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Community News

  • Completes basic training

    Christopher D. Ingram graduated as Airman First Class on Dec. 30 from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
    He will attend technical training for seven months in a specialized field.
    Ingram is a 2008 Anderson County High School graduate. He is married to the former Hannah Renee Allen and is a son of Douglas and Diana Ingram, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Master Gardeners offer $500 college scholarship

    The Capital Area Master Gardeners are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in horticulture, plant pathology, landscape design, botany, forestry, entomology, environmental concerns, urban planning, land management, agronomy or allied subjects, according to a news release from the agency.
    To be eligible to apply, the applicant’s home county must be Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Mercer or Woodford counties, the news release states.

  • Community news briefs: 1-11-12

    Hospice of the Bluegrass holds book discussion Jan. 19
    Hospice of the Bluegrass will host a book discussion group Jan. 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at its facilities located at 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    The book, “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest, focuses on the Jarrett family and the varying ways they deal with the loss of a loved one, organizers said, and the book was made popular by the movie version.Those interested should read the book before attending.
    Contact Melinda Simpson at 502-223-1744 for more information.

  • Farmers wins ‘Spirit of Giving’ award

    The downtown branch of Farmers Bank and Capital Trust won the 2011 Mayor’s Food Drive “Spirit of Giving” award for collecting the most pounds of food for Open Hands pantry.
    The bank, the 2010 winner of the “Spirit of Giving” award, collected 850 pounds at its downtown location and 250 pounds at its branch on US 127 for a total 1,100 pounds.
    Commonwealth Credit Union came in second place with 790 pounds of food.
    Other banks participating in the drive included MainSource, Century Bank, Town and Country and Wood Forest.

  • Historic district commission to discuss hearing

    The historic district commission will meet Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at city hall to review the discussion and comments made at the Dec. 6 public hearing.
    The meeting is open to the public.
     

  • Frankfort Regional to build bigger, better ER

    Anderson County patients at Frankfort Regional Medical Center will experience some changes to the center’s emergency department, courtesy of a three-phase $8.4 million expansion and renovation project.
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project Jan. 3, inviting doctors, nurses and other members of the staff to don a hard hat and take a sledgehammer to a wall of the old emergency facility.
    Construction for the expansion is set to begin by next week.   

  • Incumbent Carroll files for re-election

    State Sen. Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort filed Monday for re-election, his office announced.
    Carroll’s office made the announcement and cited his history of public service and a record of working for public employee benefits, significant progress in roads, education, and protection for senior citizens.

  • Church honors World War II veteran for military service

    Family and friends had been keeping a secret from World War II veteran Alvin “Huston” Perry for weeks: a day dedicated entirely to the 88-year-old for his years of military service.
    “I was really surprised, was really shocked,” Perry said of walking into his home congregation of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church, filled with family and friends, on Sunday morning.
    Pigeon Fork Deacon Ralph Kerry came up with the idea to honor Perry, according to Steve Mitchell, a relative of Perry’s by marriage.

  • Lawless to compete this weekend at Distinguished Young Woman contest

    From staff reports
    Lynsey Lawless, the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman for Anderson County, will compete at the state competition this weekend in Lexington.
    A daughter of Scott and Rebecca Lawless, she plans to study dermatology at the University of Louisville.
    Lawless competed in the countywide competition in March 2011.
    The Anderson High student was Overall Scholastic Achievement Winner and captured first place in her division in the Creative and Performing Arts category on her way to earning the top honor.

  • Library offers January computer classes for community

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following classes in January:

    Basic I class: Intro
    to computers
    When: Jan. 11 or Jan. 25, 9:30-11 a.m.
    This class is for the beginner. The main goal is to ease anxieties about using the computer. Topics include parts of the computer and mouse/keyboard skills.
    No previous computer skills required.
    Registration in advance is required.

    Basic II class: Intro
    to the internet
    When: Jan. 11 or Jan. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.