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Community News

  • Health dept. offers free, drive-thru flu shot clinic

    The Anderson County health department will be offering a free, drive-thru flu shot clinic Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the health department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Health department staff will have 300 free flu shots available, first come first served, for uninsured adults who reside in Anderson County.
    If families wish to have their children vaccinated, they will need to bring children into the clinic during the department’s regular business hours, Health Department Director Tim Wright said.

  • Farm Bureau hosts annual youth, variety contests

    Anderson County Farm Bureau recently held its outstanding Farm Bureau youth and variety contests on Sept. 24 at the Anderson County High School auditorium, according to a news release.
    The contests were organized by the Women’s Chair of Farm Bureau, Sue Litkenhus, assisted by Emily Drury and high school agriculture teachers, Drew Robinson and Randy Adams, event organizers said.

  • Woman's club meetings resume

    After a summer hiatus that included attending “You’re Only Young Twice” at the Derby Dinner Theatre in June with members of Beta Sigma Phi, the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club met Sept. 19.
    Following refreshments, members received copies of “The Sunday Philosophy Club,” by Alexander McCall Smith, which will be discussed at next month’s meeting Oct. 17.

  • Senior center volunteers help with burgoo bazaar
  • Frankfort Regional Hospital completes national pediatric readiness survey

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently completed a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that its emergency department is fully prepared to provide effective care for children, the hospital announced.
    Known as the National Pediatric Readiness Project under the Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center (NRC), it is the first national assessment of pediatric readiness in ED’s across the United States.

  • Dentist takes Anderson News to Micronesia
  • Bumper crop
  • Friends of Library to hold Burgoo sale

    Friends of Anderson Public Library will hold a Burgoo book sale this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new building located on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, 114 N. Main St.
    The Highs and The Lows, a folksy acoustic duo, will entertain for several hours during the sale, event organizers said. Cole Ripy and Jessica Handy, who make up the Highs and Lows, made a surprise guest visit to the Friends’ Sept. 21 sale.

  • Library announces upcoming October classes

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in October. All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops. Call the library at 839-6420 to make reservations or contact Tami Elam at the library.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Oct. 1
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Oct. 3
    Time: 3 p.m.

    Movie Night:
    The Woman in Black  
    When: Oct. 3
    Time: 5:30 p.m.

  • American Legion Auxiliary raises more than $6,000 in Poker Run

    The American Legion Auxiliary’s sixth Healing Field Poker Run was held Sept. 14 and raised more than $6,000 with 82 motorcyclists registered, according to a press release.
    Past Department President Jane McKnight had chosen the Healing Field as her special project for her year as president. McKnight presented a check to Department Secretary Jennifer Mullins at the Healing Field just before the ride began with the riders around for the presentation. Pictures were taken at the Healing Field and then the Department Secretary signaled the start of the ride.