Friday

    Rain last week washed out a yard sale fundraiser for a Beaver Lake Road man seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck last month.
    The yard sale is now scheduled for Friday at 310 Djeddah Drive.
    Shannon Hall, 44, sustained serious injuries including punctured lungs, a broken arm, 11 broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to his face, according to his sister, Tonia Chilton.
    “The doctors at UK told him at first they didn’t think he’d make it,” Chilton said. “But UK is good and was able to pull him out of it.”