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Community News

  • Extension to host ‘Festival of Foods’

    The Anderson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor “The Festival of Foods” on March 19 at 6 p.m., with all proceeds going to support a scholarship for an Anderson County student who majors in family and consumer sciences or agriculture.  
    “Join us for a fun night of food from Australia, Germany and Guatemala,” event organizers said in a press release. “Learn about their country and culture.”  
    Tickets are $5 each, and children 4 years old and under are free.

  • Frankfort Regional offers new approach to hip replacement

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Dobner, MD, now offers patients requiring hip replacement surgery a new approach with a specially designed hana table the hospital recently purchased, the hospital announced in a news release.
    The hana table is a specially designed surgical table that allows for hyperextension, adduction and external rotation of the hip to an extent not possible with conventional tables.
    While utilizing the table, Dobner is able to replace the hip without detachment of the muscles or tendons from the hip or thigh bones.

  • Lessons in etiquette

    Registration is now open for the newly created Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion, “an opportunity for modern day teens to take time out of their busy lives to learn social skills and build character by practicing good, Southern manners,” according to event organizers.
    Participation in the Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion is open to any sixth through eighth grade public, private or home schooled student. Youth from outside Anderson County are also welcome to register.

  • Rice receives service award in NYC ceremony

    Pam Rice, vice president of Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, recently received a 2013 Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth in awards presentation held in New York City.
    Rice was honored by the National Child Labor Committee’s award on Jan. 28 for her social activism for the Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, addressing the needs of military children and families and for promoting veterans awareness, according to the press release.

  • 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