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Community News

  • 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.  

  • Hearing on $23M school building plan postponed

    The Anderson County school district’s long range planning committee has rescheduled its public hearing on its $23 million draft facilities plan for July, with the location and time unknown as of press time.  
    The plan, recently approved by the Board of Education at its May 21 meeting and previously scheduled for review at a June 7 public hearing, focuses on improvements, new construction and renovations over the next four years for the school district.
    Capital construction projects to be completed between 2012 and 2014 for the school district include:

  • Downs earns Colonel status
  • Humane Society enters contest for dog park

    The Anderson Humane Society is looking for votes in the Pet Safe “Bark for your Park” online contest, in which one town will be awarded $100,000 to build a dog park in its community.
    Interested individuals can vote twice a day, once on the contest’s website at http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/city/6922/lawrenceburg-ky and once on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSafeBrand.

  • Rotary Club announces scholarship winners

    Two Anderson County students have been selected to receive scholarships provided by the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club, the club announced.
    Mackenzie Morris received a scholarship to attend Mid-American College in Jeffersonville, Ind., and Katherine T. Waford, who just recently completed her freshman year at Eastern Kentucky University with a 4.0 grade point average, will continue her studies there, the club announced.
    The scholarships were funded through the club’s annual pancake breakfast.
     

  • Project Linus opens local chapter, provides blankets for kids

    Project Linus, a volunteer organization that provides comfort and security to seriously ill and traumatized children through homemade blankets, has created a new chapter in Shelby, Henry, Oldham, Anderson and Spencer counties.

  • Job fair set at library

    Kentucky Teleworks will be at the Anderson County Public Library, 114 North Main St. on June 4 to screen applicants for work-at-home or telework jobs and to hold forums on work-at-home jobs, according to a press release from the Anderson Public Library.
    Screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. Forums will start at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Screenings will be for customer service, IT support and sales jobs that start at $9 an hour, and include health benefits for full-time employees, event organizers said.

  • 5K run, walk for Relay is Saturday

    The Anderson County Relay for Life and Team H.O.P.E. are running to make a difference for cancer research at the Relay for Life 5K run and walk, scheduled for Saturday, June 2.
    Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9. Registration costs $25 and includes a shirt. Interested individuals can register online at www.active.com or on the morning of the race.
    All proceeds will be donated to Anderson County Relay for Life.

  • Boy Scout Troop to retire flags June 14

    A flag retirement ceremony conducted by Lawrenceburg Boy Scout Troop 37 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, the Troop announced.
    The ceremony will be conducted in front of the Veterans Wall of Honor, located in front of the Healing Field at the American Legion Park on Broadway, according to a news release
    The ceremony is open to the public, and those who wish to retire flags that are worn, torn or no longer serviceable are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m.
    Flags can also be dropped off at Ace Hardware through June 13.