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Community News

  • Sargent, Tipton to square off for 53rd District seat Nov. 8

    Landmark News Service

    James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) is challenging incumbent James A. Tipton (R-Taylorsville) for the 53rd District seat in Frankfort, which includes all of Anderson and Spencer counties, along with a portion of Bullitt County. Following are responses to questions asked leading up to Tuesday’s election.

    What prompted you to run for office?

  • CASA chili luncheon slated for Oct. 28

    From staff reports

    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Bluegrass will host a chili luncheon starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The menu includes chili (hot chili available upon request), crackers, drink (tea or water), and dessert.

    Cost of the luncheon is $5.

    Carry-out orders will also be available by calling 680-1268 on the day of the event.

    A silent auction and raffle will be held.

    All proceeds go to help neglected and abused children.

  • Mum's the word

    From staff reports

    Virtually overnight, Cynthia Shell’s front yard was transformed into a mum paradise.

    Shell, who lives at 307 Saffell St., is selling the mums of all colors and sizes that fill her lawn.

    “We got two big truckloads yesterday (last Thursday) and we got 90 more coming today,” Shell’s son Michael Luttrell, 13, explained as he surveyed the multicolored flowers decorating the lawn. “My back is hurting today.”

  • Dutton, RoBard attend Judges College

    From staff reports

    District Court judges Donna G. Dutton and J.R. RoBard, who serve Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties, got a refresher on handling DUI cases and other matters at the 2016 District Judges College Sept. 18-21.

    The education committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association developed the college in conjunction with the Division of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Lanham to present Toastmaster workshop

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg storyteller and Toastmaster Steve Lanham will be presenting a workshop at the annual Kentucky Storytelling Conference which is held this year on Nov. 4-5 in Pikeville, the organization announced.

    Whether you love to hear stories or tell stories, you’ll want to attend.
    All conference events are fully accessible and evening events are ASL interpreted for people who are deaf.

    Lanham will be presenting a session called "Enhance Your StorytellingThrough Toastmasters."

  • ‘Carlisle Brothers’ to perform Oct. 20 at senior center

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County musicians will bring their popular portrayal of the legendary country music duo the Carlisle Brothers to the Anderson Senior Center on Oct. 20.

    The 7 p.m. show is free and open to the public.

    Marty Harley and Greg Breeding portray Wakefield natives Clifford and Bill Carlisle, who are said to be among the pioneers of country music, according to a news release.

    Their songwriting, recordings and instrumental abilities became a part of country music history, according to a news release.

  • Flying high
  • Locals in Haiti OK after hurricane slams island

    Lawrenceburg residents currently on mission trips to Haiti are safe and sound following the massive hurricane that struck the island last week.

    Marcella Laytart said the day after the hurricane hit that she had spoken with her son, Sam, who assured her that he and others from Ninevah Christian and Fox Creek Christian churches are OK.

    “I was worried but I tried not to,” said Marcella. “We didn’t know exactly where they are, but he assured me they were fine.”

  • News briefs

    Kuntz to lead tax-aide effort

    David Kuntz of Lawrenceburg has been appointed Kentucky state coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, the organization announced.

    Kuntz will oversee tax-aid operations of 500 volunteers in more than 70 locations throughout Kentucky, including the site located in Lawrenceburg, which he helped establish at the Anderson Senior Center in 2004.

    Kuntz has been a resident of Anderson County for 37 years, married to Yvette and father to three children, all graduates of Anderson County High School.

  • Stirring the pot