Community News

  • 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.

  • Fair Board CEO visits Farm Bureau

    Fair Board CEO visits Farm Bureau

  • Two recognized by Toastmasters

    From staff reports
    Toastmasters International recently recognized two Lawrenceburg residents for their achievement in the organization’s communication and leadership programs, according to a news release.
    Cynthia Brandt received the Leadership Excellence Award for completing a High Performance Leadership project. This five-project program offers instruction  and practice in such vital leadership skills and activities as developing a mission and vision, goal-setting and planning, identifying values and building a team.

  • Dodgeball teams raise funds for Relay for Life

    From staff reports
    The 5 Ds of dodge ball, as identified by Patches O’Houlihan in the 2004 movie “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,” came to life the morning of June 15 at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, according to a press release.

  • Library trustee McNaughten receives certification

    From staff reports
    Martha McNaughten, a member of the Anderson County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The Trustee Certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • News staffers win Society of Professional Journalism awards

    From staff reports
    Anderson News staff members were recognized at the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet Thursday night.
    News editor Meaghan Downs took first place in Feature Writing with her story, “A Promise to God.”
    Sports editor John Herndon took first place in Sports Writing, Non-Metro and Community papers, with his entry that included several articles and columns. It is the sixth consecutive year Herndon has been recognized for his sports writing by the Society.

  • Yard sale items needed to help man injured in wreck

    The family of a Beaver Lake Road resident injured June 19 when his van smashed into some trees near his home is asking for items to be donated for a yard sale to help raise funds for him and his pregnant wife.
    Shannon Hall, 44, sustained serious injuries in the wreck and had to be airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to his sister, Tonia Chilton.
    Both of Hall’s lungs were punctured in the wreck. He also sustained a broken arm, 11 broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to his face, his sister said.

  • Lawrenceburg police announce arrests, citations

    The Lawrenceburg police department recently issued the following arrests and citations: å
    Travis F. Rowe, 36, Lawrenceburg and John P. Wolverton, 30, Frankfort were charged and arrested June 22 for trafficking in a controlled substance first degree following an investigation by Officer Jeremy Cornish and Lt. Mike Schell.
    Russell C. Walker, 18, Lawrenceburg was charged and arrested June 19 with DUI during a traffic stop on Waterfill Avenue by Officer Chris Beach.