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  • Trial date set for ex-social worker

    A trial date has been set in the case of the former Anderson County social worker charged with nine felonies for allegedly tampering with public records.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy is scheduled to stand trial at 9 a.m. July 19-20 in Anderson Circuit Court, her attorney, Bill Patrick, confirmed following a hearing Tuesday morning.
    A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 17, also at 9 a.m.
    In a statement, Patrick said he is working to arrange a plea deal in Murphy’s case.

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  • Schedule school physicals, immunizations now

    Parents with students entering preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade are reminded that their children need a physical and up-to-date immunization certificate before the first day of school, according to an announcement released by the Anderson County Health Department.
    School health nurse Vickie Cleaver said the department is especially busy as the new school year approaches, and encouraged parents not to wait.
    “Get your child an appointment and get this off your list,” Cleaver said.

  • Earlywine named top volunteer; Duke among top 100 professionals

    Realtor Melinda Earlywine has been named 2011 Realtor-Community Housing Foundation Volunteer of the Year, according to a news release.
    Earlywine organized the inaugural Repair Affair in Anderson County last year, which provided inside and outside repairs for five homeowners in need.
    Earlywine managed the responsibilities of informing the community, contacting businesses to provide financial support and enlisting realtor and community volunteers, according to a news release.
    Forty realtor and community volunteers came together to make those repairs possible.

  • Distinguished Young Women orientation to be held March 4

    The Distinguished Young Woman Committee of Anderson County, formerly known as Anderson County Junior Miss, will hold a parent and daughter orientation for this year’s program on March 4 at 2 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Old Harrodsburg Road.
    According to event organizers, “the Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County program offered nearly $8,000 in cash scholarships last year. In addition to cash scholarships, college offered scholarships are awarded to category winners.

  • Celebrating Black History month
  • Pesticide applicator training set

    The Anderson County Extension Service has scheduled private applicator pesticide training sessions on March 8 at 1:30 p.m., and on April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
    All sessions will be held at the Extension Office at 1026 County Park Road.
    According to the Extension’s release, “By law anyone using chemicals classified as ‘restricted use’ must have a valid private applicator certification card. The only way to keep this card current is to attend pesticide update training on proper use and handling.”

  • 4-H Club Recognition Awards and Luncheon
  • Band of Brothers works to send care packages to Afghanistan

    Football season is over, but the Band of Brothers, as a service organization, isn’t finished when it comes to helping out its community.
    The Band of Brothers collected garbage for five hours along five miles of US 62 on Jan. 29, receiving $100 per mile through a county grant.
    Now the group will use the $500 they earned to send care packages to U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

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