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Community News

  • Farmers Bank wins annual ‘Spirit of Giving’ food drive

    The Main Street and West Broadway branches of Farmers Bank were awarded the “Spirit of Giving” food drive mayor’s cup trophy after donating a collective 1,310 pounds of food to Open Hands food pantry.
    This year Lawrenceburg banks collected more than 2,700 pounds of food, 700 pounds more than last year, according to a news release from city hall.

  • Murphy to chair Commerce Lexington

    Lawrenceburg native Danny Murphy has been named chairman of the board for Commerce Lexington Inc., the group announced.
    Murphy is the assistant dean of administration and community engagement at the University of Kentucky’s College of Law.
    The group’s board of directors is instrumental in the success of the organization as it works toward its mission “to represent our members, creating the environment and opportunity for economic prosperity and quality living in Central Kentucky,” according to a news release.
     

  • Welsh to compete at state

    Lauren Welsh, the Anderson County 2013 Distinguished Young Woman, will participate in Kentucky’s Young Woman of the Year program on Jan.11 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.
    Tickets may be ordered by calling the Singletary Center at 859-257-8427 Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office before each performance.
    Welsh is a daughter of John and Sue Welsh of Lawrenceburg.

  • Chrisman to attend meeting

    Lawrenceburg’s Randy Chrisman will be among the Kentucky voting delegation participating in the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau in Nashville, according to a news release.
    The event, scheduled for Jan. 13-16, is the 94th annual meeting of the organization.
    Nearly 500 Kentuckians will travel to the event to help shape Farm Bureau’s national policy agenda for 2013, take in numerous informational seminars and compete for some of the country’s top agricultural honors in a variety of contests, according to a news release.

  • Anderson Public library announces calendar items for January

    Anderson Public Library will offer free yoga classes Jan. 3, Jan. 24 and 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. Mats are provided. Space is limited to 10 students per class. Reservations may be made at the circulation desk.
    Misty Pittman, the instructor, can be reached at
    flowyogaandwellness@gmail.com.
    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free computer classes in January. Call 839-6420 to sign up or for more information.

    Introduction to Computers
    When:  Jan. 8 and 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Donation for Shop With a Cop
  • MainSource donates to medical clinic
  • Legion Auxiliary hosts Lunch with Santa

    The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Lunch with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 9. Santa came to the Legion on the fire truck.
    There were about 100 children who got their picture taken while sitting on Santa’s lap.
    Santa gave a bag of candy to each child. Many parents and grandparents attended with the children.
    Hot dogs, jelly sandwiches, chips, cookies and soft drinks were served to everyone.

  • Wounded heroes visit Lawrenceburg’s Healing Field

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 presented a $500 check for “Operation Second Chance” to Billy Dove.
    Dove is with the NPLB, formerly known as No Person Left Behind. NPLB is a permanent part of “Operation Second Chance” in helping heroes move on, according to an Auxiliary press release.
    “NPLB is an independent charity that allows like-minded professional hunters, fishermen and outdoor-minded people to ensure that disabled veterans receive the best outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities,” the press release said.

  • Citizens nominated for Roy Robinson Award

    Six Anderson County community members were nominated for the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Roy Robinson Community Award.
    Members could submit nominations for the Roy Robinson Community Award, given to Anderson County citizens who participate in community service, Chamber of Commerce President Pam Rice said.
    A final survey of nominees was was voted on by chamber of commerce members, Rice said.