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Community News

  • Former chamber chair succumbs to cancer

    A local businesswoman and former chairwoman of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer.
    Cindy Peterson, 41, died at her home, surrounded by family members, according to information provided in her obituary. (See below).
    She owned and operated Liberty Tax and Cash A Check on US 127 Bypass, along with her mother, Joan Markwell, and husband, Brent, and chaired the chamber’s board of directors in 2011.

  • Anderson Co. fire chief remembers fallen on 9/11
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  • Historical society to meet

    The Anderson County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s presentation is “Bringing to Life the T. B. Ripy House” and will be given by Monica Stoch of the University of Kentucky.
    Those interested in the history of Anderson County are encouraged to attend this free lecture, according to event organizers.
     

  • Friends of Library to host book sale Saturday

    Friends of Anderson Public Library, a non-profit organization, will hold its grand opening book sale Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its new building, located on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library at 114 N. Main St.

  • Mountjoys inducted into Horse Show Hall of Fame

    The late William David “Billy” Mountjoy II and William “David” Mountjoy III were inducted Aug. 24 into the World’s Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame during the Kentucky State Fair
    According to a news release, the Mountjoy Farm, located on Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg since 1897, has been home to one of the largest and oldest saddlebred breeding farms.
    “It started with W.D. “Cordy” Mountjoy, who collected 4,000 horses for use in World War I by the U.S. military.

  • Lawrenceburg residents take home awards during state fair

    The following Lawrenceburg resident won ribbons and awards during the 2013 Kentucky State Fair.
    FFA – Floriculture Judging CDE: Lyndi Walker, Kelly Burkhead and Kelby Tucker
    Small Power Equipment: Dallas Vaughn, James Tingle, Nic Hume and Jarrod Cubert
    Anderson Co FFA: second place

    4-H Cloverville
    Junior Jewelry Beadwork: Rio Velasco, Class Champion
    Senior Folk Art: Emma Gay – Blue Ribbon
    Junior Original Design Ceramics: Rio Velasco – Blue Ribbon

  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Donnell named top prosecutor in state

    Landmark News Service
    Laura Donnell, the commonwealth’s attorney who represents Anderson, Shelby and a portion of Spencer counties, achieved a high honor last month when she received the 2013 Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney award.
    Two commonwealth’s attorneys are selected each year for that honor, one Republican and one Democrat. Donnell is a Republican, and Brent Turner, representing the 31st Judicial Circuit, as the Democrat. Donnell’s circuit is the 53rd.

  • Anderson County prayer walk to be held Saturday

    Lawrenceburg non-profit Awakening Ministries of Kentucky, local churches and other faith-based organizations will be sponsoring the Anderson County Prayer Walk on Sept. 21 starting at 10 a.m. until approximately noon.
    Participants can join the walk at three separate starting locations: the Anderson County ninth grade building, the Anderson County courthouse or the Lawrenceburg Green at 10 a.m.
    The prayer walk route will begin at the ninth grade building down Broadway, turning at Main Street to make a stop at the courthouse before ending at the Lawrenceburg Green.