Community News

  • All Veterans Reunion to be held May 17-18

    The seventh All Veterans Reunion in Kentucky is scheduled for May 17-18 starting at noon on Friday at the American Legion Post 34 fairgrounds, according to a news release.
    All veterans and veterans’ families are welcome, event organizers said. The event is also open to the public.
    Activities include a candlelight service on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Healing Field, the Scott Harper memorial motorcycle show and live entertainment Friday and Saturday.
    Opening ceremonies begin Saturday at 10 a.m., with the veterans’ ceremony at 2 p.m.

  • Anderson County Relay for Life announces upcoming community events

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for May and June. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    ‘Concert and Cakes’
    to be held May 11

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  • Red Cross to begin fundraiser

    “Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 for their local Red Cross chapter starting April 19-May 3.
    This year, the Red Cross hopes to raise $45,000 during the campaign to support services including disaster relief, disaster preparedness training, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, blood collections and first aid and CPR training.

  • Auxiliary donates $3,000 to Senior Center

    Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attended the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center brunch for community volunteers April 25. “It was a treat for our members to sit down and enjoy the meal,” according to the Auxiliary’s press release.
    Debbie Lottes and Opal Phillips of the Senior Center were presented with a $3,000 check from Unit 34.

  • Extension offers canning class

    Learn how to safely preserve meat by canning at the first food preservation workshop on Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    “You can choose to observe or can meat that you bring from home,” event organizers said.
    Call the Extension Office at 839-7271 for information on supplies and cost.

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary spring conference was held in Florence, Ky., on April 19-20. Senior members attending from Lawrenceburg were Betty Butler, Pam Rice, Chrisie Halvorson, Robin Browning and Shirley Thornberry. Junior members attending were Summer Browning, Brianna Melton, Janna Halvorson, Maddie Yaden, Lauren and Annie McDannold, Emily Rodriquez and Hannah Drury.
    After their conference meeting the Juniors took a trip to the Newport Aquarium and went bowling. Junior Chairman Chrisie Halvorson and co-chair Robin Browning accompanied the Juniors for their trip.

  • Students participate in Junior Cotillion

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion held its spring events during April, ending with a final dance on April 28 at the Anderson County Middle School, according to a news release.
    Sixth through eighth grade participants from Anderson and Woodford Counties learned numerous social etiquette topics through the instruction of the Lexington Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio.

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  • County fire hosts fundraiser golf scramble

    The Anderson County fire department will host its third annual WHAS Crusade for Children golf scramble May 11 at 1 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace golf course in Lawrenceburg.
    Registration is $60 per person or $240 per foursome, which includes green fees, cart rental, box lunch and prizes.
    Final registration is due May 3.
    Proceeds go directly to children’s special needs, according to the press release.
    Sign-in begins at noon with a boxed lunch and tee off is at 1 p.m.