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Community News

  • Fumes mistaken for gas leak in state office

    Employees at the Cabinet for Families and Children, located at 117 1/2 Hilltop Drive, were evacuated from their office on Thursday morning to investigate a potential gas leak.
    Major Sue Johnson with Anderson County Emergency Management said employees had recently been complaining of scratchy throats and headaches.
    “According to the firefighters, it smelled like electrical wires burning,” Johnson said.  

  • Clark becomes member of Financial Services Institute

    Local financial advisor Ken Clark, of K E Clark & Associates Financial Services, recently announced he has become a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.
    FSI advocates for Main Street Americans’ access to unbiased, affordable financial advice, delivered by a growing network of over 35,000 independent financial advisor members.

  • Two graduate from Marine Corps training

    Pvt. First Class Zachary M. Edwards and Pvt. Austin L. Hart, both graduates of Anderson County High School, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Recruiting Training on May 4 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.
    Edwards is a son of Tony and Sharon Edwards. He was meritoriously promoted to rank of Private First Class ahead of his peers for performance in recruit training, according to a submitted press release.
    Hart is a son of Chris and Rachel Ford and Lee and Jessica Hart.

  • Anderson students honored during 2012 Youth Salute

    Anderson County students were recently honored and awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships at the 2012 Youth Salute held May 6 at Georgetown College, according to a news release.
    The following students awarded scholarships and other awards were:
    Ashley Couch of Anderson County High School, awarded $4,000 provided by Asbury University and Anna-Marie Hyatt of Anderson County High School was named Top High School Leader.

  • Wild Turkey partners with Operation Once in a Lifetime

    Wild Turkey Bourbon and non-profit organization Operation Once in a Lifetime are announcing a long-term partnership that will bring together America’s boldest bourbon whiskey and America’s toughest heroes, according to a news release.

  • Auxiliary presents checks for Miracle Network

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 presented a check to Brian Coligan and Kyle Burleson of Rite Aid for Children’s Miracle Network.
    A check was also presented to Hoss Cartwright for the All Veterans Reunion held at Lawrenceburg on Post 34 grounds.
     

  • Library summer reading program begins June 25

    This year’s summer reading program at Anderson Public Library is “Dream Big Read,” beginning June 25.

    Toddlers’ programs
    When: Mondays, starting June 25-July 23
    Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
    Where: Anderson Public Library

    Preschool programs
    When: Mondays, starting June 25-July 23
    Time: 11 a.m. to noon
    Where: Anderson Public Library

  • Friends of the Library meet

    The Friends of the Library is scheduled to meet June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. New members are welcome.
    Friends of the Anderson Public Library meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.

  • Conservation district hosts Farm Field Day
  • Spanish, with a touch of Kentucky slang

    Kayla Fawbush of Lawrenceburg, a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, taught her international students more than just chemistry and physics.
    She taught them how to say “y’all.”
    “They had heard English, but they had never heard that accent before,” she said.
    Fawbush, who spent a month overseas in La Garrita, Spain, student teaching this spring, said her students were very fluent in English, but not in accents.