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Community News

  • Recycling insert set for Dec. 24 Extra

    The Dec. 24 edition of The Anderson News Extra will include an information sheet outlining the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s recycling efforts.
    The sheet will explain how the recycling program works, along with what services are available, including the hours of operation for the recycling center and the types of materials that are accepted.
    For more information about recycling in Anderson County, call the judge-executive’s office at 839-3471.

     

  • Sand Spring assists HANDS program
  • Unusual potatoes
  • Turnips right from the garden
  • Blue Grass Community Action Agency to meet

    The Blue Grass Community Action Agency will hold a public meeting Dec. 19 at noon to discuss the needs of low-income residents in Anderson County.
    The meeting will be held at Blue Grass Community Action, located at 117 Hilltop Drive.
    For more information, contact Becky Stratton, community developer for Blue Grass Community Action, at 502-839-7102.
     

  • Lawrenceburg charity donates 1 million cards
  • 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.