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Community News

  • American Legion Auxiliary raises more than $6,000 in Poker Run

    The American Legion Auxiliary’s sixth Healing Field Poker Run was held Sept. 14 and raised more than $6,000 with 82 motorcyclists registered, according to a press release.
    Past Department President Jane McKnight had chosen the Healing Field as her special project for her year as president. McKnight presented a check to Department Secretary Jennifer Mullins at the Healing Field just before the ride began with the riders around for the presentation. Pictures were taken at the Healing Field and then the Department Secretary signaled the start of the ride.

  • Lion’s Club plans annual 5K Run/Walk for Sight Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club will host a “5K Run/Walk for Sight” on Saturday morning, Sept. 28 during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eye glasses for the under-priviledged people in Anderson County.
    Organizers said they hope the community will come out and participate.  
    The event will begin at the Lion’s Club Pavilion in Anderson County Park. The course will proceed out of the park and right onto Mustang Lane. The traffic will be stopped at Highway 44 so everyone can proceed down Saffell Street.

  • Former chamber chair succumbs to cancer

    A local businesswoman and former chairwoman of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer.
    Cindy Peterson, 41, died at her home, surrounded by family members, according to information provided in her obituary. (See below).
    She owned and operated Liberty Tax and Cash A Check on US 127 Bypass, along with her mother, Joan Markwell, and husband, Brent, and chaired the chamber’s board of directors in 2011.

  • Anderson Co. fire chief remembers fallen on 9/11
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  • Historical society to meet

    The Anderson County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s presentation is “Bringing to Life the T. B. Ripy House” and will be given by Monica Stoch of the University of Kentucky.
    Those interested in the history of Anderson County are encouraged to attend this free lecture, according to event organizers.
     

  • Friends of Library to host book sale Saturday

    Friends of Anderson Public Library, a non-profit organization, will hold its grand opening book sale Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its new building, located on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library at 114 N. Main St.

  • Mountjoys inducted into Horse Show Hall of Fame

    The late William David “Billy” Mountjoy II and William “David” Mountjoy III were inducted Aug. 24 into the World’s Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame during the Kentucky State Fair
    According to a news release, the Mountjoy Farm, located on Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg since 1897, has been home to one of the largest and oldest saddlebred breeding farms.
    “It started with W.D. “Cordy” Mountjoy, who collected 4,000 horses for use in World War I by the U.S. military.

  • Lawrenceburg residents take home awards during state fair

    The following Lawrenceburg resident won ribbons and awards during the 2013 Kentucky State Fair.
    FFA – Floriculture Judging CDE: Lyndi Walker, Kelly Burkhead and Kelby Tucker
    Small Power Equipment: Dallas Vaughn, James Tingle, Nic Hume and Jarrod Cubert
    Anderson Co FFA: second place

    4-H Cloverville
    Junior Jewelry Beadwork: Rio Velasco, Class Champion
    Senior Folk Art: Emma Gay – Blue Ribbon
    Junior Original Design Ceramics: Rio Velasco – Blue Ribbon