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  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville, the agency announced.
    The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau, according to a news release.

  • Community briefs: 12-5-12

    LIbrary to offer December computer classes
    The Anderson Public Library will offer free computer classes in December, with all classes open to the public. Class space is limited to five students, and students will use the library’s laptops. All classes are subject to cancellation. For more information or to sign up, contact Athena Gentry at 839-6420.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Dec. 11
    Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

  • ‘Flash fiction’ writer publishes new book

    Lawrenceburg resident Dan Marvin recently self-published his second “flash fiction” novel “Dan Marvin’s Change of Briefs” on Nov. 20.  
    Marvin, the director of quality assurance at Florida Tile in Lawrenceburg, said he had been working on this book, patterned after the famous “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader,” for the last four years.
    “Oh my god, it was a huge relief,” Marvin said of finishing the flash fiction anthology.

  • Saffell Street teacher receives $1,000 grant for holiday musical

    Meredith Lewis, music specialist and instructor at Saffell Street, holds up a large, gray felt pigeon wing as large as her arm.
    Saffell Street’s upcoming musical production “Yes, Virginia the Musical” opens on a scene of New York City, circa 1897.
    So naturally, children will be dressed as city pigeons, Lewis says.
    Of course, Santa Claus will make an appearance.
    Eight Saffell Street Santas from all around the world will be singing and dancing, in fact.  

  • Donation for Shop With a Cop
  • Anderson Retired Teachers to meet Monday

    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church.
    The group asks members to bring a non-perishable item for Open Hands food pantry, and a hors d’ oeuvre to share.
     

  • Pearl Harbor veterans invited to luncheon

    A buffet luncheon will be held for Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans and public Dec. 7 at noon at the Oleika Shrine Temple, located at 326 Southland Drive in Lexington.
    The lunch is $10 per person.
    The speaker will be Thomas R. Emerson, historian and retired Kentucky assistant attorney general.
    For reservations, call Don Dixon at 859-277-5008 or Doyle Rambo at 859-536-6925.
     

  • Annual Christmas home tour set for Sunday

    The Lawrenceburg Gamma Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma will host its 16th Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
    The homes on this year’s tour are Bill and Barbara Bryant, 527 South Main St.; Rod and Beth Swartz, 419 South Main St.; the T.B. Ripy home, 320 South Main St.; and Ron and Marlene Yung, 643 North Main St., all in Lawrenceburg.
    The local chapter held its first home tour in 1995.

  • Time running out for Santa letters

    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 35th consecutive year, the News will help Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children. Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.
    Letters should be e-mailed to santa@theandersonnews.com. Photos should be attached to the e-mail letters they accompany and should be saved in JPEG format.

  • Farmers Bank gets in the Halloween spirit