Community News

  • 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.”

  • Fabulous Fifties fundraiser set

    A 1950s themed event is planned for Saturday, Aug., 3 to raise funds for Helping Hands—Heart of Community, the organization announced.
    Titled “Fabulous Fifties Fun Night,” the event will take place at the Anderson Senior Center, located at 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    Doors will open at 5 p.m., and a 1950s meal will provided from 5:30 to 6.

  • December trial date set for alleged drunk hunter

    The man charged three felony counts of wanton endangerment and harvesting wildlife under the influence is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 12-13 in Anderson Circuit Court, according to court documents.
    The dates mark the second time David Gaines, 40, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive has been scheduled to stand trial. The first trial was called off just days before it was scheduled to begin when the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office sought to indict him on felony charges instead of the misdemeanor charges he faced in district court.

  • Red Cross to offer babysitter training

    The Frankfort chapter of the American Red Cross will offer babysitter training along with pediatric first aid/CPR July 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the agency announced.
    Pre-registration is required five days before the first class by calling 800-578-5904 or 502-223-1795, or at redcross.org.
    The classes are for those 11 and older.
    When registering on the website, participants can get a 20 percent discount by using the code INDY200913, according to a news release.